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Today's news - Quebec

The CBC intimidated a journalist 2017-11-24 [The Telegram]

Union for striking workers reaches tentative labor deal at Quebec zinc refinery 2017-11-24 [Reuters]

Alcoa Canada, union resume aluminum smelter contract talks 2017-11-24 [Reuters]

ABI aluminum workers set for strike vote; could strike after midnight Wednesday 2017-11-22 [Platts]

Local organizers mobilize against unpaid internships 2017-11-21 [The Daily]

Story of sleeping car porters demonstrates Quebec's racist past 2017-11-20 [The Gazette]

Bill to create marijuana framework in Quebec is a big step forward 2017-11-19 [CUPE]

UFCW activist Rosannie Filato elected to Montreal city council 2017-11-14 [UFCW]

CP worker loses his life at work 2017-11-14 [Teamsters]

Montreal Students Hold One-Day Strike on International Interns’ Day 2017-11-13 [The Link]

The Quebec Liberals authorize volunteers to perform work that maintenance employees are prohibited from doing 2017-11-13 [CUPE]

Reflections on the Old Port of Montreal strike for $15 2017-11-10 [Rank and File]

Pay cuts in the school transportation sector - 98 percent of workers vote in favour of a strike 2017-11-10 [CSN]

Smelter employees reject proposal for two-tiered pension plan 2017-11-10 [Benefits Canada]

Tentative agreement reached in Quebec daycare dispute 2017-11-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Gatineau white-collar workers officially join the CUPE family 2017-11-08 [CUPE]

CUPE congratulates Valérie Plante, first woman to be elected mayor of Montréal 2017-11-08 [CUPE]

Daycare workers reach tentative agreement, scrap planned strike 2017-11-07 [CBC]

Tentative agreement reached in Quebec daycare dispute 2017-11-07 [CTV]

Daycare workers to strike next Tuesday and Wednesday 2017-11-04 [The Gazette]

Big day for pay equity for thousands of women 2017-11-03 [CUPE]

Blue collar strike shutters arenas, farm 2017-11-02 [The Suburban]

Burkas and Bill 62 - Standing Up for Minority Rights 2017-11-02 [Our Times]

Negotiations in the construction: no agreement at the expiration of the special law 2017-10-31 [The Times]

Daycare educators hold 1-day strike affecting more than 21,000 children 2017-10-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Canadian Labour Congress denounces Quebec’s Bill 62 as discriminatory 2017-10-30 [CLC]

Daycare workers set to strike Monday, affecting more than 21,000 children 2017-10-30 [The Gazette]

Hundreds of Outaouais daycare workers to strike Monday 2017-10-30 [CBC]

The strike of ecc seems inevitable for Monday 2017-10-29 [The Times]

McGill must comply with pay equity 2017-10-26 [PSAC]

Bus driver could face disciplinary action for showing support for Bill 62 protest 2017-10-22 [CBC]

Smelter workers stay strong eight months into strike 2017-10-20 [rabble]

Canadian Steelworkers enter ninth month of strike at Glencore refinery 2017-10-19 [IndustriALL]

Infrastructure workers launch strike Tuesday 2017-10-10 [The Gazette]

Employees reject contract offer over pension issues despite eight-month strike 2017-10-07 [Benefits Canada]

Striking workers reject pay offer at Canada's CEZinc zinc refinery 2017-10-04 [Platt's]

CEZinc workers in Valleyfield reject ‘final’ company offer after 8 months on picket line 2017-10-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Teamsters say no to restricting trucking hours in Montreal 2017-10-01 [Teamsters]

Drivers' union claims STO tampered with tentative deal 2017-09-30 [CBC]

Unionized Quebec daycare workers ready for 6-day work stoppage 2017-09-29 [The Gazette]

Child-care workers at 400 daycares vote in favour of strike mandate 2017-09-29 [CBC]

Nursing shortage forces Hull Hospital to relocate surgeries 2017-09-26 [CBC]

Cannabis and construction: contractors and unions getting ready 2017-09-25 [The Gazette]

New contract for members at IGA Super-Marché in Quebec City 2017-09-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Montréal white-collar workers’ union unveils the first mascot in Québec history created on a 3D printer 2017-09-19 [CUPE]

A community-centered bargaining process in Lebel-sur-Quévillon 2017-09-17 [CUPE]

Gatineau transit workers agree to new collective agreement 2017-09-17 [CBC]

Protest against Boeing planned for Wednesday in Montreal 2017-09-12 [The Citizen]

Labour tribunal reaffirms health sector workers' right to strike 2017-09-12 [rabble]

Aerospace Jobs threatened: Machinists take to the streets to sound the Alarm! 2017-09-12 [IAMAW]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

6-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to begin a blockade of the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against legislative attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 45,000 postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarriers' routes. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is passed in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' leave before giving birth and prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. The leaves are unpaid. [more]