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Unvaccinated GO Transit, UPX contract employees called back to work amid staff shortages 2022-08-07 [Toronto Star]

Support on paid sick days crucial next week 2022-08-07 [DWHN]

Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay TSSA #StrikeforSafety hits the news 2022-08-07 [OPSEU]

Take immediate action to implement five-point plan to staff up and keep Ontario hospitals open, unions urge province 2022-08-07 [ONA]

Unvaccinated GO Transit, UPX contract employees called back to work amid staff shortages 2022-08-07 [The Guardian]

PCs Received Thousands in Donations From Owner of Business Linked to Multiple Workplace Deaths 2022-08-06 [Press Progress]

Unions urge province to implement five-point plan to staff up and keep Ontario hospitals open 2022-08-06 [CUPE]

Hospitality workers at Courtyard Marriott join UFCW 2022-08-05 [UFCW]

Take immediate action to implement five-point plan to staff up and keep Ontario hospitals open, unions urge province 2022-08-05 [OCHU]

Ejaz Butt keeps faith in shadow of Hamilton’s higher-profile mayoral contenders 2022-08-05 [The Spectator]

Nurses union calls on governments to address crisis in hospitals 2022-08-05 [Global]

Unifor reaches tentative agreements with casinos in Pickering and Ajax 2022-08-04 [Unifor]

Nurses at Revera Sara Vista Long-Term Care Home secure new contract 2022-08-04 [UFCW]

WestJet workers at Pearson certified to join Unifor 2022-08-03 [Unifor]

UFCW representation gains results for Uber Eats courier 2022-08-03 [UFCW Canada]

Striking Pickering casino worker hit by car: Unifor 2022-08-03 [Durham Radio News]

CUPE employees at Queen’s University’s Donald Gordon Centre poised to strike 2022-08-03 [Kingstonist]

Union wants 11.7% raise for Ontario education workers in bargaining proposal 2022-08-03 [Global]

Pay gaps up to 38% trigger resounding strike vote at Queen’s Donald Gordon Centre 2022-08-03 [CUPE]

Education workers present bargaining proposals for student success and good jobs 2022-08-03 [CUPE]

TSSA safety inspectors #StrikeforSafety makes headlines across Ontario 2022-08-02 [OPSEU]

Urgent action needed to address widespread hospital closures 2022-08-02 [ONA]

Ofl/AIL Jack Layton Labour Post-Secondary Scholarship 2022 2022-08-02 [OFL]

Unifor statement regarding member struck by a car at Casino Woodbine 2022-08-01 [Unifor]

Can GM afford Equal Pay and Increased Pensions? 2022-07-31 [Rank and File]

Pickering Casino workers picket outside Etobicoke location as strike continues 2022-07-31 [Durham Radio News]

GM Adds Third Chevy Silverado Production Shift At Oshawa Plant 2022-07-30 [GM]

Unifor picket line begins at Casino Woodbine 2022-07-30 [Unifor]

Nurses union says 'troubling reports' of closures, cuts at 14 Ontario hospitals on long weekend 2022-07-30 [CBC]

Rising violence against paramedics a worry for Peterborough paramedics chief 2022-07-29 [The Record]

'Asking to be treated as equals is just way too much:' Strike continues at Ajax and Pickering casinos 2022-07-29 [The Star]

Women, racialized healthcare workers face violence in workplace 2022-07-29 [Today]

Huron Perth and Guelph hospital staff physically assaulted at work as pandemic violence surges 2022-07-29 [CUPE]

More workers at Darling International join the union 2022-07-28 [UFCW]

Unions speak out against violence in hospitals 2022-07-28 [Soo Today]

Unifor Local 1090 picket line at Pickering Casino and Resort 2022-07-28 [Unifor]

Thousands of Northern Ontario hospital staff subject to violence at work 2022-07-28 [CUPE]

100% strike vote by Brock University workers signals to university that it must deliver on fair wages, better jobs 2022-07-27 [CUPE]

55% of Lakeridge hospital staff physically assaulted at work 2022-07-27 [CUPE]

Stellantis offering retirement packages to those eligible in Windsor as part of 'workforce reduction' 2022-07-27 [CTV]

Casino members sign first tentative agreement 2022-07-26 [Unifor]

Nursing students backstop Toronto ER in 'tight situation,' union concerned 2022-07-26 [The National Post]

OPSEU/SEFPO members at TSSA on strike 2022-07-26 [NUPGE]

Road labourers strike over after members accept new labour deal 2022-07-25 [The Citizen]

WIPB extension recklessly abandons our patients without paid sick days 2022-07-24 [DWHN]

#StrikeforSafety solidarity rally: Monday, July 25 at Canada’s Wonderland 2022-07-24 [OPSEU]

Tentative deal prevents strike at 6 Ontario casinos, negotiations continue for 2 others 2022-07-24 [CBC]

Unifor reaches tentative agreements with six casino units 2022-07-23 [Unifor]

Strike looms as Ontario casino workers’ contract talks head ‘down to the wire’: Unifor 2022-07-23 [Global]

Up to 40% of people arriving at Windsor border don't have ArriveCAN filled out: CBSA union 2022-07-23 [CBC]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

13-08-1946 A strike at Montreal Cottons in Valleyfield, Québec erupts in violence when police use tear gas to disperse thousands of women workers and their supporters. Union organizer Madeleine Parent is later arrested, but the strike wins union recognition. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

26-08-1946 10,000 veterans march across Hamilton to the Stelco plant to show solidarity with the striking steelworkers. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]