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Premiums for nurses ‘little more than window dressing’ 2021-09-25 [The Record]

Healthcare professionals demand that mandatory overtime cease and to be treated with respect 2021-09-24 [FIQ]

Nurse suffering from “serious injuries” after allegedly being punched 2021-09-24 [C0HS]

Quebec to offer nurses bonuses of up to $18K to end staffing crisis 2021-09-24 [CBC]

Most Quebec Workers Want Bill 96 & To Make French The Language Of Work, A Survey Found 2021-09-23 [MTL Blog]

Public health-care workforce crisis ‘totally unprecedented’ 2021-09-23 [The Star]

Quebec delays return to office for civil servants amid rise in COVID-19 cases 2021-09-22 [The Canadian Press]

Rise in telecommuting due to pandemic risks making anti-scab protections toothless 2021-09-20 [CTV]

Public daycare workers across Quebec to strike for 1 day next week 2021-09-18 [CBC]

Major Quebec unions vote as one against occupational health and safety reform 2021-09-18 [CTV]

Another Quebec ER had to shut down because of a lack of nurses, who are exhausted 2021-09-17 [CBC]

Unions upping the pressure tactics in 20 hotels, strike possible Sept. 17 2021-09-09 [CTV]

Tens of thousands of Quebec health-care workers still unvaccinated as mandatory policy nears 2021-09-09 [CBC]

Organizations mark Labour Day in Montreal by demonstrating against workplace inequalities 2021-09-06 [CTV]

Olymel workers' union reaches agreement with employer at Quebec plant 2021-09-01 [CBC]

Tentative deal reached in labour dispute at Olymel meat plant 2021-08-31 [CBC]

Agriculture workers at Serres Sagami and Serres Biologico join the union 2021-08-30 [UFCW Canada]

The CUPE Quebec Environment Committee concerned by PMRA rulings 2021-08-28 [CUPE]

A family gathering and a message of solidarity – “We’re more mobilized than ever!” 2021-08-28 [CUPE]

Olymel's employee union rejects Quebec labour minister's call for arbitration 2021-08-27 [CBC]

Agriculture workers at Serres Sagami and Serres Biologico join UFCW 501 2021-08-26 [UFCW]

As Olymel strike endures, Quebec labour minister summons union, management 2021-08-26 [The Gazette]

Labour minister steps in as meat plant strike could lead to euthanization of 150,000 pigs 2021-08-26 [CBC]

Health-care unions raise concern about government’s vaccine mandate 2021-08-19 [The Globe and Mail]

CUPE Quebec welcomes the announced parliamentary commission into mandatory vaccination in the health care system 2021-08-19 [CUPE]

Quebec mandates vaccinations for all health-care workers, masks in post-secondary schools 2021-08-18 [CBC]

The Syndicat des Cols bleus regroupés de Montréal (CUPE 301) in solidarity with the Haitian people 2021-08-18 [CUPE]

FIQ and FIQP members ratify the proposed global agreement 2021-08-08 [FIQ]

Settlement ends Shell boycott 2021-08-04 [Unifor]

Pork industry says thousands of pigs risk being euthanized if strike continues 2021-08-03 [The Globe and Mail]

Regional Representative - Quebec 2021-08-02 [PSAC]

Regional Representative - Montreal 2021-08-02 [PSAC]

Impasse remains in the labour dispute at the Olymel plant in Quebec 2021-08-01 [CTV]

Hospitality workers at Ramada Plaza join the union 2021-07-26 [UFCW Canada]

Rally for locked out Ash Grove cement workers 2021-07-22 [Unifor]

Hospitality workers at Ramada Plaza join UFCW 2021-07-22 [UFCW]

Nurses say paying student interns could help solve staffing crisis in ERs 2021-07-22 [CBC]

Deux Rives funeral co-op: Staff on strike for 48 hours starting Tuesday 2021-07-21 [Awani Review]

Grocery workers at Marché Adonis join UFCW 2021-07-20 [UFCW]

Nurses pan 'barbaric' working conditions, propose solutions to staffing crisis in ERs 2021-07-19 [CBC]

Union leader Pascal Saint-Ongo joined the Federal Liberals 2021-07-18 [The Citizen]

Grocery workers at Marché Adonis join the union 2021-07-17 [UFCW Canada]

Summer crisis in ERs: a symptom of a generalized shortage 2021-07-17 [FIQ]

Help sought for 'crumbling' health-care system in western Quebec 2021-07-16 [CBC]

Major labour strikes in Quebec meat industry lead to food waste and demands for change 2021-07-15 [CBC]

Montreal blue collar workers allege systemic racism on the job, seek compensation 2021-07-13 [CBC]

Machinists Union Reaches an Agreement – Airbus and Bombardier workers to get better protection 2021-07-12 [IAMAW]

Montreal blue-collar workers allege systemic racism on the job, seek compensation 2021-07-12 [The National Post]

A female longshore worker tells her story 2021-07-10 [CUPE]

'Concerns from another era': Funeral homes can't ban employee tattoos and piercings 2021-07-09 [The National Post]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick, with James L. Sugrue as president. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télesphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]