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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]

Daycare educators vote in favour of 6-day strike mandate 2017-09-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE Québec welcomes the Ontario government’s decision on the sale of cannabis 2017-09-12 [CUPE]

Daycare workers vote to strike 2017-09-10 [The Region]

Les éducatrices des CPE de Montréal et Laval votent pour la grève 2017-09-10 [Radio-Canada]

TRAC invigilators demand better wages 2017-09-06 [The Concordian]

Quebec City hospital workers fight suspensions after rescuing dog from car 2017-08-31 [The Star]

Quebec City hospital employees suspended after coming to aid of dog 2017-08-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Box office brawl: Workers take on Cineplex management 2017-08-30 [Rank and File]

$20,000 raised for Dans la Rue at the 28th CUPE Quebec Golf Tournament 2017-08-30 [CUPE]

Services for learning-disabled children: 83% of Quebecers think province must do more 2017-08-28 [The Gazette]

CUPE criticizes lack of transparency among Quebec’s public agencies and calls for improvements 2017-08-25 [CUPE]

Former Montreal blue-collar union president won't seek new term 2017-08-25 [The Gazette]

Unifor expresses support to asylum seekers by donating $25,000 to Regroupement Partage 2017-08-23 [Unifor]

Université de Montréal: veterinary residents and interns join union! 2017-08-21 [PSAC]

Université de Montréal veterinary residents, interns join PSAC 2017-08-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

The threat of a strike looms over the Société de transport de Lévis 2017-08-16 [The Times]

After 3 years of colourful pants, Montreal police will vote on negotiated deal 2017-08-08 [CBC]

Marijuana legalization has jail guard union worried about inmate violence 2017-08-07 [CBC]

The APTS-MUHC, the CSN-MUHCEU and the SPSICR of the MUHC-FIQ sent a letter stating their demand to the Health Minister 2017-08-04 [FIQ]

This migrant worker who came to Canada to catch chickens was given his job contract in French — a language he doesn’t speak 2017-07-31 [The Star]

The Sleeman-Unibroue Strike Is Over 2017-07-26 [Teamsters]

Young workers build solidarity at latest YIP session 2017-07-23 [UFCW]

Sleeman-Unibroue union members ratify agreement in principle 2017-07-23 [The Gazette]

Blue collar workers' union reach agreement with city over pension plan 2017-07-22 [CBC]

Montreal & Laval Paramedics reach agreement in principle with Urgences-Santé 2017-07-21 [CBC]

Fifteen plus: the minimum wage & austerity in Québec 2017-07-18 [Rank and File]

Province closes in on contract settlements with all public employees 2017-07-15 [The Gazette]

New agreement with 400 wildlife protection officers 2017-07-14 [The Gazette]

Gaétan Barrette calls emergency meeting with unions amid turmoil at MUHC 2017-07-13 [CBC]

Paramedic whose mother died in his arms is denied workers' compensation 2017-07-12 [CBC]

P3 Montreal transit project doesn’t meet environmental requirements for federal funding 2017-07-09 [CUPE]

Workers at Bagel Maguire in Quebec City achieve new contract 2017-07-07 [CSN]

Montreal has reached tentative 7-year labour deal with police union 2017-06-25 [The Gazette]

Montreal firefighters will pay $253K in labour settlement with city 2017-06-25 [CBC]

Paramedics union in Lac-St-Jean agrees to vote on collective agreement 2017-06-23 [The Gazette]

Sapporo set for more talks as Sleeman-Unibroue strike continues 2017-06-22 [Just Drinks]

Bonuses for strikebreakers: CUPE directors call for an urgent meeting with the Minister of Higher Education 2017-06-18 [CUPE]

Montreal light rail: CUPE-Québec and the Trainsparence coalition condemn Trudeau government funding 2017-06-18 [CUPE]

Firefighters settle pension dispute after years of negotiation 2017-06-18 [CBC]

Sabotaged cars and threats of assault: Why CUPE felt it had to take control of Montreal’s blue-collar union 2017-06-16 [The National Post]

Privatization of security at the City of Montreal: CUPE obtains a delay and will undertake intensive negotiations 2017-06-15 [CUPE]

Drummondville crossing guards reject agreement in principle and vote to strike 2017-06-15 [CUPE]

Sapporo set for talks amid Sleeman Breweries strike 2017-06-14 [Just Drinks]

Striking Quebec engineers ask for arbitrator, might face back-to-work law 2017-06-13 [The Gazette]

Construction workers fighting for work-life balance 2017-06-11 [Rank and File]

This month in labour history

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers launch a strike against the Ford Motor Company that lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations and soon becomes a major force in the union movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montreal East. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montreal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labour. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head with the fatal shooting by police of three strikers during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]