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Today's news - Quebec

Government promises plan to deal with air quality in Gatineau building 2018-10-15 [CBC]

Employees at IGA Famille Paquette in Trois-Rivières sign first contract 2018-10-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Alcoa Wants More Concessions at ABI, Despite Lowest Labour Costs 2018-10-11 [USW]

Revenue Quebec employees to stage parallel protests across province 2018-10-10 [The Gazette]

Alcoa wants more concessions at ABI: USW 2018-10-10 [USW]

St-Laurent High School students Take Flight! 2018-10-09 [IAMAW]

Negotiations Break Off Between ABI, Locked-Out Steelworkers 2018-10-06 [USW]

Parliamentary privilege doesn’t apply to National Assembly labour dispute: SCC 2018-10-06 [Canadian Lawyer]

Québec workers hit by religious clothing ban 2018-10-05 [Irish Independent]

Workers ratify agreement with UTAS in Montreal 2018-10-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Oldcastle BE strike in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que., settled as new deal ratified 2018-10-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Revenu Québec workers are on strike again this weekend 2018-09-30 [The Gazette]

SAQ employees approve new 18-day strike mandate 2018-09-30 [CBC]

SAQ 18-day strike vote passes 2018-09-29 [CTV]

SAQ ­workers set for one-day strike ­Friday 2018-09-28 [The Record]

SAQ store employees to hold one-day strike on Friday 2018-09-28 [The Gazette]

The Montreal Firefighters Association Proudly Celebrates 100th Anniversary 2018-09-28 [APM]

Montreal Guild prepares for showdown at Gazette with Postmedia 2018-09-24 [CWA Canada]

The Quebec Election – changing four quarters for a dollar! 2018-09-23 [IAMAW]

TVA network averts strike by employees 2018-09-22 [The Gazette]

Looks like a sure thing: Loto-Québec workers say they'll strike Saturday 2018-09-21 [The Gazette]

Terrebonne–Mascouche bus drivers are exhausted, passenger safety at stake 2018-09-18 [CUPE]

UFCW 501 rebukes Calèches Québec for unnecessary closure 2018-09-17 [UFCW]

STM maintenance workers take to the streets over forced overtime 2018-09-14 [Global]

Union official calls lockout of 130 Yellow Pages workers 'disgraceful' 2018-09-12 [The National Post]

Quebec union composed of Indigenous workers ratifies first contract 2018-09-12 [The National Post]

Possible strike to VAT : call for solidarity launched the freelancers 2018-09-11 [The Koz]

Simmering Alcoa labour dispute morphs into 'clash of the titans' 2018-09-11 [The Gazette]

SAQ workers strike for 2nd-straight day, affecting stores across Quebec 2018-09-11 [CBC]

Long-term care patients missing baths, diaper changes: union 2018-09-11 [CTV]

Surprise strike day launched at SAQ stores across Quebec 2018-09-10 [CBC]

After Sunday strike, 'exasperated' SAQ workers planning to stay out Monday 2018-09-10 [The Gazette]

Hull nurses stage second sit-in against austerity 2018-09-09 [Rank and File]

SAQ workers' third strike day is looming: It's Monday 2018-09-09 [The Province]

Alcoa, USW say awaiting call to return to bargaining table for ABI smelter lockout 2018-09-08 [Platt's]

Strike action ever more imminent at TVA 2018-09-01 [CUPE]

TRAC union reaches agreement in principle with Concordia 2018-08-29 [The Concordian]

Strike action ever more imminent at TVA Montreal: CUPE 2018-08-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

 VIDEO Walk through Montreal's history in former garment factory tour 2018-08-27 [The Gazette]

The next government will have to act for the survival of our Aerospace Industry 2018-08-26 [IAMAW]

Molson-Coors workers sign new contract 2018-08-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Gatineau liquor store workers to tour MNAs' offices on one-day strike Wednesday 2018-08-22 [The Citizen]

Liquor board employees to hold second 1-day strike on Wednesday 2018-08-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Overtime strike at the STM could be postponed 2018-08-19 [The Gazette]

Liquor board employees to hold second one-day strike on Wednesday 2018-08-19 [CTV]

STM maintenance workers need to provide more services during an overtime strike, tribunal rules 2018-08-19 [CBC]

SPGQ Union Workers to Protest in Front of Casino de Montreal as Part of Strike Action against Loto-Québec’s Offer 2018-08-18 [Casino Reports]

STM maintenance workers to begin refusing overtime starting Saturday 2018-08-18 [CBC]

STM maintenance workers refuse to work overtime, delays expected 2018-08-17 [The Gazette]

SAQ Employees Are Going On Strike In Quebec Next Week 2018-08-17 [MTL Blog]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of CUPE after six years as Secretary-Treasurer, becoming the first woman to lead a major union in North American history. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]