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Thousands of federal workers hold national day of action in fight for fair contract 2022-11-28 [PSAC]

Unionized Telus Workers Take Action Across Canada for a Fair Contract 2022-11-26 [USW]

Federal government to extend EI sickness benefits from 15 to 26 weeks 2022-11-25 [CTV]

Working prisoners are entitled to employment and safety standards just like anybody else 2022-11-25 [The Conversation]

Rabble Radio - Canadian workers are not to blame for inflation 2022-11-25 [Rabble]

Nurses and doctors engage Council of the Federation around solutions to Canada’s health crisis 2022-11-24 [CFNU]

Unions welcome new protections for workers’ pensions 2022-11-24 [Canadian Labour Congress]

Unionization in Canada, 1981 to 2022 2022-11-24 [StatsCan]

Unionization push at Canadian Starbucks gaining steam but facing similar barriers to U.S. efforts 2022-11-24 [CBC]

NDP Leader Vows to Fight ‘War on Workers’ 2022-11-23 [The Tyee]

Canada-Colombia Frontlines Delegation 2022 2022-11-23 [NUPGE]

Starbucks employees face barriers to unionization as movement grows 2022-11-23 [Global]

End Gender-Based Violence – 16 Days of Activism 2022-11-22 [UFCW Canada]

PSAC welcomes progress towards equitable retirement benefits for firefighters and border services officers 2022-11-22 [PSAC]

Province must fix staffing shortages in nursing homes, says union leader 2022-11-22 [The NB Media Co-op]

University and school strikes across Canada are about workers’ rights — and protecting education as a public good 2022-11-22 [The Conversation]

Top Union Vows to Press Wage Demands, Squeezing Bank of Canada 2022-11-22 [BNN]

How Canada can retain nurses amid a struggling health-care system: report 2022-11-21 [CTV News]

Canada’s unions on COP27: Some wins, but we have our work cut out for us 2022-11-21 [Canadian Labour Congress]

Administrative Work Leader – Full Time Regular 2022-11-21 [MoveUP]

Steelworkers in Sudbury, across Canada welcome Vale's contract with GM 2022-11-20 [The Press]

Long-awaited national action plan on gender-based violence falls short 2022-11-19 [CUPE]

Retaining nurses top priority in stemming exodus, says report by uOttawa researchers 2022-11-18 [The Ottawa Citizen ]

New report proposes action to improve patient care and address nursing shortages; CFNU 2022-11-18 [CFNU]

Bank of Canada’s continuous rate hike is not slowing down inflation 2022-11-17 [Canadian Labour Congress]

Communications Specialist 2022-11-17 [UNITE-HERE]

Director of Organizing 2022-11-17 [SEIU]

Administrative Assistant | Adjointe administrative ou adjoint administratif 2022-11-17 [PSAC]

Labour Relations Assistant (WSIB Appeals) 2022-11-17 [ONA]

Research Officer 2022-11-17 [AUPE]

Records Management Clerk 2022-11-17 [AUPE]

Research Officer 2022-11-17 [AUPE]

The racialized employment gap is narrowing but barriers persist 2022-11-16 [The Monitor (CCPA)]

Bank of Canada governor Macklem has 'declared class war on working people': Unifor president 2022-11-14 [CBC]

Ford-CUPE feud portrays Tories as ‘black-hearted accountants,’ an image which could harm federal Conservatives 2022-11-14 [The Hill Times]

Unifor lobbies Ottawa for worker-centred policies and action on affordability 2022-11-14 [Unifor]

Bank of Canada governor blames workers for inflation 2022-11-14 [Alberta Worker]

CUPE members detained in Dominican are coming home 2022-11-14 [CUPE]

Ex-workers celebrate Air Canada court victory 2022-11-13 [The Free Press]

Halted merger applauded by writers’ orgs 2022-11-12 [The Free Press]

Pivot Air crew detained in Dominican Republic since April could return home soon, CEO says 2022-11-12 [The Globe and Mail]

Unions planned nationwide protests to counter Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause 2022-11-12 [The Globe and Mail]

Canadian airline crew and passengers, detained in Dominican Republic since spring, now granted freedom 2022-11-11 [CTV]

Unions say turnover rate high for new airport security officers as busy holiday season looms 2022-11-11 [CTV]

Former workers of Aveos win their battle against Air Canada 2022-11-11 [CBC]

Industry-leading agreement ratified with Air Transat 2022-11-10 [IAMAW]

Unifor’s Submission to Labour Shortages in the Canadian Transportation Sector 2022-11-10 [Unifor]

Travelling over the holidays? Airline industry workers warn of disruptions, while airlines say flights will run smoothly 2022-11-10 [The Star]

Indigenous Steelworkers advance their rights at third national gathering 2022-11-10 [USW]

NUPGE at COP27: prioritizing climate justice 2022-11-10 [NUPGE]

This month in labour history

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]

2-11-2021 Thousands of demonstrators march on the legislature in Fredericton, New Brunswick in a province-wide strike by 22,000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. With strong public support, the sixteen-day strike brings a significant victory. [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]

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

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