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Today's news - Quebec

General strike at Manoir Sherbrooke 2018-04-25 [The News]

Unlimited bus strike affecting two school boards will begin Monday 2018-04-23 [CTV]

Reservations agents at Montreal’s Le Centre Sheraton join Unifor 2018-04-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Steelworkers local 9344 in Sept-Iles overwhelmingly reject contract with IOC 2018-04-20 [The Western Star]

Workers at some 60 daycare centres in Montreal and Laval begin 2-day strike 2018-04-19 [The Star]

ABI Lockout Costs Alcoa, Rio Tinto $150 Million - and Counting 2018-04-19 [USW]

ABI lockout costs Alcoa, Rio Tinto $150 million: USW 2018-04-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers at dozens of daycares in Montreal and Laval to strike Wednesday 2018-04-18 [CBC]

Bombardier union optimistic about contract renewal under Airbus C Series control 2018-04-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

9,000 Montreal teachers poised to strike illegally on May 1 2018-04-13 [The Gazette]

Teachers at Montreal's largest school board vote in favour of 1-day strike 2018-04-13 [CBC]

IOC workers in Sept-Iles not on strike today as planned 2018-04-11 [The Aurora]

Unionized Tim Hortons employees in Quebec to obtain first contract 2018-04-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Hema-Quebec employees vote in favour of unlimited strike mandate 2018-04-09 [CTV]

Outaouais daycare workers reach tenative agreement 2018-04-08 [CBC]

New agreement for employees at Metro Maniwaki 2018-04-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Carlos Leitao met en place une mesure inutile pour venir en aide à l’industrie du camionnage 2018-04-05 [Teamsters]

Carlos Leitao Announces Useless Measure in Attempt to Help Trucking Industry 2018-04-05 [Teamsters]

Steelworkers Denounce Dropping of Lac-Mégantic Criminal Case Against MMA 2018-04-04 [USW]

SAQ employees urge government to re-purpose sales network for cannabis 2018-04-01 [CTV]

SAQ union calls for their staff to be used in cannabis sales 2018-04-01 [The Gazette]

Steelworkers at IOC in Sept-Iles Quebec reject contract offer by 98 per cent 2018-03-30 [The Telegram]

Port, railway workers reject Canada miner IOC's latest offer 2018-03-30 [Reuters]

IAM generosity to Montréal’s Old Brewery Mission continues to grow! 2018-03-19 [IAMAW]

Outaouais daycare workers set to begin 4-day strike today 2018-03-19 [CBC]

New Molson Plant: Melançon Must Show Leadership 2018-03-18 [Teamsters]

Workers at IGA Lambert in Carignan, Que., sign first contract 2018-03-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Hydro-Québec faces $4M lawsuit over worker's 2015 death 2018-03-15 [CBC]

No more strikes: Transco drivers sign 5-year deal 2018-03-15 [CBC]

Montreal Molson brewery workers vote to accept contract from employer 2018-03-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Molson Brewery Workers Ratify New Collective Agreement 2018-03-11 [Teamsters]

Union president 'disappointed' after meeting with Quebec health minister 2018-03-10 [The Gazette]

Doctors in Canada reject pay hike: 'We already make too much money' 2018-03-10 [News 24]

Doctors reject pay hike 2018-03-10 [The Chronicle]

The Machinists grow again in Montréal 2018-03-08 [IAMAW]

Montreal school crossing guards hold demonstration in front of SPVM headquarters 2018-03-08 [CUPE]

Hundreds of Canadian doctors demand lower salaries. (Yes, lower.) 2018-03-08 [The Post]

Workers at KIA Longueuil in Quebec vote yes to new deal, ending months-long lockout 2018-03-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Cockroaches infest Hull hospital kitchen, employees warn 2018-03-06 [CBC]

Bombardier workers vote in favour of reciprocity agreement with Airbus 2018-03-05 [Metro]

Hospital workers take on austerity 2018-03-04 [Rank and File]

Asbestos Is The Biggest Killer Of Workers: Urgent Appeal to Political Leaders To Take Action 2018-03-04 [Mining Watch]

Transco Montréal bus drivers reject contract offer 2018-02-13 [The Gazette]

Montreal school bus drivers reject deal, could strike again 2018-02-13 [CBC]

Union gives out heartbreak badges symbolizing nurses' overwork 2018-02-12 [The Gazette]

Les travailleurs de Molson refusent les propositions patronales 2018-02-12 [Teamsters]

Government Calls for Negotiated Settlement to ABI Smelter Lockout 2018-02-11 [USW]

Union, Government Await ABI’s Return to Bargaining Table 2018-02-11 [USW]

Both sides in ABI smelter lockout to meet with provincial officials on Friday 2018-02-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Medical residents vote to strike if contract negotiations break down 2018-02-06 [CBC]

This month in labour history

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress marks the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [more]