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Today's news - Quebec

CUPE celebrates big wins in Quebec health care and social services 2017-04-20 [CUPE]

Le syndicat d'Unifor fait le point sur plusieurs dossiers à Rivière-du-Loup 2017-04-19 [Info Dimanche]

Fed up with waiting, Quebec's Mounties attempt to form own union 2017-04-10 [CBC]

Machinists serve up generosity at Old Brewery Mission 2017-04-10 [IAMAW]

Lawyers seek compromise for firefighters charged in Montreal protest 2017-04-05 [The Gazette]

Frustrated Bombardier Montreal office workers trying to form union: Machinists 2017-04-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

MUHC says clinical operations at risk if it's made to cut pay of key IT support staff 2017-03-31 [CBC]

STO labour dispute: Union, management reach arbitration agreement 2017-03-31 [CBC]

Workers at Mondiv in Quebec achieve first contract 2017-03-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

No Gatineau bus service today as drivers, mechanics go back on strike 2017-03-30 [CBC]

STO backs down from court injunction 2017-03-30 [CBC]

Ditch the camouflage pants, Quebec tells police officers 2017-03-30 [CBC]

Province wants to force police to end camouflage-pants protest 2017-03-30 [The Gazette]

Gatineau transit workers to strike again Thursday 2017-03-29 [CBC]

Motion filed in superior court to stop work on the REM and send the project back to the drawing board 2017-03-28 [CUPE]

Scab Workers Caught at Samuel & Fils 2017-03-27 [USW]

Unifor’s heart is with the family of Daphne Boudreault 2017-03-27 [Unifor]

Canada Bread's Multi-Marques - Appalling corporate employer owes millions to its employees 2017-03-23 [CSN]

No talks planned to end Quebec zinc plant strike: Union 2017-03-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Maggie MacDonnel receives Global Teacher Prize 2017-03-22 [Education International]

Teamsters Demand the Resignation of Laurent Lessard 2017-03-22 [Teamsters]

Immigrants' rights groups denounce discrimination based on citizenship 2017-03-22 [The Gazette]

Gatineau transit workers to strike again on Tuesday 2017-03-21 [CBC]

STO drivers to hold one-day strike Tuesday 2017-03-20 [CTV]

Labour court ruling against Rosemère's former fire fighters does not mean the end to legal challenges from the Union 2017-03-18 [UFCW]

STO labour dispute: How we got to rotating strikes 2017-03-17 [CBC]

Members at Coop de Sainte-Foy achieve first contract 2017-03-16 [UFCW]

Grève générale dans le secteur préhospitalier : La CSN et la FTQ lancent un appel à Gaétan Barrette 2017-03-16 [FTQ]

Gatineau transit workers to begin rotating strikes Thursday 2017-03-16 [CBC]

Gatineau bus drivers' union threatens rotating strikes as of Thursday 2017-03-14 [CBC]

Gatineau bus drivers' union says STO suspended vice-president for 3 days 2017-03-12 [CBC]

Union vows to take Quebec zinc plant to court over strikebreakers 2017-03-11 [Reuters]

Government Finds CEZinc Violated Anti-Scab Law 2017-03-10 [USW]

Union vows to take Quebec zinc plant to court over strikebreakers 2017-03-10 [Reuters]

Ambulance workers increase pressure tactics as contract talks stall 2017-03-09 [Global]

Steelworkers Leader Pledges Union-Wide Support for CEZinc Strikers 2017-03-09 [USW]

No end in sight for strike at Noranda zinc plant 2017-03-09 [Reuters]

Labour tribunal orders Brault & Martineau to stop intimidating Local 501 members 2017-03-08 [UFCW]

Shock wave at Lac-Simon: the Council announces the closure of their police department 2017-03-06 [CUPE]

Public Consultation on Road Safety: CUPE shows the way 2017-03-01 [CUPE]

No end in sight to strike at Noranda zinc plant 2017-03-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Law to force government lawyers and notaries back to work 2017-03-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

EMTs with Urgences Santé on strike 2017-02-07 [CTV]

Maritime Employers Association, CUPE sign collective agreement 2017-02-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Urgences Santé workers begin strike 2017-02-06 [CTV]

Urgences-Santé paramedics strike as negotiations stall 2017-02-05 [CBC]

Paramedic strike begins Sunday in Montreal and Laval 2017-02-05 [The Gazette]

Supreme Court of Canada will not hear icy sidewalk case against union 2017-02-03 [The Gazette]

Vote pending on agreement for Vets Hospital workers 2017-02-02 [The Suburban]

STO cancels Winterlude shuttles, offers discount as labour dispute continues 2017-02-01 [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 Quebec Common Front, begin a 10-day strike. Three leaders are arrested and jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

14-04-1872 1 in 10 Torontonians join a solidarity demonstration in support of the city's printers, on strike for a 9-hour work day. [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 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]