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Battle of the Hors D’oeuvres rescheduled due to casino strike 2018-04-26 [CTV]

Cornwall municipal workers could be on strike by mid-May 2018-04-26 [Seaway News]

LIUNA slams Ontario ICI formwork legislation 2018-04-26 [The Daily Commercial News]

Protesters disrupt speech by Kathleen Wynne to voice outrage at seven-week York University strike 2018-04-25 [The Star]

Minimum wage increase better than tax cut 2018-04-25 [NUPGE]

Hospital workers win new violence language, no concessions in provincial contract 2018-04-25 [CUPE]

Caesars Windsor strike debated at Queen's Park, more cancellations announced 2018-04-25 [CBC]

Air Canada faces seatbelt, vehicle defect charges after death of Toronto baggage handler 2018-04-25 [CBC]

Unifor delivers strike mandate to Lear Corporation in Ajax 2018-04-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Owen Sound Health Workers Reject Offer 2018-04-23 [Bayshore Broadcasting]

'The casino is trying to starve us out' 2018-04-23 [The Star]

Unifor head rallies striking Caesars Windsor workers 2018-04-23 [CTV]

Dozens of auto workers protest new labour laws in Toronto 2018-04-23 [CBC]

Union rally shows support for striking casino workers 2018-04-23 [CBC]

Rally To Support Caesars Workers Sunday 2018-04-22 [Blackburn]

In impasse over contract talks, TTC union cancels overtime for transit workers 2018-04-21 [The Star]

Burnout, turnover concern PSWs 2018-04-21 [The Star]

Casino Sides Far Apart 2018-04-21 [The Square]

Leaked internal memo on election coverage roils journalists at Toronto Sun 2018-04-21 [Unifor]

Western University, graduate teaching assistants, reach tentative deal 2018-04-21 [The Free Press]

Hospital workers rally in Kenora 2018-04-21 [Kenora Online]

Workers at Toronto’s East Metro Youth Services join UFCW 2018-04-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

You support pay equity? Tell me how much you make 2018-04-20 [The Citizen]

 VIDEO York University offers tuition credits to students affected by strike 2018-04-20 [Global]

PEL Days Review For Auto Sector 2018-04-20 [The Square]

Minimum wage increase better than tax cut 2018-04-20 [NUPGE]

Slim April sales for some as Caesars strike continues 2018-04-20 [CBC]

Unifor organizes solidarity rally for striking Caesars Windsor workers 2018-04-20 [Unifor]

CUPE 2424 wins pension security in month-long strike 2018-04-19 [Rank and File]

Their fight is our fight: Students and contract faculty support 3903 strike 2018-04-19 [Rank and File]

Subsidizing Mondelez in Canada: the Ontario government's 22 million dollar cash gift 2018-04-19 [IUF]

Union says TTC 'abandoned negotiations' amid contract talks 2018-04-19 [CTV]

Talks stall between Caesars Windsor and union 2018-04-19 [CTV]

Unifor Members at Northern Youth Centre Agree to New Contract 2018-04-19 [89.5 The Lake]

Woodstock Hospital workers in Ontario join OPSEU 2018-04-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Health Care Workers Rally For Contract 2018-04-18 [TBNewsWatch]

Talks Set To Begin As Caesars Windsor Strike Marches On 2018-04-18 [Blackburn]

Caesars, Unifor set to get back to bargaining amid ongoing strike 2018-04-18 [CBC]

Liberals introduce bill setting pay rates for workers under government contracts 2018-04-18 [The Globe and Mail]

Hamilton hospital staff join province-wide rallies Wednesday 2018-04-18 [CUPE]

Health care workers demand respect in province-wide rallies 2018-04-18 [Unifor]

TTC walks away from bargaining table as contract talks with union break down 2018-04-18 [CBC]

GTA Hospital Workers Demand Change 2018-04-18 [In]

Deadline Set For Windsor Star Strike 2018-04-17 [The Square]

UFCW engages students, young workers at George Brown Labour Fair 2018-04-17 [UFCW]

Workers at Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada join the union 2018-04-17 [UFCW]

Celebrate Nursing Week 2018! 2018-04-17 [ONA]

Striking against precarious work at York 2018-04-15 [Rank and File]

Reject Liberal opportunism, NDP cynicism and Ford 2018-04-15 [Rank and File]

 VIDEO CUPE Local 3903 Kills the Rat April 9, 2018 2018-04-15 [rabble]

This month in labour history

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress marks the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [more]