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UFCW campaigns supporting front-line workers take off [UFCW Canada] 2020-05-24

Ontario ONA Expects a Full Public Inquiry Into Long-Term Care [ONA] 2020-05-24

Newfoundland and Labrador Mr. Jones, the Public Service has Served Us Extremely Well Throughout This Pandemic [NLFL] 2020-05-24

British Columbia COVID-19 and Sex Work: A Labour and Health Perspective [MoveUP] 2020-05-24

British Columbia Historic opportunity to build an economy that works for everyone [BCFed] 2020-05-24

British Columbia Vancouver Island grocery workers go union and fight for hazard pay [Rank and File] 2020-05-24

Could a Union-Led Work Stoppage to Combat COVID be Legal in Canada? [The Law of Work] 2020-05-24

StatCan says 13% of Canadians aren’t working—but the true number is more like 30% [Canadian Dimension] 2020-05-24

Ontario Union asks premier to take control of Scarborough long-term care home amid pandemic [CBC] 2020-05-24

RadioLabour's Canada Report May 18-22, 2020: The pandemic and women workers [RadioLabour] 2020-05-23








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New Brunswick Coronavirus: N.B. farmers relieved over lifting of temporary foreign worker ban 2020-05-24 [Global News]

Ontario Simple ‘Review’ of Long-Term Care an Injustice to Victims of Deadly Crisis 2020-05-24 [USW]

Feds Must Rescind Punitive Income Restrictions for Thousands of Canadians 2020-05-24 [USW]

Alberta $170M aid package for private long-term care illustrates failure of privatization, need for transparency 2020-05-24 [UNA]

More than 200 organizations across Canada sign open letter for #HealthCare4All 2020-05-24 [Unifor]

After pandemic, we must guard against return of austerity 2020-05-24 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW campaigns supporting front-line workers take off 2020-05-24 [UFCW Canada]

Alberta Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta 2020-05-24 [Teamsters]

Ontario OPSEU submits brief on supporting post-secondary education in the COVID-19 era 2020-05-24 [OPSEU]

Ontario OPSEU negotiates no penalty for former OPS workers who temporarily rejoin fight against COVID-19 2020-05-24 [OPSEU]

Ontario Layoffs are ‘last resort,’ Thomas tells colleges 2020-05-24 [OPSEU]

Ontario ONA Expects a Full Public Inquiry Into Long-Term Care 2020-05-24 [ONA]

New OMERS CEO must immediately fix “dangerous mismanagement” at its company LifeLabs 2020-05-24 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia Presumptive Workers’ Compensation coverage for workers who get COVID-19 2020-05-24 [NSFL]

Nova Scotia NSFL urging provincial government to extend health care coverage for residents in Nova Scotia who are uninsured 2020-05-24 [NSFL]

Newfoundland and Labrador Mr. Jones, the Public Service has Served Us Extremely Well Throughout This Pandemic 2020-05-24 [NLFL]

New Brunswick Open Letter to Premier Higgs & Members of All-party Cabinet Committee on Novel Coronavirus 2020-05-24 [NBFL]

British Columbia MoveUP named co-recipient of Labour Partnership Spirit Award 2020-05-24 [MoveUP]

British Columbia COVID-19 and Sex Work: A Labour and Health Perspective 2020-05-24 [MoveUP]

Universal Basic Income: The Magic Bullet for a Struggling EI Program? 2020-05-24 [IAMAW]

The Wage Subsidy Program: Canadian Workers’ Lifeline – Not to be taken away 2020-05-24 [IAMAW]

Quebec The FIQ’s symbolic action and the government’s response : Stop the ministerial orders and act! 2020-05-24 [FIQ]

Newfoundland and Labrador DFO Ignores Stakeholders, Institutes Rollover in Mackerel Quota for 2020 2020-05-24 [FFAW/Unifor]

Together, we will get through this 2020-05-24 [CTF]

British Columbia Historic opportunity to build an economy that works for everyone 2020-05-24 [BCFed]

British Columbia BC Boosts Pay for Workers on COVID-19 Frontlines 2020-05-24 [The Tyee]

