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Province urges pay freeze for bus drivers, despite losing court fight over wage legislation 2020-09-16 [CBC]

Winnipeg School Division bus drivers begin picketing as students head back to class 2020-09-09 [CBC]

Winnipeg School Division bus drivers will walk the picket line Tuesday morning: union 2020-09-08 [CBC]

UFCW 832 wins health and safety arbitration against Loblaws 2020-09-06 [UFCW Canada]

Bus driver strike looming as start of school nears 2020-09-04 [CHVN]

'High likelihood' of bus driver strike next week, Winnipeg School Division warns 2020-09-03 [CBC]

Pandemic precautions cancel Steelworkers Labour Day picnic 2020-09-02 [The Citizen]

PPE, message fatigue among health workers could erode public trust: expert 2020-09-01 [CBC]

Family of Maple Leaf employees who tested positive for COVID-19 speaks out 2020-08-27 [CTV]

Demonstration targets Nygard's former business 2020-08-27 [The Free Press]

Workers ‘crying for help’ at Brandon Maple Leaf plant 2020-08-26 [MC]

#TimesUpNygard rally planned outside Notre Dame warehouse 2020-08-26 [CBC]

Union calls for Maple Leaf Foods shutdown due to COVID cases 2020-08-25 [HR Reporter]

‘Culture of Fear’: Canada Goose Factory Workers Fear Losing Their Jobs For Raising Concerns About Working Conditions 2020-08-22 [Press Progress]

Strong recommendation for masks in schools not good enough, union says 2020-08-14 [CBC]

NDP calls on province to test all workers at Maple Leaf in Brandon, 'dramatically increase' capacity 2020-08-13 [CBC]

COVID-19 cases rise in Maple Leafs Foods plant in Brandon 2020-08-11 [CTV]

Processing plant with COVID-19 should learn from Alberta facilities and shut down, union leaders say 2020-08-08 [CBC]

Six more COVID-19 cases reported at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant: union 2020-08-08 [CTV]

10 employees at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon test positive for COVID-19 2020-08-08 [CBC]

Union wants production halt at Manitoba Maple Leaf plant over COVID-19 cases 2020-08-07 [This Week]

Opposition leaders back call to shut down Brandon Maple Leaf plant after 4 COVID-19 cases 2020-08-07 [CBC]

David Lester captures the repression of 1919's Winnipeg General Strike in the style of a war artist 2020-08-07 [CBC]

Liquor Mart staff to wear masks at work starting Thursday 2020-08-06 [CBC]

COVID-19 case at Maple Leaf plant in Brandon hopefully isolated, union rep says 2020-08-06 [CBC]

City's newest murals explore issues of workers' rights, women's rights and racial harmony 2020-08-02 [The Free Press]

Plan to re-open schools short on resources, more a wish than a plan 2020-08-01 [CUPE]

Bonus pay on the way for nearly 80,000 Manitoba front-line pandemic workers 2020-07-30 [CBC]

Essential workers still waiting for 'Hero Pay' from the province 2020-07-29 [CTV]

Commemorating history of Manitoba labour movement 'a dream job' for Winnipeg muralist 2020-07-21 [CBC]

Health-care workers to have more access to PPE after complaints from nurses union 2020-07-15 [CBC]

Black Cat’s “Cruel” Lockout Enters Third Week 2020-07-07 [USW]

Embattled Canadian Museum for Human Rights must repair damage: former employees, union 2020-06-29 [CBC]

Union calls for more resignations at Canadian Museum for Human Rights 2020-06-27 [The Globe and Mail]

Canadian Museum for Human Rights employees say sex harassment complaints dismissed by human resources 2020-06-25 [CBC]

Manitoba Hydro says new agreement prevents more temporary layoffs 2020-06-25 [CBC]

After Serving as Essential Workers During COVID-19, Black Cat Wear Parts Cruelly Locks Out Canadian Workers 2020-06-24 [USW]

Partnership to Defend Public Services is Victorious 2020-06-24 [CCU]

Pallister’s public sector cuts continue as Manitoba Hydro layoffs put frontline service at risk 2020-06-23 [Unifor]

Winnipeg Transit union calls on city to restore full bus service as ridership increases 2020-06-17 [CBC]

Court Strikes Down Wage Freeze Law: Here’s the Decision 2020-06-15 [The Law of Work]

Legal victory for workers: judge rules public sector wage freeze legislation unconstitutional 2020-06-13 [NUPGE]

No guarantee of big pay bumps, even after Manitoba loses court fight over wage freezes 2020-06-13 [CBC]

Union representing some Manitoba Hydro staff agrees to 3 unpaid days off over 9 months 2020-06-13 [CBC]

Court ruling finds Manitoba's wage freeze bill unconstitutional 2020-06-13 [CUPE]

'Complete hypocrisy': Human rights museum employees say they experienced racism at work 2020-06-12 [CTV]

Court strikes down Manitoba's 'draconian' wage freeze bill 2020-06-12 [CBC]

Court strikes down Manitoba's 'draconian' wage freeze bill 2020-06-12 [CBC]

Pallister flip-flops on protecting front-line workers 2020-06-07 [Unifor]

Not everyone happy with Manitoba essential workers’ bonus 2020-06-04 [RCI]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick, with James L. Sugrue as president. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télesphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]