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Océan remorquage workers win new contract, end nine-month strike 2023-03-29 [USW]

Housekeepers at Montagnais Hotel ratify a new contract 2023-03-28 [UFCW]

Unifor members working for Autobus Longueuil go on strike 2023-03-28 [Unifor]

Municipal public service workers in Victoriaville cancel their strike 2023-03-27 [CUPE]

Concordia University: PSAC-Quebec denounces CSN dishonesty 2023-03-27 [PSAC]

Neptune Security Owes Over $300,000 in Unpaid Wages to Workers at Laval Immigration Holding Centre 2023-03-25 [Teamsters]

March 31 – more than just a symbolic date 2023-03-25 [FIQ]

Unionized firefighters and managers call the adoption by the House of Commons, on March 8, 2023, of Bill C-224, An Act respecting the development of a national framework for the prevention and treatment of fire-related cancers, a step forward 2023-03-24 [FTQ]

Fighting systemic racism in Montreal – a long path lies ahead 2023-03-24 [CUPE]

Tension ramps up at the Beauce-Centre Regional County Municipality in Quebec 2023-03-24 [CUPE]

Tension escalate between Quebec's Town of Blainville and its firefighters 2023-03-23 [CUPE]

Longshore workers at the Sorel-Tracy port in Quebec sign contract 2023-03-23 [CUPE]

Quebec budget shows the CAQ’s lack of vision and ambition 2023-03-23 [CUPE]

Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery will reopen, union and management to meet next week 2023-03-23 [Global]

Mayor of Saint-Liguori needlessly going the judicial route instead of apologizing 2023-03-22 [CUPE]

Woodland Caribou: forest industry workers rally in Saint-Félicien 2023-03-21 [Unifor]

The agreement in principle between Héma-Québec and its nurses and practical nurses in Québec (affiliated with the CSN) is unanimously ratified 2023-03-21 [Héma Québec]

Striking Montreal cemetery workers call for resumption of negotiations 2023-03-19 [The Gazette]

CN Rail negotiations to continue over the weekend in Montreal 2023-03-18 [Unifor]

All TRAC Executives Resign and Form New Union 2023-03-16 [The Link]

Families unable to bury dead as strike at Montreal cemetery continues 2023-03-16 [CBC]

Quebec port lockout reaches 6-month mark: longshore workers will be sounding an alarm six times today 2023-03-16 [CUPE]

Rouyn-Noranda workers in Quebec ratify tentative agreement 2023-03-16 [CUPE]

“United”: CPAS-CUPE launch major campaign to save the health and social services 2023-03-14 [CUPE]

CUPE Quebec General Council supports the re-election of two executives 2023-03-14 [CUPE]

Westmount, Quebec workers to commence three-day strike 2023-03-14 [CUPE]

Héma-Québec nursing staff plan job action over pay disparity with public system personnel 2023-03-13 [The Globe and Mail]

Workers in Quebec hold rally at RTL head office to demand a fair deal now 2023-03-11 [CUPE]

Quebec public transit stuck in funding crisis: CUPE sets meeting with transit CEO Share this page in your online social circles 2023-03-09 [CUPE]

Privately administered mini hospitals: what’s the real price tag? 2023-03-09 [CUPE]

Workers at the Société québécoise des infrastructures join CUPE 2023-03-09 [CUPE]

Longshore workers at the Sorel port vote for a strike mandate 2023-03-08 [CUPE]

Union warned SAAQ its new online system wasn't ready, training was inadequate 2023-03-07 [CTV]

New collective agreement for workers at Jubilant Draximage 2023-03-06 [Unifor]

ULaval faculty vote in favour of unlimited general strike if labour negotiations fail 2023-03-06 [Academia ]

SAAQclic failures 'predictable,' says union 2023-03-06 [CTV News]

‘I feel as though I'm abandoning her’: Frustrated families speak out about cemetery strike 2023-03-05 [CTV]

CUPE meets with Quebec MNAs Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and Haroun Bouazzi to discuss Quebec’s energy sector, its transition, and privatization 2023-03-03 [CUPE]

'We Stand with the SPUL': CAUT and FQPPU Support the Université Laval Teaching Faculty's Demands 2023-03-01 [FQPPU]

Building union awareness among Inuit mining workers 2023-03-01 [USW]

Contrary to what the government is saying, the FIQ has been at the bargaining table since January 27! 2023-02-28 [FIQ]

Revenu Québec professionals vote 85% in favour of new contract 2023-02-28 [The Gazette]

Labour tribunal orders nurses' union to stop threatening mass resignation 2023-02-28 [CBC]

CUPE asks Hydro-Québec to reject Énergir agreement 2023-02-28 [CUPE]

Labour tribunal orders nurses' union to stop threatening mass resignation 2023-02-27 [The National Post]

Employees of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec sign new agreement 2023-02-25 [CUPE]

'Contract flip' at Montreal airport will vaporize hundreds of unionized jobs, lead to chaos, union says 2023-02-24 [CBC]

Société québécoise des infrastructures trigger one-day strike 2023-02-24 [CUPE]

CUPE members protest at the Institut Philippe-Pinel in Montreal: staff turnover and workplace safety major concerns 2023-02-24 [CUPE]

Victoriaville municipal employees in Quebec preparing to strike 2023-02-23 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-04-1903 In Montréal, more than 2000 longshoremen go on strike at the beginning of the shipping season in the port. Militia are called out, and crowds rally to support the strikers. After five weeks, they win union recognition and more pay. [more]

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its founding convention at Douglas College and delegates elect Raj Chouhan as CFU president. The CFU is Canada's first agricultural workers union. [more]

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

9-04-1983 A tractor trailer drives through a picket line at a strikebound Alcan plant in Scarborough, Ontario, causing the death of Claude Dougdeen, 51, a Trinidad immigrant and father of seven. Outraged union leaders call on the province to bring in anti-scab laws. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

15-04-1872 Toronto printers attract a massive crowd of 10,000 people to Queen's Park in support of their strike for the nine-hour day. Union leaders are arrested for conspiracy the next day. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

25-04-2004 The British Columbia Liberal government imposes a 15 per cent wages cut on health services workers. This leads to an illegal strike by 40,000 members of the Hospital Employees Union and a settlement that fails to stop the privatization of services. [more]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress establishes the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]