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Interference by US pilots association unwelcome in Canadian bargaining process 2021-05-08 [Unifor]

RadioLabour Canada Report May 2-7 2021 - Canada Pension Plan privatizing in Brazil 2021-05-08 [RadioLabour]

Canada’s unions call for strong recovery measures as job losses rise 2021-05-08 [CLC]

Asian Heritage Month 2021 2021-05-07 [NUPGE]

Front-line medical workers call for vaccine prioritization as many remain with one dose 2021-05-07 [CTV]

Survey shows some bosses are using the pandemic as an excuse to push workers 2021-05-06 [The Conversation]

Union slams Loblaw over pandemic pay as company reports nearly $400M profit 2021-05-06 [The Financial Post]

Loblaw rakes in first-quarter profits while denying workers pandemic pay 2021-05-06 [Unifor]

Airport screeners union says workers have been denied paid leave for vaccines 2021-05-06 [The News]

Webinar Series May 12 to June 9: Who's Taking the Cake, While We Fight Over the Crumbs? 2021-05-06 [CUPE]

Loblaw rakes in first-quarter profits while denying workers pandemic pay 2021-05-05 [Unifor]

Civilian staffers at Department of Defence also reporting bullying and harassment, say unions 2021-05-05 [CBC]

Thousands left out of plan to give workers permanent residency: Migrant Rights Network 2021-05-05 [CTV]

DND, Veterans Affairs workers say harassment complaints not taken seriously: unions 2021-05-05 [Tri-City News]

United Steelworkers National Director Announces Retirement 2021-05-05 [USW]

Union Demands CPPIB Ditch Brazil Water Privatization Involvement 2021-05-04 [CIO]

Hill staff must be equally compensated for Phoenix pay problems: union 2021-05-04 [iPolitics]

Seafarers' union 'fighting hard' for vaccinations as quarantined cargo ship stays anchored off N.L. 2021-05-04 [CBC]

Unifor celebrates milestone for single-game sports betting 2021-05-02 [Unifor]

This May Day Even the Designation ‘Workers’ is Under Threat 2021-05-01 [The Bullet / Labour Committee SP]

Trudeau’s anti-strike law is an illegal assault on human rights 2021-05-01 [ITF]

May Day 2021: A woman’s place is in her union, now more than ever 2021-05-01 [PSAC]

International Workers' Day - Standing Together 2021-05-01 [NUPGE]

The relevance of May Day 2021-05-01 [IAMAW]

Shameful day for Canada as Parliament rubber-stamps unconstitutional strike-breaking law 2021-05-01 [CUPE]

Brazilian water privatization deal exposes CPP to major risks 2021-05-01 [CUPE]

RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week of April 25-30, 2021: How CUPE started the International Day of Mourning 2021-05-01 [RadioLabour]

Unifor calls Loblaw ‘appreciation bonus’ an insult to frontline workers 2021-05-01 [Unifor]

Delivery Workers Rising Up Against Exploitation 2021-04-30 [The Bullet / Taroa Zuñiga Silva]

May Day - Uniting Worker Voices from across North America 2021-04-29 [Unifor]

19 Unifor members lost in a year 2021-04-29 [Unifor]

Federal budget makes good on key Unifor aerospace recommendations 2021-04-29 [Unifor]

NUPGE wants to see greater democracy at the CLC with constitutional amendment 2021-04-29 [NUPGE]

A Day of Mourning Like No Other 2021-04-28 [Teamsters]

Day of Mourning 2021 – The Human Cost of COVID-19 2021-04-28 [IAMAW]

Mom, what does “paid a woman’s wage” mean? 2021-04-28 [FIQ]

A World to Win – May Day 2021 2021-04-28 [CCU]

Nurses: We are reaching a breaking point 2021-04-28 [CFNU]

Honouring Workers on the Day of Mourning 2021-04-28 [CUPW]

Strike Breaking Is A Labour Of Love For Federal Liberals 2021-04-28 [Passage]

Workers demand paid sick days; politicians blow smoke 2021-04-28 [CLI]

Ford and Trudeau are sacrificing workers to protect corporate profits 2021-04-28 [Canadian Dimension]

Uber pitches new provincial rules to keep gig workers as contractors — as workers’ resistance ramps up 2021-04-28 [The Spectator]

Union says Canada Post could deliver banking and internet services to rural areas 2021-04-28 [Now]

Union representing energy workers backs stronger emissions cuts — as long as there's a transition plan 2021-04-28 [CBC]

National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job 2021-04-28 [CUPE]

Canada Pension Plan must scrap water privatization deal 2021-04-28 [CUPE]

Update on global union movement campaigns 2021-04-27 [Unifor]

Unifor calls for pandemic protection for workers on National Day of Mourning 2021-04-27 [Unifor]

Federal budget 2021 – a missed opportunity 2021-04-27 [UFCW Canada]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

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]

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]

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 In one of a wave of strikes in Québec this year, workers at the shipyards in Sorel demand union recognition, better wages, and 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]

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]

15-05-1872 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]

15-05-1946 A six-week strike by loggers in British Columbia begins, the first after the achievement of collective bargaining rights during the war. The strike helps set postwar standards by achieving higher wages, shorter hours, and an industry-wide contract. [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 After police bludgeon striking workers at United Aircraft in Longueuil, Québec, a general strike brings out 100,000 protesters. A new government changes labour laws to provide for union security and prohibit the use of strikebreakers. [more]

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

26-05-1919 Thousands of workers in Calgary and Edmonton go on strike in solidarity with their Winnipeg counterparts. [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]