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Support Owen Sound strikers on social media  ActNOW!  2018-07-18 [NUPGE]

 VIDEO 'A huge toll': Goderich salt mine strike ends, but anger lingers 2018-07-18 [The Free Press]

Chatham-Kent Council Unanimously Votes to Increase Emergency Coverage 2018-07-18 [SEIU]

Ford cuts could cost 300 jobs, 60 beds at Health Sciences North, union warns 2018-07-18 [CBC]

Pension, benefits maintained as Ontario mine workers ratify collective agreement 2018-07-18 [Benefits Canada]

Liquor board workers stage 1-day walkout as pressure tactic 2018-07-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

PCs to order remaining striking York U education staff back to work 2018-07-17 [The Star]

Port Arthur Health Centre strike raised at Queen's Park  ActNOW!  2018-07-17 [TBNewswatch]

Ford must stop 'bad boss' doctors, say Presidents of OPSEU and Unifor 2018-07-17 [OPSEU]

Statement by CUPE National President Mark Hancock on Ontario Bill 2 2018-07-17 [CUPE]

CUPW workers hold rally at Tecumseh post office 2018-07-17 [CTV]

Workers at Goderich salt mine accept deal to end 12-week strike 2018-07-17 [CBC]

Canada Post workers stage information picket in Tecumseh 2018-07-17 [The Star]

Unifor, Compass Minerals reach tentative agreement in Ontario 2018-07-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Premier Ford’s back-to-work legislation will violate civil liberties, hurt students 2018-07-17 [CCLA]

 VIDEO Union leaders speak out against back-to-work legislation to end York University strike 2018-07-17 [Global]

Strike at Goderich mine ends after collective agreement ratified 2018-07-17 [Unifor]

Forcing York University staff back to work harms quality of education 2018-07-17 [The Star]

Family Health Team Strike Talks To Resume 2018-07-16 [Bayshore Broadcasting]

Salt mine operator gives striking workers final offer 2018-07-16 [The Free Press]

Compass Minerals and Unifor reach tentative deal in Goderich salt mine strike 2018-07-16 [CBC]

Rally and information picket planned for Tecumseh post office 2018-07-16 [CTV]

Striking staff to demand Ontario improve wages for private health care workers  ActNOW!  2018-07-16 [CBC]

Union ups ante in defence of striking workers  ActNOW!  2018-07-16 [The Chronicle-Journal]

Breakthrough? Deal may end three-month Goderich mine strike 2018-07-15 [The Free Press]

Unifor and Compass Minerals reach tentative agreement 2018-07-15 [Unifor]

OPSEU demands Owen Sound doctors 'stop playing games' 2018-07-14 [OPSEU]

City ends bid to overturn pay equity case 2018-07-14 [The Star]

No end to hallway medicine possible with spending cuts; Sudbury hospitals stand to lose many more beds and hundreds of staff 2018-07-14 [CUPE]

Premier Doug Ford won’t end hallway medicine, union says 2018-07-14 [The Examiner]

Auto sector watching trade talks 2018-07-13 [The Business Weekly]

Unifor and Compass Minerals to continue negotiations 2018-07-13 [Unifor]

Speech from the Throne fails to reflect workers' priorities 2018-07-13 [Unifor]

Union warns of possible hospital cuts which Fedeli denies 2018-07-13 [Bay Today]

The First Bill 148 Cases: Overview Of Key New ESA Decisions 2018-07-13 [Mondaq]

OFL disappointed by government push toward privatization 2018-07-12 [OFL]

Far from ending hallway medicine, North Bay stands to lose 37 more hospital beds, more than 150 staff under Ford programs 2018-07-12 [CUPE]

Cutting off workers from benefits at 65 unconstitutional, human rights tribunal rules 2018-07-12 [The Star]

Hamilton woman charged in $1M hospital union fraud 2018-07-12 [Global]

Waterfront hotel builder penalized for using non-union workers 2018-07-12 [TBNewsWatch]

More Picketers At Owen Sound Health Team 2018-07-12 [Bayshore Broadcasting]

Goderich mine strike: Optimism, fear mix for pickets as talks resume 2018-07-12 [The Free Press]

Goderich strikers' big gamble may pay off 2018-07-12 [The Free Press]

Workers ratify new deal with Highland Ford in Sault Ste. Marie 2018-07-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Negotiations to end strike at Goderich, Ont., salt mine to resume Thursday 2018-07-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ford government begins its mandate by violating workers’ rights 2018-07-12 [CUPE]

Union draws parallels between PA Health Centre and Owen Sound strikes 2018-07-11 [TBNewsWatch]

Workers of Casino Ajax Would Go on Strike if No Fair Settlement Is Reached, Says Unifor 2018-07-11 [Casino Reports]

Unifor and Compass Minerals return to negotiations 2018-07-11 [Unifor]

 VIDEO Union says Goderich salt mine strike 'not about the money,' but that couldn't be further from the truth 2018-07-11 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, who became the first woman to lead a national union in North America when she was elected President of CUPE in 1975. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

15-07-1946 Steelworkers Local 1005 members walked off the job at Stelco, pressing for higher wages, a 40-hour work week and regular dues deduction. The bitter strike lasted for 81 days. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]