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Unifor, city still at odds over contract 2018-03-22 [The Star]

CUPE 3906 supports York and Carleton strikes 2018-03-22 [The Silhouette]

Caesars Windsor workers vote heavily in favour of strike action 2018-03-22 [CTV]

Wasaya flight attendants in Thunder Bay, Ont., ratify new agreement 2018-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Casino workers overwhelmingly vote to provide strike mandate 2018-03-22 [The Star]

Firefighters want deputy chief Jack Burt gone, sources say 2018-03-22 [CBC]

London pastor sentenced to house arrest for helping migrant workers 2018-03-22 [The Free Press]

Sault Ste. Marie Paramedics denied fair wages as fire department expands 2018-03-22 [Unifor]

Chaplains and spiritual care practitioners from three Toronto hospitals vote to unionize 2018-03-22 [CUPE]

Premier of Ontario killed vital long-term care legislation for an empty Throne Speech 2018-03-22 [CUPE]

School bus drivers on strike in Durham and Northumberland today 2018-03-21 [News]

 VIDEO Contract workers at York University continue strike as negotiations fall apart 2018-03-21 [Global]

Strike by 3,000 CUPE 3903 academic workers to continue after York University refuses to continue bargaining 2018-03-21 [CUPE]

With no end in sight, Carleton University students are getting frustrated by support workers' strike 2018-03-21 [The Citizen]

Workers at 54 of Metro's Ontario stores give union 97 per cent strike mandate 2018-03-21 [TBNewsWatch]

Great turnout at Ottawa Children's Aid Society rally 2018-03-21 [NUPGE]

School bus drivers forced out on strike 2018-03-21 [Unifor]

Carleton strike resumes as mediated talks break down 2018-03-20 [The Citizen]

Parliament Hill’s weak anti-harassment policies and toxic culture are failing women 2018-03-20 [Huffington Post]

Both sides in York University strike to resume bargaining Tuesday 2018-03-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Strike at Carleton University continues after failed mediation 2018-03-19 [CBC]

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2018-03-19 [ONA]

OFL applauds Ontario NDP plan to bring universal dental care to Ontario 2018-03-19 [OFL]

Here we grow again in Ontario’s Healthcare Sector 2018-03-19 [IAMAW]

Carleton University workers strike to protect their pensions 2018-03-19 [Rank and File]

York University says it’s ready to go back to bargaining table 2018-03-19 [Global]

Parliament Hill security unions holding press conference to complain of dismal morale 2018-03-19 [CBC]

OPSEU First Vice-President Almeida says Doug Ford’s numbers don’t add up 2018-03-18 [OPSEU]

UFCW Canada supports striking faculty at York University 2018-03-18 [UFCW]

How Will the York Strike End? 2018-03-18 [The Law of Work]

New 3 Year Deal For Unifor Members At Hoshizaki House 2018-03-17 [Magic 99.9]

As York University strike moves into Week 3, CUPE 3903's call to resume bargaining met with 'deafening, shameful silence' 2018-03-17 [CUPE]

Strike notice served in Bowmanville school bus negotiations 2018-03-17 [Unifor]

Carleton University, union resume bargaining as strike continues 2018-03-17 [CBC]

Valoris workers deliver strong strike vote 2018-03-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Unifor Staff at Hoshizaki Rewarded 2018-03-16 [Kenora Online]

Six minutes of care not enough: Sudbury union 2018-03-16 [The Star]

Commons employees without a contract, wage hikes for four years 2018-03-16 [iPolitics]

Striking to Win at York University 2018-03-16 [Jacobin]

Strike at Port Arthur Health Centre one step closer 2018-03-16 [CBC]

Trudeau's gone and steelworkers still have no answers about security of their pensions 2018-03-16 [CBC]

CUPE establishes new two-year agreement for employees 2018-03-16 [Global]

New 3 Year Deal for Unifor Staff at Hoshizaki House 2018-03-15 [CKDR]

Port Arthur Health Centre workers closer to striking 2018-03-15 [TB Newswatch]

Striking support staff take Carleton fight to labour board 2018-03-15 [The Citizen]

Four City of Cornwall Canadian Union of Public Employees locals vote to strike 2018-03-15 [The Standard-Freeholder]

Steel workers in the Sault used to bad news, anxious about tariff threats 2018-03-15 [Sudbury.com]

Workers at TownePlace Suites in Sudbury, Ont., ratify new agreement 2018-03-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

One London city hall department source of most harassment complaints: Activist 2018-03-14 [The Free Press]

Max Aicher workers still standing in the cold 5 years after being locked out 2018-03-14 [CBC]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia, takes the lives of workers clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A total of 62 bodies are recovered, including four the following spring. The dead include 32 contract labourers from Japan. [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]

9-03-1906 Mine workers in Lethbridge went on strike against poverty wages. They were met with scabs, private detectives, and the police. Although they won a small wage increase the company refused to recognize the union. [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]

31-03-1949 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]

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]