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Ontario Labour board rules Foodora couriers can form union [Now] 2020-02-26

Ontario With Historic Win, Foodora Couriers a Big Step Closer to Union Certification [CUPW] 2020-02-26

Ontario Elementary teachers plan new strikes in 2 weeks if no deal is reached [CBC] 2020-02-25

Ontario Tribunal delivers landmark victory to Ontario midwives in years-long pay-equity battle [The Star] 2020-02-25

British Columbia Long strike on Vancouver Island ends in settlement [IAMAW] 2020-02-24

BHM – Members share their stories – Telling Black Canadian Stories [CWA Canada] 2020-02-24

Saskatchewan Pensions are a promise - Respect the Locked-Out Refinery Workers [Our Times] 2020-02-24

COVID-19 and the Need to Confront Racism [Our Times] 2020-02-24

Ontario 'Solidarity camps' for kids build support for striking teachers [Now] 2020-02-24

New Brunswick CUPE blocks scabs at landfill, garbage service disrupted in northern New Brunswick [NB Media Co-op] 2020-02-24








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Bill introduced to try to protect healthcare workers and first responders from violence 2020-02-26 [Now]

Ontario Unifor school bus drivers ratify new contract following ownership change 2020-02-26 [Unifor]

Ontario Bombardier workers urge governments to fund Toronto transit vehicle purchase 2020-02-26 [Unifor]

Quebec 'You feel trapped': Montreal gig workers have to hustle, despite lack of labour protections 2020-02-26 [CBC]

Ontario Inquest called into death of Sudbury man at Nickel Rim South Mine 2020-02-26 [The Star]

Hundreds of activists bring union priorities to the Hill 2020-02-26 [CLC]

Ontario Work stoppage looms for Toronto’s outside employees as city, union clash over 'jobs for life’ 2020-02-26 [The Globe and Mail]

Ontario Labour board rules Foodora couriers can form union 2020-02-26 [Now]

Ontario Labour Board rules Foodora couriers are dependent contractors, eligible for union 2020-02-26 [CP24]

Ontario Foodora couriers win right to join a union in an ‘historic precedent’ for gig economy workers 2020-02-26 [The Star]

Ontario With Historic Win, Foodora Couriers a Big Step Closer to Union Certification 2020-02-26 [CUPW]

New Brunswick CUPE national leaders in solidarity with locked-out workers in Allardville 2020-02-25 [NB Media Co-op]

Saskatchewan Regina councillor wants to call on province for binding arbitration to end refinery labour dispute 2020-02-25 [Global]

Ontario City’s outside workers table new offer, want to keep job protection 2020-02-25 [The Star]

Newfoundland and Labrador Metrobus, union head for conciliation 2020-02-25 [The Telegram]

Ontario London Transit management, union throw support behind probe into workplace harassment 2020-02-25 [The Free Press]

Ontario Catholic teachers to continue job action after talks break down 2020-02-25 [TBNewsWatch]

Ontario 'We don't want to strike:' Outside workers union says it has put forward proposal that provides 'pathway to deal' 2020-02-25 [CP24]

NUPGE, Components support Australian Bushfire Relief Fund 2020-02-25 [NUPGE]

Ontario Massive show of labour might as Tories meet in Niagara Falls 2020-02-25 [NUPGE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Northern shrimp stocks a mixed bag, suggest DFO's latest numbers 2020-02-25 [CBC]

Ontario $35M lawsuit hits reality TV company over alleged unpaid wages 2020-02-25 [CBC]

Ontario Ford government must get back to the bargaining table and negotiate deals that are good for students, educators and public education 2020-02-25 [ETFO]

Ontario Elementary teachers plan new strikes in 2 weeks if no deal is reached 2020-02-25 [CBC]

Ontario Public elementary schools to remain open as union announces new job action 2020-02-25 [The Globe and Mail]

British Columbia Casino management ignored workers' warnings about money laundering, B.C. union head charges 2020-02-25 [CBC]

Ontario Tribunal delivers landmark victory to Ontario midwives in years-long pay-equity battle 2020-02-25 [The Star]

Saskatchewan 'It's rural, it's urban, it's north, it's south': Sask. teachers vote 90% in favour of sanctions 2020-02-25 [The Star-Phoenix]

Newfoundland and Labrador Talks Reportedly Break Down Between St. John’s and Metrobus Workers 2020-02-25 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE Ratifies Collective Agreements with 24 Home and Youth Care Agencies 2020-02-25 [VOCM]

Ontario CUPE 79 requests no-board in negotiations with the City of Toronto 2020-02-25 [CUPE]

CUPE backs NDP’s pharmacare bill 2020-02-25 [CUPE]

Ontario CUPE Ontario joins thousands to demonstrate at Conservative Policy Convention 2020-02-25 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia Halifax municipal workers vote in favour of job action 2020-02-25 [CUPE]

Ontario Catholic Teachers' union back at the bargaining table. 2020-02-24 [CTV]

CUPE activist Lily Chang joins Team Unite CLC election campaign 2020-02-24 [UFCW Canada]

Manitoba Social service members at Life’s Journey win major gains 2020-02-24 [UFCW Canada]

Get tough with those who suppress free expression, CWA Canada leader tells social media conference 2020-02-24 [CWA Canada]

A list of our top Phoenix-related bargaining demands 2020-02-24 [PSAC]

Ontario OSSTF/FEESO to hold one-day walkout in selected locations on February 28, 2020 2020-02-24 [OSSTF]

Ontario Home Care Nurses Head to Conciliation, Seek first collective agreement with ParaMed Home Health Care Muskoka 2020-02-24 [ONA]

NUPGE releases privatization publications 2020-02-24 [NUPGE]

Manitoba Picket at Legislature sends clear message: Build Dauphin’s Correctional and Healing Centre! 2020-02-24 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia Corporate responsibility and tax cuts: It’s time to talk about the race to the bottom 2020-02-24 [NSFL]

British Columbia Long strike on Vancouver Island ends in settlement 2020-02-24 [IAMAW]

British Columbia Pulp and Paper Mill Faces 30-Day Closure Due to Lack of Wood 2020-02-24 [CCU]

Statement on the Land Defenders in Wet’suwet’en Territory 2020-02-24 [CUPW]

BHM – Members share their stories – Telling Black Canadian Stories 2020-02-24 [CWA Canada]

British Columbia Budget 2020 invests heavily in public services and infrastructure, introduces new tax on the 1% 2020-02-24 [BCFed]

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This month in labour history

3-02-1939 The first group of Canadian veterans of the Spanish Civil War disembark at Halifax. Of the almost 1,700 Canadians who fought fascism in Spain, more than 400 were killed. Many of the volunteers were union activists and others radicalized in the 1930s. [more]

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal Minister of Education Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector. [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

13-02-1988 14,000 Alberta nurses return to work after 19 days of a diificult but successful strike against concessions. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

15-02-1912 Jewish tailors go on strike at Eaton’s in Toronto. The community unites and causes a boycott of the company. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003. It requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This sets a standard for postwar labour relations law. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

19-02-1901 The Calgary Trades and Labour Council is founded. [more]

20-02-1912 35 workers at Eaton’s in Toronto go on strike when all the workers are laid off. The strike lasts 4 months but fails. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]

26-02-1979 The Farmworkers Organizing Committee (FWOC) is established at a meeting in a room in the New Westminster library. Eight people are present including: Raj Chouhan, Harinder Mahil, Sarwan Sidhu, Pritam Singh, Amarit Pal Mann, Gurnam Sahota. [more]