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New Brunswick Bathurst workers reject city's latest offer as lockout enters third week [CBC] 2019-08-17

Ontario Crisis in long-term care exposed by Ontario inquiry into murders [NUPGE] 2019-08-17

New Brunswick Blair Doucet Youth Summer Camp: NBFL’s Crown Jewel [NBFL] 2019-08-16

Newfoundland and Labrador Processors Fabricate Excuses for Illegal Cod Lockout [FFAW] 2019-08-16

Ontario Town of Widows [Rank and File] 2019-08-16

Ontario Bargaining stalled for Ontario’s education workers [Rank and File] 2019-08-15

Ontario CUPW Statement: Foodora Unionization Vote [CUPW] 2019-08-14

A&W tells anti-union conference it keeps a 'watch list' [Press Progress] 2019-08-14

Ontario CUPE school board leaders endorse job action in defence of high-quality services for students [CUPE] 2019-08-14

Loblaws is off the legal hook for the Rana Plaza disaster say the Supremes [CBC] 2019-08-12








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Today's labour news

Ontario Labour readying to parade in Sarnia 2019-08-17 [The Observer]

Manitoba Health Authority pulls 'whistleblower hotline' proposal 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Manitoba Dispute between city, transit drivers scaring riders who depend on bus, councillors say 2019-08-17 [CBC]

New Brunswick Bathurst workers reject city's latest offer as lockout enters third week 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Saskatchewan FR Bargaining reaches an impasse with SaskEnergy 2019-08-17 [Unifor]

Ontario High school teachers will be in class for first day of school, union leader says 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Union says rejected SaskTel offer is 'an insult to all our members' 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Ontario Unifor making headway for Oshawa auto parts workers 2019-08-17 [CM]

Manitoba Winnipeg Transit union cuts wage demand in return for scheduling concessions 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Ontario Crisis in long-term care exposed by Ontario inquiry into murders 2019-08-17 [NUPGE]

Prince Edward Island UPSE releases results of workplace violence survey 2019-08-17 [NUPGE]

Labour standards in the US and Canada 2019-08-16 [Oats for Breakfast]

New Brunswick Blair Doucet Youth Summer Camp: NBFL’s Crown Jewel 2019-08-16 [NBFL]

Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesters Welcome Minister’s Announcement of Task Team on Seals 2019-08-16 [FFAW]

Newfoundland and Labrador Processors Fabricate Excuses for Illegal Cod Lockout 2019-08-16 [FFAW]

Alberta Doug O'Halloran, UFCW 401 president, signs off with dignity and courage 2019-08-16 [rabble]

Nova Scotia Northern Pulp and Unifor 2019-08-16 [Rank and File]

Ontario Town of Widows 2019-08-16 [Rank and File]

Austerity Without End 2019-08-15 [The Bullet]

Federal government announces positive changes to drug pricing regulations 2019-08-15 [CLC]

Saskatchewan RFP for whistleblower hotline a waste of money and an insult to staff 2019-08-15 [CUPE]

When Climate Change Becomes Personal 2019-08-15 [Our Times]

Ontario Bargaining stalled for Ontario’s education workers 2019-08-15 [Rank and File]

Quebec Union lobbying for rehiring of health and safety inspector on REM site 2019-08-14 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Outside buyers allowed in cod market as fishermen protest in St. John's, Old Perlican 2019-08-14 [CBC]

Manitoba Transit workers vote on contract as bus service shutdown looms 2019-08-14 [CBC]

Ontario CUPW Statement: Foodora Unionization Vote 2019-08-14 [CUPW]

A&W tells anti-union conference it keeps a 'watch list' 2019-08-14 [Press Progress]

Ontario Foodora union voting ends but battle to unionize far from resolved 2019-08-14 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Placentia's mayor needs to focus less on grandstanding, more on finalizing new contract 2019-08-14 [CUPE]

Ontario CUPE school board leaders endorse job action in defence of high-quality services for students 2019-08-14 [CUPE]

Ontario CUPE calls for Conservative government to conduct independent review of decision to close pathology service 2019-08-14 [CUPE]

Ontario Upper Canada District School Board 'hypocritical' for prioritizing management jobs over services for students 2019-08-14 [CUPE]

British Columbia Sex worker support groups join forces, hope to create provincial 'bad date' list 2019-08-13 [The Sun]

Newfoundland and Labrador Now is the Time for a $15 Minimum Wage 2019-08-12 [NLFL]

British Columbia Sessional lecturers and music instructors in contract talks with UVic 2019-08-12 [The Times-Colonist]

Nova Scotia Lisa Cameron tells us how to get ahead of our bad bosses 2019-08-12 [The Coast]

Manitoba City's new actions seen as 'bullying' bus drivers 2019-08-12 [The Free Press]

Loblaws is off the legal hook for the Rana Plaza disaster say the Supremes 2019-08-12 [CBC]

Ontario Push to unionize Foodora could be ‘watershed moment’ for Canadian gig economy 2019-08-12 [Global]

Foodora is Pushing Anti-Union Propaganda to Gig Economy Workers Through Its Mobile App 2019-08-12 [Press Progress]

Manitoba Transit battle heats up, as ATU files complaint with city's integrity commissioner 2019-08-12 [CBC]

Why some gig workers are pushing to unionize 2019-08-09 [The Globe and Mail]

Manitoba City amps up pressure on transit workers amid broken-down contract negotiations 2019-08-09 [CBC]

Ontario Toronto Foodora Couriers to Vote on Union Certification 2019-08-09 [iPhone in Canada]

Ontario Foodora couriers in Toronto preparing to vote on union certification 2019-08-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario 3 Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself at Work 2019-08-08 [WAC]

Ontario Casino Rama workers’ solidarity rally calls for action from province 2019-08-08 [Unifor]

Ontario UFCW celebrates Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2019-08-08 [UFCW Canada]

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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]

1-08-1928 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]

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]

31-08-2013 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]

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]