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PSAC calls on public service pension plan to pull out of the business of long-term care 2020-05-29 [PSAC]

Public sector union calling on PSP to end investment in long-term care operator 2020-05-29 [Benefits Canada]

Temporary wage increase for grocery store workers should be permanent, say unions 2020-05-29 [rabble]

In Canada, non-status women are being left behind 2020-05-29 [Opendemocracy]

NUPGE urges provinces to make temporary emergency orders in long-term care permanent 2020-05-28 [NUPGE]

Loblaw extends temporary pay increase to June 13, workers say it's not long enough 2020-05-28 [rabble]

Atlantic Canada fish processing plants struggle with reduced seasons, lack of workers 2020-05-28 [The Journal-Pioneer]

Gulf Shrimp Coalition Calls for Urgent Support for Harvesters 2020-05-28 [VOCM]

Thanking our members during Child Care Month 2020-05-28 [CUPE]

Les municipalités n’ont pas les moyens d’attendre l’aide du fédéral 2020-05-28 [SCFP]

Local governments can’t wait for federal support 2020-05-28 [CUPE]

We Need A Just Recovery 2020-05-27 [CUPW]

A call for collective action 2020-05-27 [CLC]

NUPGE poll finds almost universal support for bringing long-term care under the Canada Health Act 2020-05-27 [NUPGE]

Public service union calls on pension fund to give up ownership of private nursing home chain 2020-05-27 [Our Windsor]

CUPE commends announcement of 10-day sick leave for all workers 2020-05-27 [CUPE]

Over 90% of Corporate Directors at Canada’s Biggest For-Profit Nursing Homes Have No Medical Qualifications 2020-05-27 [PressProgress]

Canada wants national sick leave plan in place for second wave of the coronavirus pandemic 2020-05-26 [CNN]

Workers fear being ‘guinea pigs’ in test to see if it’s safe to re-open 2020-05-26 [CLI]

Unions applaud sick leave announcement 2020-05-26 [CLC]

Union ramps up pressure for universal long-term health-care coverage 2020-05-26 [RCI]

Steelworkers Union Praises NDP Victory in Securing Paid Sick Leave Commitment 2020-05-26 [USW]

Largest Union Launching Campaign to Make Long-term Care Public 2020-05-26 [The Financial Post]

Taxation workers union gives more than $120K to Food Banks Canada, Red Cross 2020-05-26 [CTV]

Union launches nationwide appeal for long-term care reform in wake of COVID-19 2020-05-26 [CBC]

CUPE launching campaign to make long-term care public 2020-05-26 [CUPE]

‘A failed venture’: Unifor president says Canada needs better long-term care system 2020-05-25 [Global]

Feds Must Rescind Punitive Income Restrictions for Thousands of Canadians 2020-05-24 [USW]

More than 200 organizations across Canada sign open letter for #HealthCare4All 2020-05-24 [Unifor]

After pandemic, we must guard against return of austerity 2020-05-24 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW campaigns supporting front-line workers take off 2020-05-24 [UFCW Canada]

New OMERS CEO must immediately fix “dangerous mismanagement” at its company LifeLabs 2020-05-24 [NUPGE]

Universal Basic Income: The Magic Bullet for a Struggling EI Program? 2020-05-24 [IAMAW]

The Wage Subsidy Program: Canadian Workers’ Lifeline – Not to be taken away 2020-05-24 [IAMAW]

Together, we will get through this 2020-05-24 [CTF]

Could a Union-Led Work Stoppage to Combat COVID be Legal in Canada? 2020-05-24 [The Law of Work]

Collective Bargaining in a Post-Pandemic World 2020-05-24 [The Law of Work]

Towards a “New Normal”: Labour Law Hearings Via Video-conference in the Era of COVID-19 2020-05-24 [The Law of Work]

A Crisis of Mobility: The Inherent Precarity of the Fly-In, Fly-Out Workforce 2020-05-24 [The Law of Work]

StatCan says 13% of Canadians aren’t working—but the true number is more like 30% 2020-05-24 [Canadian Dimension]

Paramedic Services Week 2020-05-23 [CUPE]

RadioLabour's Canada Report May 18-22, 2020: The pandemic and women workers 2020-05-23 [RadioLabour]

Wage rollbacks will harm the economy 2020-05-22 [NUPGE]

WestJet seeks exemption to section of Canada Labour Code covering group terminations 2020-05-22 [CBC]

Union adopts Canadian tech to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 2020-05-22 [In Brampton]

Unifor tells Federal Finance Committee to close gap in CERB 2020-05-22 [Unifor]

Air Canada to stop emergency wage subsidy 2020-05-22 [The National Post]

Higgs’ Wage Recognition Plan Leaves Too Many Behind 2020-05-22 [CUPE]

Air Canada flight attendants are being left out in the cold 2020-05-22 [CUPE]

Mark Hancock calls on Trudeau to fix long-term care now 2020-05-22 [CUPE]

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 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]

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 Strike at the Chantiers Maritimes de Sorel, where workers affiliated to the CTCC, demand recognition of their union, better wages and the 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]

12-05-1975 United Aircraft in Longueuil: Striking UAW members occupy the factory, 34 strikers are clubbed and seriously injured by the police. Indignant, the FTQ calls a general strike for May 21 to which 100,000 members will respond. [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]

15-05-1919 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 6-week strike by loggers in British Columbia begins, the first after the lifting of collective bargaining restrictions at the end of the war. [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]

17-05-1957 7,000 workers of the Aluminum Co. in Arvida, affiliated to the CTCC, go on strike to improve working conditions in the tank rooms. [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 100,000 FTQ members on general strike following the violent bludgeoning of 34 strikers at United Aircraft in Longueuil on the 12th. They eventually win the compulsory dues payment (Rand formula) and anti-strikebreaking measures. [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]

29-05-2006 A wildcat strike by ATU members on Toronto's public transportation system paralyzes the city. [more]