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100 Days of Ford: Shut Down the Province to Stop the Cuts! 2018-10-15 [CUPW]

Union holds Day of Action to remember “historic” college strike 2018-10-15 [Blackburn]

Workers at The Shopping Channel in Mississauga ratify new agreement 2018-10-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Spectrum Healthcare workers in Toronto ratify first agreement 2018-10-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

MPAC workers ratify 4-year contract 2018-10-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

'It's not a puddle': Labour council releases photo of water leaked into LRT tunnel 2018-10-12 [The Citizen]

How the Progressive Conservatives are chipping away at workers’ rights 2018-10-11 [TVO]

“Library workers make libraries great”: Mississauga Public Library workers celebrate Library Week 2018-10-11 [CUPE]

Unifor members make significant gains at Hyatt Regency 2018-10-10 [Unifor]

'Labour is essential': Living wage about more than just economics 2018-10-10 [CBC]

With new labour laws on the chopping block, what’s at stake for Ontario’s workers? 2018-10-10 [The Star]

J.H. McNairn workers in Whitby, Ont., sign new agreement 2018-10-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Peterborough, Ont., public-health nurses head to conciliation 2018-10-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Air Georgian pilots’ union ALPA files unfair labour complaint 2018-10-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Municipal Election 2018 2018-10-09 [ETFO]

OPSEU alerts Ontario Securities Commission to eyebrow raising cannabis connections 2018-10-09 [OPSEU]

'Doug Ford – not Bill 148 – is the real job-killer’: Thomas 2018-10-09 [OPSEU]

ONA Welcomes New Registered Nurse Members from Chartwell Wynfield Long-Term Care 2018-10-09 [ONA]

Peterborough Public Health Nurses Head to Conciliation 2018-10-09 [ONA]

Doug Ford’s Plan to scrap Bill 148 is misguided and mean-spirited 2018-10-09 [OFL]

Hospital’s closing century-old laundry and killing jobs is out of step with municipal candidates’ push to boost local economy 2018-10-07 [CUPE]

City hall's inside workers approve new deal 2018-10-07 [The Free Press]

Air Georgian flight attendants sign tentative agreement 2018-10-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ford’s WSIB: Premium cuts for employers, austerity for injured workers 2018-10-04 [Rank and File]

Protesters rally against layoffs, cuts at Copper Terrace 2018-10-04 [Blackburn]

Lambton paramedics threatening strike action 2018-10-04 [Blackburn]

TTC faces workplace safety charges in death of track worker 2018-10-03 [The Star]

Ford vows to scrap key Liberal labour reform legislation 2018-10-02 [CBC]

Chatham rally to oppose health care cuts 2018-10-02 [Unifor]

County of Lambton paramedics heading toward strike position after contract talks break down 2018-10-02 [SEIU]

Lambton County paramedics vote in favour of strike action 2018-10-02 [CBC]

USMCA framework achieves auto gains 2018-10-02 [Unifor]

Week of attacks may mark beginning of Ford’s war on workers 2018-10-01 [OPSEU]

Ford turning Ontario into the 'wild west of cannabis,' and municipalities will pay the price 2018-10-01 [OPSEU]

October is Women’s History Month 2018-10-01 [ONA]

Ford government boosts big business at injured workers’ expense 2018-10-01 [CUPE]

PCs’ guns for hire report makes it more certain that at least 3,500 Ontario hospital beds and 16,500 staff will be cut 2018-10-01 [CUPE]

Ford takes on $15 and Fairness 2018-10-01 [Rank and File]

Ford reading from Harris’ playbook 2018-10-01 [Rank and File]

Western University faculty vote 94 per cent in favour of strike action 2018-09-30 [Global]

 VIDEO Protesters urge Kingston Chamber of Commerce to change stance on minimum wage 2018-09-30 [Global]

Community and labour groups urge Premier Ford to stand up to corporate lobby groups by protecting $15 minimum wage 2018-09-29 [OFL]

Postal workers hold morning act of solidarity 2018-09-29 [Bay Today]

Unifor condemns Retail Council of Canada's attack on equal pay 2018-09-29 [Unifor]

First contract ratified at Weechi-it-te-win family services in Fort Frances, Ont. 2018-09-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Oldcastle BE strike settled as new deal ratified 2018-09-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Toronto airport security screeners ratify new agreement 2018-09-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Canada post labour dispute could play havoc on elections 2018-09-28 [The Star]

Unifor Members Ratify First Contract At Weechi-it-te-win Family Services 2018-09-27 [Unifor]

Union keeps transit in forefront of Hamilton’s municipal election campaign 2018-09-27 [Global]

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]