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Today's news - Quebec

Minister urges parties to renew talks; workers plan protests 2017-05-25 [The Gazette]

'Flash mob' pickets seek out job sites not complying with construction strike 2017-05-25 [CBC]

General Strike for the 175,000 Construction Workers in Québec! 2017-05-25 [Teamsters]

Construction workers on strike 2017-05-24 [CBC]

Labour minister threatening special law in event of construction strike 2017-05-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers at Provigo Le Marché join the union 2017-05-22 [UFCW]

Brutal closure at Autobus La Prairie 2017-05-22 [Teamsters]

Montreal police take to the streets to protest three-year wait for new contract 2017-05-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

More than 2,000 police officers protest as Montreal celebrates its 375th anniversary 2017-05-18 [CBC]

Teamsters in Solidarity With Construction Workers 2017-05-18 [Teamsters]

Construction union warns members could strike as of next week 2017-05-17 [The Gazette]

Quebec lumber workers among the first affected by duty-inspired layoffs 2017-05-15 [Globe and Mail]

Canada-U.S. Lumber Dispute: Quebec Workers Brace For Layoffs 2017-05-15 [Huffington Post]

Workers start to feel effects of U.S.-Canada softwood lumber battle 2017-05-15 [Global]

Contractors and construction workers could strike, leaving flooded homeowners stranded 2017-05-13 [CTV]

Workplace Manslaughter Charge Going To Trial Says Quebec Superior Court 2017-05-13 [White Collar Post]

Unifor donates $35,000 to Quebec flood relief 2017-05-13 [Unifor]

Demonstration at the Coteau-du-Lac city council against a potential illegal dismissal 2017-05-11 [CUPE]

Race to avert strike at Quebec mine near Lab City 2017-05-08 [The Aurora]

2,000 Steelworkers Reject ArcelorMittal Offer, Authorize Strike 2017-05-06 [USW]

Union serves ArcelorMittal with strike notice for Quebec mine 2017-05-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Montreal May Day rallies call for a minimum wage of $15, end to capitalism 2017-05-02 [The Gazette]

Daycare workers call for improvements to special needs education 2017-04-30 [CTV]

Workers at Liberté Saint-Hyacinthe join the union 2017-04-28 [UFCW]

Bill would end police pants protest 2017-04-28 [The Star]

Members demonstrate at BMTC shareholders’ meeting 2017-04-24 [UFCW]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]