Nova Scotia Premier defends bill withdrawing Crown prosecutors’ arbitration rights

Today's labour news

Manitoba Changes to Manitoba’s Public Services Sustainability Act continue to undermine fair collective bargaining 2019-10-18 [CUPE]

Manitoba Winnipeg’s Executive Policy Committee takes next step towards Living Wage Policy 2019-10-18 [CUPE]

Alberta Wood Buffalo Housing lockout ends CUPE members vote to accept mediator’s recommendations 2019-10-18 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Harvesters’ union surveys Canadian parties ahead of election 2019-10-18 [Undercurrent News]

Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Salmon Federation raises concerns about Mowi's planned Stephenville aquaculture expansion 2019-10-18 [Saltwire]

Manitoba Staff cuts 'significantly impacted' Manitoba Hydro's response to storm, union says 2019-10-18 [CBC]

Manitoba 'Toxic work environment' plagues National Microbiology Lab: workplace report 2019-10-18 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Premier defends bill withdrawing Crown prosecutors’ arbitration rights 2019-10-18 [Global]

British Columbia WFP and USW are back at the table for mediation 2019-10-18 [The Citizen]

Saskatchewan Police respond to 'Not my president' protest at Regina union meeting 2019-10-18 [The Leader-Post]

Saskatchewan Unifor and SaskEnergy meeting as union requests 'informal discussions' with Crowns 2019-10-18 [The Leader-Post]

New Brunswick Hospital laundry workers walk out, province files labour board complaint 2019-10-18 [CBC]

British Columbia New contract ends strike at 3 Vancouver hotels, but workers still off the job at Hotel Georgia 2019-10-18 [CBC]

British Columbia Workers at four Vancouver hotels agree to higher wages, job security 2019-10-18 [The Sun]

Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW says Federal Questionnaire Shows “Mixed Commitments” to Fisheries Issues 2019-10-18 [VOCM]

Nova Scotia Get rid of sick notes 2019-10-17 [Rank and File]

ATU demands a national public intercity transit service 2019-10-17 [ATU Canada]

Ontario Occupy Ford: No more workplace deaths 2019-10-17 [Rank and File]

Do union-backed strategic voting campaigns really work? 2019-10-17 [Rank and File]

Alberta Doug O'Halloran never shied from tough fights for his members 2019-10-17 [rabble]

Yukon Liberals grilled over nursing staff levels 2019-10-17 [The News]

Saskatchewan Downtown Regina businesses say Unifor strike hurting bottom line 2019-10-17 [CBC]

British Columbia Tentative agreement reached in Vancouver hotel strike 2019-10-17 [Vancouver is Awesome]

Saskatchewan Union says Co-op refinery acting in bad faith by setting up work camp in case of strike 2019-10-17 [CBC]

Alberta Letter carrier and union rep running for NDP 2019-10-17 [Today]

Ontario Elementary teachers' union says talks with Ontario government have stalled 2019-10-17 [CBC]

Quebec Mental Health: Let’s get serious about fatigue! 2019-10-17 [FIQ]

Alberta United Nurses of Alberta welcomes members from two new Calgary locals to the union 2019-10-17 [UNA]

Alberta UNA releases new resources to support Dispute Resolution Process 2019-10-17 [UNA]

Saskatchewan Unifor warns Co-op Refinery against replacement workers 2019-10-17 [Unifor]

Ontario Ford Nation under community occupation 2019-10-17 [Unifor]

Ontario Migrant workers learn about health and safety, open work permits at UFCW barbeque 2019-10-17 [UFCW Canada]

Manitoba Restaurant members at Stella’s Sherbrook achieve first contract 2019-10-17 [UFCW Canada]

Jagmeet Singh and the issues that matter most 2019-10-17 [UFCW Canada]

Alberta Douglas O’Halloran – 1952-2019 2019-10-17 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario ETFO files for conciliation after Central Bargaining talks stall 2019-10-17 [ETFO]

Conservative platform a recipe for public service job losses and service cuts 2019-10-17 [PSAC]

Ending corporate tax giveaways will help fund critical social programs 2019-10-17 [PSAC]

Ontario Rallies to save the services that save us 2019-10-17 [OPSEU]

Ontario Health consultations a political ploy, not a listening exercise: OPSEU President Thomas 2019-10-17 [OPSEU]

Ontario OSSTF/FEESO to conduct strike vote 2019-10-17 [OSSTF]

Ontario Premier Ford’s office occupied indefinitely to demand immediate action to prevent workplace deaths 2019-10-17 [OFL]

Manitoba MGEU taking legal action after Minister refuses to appoint Civil Service Arbitration Panel 2019-10-17 [NUPGE]

2019 Voter's Guide Factsheet: LGBTQI2S Rights 2019-10-17 [NUPGE]

2019 Voter's Guide Factsheet: Anti-Poverty Measures 2019-10-17 [NUPGE]

On October 21st vote to make life better for workers and their families 2019-10-17 [NSFL]

Nova Scotia The fight for decent work happens every day 2019-10-17 [NSFL]

Election 2019: Conservatives plan deep cuts to public services you rely on 2019-10-17 [PIPSC]

Vote for public science 2019-10-17 [PIPSC]

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This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees after six years as Secretary-Treasurer. She becomes the first woman in North American history to lead a major union. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

19-10-1996 When General Motors tries to break a Canadian Autoworkers strike by removing equipment, union members occupy the Oshawa plants. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]