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Laundry workers in Sudbury prepare last shipment 2017-03-25 [The Star]

Workers at Kingston Community Counselling Centres say 'yes' to OPSEU 2017-03-25 [OPSEU]

Clients and politicians bolster picketing workers whose contract expired four years ago 2017-03-25 [The Free Press]

Labour dispute threatens services for deaf community 2017-03-25 [The Star]

Asbestos leak during renovations forces closure of two University of Toronto labs 2017-03-25 [CBC]

Canadian Hearing Society strike 'devastating' for Sudburian who is deaf 2017-03-25 [CBC]

SHOP LCBO campaign challenges Liberal privatization plan 2017-03-24 [NUPGE]

Deaf community under stress as Canadian Hearing Society strike continues 2017-03-24 [CBC]

Job Losses Ahead? Ontario Union Lashes Out At Basic Income 2017-03-24 [Huffington Post]

Province makes changes to education sector collective bargaining 2017-03-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

OPSEU fights intimidation attempts by college brass 2017-03-23 [NUPGE]

Canadian Hearing Society strikers ask: “Why won’t our employer come to the table?” 2017-03-22 [CUPE]

Canadian Hearing Society workers have been on strike 16 days, after four years without contract 2017-03-22 [The Free Press]

Community Living Campbellford/Brighton workers on strike 2017-03-22 [The Examiner]

Canadian Hearing Society strikers ask: 'Why won't our employer come to the table?' 2017-03-21 [CUPE]

Stress caused by insecure work affecting mental and physical health of Ontario workers 2017-03-21 [OFL]

Collingwood utility employees pursue union 2017-03-21 [Simcoe.com]

Precarious jobs scar employees’ mental health: survey 2017-03-21 [The Star]

Technologists at Grand River Hospital in Ontario opt for OPSEU 2017-03-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Niagara Catholic elementary teachers locked out amid lengthy bargaining 2017-03-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UTSC food service worker strike continues 2017-03-20 [The Varsity]

Transit operators reach deal with Grand River Transit 2017-03-20 [Unifor]

“We have given Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS the tools it needs to end the lockout”: CUPE 2049 2017-03-20 [CUPE]

Strike continues at Thunder Bay's Canadian Hearing Society 2017-03-19 [TBNewsWatch]

Union organizing drive successful at new Sarnia plant 2017-03-19 [The Observer]

Bob Kinnear resigns as head of the TTC union 2017-03-18 [The Star]

Hearing society workers out on strike 2017-03-18 [The Whig-Standard]

Bob Kinnear quits as head of TTC union local after bitter fight 2017-03-18 [CBC]

TTC union head Bob Kinnear resigns amid power struggle 2017-03-18 [The Globe and Mail]

OPSEU President fights intimidation attempts by college brass 2017-03-18 [OPSEU]

Transit users advised to plan ahead as potential strike looms 2017-03-17 [The Record]

Canadian Hearing Society workers in Kitchener on strike 2017-03-17 [The Record]

Racism and Islamophobia are Barriers to an Equal Society 2017-03-16 [OFL]

Union slams ‘sexist, inaccurate’ portrayal of Tillsonburg pay equity win 2017-03-16 [OPSEU]

OPSEU tells province Shelter House needs you 2017-03-16 [NUPGE]

Blame the province of Ontario’s faulty funding for new round of North Bay hospital staff and care cuts 2017-03-16 [CUPE]

Hearing society attacking sick leave plan put in place to “break barriers” and support agency’s striking deaf and hard of hearing staff 2017-03-16 [CUPE]

Talks continue to try and avert strike at GRT 2017-03-16 [570 News]

These support workers for the deaf have been without a contract for four years 2017-03-16 [Sudbury.com]

Striking workers get a hand 2017-03-16 [The Star]

UTSC Students Starve as University Refuses to Take Action on Labour Disputes 2017-03-14 [UTSCSU]

Strike deadline approaching for region's transit drivers 2017-03-14 [The Post]

'Tragedy waiting to happen' at Sterling Fuels, say concerned politicians 2017-03-14 [CBC]

Trades, maintenance workers reach deal with University of Guelph 2017-03-14 [CBC]

The Crisis in the ATU: Labour Shoots Itself in the Foot 2017-03-14 [The Bullet]

Labour minister called on to end savage assaults on health care staff 2017-03-13 [CUPE]

Workers at Wendy’s in Thunder Bay join the union 2017-03-13 [UFCW]

Letter to the Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism from the OFL and Colour of Poverty–Colour of Change 2017-03-13 [OFL]

Nominations are open for the Ontario Federation of Labour Solidarity & Pride Champion Award 2017-03-13 [OFL]

New Ottawa-Ontario health deal fails patient care 2017-03-13 [OPSEU]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia kills 58 men on a crew clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The dead include 32 Japanese workers. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day they adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]