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ONA Launches New Ad Campaign ‘Priorities and Promises’; calls on Ford government to stop unravelling health care, consult with experts 2019-06-24 [ONA]

The people of Ontario who are being hurt by Conservative policies will not be fooled by today’s cabinet shuffle 2019-06-24 [OFL]

JFAAP to launch report on the rights of temp workers 2019-06-22 [Rank and File]

Four things you should know about Bill 124 2019-06-22 [Rank and File]

Bruce Power workers give union strike mandate 2019-06-22 [CTV]

Tenaris, union agree: Pipeline approval good for people who make pipes 2019-06-22 [Soo Today]

Unifor Social Justice Fund and Save the Children launch mental health program for children in Cat Lake 2019-06-22 [Unifor]

Upper Canada District School Board to cut 160 jobs 2019-06-22 [The Citizen]

Toronto opts to stay bound to unions for ICI work; Hamilton to jump ship on Carpenters’ 2019-06-21 [The Daily Commercial News]

More Commissionaires security guards join UFCW Local 333 2019-06-20 [UFCW Canada]

Toronto votes to continue allowing select group of labour unions to bid on construction projects 2019-06-20 [The Globe and Mail]

Ignoring own recent history, York University refuses to bargain seriously with student employees 2019-06-20 [CUPE]

Education workers urge Toronto District School Board trustees to put students first and 'just say no' to dangerous cuts 2019-06-20 [CUPE]

Lear Whitby workers pushing for retirement packages as plant set to go down with GM Oshawa 2019-06-19 [Durham Region]

Metal workers talks back on, as fate of London plant hangs in balance 2019-06-19 [The Free Press]

Niagara migrant workers join Unite Against Racism rally 2019-06-18 [This Week]

Arbitrator rules in OPSEU’s favour against Waypoint in Penetanguishene 2019-06-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Food processing members at Unico build a better life 2019-06-17 [UFCW Canada]

Victory: University of Ontario Institute of Technology invigilators join PSAC 2019-06-17 [PSAC]

Planting the seeds of Community Service 2019-06-17 [IAMAW]

Legal Aid cuts will reduce services to injured workers 2019-06-15 [Global News Network]

Union president calls for inquiry into Waypoint 'mismanagement' 2019-06-15 [Today]

Commissionaires security guards in Hamilton join UFCW Local 333 2019-06-15 [UFCW Canada]

If they could, Extendicare workers say they would strike 2019-06-13 [Blackburn]

City workers in Sudbury give union strong strike mandate 2019-06-13 [The Star]

Is it Time to Care Yet? 2019-06-13 [Rank and File]

Legal aid cuts hurt workers and low-income Ontarians 2019-06-13 [Rank and File]

UOIT invigilators in Oshawa, Ont., join PSAC 2019-06-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Unionized pipefitters settle new contract 2019-06-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Legal Aid Ontario cuts specifically target injured worker services 2019-06-13 [Injured Workers Online]

Strike mandate for unionized city workers: Sudbury 2019-06-12 [CTV]

New data show thousands of Ontario companies violating country’s toughest anti-harassment law 2019-06-12 [The Globe and Mail]

Union pans $2.6-billion contract to privatize federal heating, cooling 2019-06-12 [The Hill Times]

Extendicare workers take strong and symbolic vote to strike - if only they could 2019-06-12 [Unifor]

Coffin delivered to Fedeli's office during protest in North Bay 2019-06-12 [The Star]

Windsor auto workers looking for a Hail Mary 2019-06-11 [Blackburn]

Foodora union drive a battle against the gig economy 2019-06-11 [Now]

New Training Brings Awareness on How to Address Mental Health Challenges 2019-06-11 [USW]

Steelworkers’ Settlement at Long-Term Care Facility Improves Conditions, Wages and Benefits 2019-06-11 [USW]

New agreement signed at Caressant facility in Cobden 2019-06-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

One year after the Ford government’s election, people want answers from Conservative MPPs 2019-06-10 [TYRLC]

Conservative legislation is an attack on workers 2019-06-10 [ETFO]

Ford Conservatives get an ‘F’ for education and public services 2019-06-10 [ETFO]

'Alarming and cruel': cuts spark CAS 'crisis' 2019-06-10 [OPSEU]

Ford breaking OPSEU contract with scheme to expand ‘agency stores’ 2019-06-10 [OPSEU]

OPSEU marks Ford’s first year of fumbles 2019-06-10 [OPSEU]

ONA Demands the Ford Government Stop the Attack on Nurses 2019-06-10 [ONA]

OFL statement on protecting water in Six Nations territories 2019-06-10 [OFL]

No to Ontario Government Wage Caps 2019-06-10 [PIPSC]

IAM bolsters the picket line of striking Rainforest Café workers! 2019-06-10 [IAMAW]

This month in labour history

1-06-1987 In British Columbia, 250,000 workers walk off the job in a one-day general strike against restrictive new labour laws introduced by the Social Credit government. The legislation was repealed when the New Democratic Party returned to power in 1992. [more]

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour. This is the beginning of the Federation’s long struggle for workers’ rights in Alberta. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. The day is marked by an annual union memorial service and calls for renewed attention to health, safety and emergency preparedness. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Many are wounded, and two men lose their lives as a result of Bloody Saturday. [more]

25-06-1919 The Strike Committee announces the end of the Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]

29-06-1981 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins a 42-day strike that succeeds in winning a contract with 17 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This breakthrough agreement sets a standard for other unions. [more]