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Unifor launches strike at Downsview as talks continue with De Havilland, Bombardier 2021-07-28 [CP24]

Unifor members at Bombardier Aviation and De Havilland Aircraft on strike 2021-07-27 [Unifor]

Liberals fail to engage, protect workers affected by environmental transition 2021-07-27 [The Star]

Healthcare workers speak out on how they've been treated by government 2021-07-27 [Kenora]

Union threatens strike as De Havilland moves to relocate Dash 8 production 2021-07-27 [Flight Global]

New survey shows growing support for overhaul of long-term care 2021-07-27 [CUPE]

Unifor Local 4268 GFL Environmental ratifies collective agreement securing wage and benefit improvements 2021-07-27 [Unifor]

‘Ventilation is key’; Local CUPE members air concerns around back-to-school 2021-07-26 [Barrie Today]

OPSEU/SEFPO calls for end to harassment against front-line workers at London jail 2021-07-26 [OPSEU]

More Registered Nurses Needed at St. Mary’s General Hospital Emergency Department, Expert Panel Says 2021-07-26 [ONA]

'An alarming exodus': Ontario nursing sector slammed with staffing shortage as many rethink careers 2021-07-26 [CTV]

Production of De Havilland turboprops key to negotiations as strike deadline nears 2021-07-26 [CTV]

Talks between Region of Waterloo, paramedics continue 2021-07-25 [The Record]

Workers at John Howard Society of Durham Region vote to join CUPE 2021-07-24 [CUPE]

Queen's Park can't let Hells Angels intimidate London jail staff: Union 2021-07-23 [The Free Press]

Interval House staff ask members of the community to call their employer back to the bargaining table 2021-07-23 [Unifor]

Wage cut and attack on working conditions not the thanks “pandemic heroes” can accept 2021-07-23 [CUPE]

Unifor Local 591-G, Active Exhaust ratify new deal 2021-07-22 [Unifor]

Online and in-person students in university classrooms cause concerns for teachers, teaching assistants and students 2021-07-22 [Canada.com]

Elementary teachers union urges cautious return to classrooms 2021-07-22 [The National Observer]

Beamsville Albright Manor employees protest over vacations and treatment 2021-07-22 [The Star]

Vale, Steelworkers complete two days of talks; more talks planned 2021-07-21 [The Star]

Bargaining set to resume between Unifor, Bombardier and De Havilland 2021-07-21 [Unifor]

QW Nestlé workers’ union explores options before closure 2021-07-21 [The Intelligencer]

Union accuses Waterloo Region of ‘union busting’ as workers invited to cross picket line 2021-07-21 [Outline]

Workers at Toronto Parking Authority vote to authorize strike action 2021-07-21 [CUPE]

Editorial staff win big wage gains at National Post 2021-07-20 [Unifor]

Bargaining set to resume between Unifor, Bombardier and De Havilland 2021-07-20 [Unifor]

Workers at National Rubber Technologies in Ancaster picket to demand better wages and benefits 2021-07-20 [CBC]

Local NDP have now nominated federal candidates in both Sudbury and Nickel Belt 2021-07-19 [Sudbury.com]

Car rally in support of ROW paramedics, public sector workers planned for Monday 2021-07-19 [CTV]

Many workplace ‘accidents’ are preventable. Stop the killing, and start criminal investigations 2021-07-19 [The Star]

NDP nominates CUPE economist as Ottawa Centre candidate 2021-07-19 [The Citizen]

Toronto equity lawyer Mary Cornish looks back at four-plus decades of change 2021-07-16 [Canadian Lawyer]

OPSEU calls on Minister to intervene as Black Creek boss sabotages bargaining 2021-07-16 [NUPGE]

National Post journalists reach first contract 2021-07-15 [Unifor]

Rolling Back the Remnants of Worker Protections: The Ford Government’s Workforce Advisory Committee 2021-07-15 [The Bullet]

Arbitrator Upholds Employer’s Compulsory Rapid COVID-19 Testing Policy 2021-07-15 [JD Supra]

Unifor Local 4268 at GFL Environmental will conduct strike vote 2021-07-14 [Unifor]

Education workers at York University challenge racism and stress pandemic safety with strike mandate 2021-07-13 [CUPE]

Millionaires dodge paying homeless care-giver $28,000 settlement 2021-07-12 [CLI]

Cannabis workers at Tokyo Smoke join the union 2021-07-12 [UFCW Canada]

Education unions file new Charter challenges to protect Ontarians’ constitutional rights after Ford’s attack on democracy 2021-07-12 [ETFO]

Fenner Dunlop lockout ends after 165 days 2021-07-12 [OFL]

LiUNA! Local 3000 members reach agreement 2021-07-12 [OFL]

Healthcare Workers Must Not Be Shortchanged: Permanent Wage Increases 2021-07-12 [IAMAW]

Strike at Vale's Sudbury operation strains battery nickel supply 2021-07-01 [Financial Post]

OPSEU/SEFPO part-time College Support workers reach tentative agreement 2021-07-10 [NUPGE]

Health care workers rally against Chartwell's proposal to cut sick days 2021-07-10 [Unifor]

Infrastructure and Track Maintenance workers at Alstom join OC Transpo union, ATU local 279 in Ottawa 2021-07-10 [ATU Canada]

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 new legislation to support collective bargaining. [more]

2-07-2008 After 14 months of an acrimonious labour dispute, the employees of 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 pension “reforms” and other concessions. [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]

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]

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]