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YEU/PSAC agree to tentative deal 2019-06-11 [The Daily Star]

Many Rivers counselling staff get lay off notices, as Yukon gov't withholds funding 2019-02-21 [CBC]

Union angry as Many Rivers 'pursuing every option' to keep doors open 2019-02-21 [CBC]

Strike 'narrowly averted' for Yukon hospital workers after tentative deal reached 2019-02-17 [CBC]

Yukon hospital workers return strike mandate as mediation talks begin 2019-02-15 [CBC]

Hospital workers are holding a strike vote this week 2019-02-07 [The News]

Hospital workers hold strike vote, union says workload is main issue 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Many Rivers breaks silence on dispute 2019-01-26 [The Daily Star]

Many Rivers workers set to go back to work 2019-01-23 [The News]

Many Rivers counselling staff accept new contract, ending strike 2019-01-23 [CBC]

Teachers get wage hikes, benefit improvements in new contract 2019-01-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Many Rivers strike in Yukon extends over 70 days 2019-01-16 [Rank and File]

Jobs uncertain for Whitehorse shelter workers 2019-01-03 [CBC]

Decision will improve workers’ safety: YEU 2019-01-01 [The Daily Star]

Many Rivers workers vow to stand firm 2018-12-20 [The Star]

No end in sight for Yukon strike after almost 50 days on picket line 2018-12-20 [CBC]

Study up on Many Rivers strike, Hanson urges cabinet ministers 2018-12-11 [The Daily Star]

Whitehorse bylaw officers warn striking workers over noise issues 2018-11-24 [CBC]

Many Rivers workers in Yukon go on strike 2018-11-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Reform Slate in North Pole Elves Union Challenges Cozy-with-Santa Leadership 2018-11-23 [Labor Notes]

Many Rivers’ AGM deemed invalid by YG: union 2018-11-21 [The Daily Star]

Why are we On Strike? 2018-11-13 [PSAC]

Striking workers allege assault and threats 2018-11-10 [The News]

Union VP alleges former Yukon premier assaulted him on the picket line 2018-11-10 [CBC]

Driver tried to run down workers on picket line in Whitehorse, say non-profit employees 2018-11-09 [CBC]

Twelve months and a strike: Many Rivers workers serve strike notice 2018-11-01 [The News]

Many Rivers workers plan to strike Friday 2018-11-01 [The Star]

Shortage of substitute teachers 'worrisome' says Union 2018-10-16 [CBC]

YFL must prove legal status: YG 2018-08-22 [The Star]

Federation of Labour loses government funding 2018-08-17 [CBC]

'Clean out' Yukon's social services department, says union head 2018-07-20 [CBC]

Optics around office closure ‘horrible’: YEU 2018-06-16 [The Star]

Union members ratify city contract 2018-04-28 [The News]

Mayor, union head praise negotiating teams 2018-04-18 [The Star]

Mediation sees last-minute tentative pact 2018-04-17 [The Daily Star]

Strike out: Union, City of Whitehorse reach new collective agreement 2018-04-17 [The News]

City workers strike averted in Whitehorse after 11th-hour deal reached 2018-04-16 [CBC]

Union serves City of Whitehorse with strike notice 2018-04-14 [The News]

Whitehorse city workers give notice of possible strike Monday 2018-04-13 [CBC]

City of Whitehorse, union reach agreement on essential services ahead of mediation 2018-04-12 [The News]

Lower wages, no benefits: Substitute teachers in Yukon petition to join union 2018-04-11 [CBC]

Essential services set out in agreement 2018-04-07 [The Daily Star]

Whitehorse transit workers opt for work-to-rule 2018-03-22 [The News]

Whitehorse Transit cancels some runs as union works to rule 2018-03-20 [The News]

Some buses won’t run today, city says 2018-03-20 [The Daily Star]

Transit workers opt for work-to-rule campaign 2018-03-19 [CBC]

Transit worker serve City of Whitehorse strike notice 2018-03-17 [The News]

Whitehorse bus drivers set strike deadline for Monday 2018-03-17 [CBC]

Job action looms as City of Whitehorse workers vote to strike 2018-03-15 [The News]

Union hopes strike action can be averted 2018-03-14 [The Daily Star]

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]