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Why Canada's nurses are speaking out for large-scale climate action [CFNU] 2019-09-22

Climate Crisis – Climate Strike [CUPW] 2019-09-22

British Columbia Hotel workers amp up strike action on busy Vancouver weekend [The Sun] 2019-09-22

Alberta Rethinking Alberta’s essential services legislation [Rank and File] 2019-09-21

We have only nine years left: unions support global climate strikes [RadioLabour] 2019-09-21

CUPE supports the Global Week of Climate Action [CUPE] 2019-09-21

CUPE appalled by photos and video of Trudeau in brownface and blackface [CUPE] 2019-09-20

British Columbia Unionized workers launch walkout at 3 upscale Vancouver hotels [CBC] 2019-09-20

Quebec Frustrated Gatineau nurses stage 2nd sit-in in 2 days [CBC] 2019-09-19

National building unions launch election website [The Daily Commercial News] 2019-09-19








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Why Canada's nurses are speaking out for large-scale climate action 2019-09-22 [CFNU]

Climate Crisis – Climate Strike 2019-09-22 [CUPW]

Quebec The Situation at Groupe Capitales Médias and Its Domino Effect on The Canadian Press / La Presse canadienne 2019-09-22 [CWA Canada]

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation supports School Strike for Climate movement 2019-09-22 [BCTF]

British Columbia Campaign demands paid leave for workers experiencing violence  ActNOW!  2019-09-22 [BCFed]

Alberta Report recommendations would destabilize public education 2019-09-22 [ATA]

GM lays off thousands of workers as plants lie idle in labor union strike 2019-09-22 [NBC]

British Columbia Research assistants aren’t represented as university employees — here’s why they should be 2019-09-22 [The Peak]

Ontario Sault Area Hospital will see $26.5 million in healthcare cuts by 2023: CUPE 2019-09-22 [Today]

British Columbia Vancouver film and TV editors want bigger slice of the American pie 2019-09-22 [Vancouver is Awesome]

Nova Scotia Paramedics could see new contract early next month, union says 2019-09-22 [Today]

British Columbia Vancouver hotel says it's open to negotiation with union after lunch-hour strike 2019-09-22 [CBC]

British Columbia Hotel workers amp up strike action on busy Vancouver weekend 2019-09-22 [The Sun]

Take the Plant, Save the Planet: The Case For Nationalization and Conversion of the Oshawa GM Plant 2019-09-22 [The Bullet / Russ Christianson]

Would it be crazy to nationalize the Oshawa General Motors plant? 2019-09-22 [Toronto Star]

Manitoba A Step Towards Removing Winnipeg’s Invasive Library Security 2019-09-21 [Rank and File]

Alberta Rethinking Alberta’s essential services legislation 2019-09-21 [Rank and File]

Teachers unions are fighting to preserve public education 2019-09-21 [rabble]

We have only nine years left: unions support global climate strikes 2019-09-21 [RadioLabour]

British Columbia City of Vancouver outside workers open municipal bargaining with eyes on affordability 2019-09-21 [CUPE]

CUPE supports the NDP plan to expand health care to include dental 2019-09-21 [CUPE]

CUPE supports the Global Week of Climate Action 2019-09-21 [CUPE]

Ontario North Bay hospital’s funding cut will climb to $32 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives 2019-09-21 [CUPE]

Ontario Unifor supports Ontario Human Rights Commission recommendations to end racial profiling in law enforcement 2019-09-21 [Unifor]

Manitoba Transit union reaches tentative agreement with city 2019-09-21 [CBC]

Ontario Catholic teachers' union files complaint against Ontario 2019-09-21 [CBC]

Quebec Firefighters in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, Que. sign new agreement 2019-09-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Saskatchewan Workers at 7 Saskatchewan Crown corporations vote to strike 2019-09-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario GM stops vehicle assembly in Oshawa due to disruption from U.S. strike 2019-09-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE appalled by photos and video of Trudeau in brownface and blackface 2019-09-20 [CUPE]

Quebec Nurses union, regional health authority reach agreement in Outaouais 2019-09-20 [CBC]

British Columbia Union blames Ottawa for job losses at Delta steel plant 2019-09-20 [CITY]

Saskatchewan Workers at seven Crown corporations set to strike 2019-09-20 [Unifor]

Why a 'just transition' doesn't have to pit jobs against the environment 2019-09-20 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador FISH-NL Raids FFAW Meeting, Physically Escorted Out by Harvesters 2019-09-20 [VOCM]

Ontario CUPE takes on the Ford administration 2019-09-20 [The Excalibur]

Saskatchewan Unifor strike affecting multiple Crown corporations could start Sept. 30 2019-09-20 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Freedom of expression or personal attack? Nurse appeals fine for Facebook post 2019-09-20 [Today]

British Columbia Picket lines go up at three downtown Vancouver hotels—Hyatt Regency, Pinnacle Vancouver, and Westin Bayshore 2019-09-20 [The Georgia Straight]

The NDP is MIA on bold labour proposals 2019-09-20 [The Conversation]

Newfoundland and Labrador Police called as FISH-NL execs crash FFAW meeting in Baie Verte 2019-09-20 [CBC]

British Columbia Union says mediated negotiation with WFP has been ‘disappointing’ 2019-09-20 [The Gazette]

Ontario Union pickets base over dispute with contractor 2019-09-20 [The Intelligencer]

British Columbia Vancouver Hotel Strike Sees Nearly 1,000 Workers Walk Off The Job 2019-09-20 [Huffington Post]

Saskatchewan Unifor gives strike notice to SaskTel; job action to begin Sept. 30 unless deal reached 2019-09-20 [The Leader-Post]

Ontario Bargaining continues for OPSEU educational workers 2019-09-20 [NUPGE]

Northwest Territories Union of Northern Workers looking to generate dialogue with election report card 2019-09-20 [My Yellowknife]

British Columbia 'Indefinite' strike launched at 3 downtown Vancouver hotels 2019-09-20 [The Daily Hive]

British Columbia Unionized workers launch walkout at 3 upscale Vancouver hotels 2019-09-20 [CBC]

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This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick, with James L. Sugrue as president. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télesphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]