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CAUT in solidarity with India anti-government protesters 2020-01-17 [CAUT]

CAUT urges review of labour relations at UNBC 2020-01-17 [CAUT]

Ottawa considering 'significant and meaningful' compensation for privacy breach victims 2020-01-15 [CBC]

Public elementary school teachers in Toronto, York and Ottawa announce 1-day strike Monday 2020-01-15 [CBC]

Instacart workers are organizing national boycott to reinstate a default 10 percent tip 2020-01-14 [The Verge]

NUPGE calls on Prime Minister to take further action on Rohingya crisis 2020-01-14 [NUPGE]

Canadian Workers Get Fewer Paid Vacation Days Than Nearly Any Other Country in the Industrialized World 2020-01-13 [Press Progress]

Corporate Income Tax Freedom Day in first week of January 2020-01-13 [NUPGE]

UFCW participates in Disability and Work in Canada Conference 2020-01-13 [UFCW Canada]

Unifor bargains paid domestic violence leave where legislation falls short 2020-01-13 [Unifor]

Unifor members picket Co-op across Western Canada 2020-01-13 [Unifor]

RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week January 6 to 10, 2020 2020-01-11 [RadioLabour]

Tim Hortons gets roasted for offering free coffee to Prince Harry and Meghan 2020-01-10 [The Post Millenial]

Iran plane crash tragedy: a message from Mark Hancock and Charles Fleury 2020-01-10 [CUPE]

Government must step in to fix the gig economy 2020-01-08 [The Star]

Broadbent Institute honours Sudbury's Leo Gerard 2020-01-08 [The Star]

Unifor asks members from across Canada to support Regina refinery workers 2020-01-08 [The Star]

New RCMP union hopes to start salary bargaining by mid-March 2020-01-08 [CBC]

Who Sticks up for the Gig Worker? 2020-01-07 [The Tyee]

SCC clarifies health and safety inspection duties for Canada Post’s vast mail routes 2020-01-07 [The Law Times]

Linda Silas announces bid to lead Canadian Labour Congress 2020-01-06 [rabble]

2020: Keeping Up the Fight for Press Freedom, Decent Jobs, Quality Journalism 2020-01-06 [CWA Canada]

High CEO pay shatters previous records, now 227 times more than average worker pay 2020-01-06 [NUPGE]

RCMP's suicide prevention programs 'unwittingly deficient,' says internal report on Mountie's death 2020-01-05 [CBC]

2019 Scumbags of the Year 2020-01-03 [Rank and File]

Supreme Court Limits Employers' Duty to Inspect Work Places 2020-01-03 [McMillan]

Life in the Gig Economy: Good for Companies, Bad for Workers 0000-00-00 [The Tyee]

Newfoundland’s Office to Advance Women Apprentices’ model going national next year 2019-12-31 [The Daily Commercial News]

Arbitrator in CUPW Canada Post dispute gets extension 2019-12-24 [Blackburn]

Collective bargaining is good for everyone 2019-12-24 [CLC]

Nominate your 2019 Scumbag of the Year 2019-12-24 [Rank and File]

Season's Greetings 2019-12-23 [Unifor]

Unifor to picket Co-op retailers across Western Canada 2019-12-23 [Unifor]

Growing our collective voice in 2020 and beyond 2019-12-23 [UFCW Canada]

National Observer Staff File To Unionize with CMG / CWA Canada 2019-12-23 [CWA Canada]

Linda Silas to Run for CLC Presidency 2019-12-23 [SUN]

NUPGE Annual Report: 2019 in Review 2019-12-23 [NUPGE]

NUPGE rejects new NAFTA 2019-12-23 [NUPGE]

Happy Holidays from the CCU 2019-12-22 [CCU]

Just Transition: For Healthier Jobs, Families and Communities 2019-12-22 [CFNU]

Speeding up destruction for profit: COP 25 is a dismal failure 2019-12-22 [CUPW]

Transport Futures: Equity Summit 2019-12-22 [ATU Canada]

Violence against women includes violence against sex workers 2019-12-22 [ricochet]

Solidarity and Seasons Greetings! 2019-12-21 [CUPE]

RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week December 13-20, 2019 2019-12-20 [RadioLabour]

Union seeks rare court action against CP Rail to cap working hours 2019-12-20 [NASDAQ]

Seafarers’ union reaches deal on foreign workers on ferries 2019-12-19 [Saltwire]

Seafarers’ union reaches deal on foreign workers on ferries 2019-12-18 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Canada Post workers still without new contract 1 year after back-to-work bill passed 2019-12-18 [CBC]

CUPE welcomes improvements to the new NAFTA, but flaws remain 2019-12-18 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

7-01-1949 Quebec Premier Duplessis' UN government introduces a new labour code that directly attacks the province's labour movement. [more]

8-01-2007 The 21,000 members of ACTRA, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, begin the first strike in their 64-year history. An agreement is reached after 17 months of bargaining. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

24-01-2009 Le Journal de Montréal declares a lockout in an attempt to “gigify” the workers' collective agreement. The dispute lasts for 764 days. [more]

24-01-1979 The first bank strike in Canadian history begins when workers picket branches of La Banque d'épargne de la cité et du district de Montréal. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

26-01-1983 Instructors at Quebec CEGEPs walk out, beginning a Common Front strike against rollbacks in collective agreements introduced by the Parti Québécois. Primary and high school teachers and other public sector workers join the protest. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is sent to prison for defying a back-to-work law. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]