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Today's news - Quebec

IAM ratifies first agreement with Airbus! 2019-06-24 [IAMAW]

Labour organizing in the video game industry comes to Montreal 2019-06-22 [ricochet]

Passing the torch of solidarity: ILWU Canada back Montreal dockers fight for collective agreement 2019-06-20 [ITF]

Sherbrooke municipal workers and bus drivers take action against contracting out 2019-06-20 [CUPE]

Snow removal contracts beset by fraud in Montreal 2019-06-20 [CUPE]

Mirabel SQDC branch becomes second to adopt strike mandate 2019-06-19 [The Gazette]

Employees at second cannabis store vote to strike 2019-06-19 [CTV]

'Dark day for Quebec': Religious symbols law draws criticism 2019-06-18 [CBC]

Members at Rosemont SQDC back strike mandate 2019-06-17 [UFCW Canada]

Airbus union members accept five-year contract offer 2019-06-16 [The Gazette]

Unionized Quebec pot store employees issue strike mandate over salaries 2019-06-12 [CITY]

Unionized Quebec pot store employees issue strike mandate over salaries 2019-06-12 [Canada.com]

ABI union complains to UN about Legault's comments during lockout 2019-06-11 [The Gazette]

United Steelworkers Files Complaint with International Labour Organization Against Quebec Government 2019-06-11 [USW]

USW files complaint with international labour organization against Quebec government 2019-06-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Teamsters Save Jobs at Loomis 2019-06-10 [Teamsters]

New collective agreement for parc Jean-Drapeau workers 2019-06-09 [CUPE]

Video advises Quebec college’s profs to enjoy away from dressing in ‘seduction mode’ 2019-06-08 [Concepts News Now]

Avoid 'seductive style,' UQO profs told in 'condescending' video 2019-06-08 [CBC]

First contract signed at Autobus Intersco in Verchères 2019-06-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Stranded sailors despair as 30-month stay on ship docked in Quebec City port continues 2019-05-29 [CBC]

Solidarity March Supports Locked-Out ABI Workers 2019-05-27 [USW]

Solidarity March to Support Locked-Out Quebec Steelworkers 2019-05-25 [USW]

Workers on Plains of Abraham launch strike 2019-05-25 [The Gazette]

Quebec Wild Blueberries plant workers in Newport, Que., secure first collective agreement 2019-05-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Support staff at Quebec universities struggle with psychological distress 2019-05-23 [University Affairs]

Massive support for striking union members at Université de Montréal 2019-05-18 [CUPE]

Labour union blasts CAQ government during Bill 21 hearings 2019-05-16 [The Gazette]

Bill 21: Government lawyers say presence of symbols in courts is 'marginal' 2019-05-16 [The Western Star]

Strike dates set for 11 private seniors' residences in Quebec 2019-05-16 [The Gazette]

“Taking our place”: the CUPE-Quebec convention begins this week 2019-05-15 [CUPE]

Lab technicians at Semex in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., sign first contract 2019-04-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Dicom Workers in Drummondville Join the Teamsters 2019-04-28 [Teamsters]

Dicom owner-operators in Drummondville, Que., join Teamsters 2019-04-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

ABI Lockout: Minister's Hypothesis Solution Is a Copy-and-Paste of Company's Offer 2019-04-25 [USW]

Tentative Agreement at Autobus DL 2019-04-22 [Teamsters]

Labour minister proposes settlement in 15-month ABI lockout 2019-04-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

School bus strike in Quebec’s eastern townships set for April 24 2019-04-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Turbulence hits union contract negotiations with Bombardier and Airbus 2019-04-13 [The National Post]

Montreal businesses exploit young workers 2019-04-11 [ricochet]

Department took weeks to tell public servants about potentially harmful bacteria 2019-04-10 [CBC]

Nurses strike against 'being taken hostage' for overtime shifts 2019-04-09 [CBC]

Religious symbols: Which groups are for or against Quebec's Bill 21? 2019-04-09 [The Gazette]

Complaining of burnout, Quebec nurses stage overtime strike 2019-04-08 [CBC]

School bus strike in Eastern Townships, affecting 16,000 students, begins Wednesday 2019-04-07 [CBC]

CUPE recommends that municipal maintenance contracts be brought back in-house 2019-04-06 [CUPE]

Steelworkers Take ABI Lockout Battle to Global Stage 2019-04-05 [USW]

ABI rejects negotiated settlement to lockout 2019-04-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

ABI Upends Conciliation, Rejects Negotiated Settlement to Lockout 2019-04-04 [USW]

Nurses to strike against mandatory overtime Monday 2019-04-03 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-06-1987 In British Columbia, 250,000 workers walk off the job in a one-day general strike against restrictive new labour laws introduced by the Social Credit government. The legislation was repealed when the New Democratic Party returned to power in 1992. [more]

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour. This is the beginning of the Federation’s long struggle for workers’ rights in Alberta. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. The day is marked by an annual union memorial service and calls for renewed attention to health, safety and emergency preparedness. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Many are wounded, and two men lose their lives as a result of Bloody Saturday. [more]

25-06-1919 The Strike Committee announces the end of the Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]

29-06-1981 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins a 42-day strike that succeeds in winning a contract with 17 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This breakthrough agreement sets a standard for other unions. [more]