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'There is an urgency': Feds seek pest control pros to help employees with bedbugs 2019-11-13 [The Citizen]

PIPSC to expand fight against government outsourcing, says union president 2019-11-13 [The Hill Times]

Tim McSorley Talk on Civil Liberties at CCU 50th Anniversary Convention 2019-11-12 [CCU]

Gig economy, health & safety, state of meat industry focus of National Council meeting 2019-11-12 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW Canada participates in 2019 CPATH Conference in Montreal 2019-11-12 [UFCW Canada]

Family Status Discrimination: Supreme Court of Canada Decision Upholds a Rigorous Test 2019-11-12 [IAMAW]

Coroner blames Phoenix pay troubles in public servant's suicide 2019-11-09 [The Citizen]

RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week November 4 to 8, 2019 2019-11-09 [RadioLabour]

112 Food Banks Across Canada Receive $229,750 from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund 2019-11-09 [USW]

2 important cases put gig economy on trial in Canada 2019-11-09 [NUPGE]

Gig workers rising: Foodora couriers and Uber drivers organizing for justice 2019-11-08 [Rank and File]

RadioLabour Canada Report: Teachers and other education workers are fighting Ford government cuts. Also, how Chicago teachers won 2019-11-08 [RadioLabour]

Supreme Court set to hear Uber case with implications for gig economy 2019-11-07 [CBC]

Top court hears Uber case that may drive change in gig labor rules 2019-11-07 [NASDAQ]

Transport Canada will have to demonstrate that the Boeing 737 Max are safe to fly 2019-11-06 [CUPE]

CLC employees ratify new agreement 2019-11-05 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Bargaining mental health protections for Emergency and Security Services (ESS) workers 2019-11-05 [CUPE]

ATU Calls for a Renewed Vision for Prairie Intercity Public Transit 2019-11-04 [ATU Canada]

Industry Snapshot: Sales, prices, employment trend upward in food manufacturing sector 2019-11-04 [UFCW Canada]

PSAC marks 20th anniversary of pay equity victory 2019-11-04 [PSAC]

Federal government must take action to halt bed bug outbreak 2019-11-04 [PSAC]

Two years late, federal government implements collective agreements 2019-11-04 [PSAC]

Unveiling our 100th anniversary mural 2019-11-04 [PIPSC]

First meeting with RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki 2019-11-04 [PIPSC]

Beyond NAFTA and CUSMA: Democracy Not Corporatocracy 2019-11-03 [LeftStreamed]

Business Lobby Assisting Uber Appeal To Force Workers To File Complaints In Amsterdam, Critics Say 2019-11-03 [Press Progress]

CBTU’s Dunn spearheads national policy workshop 2019-11-02 [The Daily Commercial News]

Parliament should ease energy worker anxiety while cutting emissions, advocates say 2019-11-02 [CBC]

Les membres de la section locale 3111 SCRRS de l’AIM ratifie une nouvelle entente Retour au travail demain 2019-11-01 [IAMAW]

IAM 3111 CULR STAFF Ratify New Agreement – Back to Work Tomorrow 2019-11-01 [IAMAW]

President’s message on the 2019 federal election 2019-11-01 [CFNU]

Solidarity with the Chilean People 2019-11-01 [CUPW]

A new kind of union -- community chapters and media workers 2019-11-01 [rabble]

Solidarity between generations - Elder Women Share Their Wisdom 2019-11-01 [Our Times]

Bedbug infestations: 4 takeaways from an expert 2019-10-31 [CBC]

​Civilian employees on military bases set to protest pay gap 2019-10-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Highest court in New Brunswick upheld nursing home workers’ right to strike 2019-10-30 [Global]

CN union votes in favour of strike action 2019-10-29 [CKPG]

Federal government union presidents happy with Liberal win 2019-10-29 [The Post Millenial]

What striking education workers and climate activists have in common 2019-10-29 [HR Reporter]

Some 3,000 CN Rail unionized workers threaten national strike on Nov. 19 2019-10-29 [CITY]

NUPGE solidarity statement on Chilean protests 2019-10-28 [NUPGE]

Minority government: good news for bargaining and Phoenix damages 2019-10-28 [PSAC]

UFCW Canada statement on 2019 Federal Election outcome 2019-10-28 [UFCW Canada]

Celebrate Halloween right with these UFCW-made treats and snacks 2019-10-28 [UFCW Canada]

Liberal Minority Government is an Opportunity for Public Transit 2019-10-28 [ATU Canada]

Labour lobbies for UN law to regulate multinational labour practices 2019-10-27 [RadioLabour]

A union of women’s hockey players looking for a league of its own 2019-10-27 [Canadian Dimension]

PSAC gets active as more bedbugs show up in federal offices 2019-10-27 [The Citizen]

Unifor opens VIA Rail bargaining with eyes on real gains for members in passenger rail 2019-10-26 [Unifor]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

5-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to blockade the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 Forty-five thousand postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarrier routes. [more]

22-11-2000 Workers at a McDonald's restaurant in Montreal gain union recognition. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is enacted in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' unpaid leave before giving birth. It also prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. [more]