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EI broken promises continue in Budget 2024 2024-05-21 [Unifor]

Reduce interest rates and offer relief to Canadian families – ball is in your court, Governor Macklem 2024-05-21 [CLC]

Drag Academy and UFCW Outreach offer training for UFCW members 2024-05-20 [UFCW Canada]

Phoenix: PSAC raises concerns about pay system replacement 2024-05-20 [PSAC]

A Generational Challenge: Taming Amazon, Renewing Labour 2024-05-20 [Sam Gindin / The Bullet]

CUPW and Canada Post: Two Competing Visions for the Future of Our Public Postal Service 2024-05-20 [CUPW]

Can you be conservative and ‘pro-labour’? Pierre Poilievre takes a page from Doug Ford’s playbook 2024-05-19 [The Star]

Strike votes extended for border services workers amid 'unprecedented' turnout 2024-05-18 [Saltwire]

After CBSA workers' union rally, Treasury board says protests that block borders are illegal 2024-05-18 [Yahoo]

Canadian National Railway makes new contract offer to Teamsters union 2024-05-17 [Reuters]

CPNK to resume contract negotiations with Canadian rail workers union 2024-05-17 [Reuters]

Unifor members join national week of action in solidarity with 2SLGBTQIA+ communities 2024-05-16 [Unifor]

United Steelworkers union supports Mexican allies at second meeting of International Miners Network 2024-05-16 [USW]

Show solidarity and combat 2SLGBTQI+ hate 2024-05-16 [NUPGE]

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: Join Rainbow Week of Action 2024-05-15 [PSAC]

Trudeau to deliver speech at international union convention in Philadelphia 2024-05-15 [CBC]

Unions have a long history of fighting for trans rights. And they’re not giving up now 2024-05-15 [Xtra]

CBSA workers push for new deal as strike vote wraps up 2024-05-15 [CBC]

Unifor members ratify collective agreement with CNTL 2024-05-14 [Unifor]

Border services workers at airports and crossings expected to vote for strike mandate Wednesday, could walk off the job by June 2024-05-14 [Toronto Star]

Canadian Artists Are Rising Up Against Hostile Agencies 2024-05-14 [The Maple]

Government invokes 'red tape rule' to prevent rail strike 2024-05-14 [The Loadstar]

Provincial Labour Market Ministers Call on Federal Government to Reinstate $625-Million Cut to Funding for Workforce Training 2024-05-13 [Forum of Labour Market Ministers]

Budget 2024 announces concerning plans to potentially privatize Canada’s airports 2024-05-13 [Unifor]

My Friend Omar: the Battle of a Seasonal Worker is now available on CBC Gem 2024-05-13 [F. Baylis]

WestJet Encore Pilots Shoot Down Tentative Deal 2024-05-13 [Travel Pulse]

Screenwriters and independent producers reach terms on new Independent Production Agreement 2024-05-12 [WGC]

Writers Guild of Canada Elects New President 2024-05-12 [WGC]

Westray Act failing slain workers 20 years after adoption 2024-05-12 [USW]

Ben Osakue Makes History as Business Representative at IAM District 78 2024-05-12 [IAMAW]

The CTF/FCE to Launch National Public Mobilization Action 2024-05-12 [CTF]

Mental Health at Canada Post 2024-05-12 [CUPW]

CUPW to Canada Post: Negotiations Belong at the Table 2024-05-12 [CUPW]

The Canadian Media Guild’s response to Catherine Tait’s appearance before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage 2024-05-12 [CWA Canada]

Mary Ann Shadd Cary Fellowship for Black Journalists & CAJ Survey Deadlines 2024-05-12 [CWA Canada]

Book Launch: Law at Work, with Harry Glasbeek 2024-05-12 [LeftStreamed]

Volunteer Board Member 2024-05-12 [CLiFF]

Communications Manager 2024-05-12 [ATA]

Organizing, Membership Engagement and Communications Coordinator 2024-05-12 [MUNFA]

Executive Services Coordinator / Coordonnatrice/Coordonnateur des services exécutifs 2024-05-12 [CAUT]

Communications Officer (Temporary) 2024-05-12 [HSAA]

WestJet Encore Pilots Vote Down Contract 2024-05-12 [ALPA]

Ottawa fined nearly 200 non-compliant temp foreign worker employers in 2023: report 2024-05-11 [HRReporter]

Examining Asian labour history and challenging white supremacy (Part 2) 2024-05-11 [rabble]

Feds move to push back start date for possible rail strike 2024-05-11 [Reuters]

Unions, experts call into question feds’ move to divest 50 per cent of property holdings while also calling for back-to-workplace policies 2024-05-10 [The Hill Times]

Largest federal unions launch major fightback campaign against new in-office mandate 2024-05-10 [PSAC]

Maersk draws up contingency plans for rail strike in Canada 2024-05-10 [The Loadstar]

20 years after its passing, Canada’s unions demand enforcement of the Westray Law 2024-05-10 [CLC]

Budget 2024: investments in early learning and child care 2024-05-10 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

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 Montreal 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 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 blames politicians, managers and bureaucrats for creating “a predictable path to disaster.” [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. She is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [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]

15-05-1872 Some 1500 workers in Hamilton, Ontario take to the streets under the banners of the Nine Hours movement, to demonstrate for a reduction in working hours. [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. Later, a new government changes labour laws to support union security and ban the use of strikebreakers. [more]

23-05-1921 The Communist Party of Canada is founded at a three-day meeting in a barn in Guelph, Ontario. The party achieves its greatest influence in the 1930s and 1940s organizing unemployed workers and industrial unions, and in struggles against war and fascism. [more]

24-05-1919 Coal miners in Drumheller, Alberta go on strike for recognition of the One Big Union after they vote overwhelmingly to leave the United Mine Workers of America. [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]