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UCP overhauls workplace rules for farms; small operations to be exempt 2019-11-22 [OHS Canada]

Hundreds of public sector workers protest post-secondary layoffs 2019-11-22 [CBC]

UCP bill would remove need for workplace safety insurance on small farms 2019-11-21 [CBC]

Public sector workers protest funding cuts, Bill 22 2019-11-21 [CTV]

UCP unveils Bill 6 changes: New rules create exemptions for small farms 2019-11-21 [The Herald]

UCP signals intent to roll back protections for Alberta workers 2019-11-18 [AFL]

Unions warn that Kenney government is about to weaken workplace safety protections as part of so-called “Red Tape Review” 2019-11-18 [AFL]

UNA members rally against cuts at South Health Campus 2019-11-12 [UNA]

Teamsters Member Talks To Keep Alberta Rolling About Film History in Alberta 2019-11-12 [Teamsters]

Govt. picks costly privatization schemes for new schools 2019-11-12 [NUPGE]

Returning veterans also fought for workers' rights 2019-11-10 [The Journal]

Edmonton posties willing to defy back-to-work 2019-11-08 [Rank and File Radio]

Public unions prep for a fight, whether in the streets or the courts 2019-11-07 [CBC]

Union workers ready for 'winter of resistance' against Alberta government 2019-11-07 [CBC]

New campaign asks Albertans to “Join the Resistance” against #KenneysCuts and the #KenneyRecession 2019-11-07 [AFL]

Unions ramp up fight against government cuts 2019-11-06 [CBC]

Budgets Cuts in Alberta Create Transit Chaos 2019-11-04 [ATU Canada]

Husband of youth worker attacked by clients wants system to change 2019-11-04 [CTV]

Mourners call for reform at candlelight vigil for slain youth care worker 2019-11-03 [CBC]

Nurses have ‘grave concerns’ with rollout of Connect Care system planned for Sunday 2019-11-02 [Global]

Defence says accused in Calgary caseworker death needs mental assessment 2019-11-02 [The Sun]

Unifor looks into alleged union-busting in oilsands company firings 2019-11-02 [CBC]

Teachers are Tired of Being Told to Do More with Less 2019-11-01 [ATA]

Kenney’s cuts 2019-11-01 [Rank and File]

Labour groups fighting wage cuts, warn of upcoming recession 2019-11-01 [CITY]

Union, employees, advocates speak out after death of Wood's Homes employee Deborah Onwu 2019-11-01 [The Herald]

United Nurses of Alberta expects its arbitration to proceed in accordance with the law 2019-11-01 [UNA]

UNA seeks LRB order to direct Alberta Health Services to bargain in good faith 2019-11-01 [UNA]

Message to UNA members from President Heather Smith 2019-11-01 [UNA]

Nurses file bargaining complaint over proposed 3-per-cent wage cut 2019-11-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Calgary care worker speaks out following colleague’s death: ‘Injury is a constant reality’ 2019-10-31 [Global]

Can Kenney win a wage war with Alberta public sector workers? 2019-10-31 [The Star]

New report confirms Kenney's budget will tip Alberta into recession and kill more jobs than the oil price collapse of 2014-16 2019-10-31 [AFL]

The UCP is using lies to justify an attack on the standard of living of Albertans working in the public sector 2019-10-31 [AFL]

Provine wants to cut public service wages. It will hit everyone from teachers to hospital support staff 2019-10-31 [The National Observer]

Province seeks two-per-cent wage cut from teachers, nurses and other public sector workers 2019-10-31 [The Herald]

AUPE members not happy with proposed wage cuts from province 2019-10-31 [CHAT]

Union leaders accuse Alberta government of bargaining in the media 2019-10-31 [CBC]

Union eyes organizing licensed cannabis growers 2019-10-31 [The Herald]

Workers at Safeway Gas Bars in Edmonton sign 3-year deal 2019-10-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Province asking arbitrators to cut public service pay as high as five per cent 2019-10-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Government wage rollbacks will hurt CUPE members 2019-10-31 [CUPE]

Budget low lights – how Jason Kenney’s budget hurts everyone 2019-10-31 [CUPE]

Government wage rollbacks will hurt CUPE members 2019-10-31 [CUPE]

HSAA gives transparent analysis of Alberta govt.’s budget 2019-10-30 [NUPGE]

Province asking arbitrators to cut public service pay as high as five per cent 2019-10-30 [The National Post]

Province wants 2 to 5 per cent wage rollbacks for public sector workers 2019-10-30 [CBC]

Public sector workers rally against Bill 9 outside hospital 2019-10-29 [CHAT]

Scabs and a changed deal for doctors: Province introduces new legislation to 'make government more efficient' 2019-10-29 [CTV]

Hospital workers to hit picket lines 2019-10-29 [CHAT]

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]