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Arrested while trying to stop the killing of temporary workers 2019-10-19 [RadioLabour]

'Nothing is off the table' in Ontario government's talks with teachers, education minister says 2019-10-19 [CBC]

Occupy Ford: No more workplace deaths 2019-10-17 [Rank and File]

Elementary teachers' union says talks with Ontario government have stalled 2019-10-17 [CBC]

Ford Nation under community occupation 2019-10-17 [Unifor]

Migrant workers learn about health and safety, open work permits at UFCW barbeque 2019-10-17 [UFCW Canada]

ETFO files for conciliation after Central Bargaining talks stall 2019-10-17 [ETFO]

Rallies to save the services that save us 2019-10-17 [OPSEU]

Health consultations a political ploy, not a listening exercise: OPSEU President Thomas 2019-10-17 [OPSEU]

OSSTF/FEESO to conduct strike vote 2019-10-17 [OSSTF]

Premier Ford’s office occupied indefinitely to demand immediate action to prevent workplace deaths 2019-10-17 [OFL]

Elementary teachers’ union says talks with Ontario government have stalled 2019-10-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE school board leaders endorse tentative deal that secures services for students - Deal now proceeds to province-wide ratification votes 2019-10-17 [CUPE]

High school teachers to hold strike vote 2019-10-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers protest short-staffing at Thunder Bay nursing home 2019-10-15 [rabble]

High school teachers' union beginning strike votes 2019-10-15 [CBC]

Walk-in to Fight Ford’s Education Cuts 2019-10-13 [Rank and File]

These men make the wounds: Fiera Foods CEO Boris Serebryany 2019-10-13 [Rank and File]

Plan remains to cap teachers’ wage increases at 1 per cent: Ontario finance minister 2019-10-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE city workers team up with Windsor-Essex food bank to deliver Thanksgiving dinners 2019-10-11 [CUPE]

‘Walk-in’ protests over education ‘cuts’ to occur at public schools across Ontario, groups say 2019-10-10 [Global]

What CUPE's deal means for Ontario's teacher negotiations 2019-10-10 [CBC]

Sudbury Airport Security Guards Join Steelworkers 2019-10-10 [USW]

Province aiming to cap teacher wage increases at 1%, finance minister says 2019-10-10 [CBC]

Province looking to save up to $115 million on public sector benefits 2019-10-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Metro workers in Ontario ratify new collective agreement 2019-10-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

'They want us to send a strong message': Elementary teachers' union votes on strike mandate 2019-10-09 [CTV]

Unifor says situation at Hogarth ‘dysfunctional’ 2019-10-09 [TBNewsWatch]

Unifor signs tentative agreement with Transforce 2019-10-09 [Unifor]

Unifor mobilizes Ontarians to Stop Doug Ford's cuts 2019-10-09 [Unifor]

Organizing lessons from Tim Hortons workers: 'Don't be afraid' 2019-10-09 [rabble]

Here are the details of the agreement between CUPE education workers and the province 2019-10-09 [CBC]

Oshawa stands up for workers, communities, and the climate 2019-10-08 [rabble]

Unifor serves strike notice with Transforce 2019-10-08 [Unifor]

Staffing relief for Thunder Bay District Jail may be coming, union says 2019-10-08 [CBC]

Ford government dodges CUPE strike but more education labour woes ahead 2019-10-08 [Global]

Sighs of relief as school strike averted 2019-10-08 [The Recorder and Times]

What the CUPE deal means for the Ford government and teacher negotiations 2019-10-08 [CBC]

Unifor serves strike notice with Dynamex Couriers in Brampton, Ont. 2019-10-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Province-wide strike averted as CUPE ON education workers reach tentative agreement 2019-10-08 [CUPE]

Hot summer for Foodsters Organizing 2019-10-07 [CUPW]

Ontario provincial government reaches deal with education workers, avoid strike 2019-10-07 [Airdrie Today]

Parents rally in Toronto to call on Ford government to reverse cuts as CUPE strike deadline looms 2019-10-07 [Global]

OPSEU members raising awareness and funds in support of peer-to-peer support services 2019-10-07 [OPSEU]

School strike averted as CUPE, province reach tentative deal for support staff 2019-10-07 [The Star]

Provincial government reaches deal with education workers, avoid strike 2019-10-07 [CTV]

Education workers reach deal with province, averting Monday school strike 2019-10-07 [CBC]

Negotiations continue for CUPE education workers 2019-10-06 [CUPE]

Faculty union marks picket line as librarian, archivist strike looms 2019-10-05 [The Gazette]

List of school closures across Ontario if CUPE education workers strike Monday 2019-10-05 [Global]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees after six years as Secretary-Treasurer. She becomes the first woman in North American history to lead a major union. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

19-10-1996 When General Motors tries to break a Canadian Autoworkers strike by removing equipment, union members occupy the Oshawa plants. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]