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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]

Sleeman-Unibroue workers go on strike 2017-06-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Canadian Grand Prix: Is Montreal Formula One race really a sex-trade hotbed? 2017-06-08 [The Gazette]

Government engineers strike could delay Turcot Interchange work 2017-06-08 [CBC]

Public engineers strike paralyzes 250 worksites across province 2017-06-04 [CBC]

Court orders Montreal blue collars to cease obstruction of trusteeship 2017-06-01 [The Gazette]

La Cour ordonne au Syndicat des cols bleus de Montréal de ne pas entraver la tutelle 2017-06-01 [Radio-Canada]

Government defends against claims back-to-work law gives it too much power 2017-06-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Government defends against claims back-to-work law gives it too much power 2017-05-31 [1310 News]

What to know as Quebec construction workers head back to work today 2017-05-31 [CBC]

Experts decry government's back-to-work legislation 2017-05-31 [The Gazette]

Back-to-work law leaves Quebec construction workers feeling 'disrespected' 2017-05-31 [CBC]

Montreal blue-collar union placed under trusteeship because of internal turmoil 2017-05-31 [The Gazette]

Government tables bill forcing construction workers back on the job 2017-05-30 [The Globe and Mail]

Construction strike: Quebec tables back-to-work legislation 2017-05-30 [The Gazette]

Construction union rejects final contract offers as back-to-work law looms 2017-05-29 [The Gazette]

'People are angry': Construction workers protest as province expected to introduce back-to-work law 2017-05-29 [CBC]

Construction unions opt for back-to-work legislation as talks break off 2017-05-29 [The Star]

Back-to-work bill expected today in Quebec construction strike 2017-05-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Singh meets with Quebec Machinists Council 2017-05-28 [IAMAW]

'Every minute counts': Quebec recalls MNAs to end province-wide construction strike 2017-05-28 [CBC]

Fifteen plus: the minimum wage & austerity 2017-05-27 [Canadian Dimension]

Clock is ticking on construction negotiations 2017-05-27 [CTV News Montreal]

Reach a deal by Monday or we'll force you back to work, Premier warns 175,000 striking construction workers 2017-05-26 [CBC]

Construction strike: premier promises back to work legislation next week 2017-05-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

First CUPE collective agreement for Trois-Rivières crossing guards 2017-05-26 [CUPE]

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]

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the Sydney steel plant in Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. When the mineworkers come out in support, their leaders are arrested. Memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]