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Pressure mounting on Doug Ford to resolve LCBO strike 2024-07-12 [Toronto Star]

Strike at Ottawa medical manufacturer has no end in sight, pickets say 2024-07-12 [CBC]

Unifor to hold solidarity rally for Best Theratronics workers as strike hits 75 days 2024-07-12 [Unifor]

Hospital workers demonstrate at Ajax MPP’s office against government’s expansion of private, for-profit hospital services 2024-07-12 [CUPE]

CUPE warns Peel Regional Council about Ford Government’s privatization plans 2024-07-12 [CUPE]

Strike Looms For End Of July At Airline Caterer Gate Gourmet 2024-07-11 [Forbes]

Union leaders, Premier sound off as LCBO strike drags on 2024-07-11 [CBC]

Ford digs in on booze sales expansion plan as LCBO strike drags on 2024-07-11 [CBC]

Hospital Workers Demonstrate at Toronto MPP’s Office Against Government’s Expansion of Private, For-Profit Hospital Services 2024-07-11 [CUPE]

Ford says striking LCBO workers won’t get deal if union pushes to keep Ready-To-Drink cocktails out of grocery, corner stores 2024-07-11 [CTV]

Unifor members end strike at Bombardier after ratifying new contract 2024-07-11 [Reuters]

Workers at two Catholic school boards in northeastern Ontario vote to unionize 2024-07-11 [CBC]

Unions Are the Only Answer to a Child Care Sector Plagued by Financial Uncertainty 2024-07-11 [CUPE]

Support Best Theratronics Workers on Strike 2024-07-11 [Unifor]

Strike at Bombardier ends after members ratify new contract 2024-07-10 [Unifor]

LCBO strike: Union ramps up pressure with no talks planned to get deal 2024-07-10 [Global]

Unanimous strike vote a symptom of hypocrisy and mismanagement at Good Shepherd Hamilton 2024-07-10 [CUPE]

Justice for Migrant Workers Demand the Provincial Government Implement Immediate Emergency Protection for Agricultural Workers 2024-07-09 [Justicia for Migrant Workers]

Cargill Workers end 41-day strike with ratified agreement 2024-07-09 [UFCW]

LCBO strike leading news coverage across the province 2024-07-09 [OPSEU]

Over 320 Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa workers are on strike – join their picket line! 2024-07-09 [OPSEU]

Fact check: LCBO’s last offer to workers would make our working conditions worse and pave the road to privatization 2024-07-09 [OPSEU]

Northeastern Catholic District School Board workers vote to join CUPE 2024-07-09 [CUPE]

Children's Aid Society workers in Ottawa set to strike Monday 2024-07-07 [CBC]

Dozens of LCBO workers rally in downtown Toronto on day 2 of historic strike 2024-07-07 [Canadian Press]

LCBO workers to hold rally in downtown Toronto on day 2 of historic strike 2024-07-06 [Canadian Press]

LCBO stores closed for two weeks as workers strike 2024-07-06 [TVO]

'They want to get rid of us': Striking LCBO workers in Hamilton area make their feelings known 2024-07-06 [CBC]

Bill 124 retroactive pay deals: Ontario targets fall deadline 2024-07-06 [HRD]

1st day of LCBO workers' strike underway with stores closed 2024-07-06 [CBC]

Charges dropped against union exec months after protest arrest 2024-07-06 [CBC]

Sudbury Catholic District School Board workers vote to join CUPE 2024-07-06 [CUPE]

Majority of Mississauga MiWay workers approve new deal with the city 2024-07-05 [Mississauga News]

Thousands of LCBO workers on strike after talks break down 2024-07-05 [CBC]

Ford’s dry summer begins: LCBO workers start historic strike 2024-07-05 [OPSEU]

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa Workers Start Clock on Strike Countdown 2024-07-04 [OPSEU]

Cargill and union reach settlement agreement as strike enters second month 2024-07-04 [CTV]

Last Call: Time running out for LCBO, union to reach deal as potential strike looms 2024-07-04 [Global]

Union for striking Cargill workers in Guelph announce tentative deal, picket to continue for now 2024-07-04 [CITY]

Bombardier aircraft assembly workers still on strike after union rejects latest offer 2024-07-04 [CBC]

Unifor applauds Ontario government direction of ad spends to Canadian journalism organizations 2024-07-03 [Unifor]

Labour unions in Hamilton awarded $3.6 million in provincial cash for jobs in the skilled trades 2024-07-03 [In the Hammer]

Negotiations ongoing between LCBO, union as Friday strike looms 2024-07-03 [CITY]

Expansion of alcohol to convenience stores is a covert union avoidance strategy 2024-07-03 [Canadian Manufacturing]

'We had to find a way to protect ourselves': Thessalon First Nation employees join union 2024-07-03 [Today]

Strike continues at Bombardier after members reject tentative agreement 2024-07-02 [Unifor]

UFCW Canada empowers migrant workers in Leamington with workshops on workplace and 2SLGBTQ+ rights 2024-07-02 [UFCW Canada]

Huge groundswell of public support for Ontario Science Centre: Media roundup 2024-07-02 [OPSEU]

LCBO plans for province-wide store closures instead of fair bargaining with frontline workers 2024-07-02 [OPSEU]

Registered Nurses at Centretown Community Health Centre Vote to Join ONA 2024-07-02 [ONA]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to a new law to support collective bargaining. [more]

2-07-2008 After 14 months of an bitter labour dispute, the employees of the Journal de Québec accept an agreement in principle concluded between their union and their employer. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

13-07-2009 Steelworkers at Vale-Inco in Sudbury and Port Colborne, Ontario, begin a year-long strike against so-called pension reforms and other concessions. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, they hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, the first woman to lead a major national union in North America. She is elected president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1975. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops members of the British Columbia Government Employees Union begin a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution and take control of the facility, after learning that the provincial government planned to close it. [more]

22-07-1977 In Montréal, private security guards open fire on demonstrators at the Robin Hood flour mill, where strikebreakers are continuing operations. Eight protestors are wounded. The event speeds up the enactment of an anti-scab law in Québec. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

23-07-1914 In Saint John, New Brunswick, thousands of people support striking street railway workers, throwing stones at scab drivers and overturning trams when the Royal Canadian Dragoons charge the crowd. Order is restored when the company recognizes the union. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]