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CFNU applauds Manitoba nurses' resounding strike mandate 2021-06-13 [CFNU]

Survey paints bleak picture of morale within Winnipeg Police Service ranks 2021-06-12 [CBC]

Nurses vote overwhelmingly in favour of a strike 2021-06-11 [CBC]

Interlake School Division school custodians, trades, and mechanics ratify new agreement 2021-06-10 [CUPE]

Winnipeg home care workers asked by health authority to take on duties outside their training: union leader 2021-06-05 [CBC]

Support staff to perform nurse duties at Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 2021-06-05 [CUPE]

Health-care workers have mixed feelings about offer to attend Winnipeg Jets playoff games 2021-06-03 [CBC]

Nurses in Manitoba consider strike vote while dealing with mounting COVID cases, strained hospitals 2021-06-01 [CBC]

Dozens of COVID-19 clusters suspected at Winnipeg workplaces before public health announced crackdown 2021-05-29 [CBC]

Pregnant nurses urge province to make them eligible for 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine 2021-05-27 [CBC]

WTA Ratifies! 2021-05-24 [MTS]

Hydro workers' strike ends as labour board set to resolve contract dispute 2021-05-19 [CBC]

MNU mourns loss of nurse due to the pandemic 2021-05-17 [MNU]

Teachers' union votes to join labour federation 2021-05-17 [CBC]

Nurses mourn the death of Winnipeg nurse from COVID-19 2021-05-16 [CFNU]

Retail workers scared by number of unmasked customers allowed to walk in, says union 2021-05-15 [CBC]

Union worries teachers will lose out on pay bump if Winnipeg School Division doesn't offer new deal soon 2021-05-12 [CBC]

Province falling further behind other western provinces in COVID response 2021-05-12 [Unifor]

Nurses don't want 'empty platitudes' on week celebrating them — they want a new contract 2021-05-11 [CBC]

Brian Pallister continues to underachieve on paid sick leave 2021-05-08 [Unifor]

Liberals call for inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment, bullying in Winnipeg labour movement 2021-05-07 [CBC]

Nursing shortages create burnout, more vacancies, Winnipeg health-care workers say 2021-05-02 [CBC]

Shut down all public schools in Winnipeg, teachers' union says 2021-04-30 [CBC]

No paid sick leave forcing workers to make 'impossible choice' amid pandemic, union says 2021-04-29 [CTV]

Frustrations mount as locked-out workers picket refugee settlement office in downtown Winnipeg 2021-04-29 [CBC]

MIIC / Welcome Place makes dubious claims about client services continuing during lockout 2021-04-29 [CUPE]

Welcome Place locks out Winnipeg settlement workers, says services for refugees will continue 2021-04-28 [CTV]

Lessons from history for International Workers' Day 2021-04-27 [Stand!]

Workers at Welcome Place at risk of lockout without labour agreement 2021-04-26 [CBC]

Brian Pallister stands alone as last paid vaccination leave holdout in the west 2021-04-23 [Unifor]

Lockout deadline looms for refugee workers 2021-04-23 [CUPE]

Workers at refugee residence headed toward lockout 2021-04-22 [The Free Press]

COVID-19 transmission in Manitoba workplaces shows need for paid sick days: labour federation 2021-04-21 [CBC]

'Fail to see the logic' in allowing care home staff to work in multiple sites: U of Manitoba prof 2021-04-21 [CBC]

Thompson teachers get gift of jab 2021-04-20 [The Star]

Another legal win! Court of Appeal confirms MGEU’s right to Interest Arbitration for Civil Service 2021-04-18 [NUPGE]

Teachers' Society wants all teachers on vaccine eligibility list 2021-04-17 [CBC]

Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC) / Welcome Place provides CUPE two weeks notice of worker lockout 2021-04-16 [CUPE]

CUPE calls Manitoba’s provincial budget out of touch 2021-04-09 [CUPE]

MFL disappointed in 2021 Provincial Budget 2021-04-08 [MFL]

Pallister picks ideology over pandemic needs in provincial budget 2021-04-08 [Unifor]

Striking Hydro workers' union repeats call for Pallister to 'get out of the way' of contract negotiations 2021-04-07 [CBC]

Strike action generating millions in Hydro costs: union 2021-04-06 [The Free Press]

2021 budget must address pandemic impacts through public investment 2021-04-02 [NUPGE]

Transit union renews call for Winnipeg bus drivers to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines as variants spread 2021-03-30 [CBC]

Raise Your Voice On Bill 64 2021-03-28 [MTS]

Government won't commit to increase in daily care hours for care-home residents 2021-03-25 [CBC]

Hydro workers strike amid allegations of government meddling in contract dispute 2021-03-24 [CBC]

Pallister says he isn't interfering in Hydro's contract dispute despite calling for a wage freeze 2021-03-23 [CBC]

IBEW members vote on Hydro's final offer but union leader thinks they may reject 2021-03-22 [Canada.com]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-06-1987 In British Columbia, 250,000 workers walk off the job in a one-day general strike against restrictive new labour laws introduced by the Social Credit government. The legislation is repealed when the New Democratic Party returns to power in 1992. [more]

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour. This is the beginning of the Federation’s long struggle for workers’ rights in Alberta. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

19-06-1938 On Bloody Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia, hundreds of unemployed workers are violently evicted from government buildings, including the post office and art gallery, after weeks of sit-ins to protest cutbacks in relief projects. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury, Ontario. The day is remembered in an annual union memorial service and with calls for renewed attention to health, safety and emergency preparedness. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Many are wounded, and two men lose their lives as a result of Bloody Saturday. [more]

25-06-1999 The Fédération des Infirmières du Québec begins an illegal one-day provincial strike, one of several this summer and one of many across the country during the year over nurses’ workload and wages. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]

29-06-1981 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins a 42-day strike that succeeds in winning a contract with 17 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This breakthrough agreement sets a standard for other unions. [more]