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Ottawa considering 'significant and meaningful' compensation for privacy breach victims [CBC] 2020-01-15

Public elementary school teachers in Toronto, York and Ottawa announce 1-day strike Monday [CBC] 2020-01-15

Saskatchewan Where are the Officers? OHS Officers Absent at Canadian Refinery Lockout [OHS Online] 2020-01-13

Ontario Toronto Uber drivers first to apply for unionization in Canada [UFCW Canada] 2020-01-13

Alberta ATA President Jason Schilling Responds to Arbitration Decision [ATA] 2020-01-11

Manitoba Lockout lifted at Winnipeg Tim Hortons location [CBC] 2020-01-11

RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week January 6 to 10, 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-01-11

Ontario CarePartners imposes rejected contract on homecare workers [Rank and File] 2020-01-10

 VIDEO  Manitoba Tim Hortons Tweet To Harry And Meghan Backfires Spectacularly [Huffington Post] 2020-01-10

Ontario Stakes for future of public education high- ETFO to escalate strike action starting Monday [ETFO] 2020-01-10


Today's labour news

Ontario Internal union polling shows support for teachers in labour fight with province 2020-01-17 [CP24]

Ontario Toronto Uber drivers first to apply for unionization in Canada 2020-01-17 [UFCW]

Manitoba Food processing members at Maple Leaf Foods build a better life – UFCW 832 2020-01-17 [UFCW]

Saskatchewan Unifor members across Canada bolster Regina picket lines 2020-01-17 [Unifor]

Ontario Ford slams teachers' union leaders, says province will not back off wage cap 2020-01-17 [CBC]

Ontario Ontario’s 4 teachers’ unions are engaged in job actions. Here’s what they’re fighting for 2020-01-17 [Global News]

Labor unions turn their back on US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement 2020-01-17 [WNCT]

CAUT in solidarity with India anti-government protesters 2020-01-17 [CAUT]

CAUT urges review of labour relations at UNBC 2020-01-17 [CAUT]

Ottawa considering 'significant and meaningful' compensation for privacy breach victims 2020-01-15 [CBC]

Public elementary school teachers in Toronto, York and Ottawa announce 1-day strike Monday 2020-01-15 [CBC]

 VIDEO Ontario High school teachers in 16 boards including Durham and Hamilton hold one-day strike 2020-01-15 [CP24]

Ontario Parents brace for teacher walkouts 2020-01-15 [CBC]

Ontario Scope of job action by teachers widens 2020-01-15 [CBC]

Ontario Ottawa on strike: Scenes from pickets past Social Sharing 2020-01-15 [CBC]

Ontario E-leaning is the new ORNGE 2020-01-15 [NUPGE]

Instacart workers are organizing national boycott to reinstate a default 10 percent tip 2020-01-14 [The Verge]

Saskatchewan Refinery strike travels to Weyburn as more blockades restrict access to Co-op gas 2020-01-14 [Global News]

Ontario Unifor and GRT reach deal on new collective agreement 2020-01-14 [Unifor]

Ontario Toronto Uber drivers first to apply for unionization in Canada 2020-01-14 [Indo-Canadian Voice]

NUPGE calls on Prime Minister to take further action on Rohingya crisis 2020-01-14 [NUPGE]

Saskatchewan Amid labour dispute, Unifor blocks access to Weyburn Co-op properties 2020-01-14 [980 CJME]

Newfoundland and Labrador Unifor Avoids Strike Action as Loblaw Negotiations Continue 2020-01-13 [VOCM]

Canadian Workers Get Fewer Paid Vacation Days Than Nearly Any Other Country in the Industrialized World 2020-01-13 [Press Progress]

Alberta While Canada reports a decent jobs rebound, Alberta’s unemployment rises 2020-01-13 [AFL]

Ontario ATU Canada Stands With Thunder Bay Bus Operators Demanding Bus Shields 2020-01-13 [ATU Canada]

British Columbia BCTF statement of solidarity with Iranian-Canadians 2020-01-13 [BCTF]

Newfoundland and Labrador Plant Workers Applaud Announcement for Safety Sector Council 2020-01-13 [FFAW/Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador Demand Action on Seal Overpopulation 2020-01-13 [FFAW/Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador South Coast Harvesters Call for Immediate Action to Protect Cod Fishery 2020-01-13 [FFAW/Unifor]

Nova Scotia Federation of Labour continues to support the Treaty Camp against Alton Gas 2020-01-13 [NSFL]

Saskatchewan SGEU members voice concerns about the need for better addictions services 2020-01-13 [NUPGE]

Corporate Income Tax Freedom Day in first week of January 2020-01-13 [NUPGE]

Ontario ONA Calls on Province to Charge Southlake Regional Health Centre - Deadline approaches to hold employer accountable for critical injuries to a front-line nurse 2020-01-13 [ONA]

Ontario OSSTF/FEESO to hold one-day walkout in selected locations on January 15, 2020 2020-01-13 [OSSTF]

Ontario Arbitrator awards OPSEU pharm techs big wage increase 2020-01-13 [OPSEU]

Ontario Statement on the deaths of two OPSEU members 2020-01-13 [OPSEU]

Ontario PSAC mourns members lost in Iran airline crash 2020-01-13 [PSAC]

Saskatchewan Battlefords health care workers say region needs detox centre 2020-01-13 [SUN]

Alberta UFCW 401 activists help the homeless over the holidays 2020-01-13 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario Uber drivers’ union welcomes new Toronto training program for ride-hailing drivers, calls for further reforms 2020-01-13 [UFCW Canada]

British Columbia UFCW 1518 wins wage increase for all MEC locations in B.C. 2020-01-13 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW participates in Disability and Work in Canada Conference 2020-01-13 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario New Agreements Benefit Steelworkers, Ivaco Rolling Mills 2020-01-13 [USW]

Saskatchewan Unifor turns tables on FCL with lockout 2020-01-13 [Unifor]

Unifor bargains paid domestic violence leave where legislation falls short 2020-01-13 [Unifor]

Unifor members picket Co-op across Western Canada 2020-01-13 [Unifor]

Saskatchewan Where are the Officers? OHS Officers Absent at Canadian Refinery Lockout 2020-01-13 [OHS Online]

Ontario Elementary teachers ramp up job action: no field trips, extra-curriculars 2020-01-13 [The National Post]

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This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

7-01-1949 Quebec Premier Duplessis' UN government introduces a new labour code that directly attacks the province's labour movement. [more]

8-01-2007 The 21,000 members of ACTRA, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, begin the first strike in their 64-year history. An agreement is reached after 17 months of bargaining. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

24-01-2009 Le Journal de Montréal declares a lockout in an attempt to “gigify” the workers' collective agreement. The dispute lasts for 764 days. [more]

24-01-1979 The first bank strike in Canadian history begins when workers picket branches of La Banque d'épargne de la cité et du district de Montréal. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

26-01-1983 Instructors at Quebec CEGEPs walk out, beginning a Common Front strike against rollbacks in collective agreements introduced by the Parti Québécois. Primary and high school teachers and other public sector workers join the protest. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is sent to prison for defying a back-to-work law. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]