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Today's news - Quebec

Crane operators' wildcat strike continues as they protest new regulations 2018-06-20 [CTV]

Premier urges crane workers back to work as ‘illegal’ strike continues 2018-06-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

New collective agreement for RTL bus drivers 2018-06-20 [CUPE]

Liquor store employees threaten to strike ahead of Fete nationale 2018-06-19 [CTV]

Liquor store employees threaten to strike ahead of Fete nationale holiday 2018-06-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Daycare workers’ union lifts strike affecting centres in Montreal and Laval 2018-06-18 [Global]

Crane operators walk off the job in protest of new provincial regulations 2018-06-18 [CBC]

Parents in Montreal and Laval 'so relieved' as children can go back to daycare this week 2018-06-18 [CBC]

Daycare workers' union lifts strike affecting centres in Montreal and Laval 2018-06-18 [The Herald]

Are Montreal parents paying the price for daycare strike? 2018-06-16 [Global]

Strike at CMC Electronics in Saint-Laurent ends 2018-06-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Crane operators walk off job at new Champlain Bridge 2018-06-15 [CTV]

Fish-processing plant workers in Grande-Rivière join Unifor 2018-06-14 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Landmark Labour Law Reforms in Quebec Ban Two-Tier Pensions, Benefits 2018-06-13 [USW]

Province passes bill eliminating disparities in pension, benefits plans 2018-06-13 [Benefits Canada]

Landmark Labour Law Reforms in Quebec Ban Two-Tier Pensions, Benefits 2018-06-13 [USW]

Montreal, Laval daycare workers’ strike could end soon as negotiations resume 2018-06-11 [Global]

More than 1,300 daycare workers walk off the job in Montreal and Laval 2018-06-08 [CBC]

White-collar workers with the City of Sept-Îles vote 100% in favour of a strike 2018-06-07 [CUPE]

Federal audit finds Champlain Bridge P3 a failure 2018-06-01 [CUPE]

Machinists welcome new C-Series order by Air Baltic 2018-06-01 [IAMAW]

Paramedic who was first responder at mosque shooting dies by suicide 2018-06-01 [CBC]

STM maintenance workers vote for strike mandate 2018-05-28 [The Gazette]

Student Workers Win Landmark Discrimination Case Against ABI Smelter 2018-05-20 [USW]

Workers at 60 Montreal, Laval daycares vote for unlimited strike mandate 2018-05-18 [CBC]

No daycare service today for about 3,000 children in Montreal, Laval 2018-05-17 [CBC]

Court authorizes class action against Air Canada by ex-Aveos workers 2018-05-16 [CTV]

CPE workers in Laval and Montreal to walk off job on Thursday 2018-05-15 [CTV]

Trois-Rivières university ordered to end lockout of professors 2018-05-12 [Ricochet]

Supreme Court deems Quebec pay equity law unconstitutional 2018-05-11 [CTV]

CUPE celebrates Supreme Court ruling on pay equity in Quebec 2018-05-11 [CUPE]

Employees at Longue Pointe Chrysler in Quebec achieve first agreement 2018-05-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Arbitrator allows video surveillance of employees where viability of company at stake 2018-05-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

La Presse enters uncharted territory for a Canadian legacy paper 2018-05-10 [The National Observer]

La Presse to become a non-profit run by a social trust 2018-05-09 [The Gazette]

Crane operators protest new training scheme 2018-05-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Montréal Machinists expand again! 2018-05-06 [IAMAW]

Crane operators protest in front of Couillard's Montreal office 2018-05-06 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Société de transport de Montréal drivers vote in favour of strike action 2018-05-05 [CUPE]

Alcoa ready to resume labor talks for Canada aluminum smelter 2018-05-05 [Reuters]

STM bus drivers, Metro operators vote 99% in favour of strike mandate 2018-05-04 [CBC]

Montreal's transit workers vote 99 per cent in favour of pressure tactics 2018-05-04 [CTV]

Delastek workers in Grand-Mère end strike after almost 3 years 2018-05-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

STM's maintenance workers to hold six-day strike 2018-05-03 [CTV]

School transportation: risk of an unlimited general strike as of May 8 2018-04-30 [SEIU]

Rights and wages the topic of International Workers' Day march in Montreal 2018-04-29 [CTV]

As election nears, Quebec workers press for increased minimum wage 2018-04-29 [CBC]

Montreal march to 'side with workers' to be held Saturday 2018-04-28 [The Gazette]

CUPE denounces the inhumane practices at the Université de Montréal 2018-04-27 [CUPE]

Employees upset over changes to “Code White” intervention policies at the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent 2018-04-27 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

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 and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [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]

20-06-1959 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]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. [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. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [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]