Newfoundland and Labrador Why NL Fishers are Protesting in a Pandemic: An Explainer 2020-05-24 [The Independent]

British Columbia Vancouver Island grocery workers go union and fight for hazard pay 2020-05-24 [Rank and File]

Ontario Amazon is Asking Canadian Workers to ‘Stay Home’ If They Feel Sick. Except They Cut Unpaid Leave Last Month. 2020-05-24 [Press Progress]

Could a Union-Led Work Stoppage to Combat COVID be Legal in Canada? 2020-05-24 [The Law of Work]

Collective Bargaining in a Post-Pandemic World 2020-05-24 [The Law of Work]

Towards a “New Normal”: Labour Law Hearings Via Video-conference in the Era of COVID-19 2020-05-24 [The Law of Work]

A Crisis of Mobility: The Inherent Precarity of the Fly-In, Fly-Out Workforce 2020-05-24 [The Law of Work]

StatCan says 13% of Canadians aren’t working—but the true number is more like 30% 2020-05-24 [Canadian Dimension]

Ontario Union asks premier to take control of Scarborough long-term care home amid pandemic 2020-05-24 [CBC]

Alberta Continuing Care Workers Haven’t Received Pandemic Pay Increases Yet 2020-05-23 [Huffington Post]

Alberta Long Term Care Report 2020-05-23 [CUPE]

Alberta CUPE calls on Minister Shandro to deliver promised wages to staff at seniors’ homes 2020-05-23 [CUPE]

Paramedic Services Week 2020-05-23 [CUPE]

Ontario Increasing testing and contact tracing will keep us safe and create jobs 2020-05-23 [CUPE]

RadioLabour's Canada Report May 18-22, 2020: The pandemic and women workers 2020-05-23 [RadioLabour]

Wage rollbacks will harm the economy 2020-05-22 [NUPGE]

British Columbia Petition demanding paid sick leave in B.C. launched by employment advocacy groups 2020-05-22 [CBC]

Ontario Union wants masks to be mandatory for OC Transpo riders 2020-05-22 [CTV]

Ontario Postal workers dealing with Christmas level parcel rush in May 2020-05-22 [Bay Today]

Quebec Nurses recount 'hell' in Laval, Canada's new COVID-19 epicentre, and ask what they can withstand 2020-05-22 [CTV]

Ontario Cabin Fever: Hope on the Edge of Despair at YYZ 2020-05-22 [The Bullet]

WestJet seeks exemption to section of Canada Labour Code covering group terminations 2020-05-22 [CBC]

Union adopts Canadian tech to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 2020-05-22 [In Brampton]

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This month in labour history

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

4-05-1937 Strike at the Chantiers Maritimes de Sorel, where workers affiliated to the CTCC, demand recognition of their union, better wages and the reinstatement of dismissed union leaders. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

12-05-1975 United Aircraft in Longueuil: Striking UAW members occupy the factory, 34 strikers are clubbed and seriously injured by the police. Indignant, the FTQ calls a general strike for May 21 to which 100,000 members will respond. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labour Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

15-05-1946 A 6-week strike by loggers in British Columbia begins, the first after the lifting of collective bargaining restrictions at the end of the war. [more]

15-05-1872 Workers in the city of Hamilton, organized by the Nine Hour Movement, strike and demonstrate to demand a reduction in working hours. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

17-05-1957 7,000 workers of the Aluminum Co. in Arvida, affiliated to the CTCC, go on strike to improve working conditions in the tank rooms. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for more than 25,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he was prevented from crossing the border. [more]

21-05-1975 100,000 FTQ members on general strike following the violent bludgeoning of 34 strikers at United Aircraft in Longueuil on the 12th. They eventually win the compulsory dues payment (Rand formula) and anti-strikebreaking measures. [more]

24-05-1919 A miners' strike begins in Drumheller, Alberta, when the workers leave UMWA to join the One Big Union. [more]

28-05-1927 The House of Commons approves a limited old age pension plan. To qualify, Canadians must be 70 years of age and pass a means test. Also, they must live in a participating province. [more]