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UFCW joins unions around the world in calling on Cargill to stop union-busting in Turkey [UFCW Canada] 2020-08-09

COVID-19 outbreaks more serious in for-profit long-term care homes [NUPGE] 2020-08-09

Unions call on government to fight U.S. tariffs [CLC] 2020-08-09

Criminal charges in Fredericton workplace death a 1st for New Brunswick [CBC] 2020-08-08

British Columbia Hotel workers to hold massive 'hunger strike' outside B.C. legislature [Vancouver is Awesome] 2020-08-08

Manitoba Processing plant with COVID-19 should learn from Alberta facilities and shut down, union leaders say [CBC] 2020-08-08

Lowe’s Says It’s Hiring Someone to Lead a Team of Anti-Union Investigators to Keep Stores ‘Union Free’ [Press Progress] 2020-08-08

Prince Edward Island Foreign worker aid fails to address 'fundamental problem': Institute [CBC] 2020-08-08

Labour opposes the arms trade [This Magazine] 2020-08-07

Manitoba Union wants production halt at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant over COVID-19 cases [This Week] 2020-08-07








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Canada Must Retaliate Swiftly to Trump’s Tariffs: Steelworkers 2020-08-09 [USW]

Alberta UNA and AHS agree to continue pause on bargaining until October 15 2020-08-09 [UNA]

Nova Scotia Long-term care review must happen quickly to protect workers and residents 2020-08-09 [Unifor]

British Columbia Unifor welcomes mask requirement for Translink, B.C. Transit users 2020-08-09 [Unifor]

Unifor urges retaliation for unfair aluminum tariffs 2020-08-09 [Unifor]

Nova Scotia McNeil government punishes Northern Pulp workers for its own historical wrong-doings 2020-08-09 [Unifor]

UFCW joins unions around the world in calling on Cargill to stop union-busting in Turkey 2020-08-09 [UFCW Canada]

CWA Canada asks OPP to retract threat, apologize to CBC reporter 2020-08-09 [CWA Canada]

Ottawa Should Limit US Dairy Market Access in Response to Trump Aluminum Tariff: Teamsters Canada 2020-08-09 [Teamsters]

Quebec PSAC members at Concordia University make big gains in first collective agreement 2020-08-09 [PSAC]

PSAC pushes back against misleading reporting of federal pension plan 2020-08-09 [PSAC]

COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020-08-09 [OPSEU]

Nova Scotia NSGEU releases report Neglecting Northwood 2020-08-09 [NUPGE]

COVID-19 outbreaks more serious in for-profit long-term care homes 2020-08-09 [NUPGE]

Alberta Albertans urged to send message as Kenney muzzles health professionals 2020-08-09 [NUPGE]

Ontario Township abandons water privatization scheme 2020-08-09 [NUPGE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Lobster Settlement Tray Deployment in Lawn, Placentia Bay 2020-08-09 [FFAW/Unifor]

The Time is NOW: Letter to PM Trudeau on Extending Paid Sick Leave for all Canadians 2020-08-09 [CCU]

Unions call on government to fight U.S. tariffs 2020-08-09 [CLC]

Now more than ever, Canada desperately needs a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare program. 2020-08-09 [CFNU]

We need made-in-Canada N95 respirators 2020-08-09 [CFNU]

Ontario Solidarity with the TForce Logistics Canada Ottawa Negotiations 2020-08-09 [CUPW]

Ontario “For an OPP officer to threaten a journalist for doing their job is inappropriate, unacceptable, and likely illegal” 2020-08-09 [CWA Canada]

Alberta The UCP is Coming After the Health and Safety Rights of Albertans with Rushed Summer Consultations 2020-08-09 [AFL]

Newfoundland and Labrador Fish harvesters happy to see federal money but still have questions 2020-08-09 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers Union Launch Online Petition Asking Government to Review Teacher Allocation Model 2020-08-09 [VOCM]

 VIDEO  Le syndicat des débardeurs menace de « fermer le port de Montréal » lundi 2020-08-08 [Radio-Canada]

Ontario How Toronto can make life better for gig workers 2020-08-08 [The Standard]

British Columbia Second Fatality at Northern BC Mine Brings Calls for New Safety Regulator 2020-08-08 [The Tyee]

Criminal charges in Fredericton workplace death a 1st for New Brunswick 2020-08-08 [CBC]

Ontario Migrant worker alleges 'kidnapping' off local farm after abuse complaints 2020-08-08 [The Star]

Ontario Labour ministry orders eye protection for Rainforest Cafe servers 2020-08-08 [Review]

British Columbia Hotel workers to hold massive 'hunger strike' outside B.C. legislature 2020-08-08 [Vancouver is Awesome]

Manitoba Processing plant with COVID-19 should learn from Alberta facilities and shut down, union leaders say 2020-08-08 [CBC]

Lowe’s Says It’s Hiring Someone to Lead a Team of Anti-Union Investigators to Keep Stores ‘Union Free’ 2020-08-08 [Press Progress]

Manitoba Six more COVID-19 cases reported at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant: union 2020-08-08 [CTV]

Manitoba 10 employees at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon test positive for COVID-19 2020-08-08 [CBC]

Quebec Port of Montreal longshore workers to launch unlimited strike Monday 2020-08-08 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour Taken Off-Guard by Tone of Furey Ipolitics Article 2020-08-08 [VOCM]

Coalition calls for immediate action on pharmacare 2020-08-08 [CUPE]

Prince Edward Island Foreign worker aid fails to address 'fundamental problem': Institute 2020-08-08 [CBC]

New Brunswick ‘It’s unrealistic’: N.B. nursing home workers union questions long-term care home voting plans 2020-08-07 [Global News]

Labour opposes the arms trade 2020-08-07 [This Magazine]

Ontario Kubota workers could strike next week over 'wage disparity' 2020-08-07 [Today]

Nova Scotia Union leaders won't miss Stephen McNeil 2020-08-07 [Saltwire]

Migrant workers weigh COVID-19 risks, financial needs on Canadian farms 2020-08-07 [CTV]

Manitoba Union wants production halt at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant over COVID-19 cases 2020-08-07 [This Week]

Manitoba Opposition leaders back call to shut down Brandon Maple Leaf plant after 4 COVID-19 cases 2020-08-07 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Crosbie Meets with Union Leaders as Questions Around Provincial Economy Remain 2020-08-07 [VOCM]

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This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

1-08-1981 Almost 13,000 Steelworkers strike Stelco in Hamilton ON over wages, joint safety committees and gender-neutral contract language. [more]

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

3-08-1961 The New Democratic Party is founded with the support of the Canadian Labor Congress. [more]

9-08-1909 The Fort William longshoreman's strike begins. [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]