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YEU, Yukon Hospital Corp. at odds over whether hospitals are understaffed 2020-10-22 [The News]

‘It’s very scary at WGH right now,’ employee says 2020-10-20 [The Star]

Gov't employees taking fewer sick days during COVID-19 pandemic 2020-09-04 [CBC]

UNW postpones convention by up to a year over Covid-19 2020-05-14 [Cabin Radio]

Union ‘hopeful’ new contract for Yk city workers will come this year 2020-01-13 [NNSL]

PSAC president speaks out about Queen’s Printer, Central Stores situation 2019-11-16 [The News]

Union vows to fight gov't decision to close Queen's Printer, Central Stores 2019-11-16 [CBC]

Government criticized for decision to outsource printing to the private sector 2019-10-23 [CBC]

Privatization unleashes angry backlash 2019-10-22 [The Star]

Liberals grilled over nursing staff levels 2019-10-17 [The News]

Union and YG ratify new collective agreement 2019-07-25 [The News]

Government and workers union ratify collective agreement 2019-07-23 [CBC]

Stressed Yk nurses need help 2019-07-20 [NNSL]

YEU contract ratification meetings set 2019-07-13 [The Star]

YEU/PSAC agree to tentative deal 2019-06-11 [The Daily Star]

Many Rivers counselling staff get lay off notices, as Yukon gov't withholds funding 2019-02-21 [CBC]

Union angry as Many Rivers 'pursuing every option' to keep doors open 2019-02-21 [CBC]

Strike 'narrowly averted' for Yukon hospital workers after tentative deal reached 2019-02-17 [CBC]

Yukon hospital workers return strike mandate as mediation talks begin 2019-02-15 [CBC]

Hospital workers are holding a strike vote this week 2019-02-07 [The News]

Hospital workers hold strike vote, union says workload is main issue 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Many Rivers breaks silence on dispute 2019-01-26 [The Daily Star]

Many Rivers workers set to go back to work 2019-01-23 [The News]

Many Rivers counselling staff accept new contract, ending strike 2019-01-23 [CBC]

Teachers get wage hikes, benefit improvements in new contract 2019-01-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Many Rivers strike in Yukon extends over 70 days 2019-01-16 [Rank and File]

Jobs uncertain for Whitehorse shelter workers 2019-01-03 [CBC]

Decision will improve workers’ safety: YEU 2019-01-01 [The Daily Star]

Many Rivers workers vow to stand firm 2018-12-20 [The Star]

No end in sight for Yukon strike after almost 50 days on picket line 2018-12-20 [CBC]

Study up on Many Rivers strike, Hanson urges cabinet ministers 2018-12-11 [The Daily Star]

Whitehorse bylaw officers warn striking workers over noise issues 2018-11-24 [CBC]

Many Rivers workers in Yukon go on strike 2018-11-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Reform Slate in North Pole Elves Union Challenges Cozy-with-Santa Leadership 2018-11-23 [Labor Notes]

Many Rivers’ AGM deemed invalid by YG: union 2018-11-21 [The Daily Star]

Why are we On Strike? 2018-11-13 [PSAC]

Striking workers allege assault and threats 2018-11-10 [The News]

Union VP alleges former Yukon premier assaulted him on the picket line 2018-11-10 [CBC]

Driver tried to run down workers on picket line in Whitehorse, say non-profit employees 2018-11-09 [CBC]

Twelve months and a strike: Many Rivers workers serve strike notice 2018-11-01 [The News]

Many Rivers workers plan to strike Friday 2018-11-01 [The Star]

Shortage of substitute teachers 'worrisome' says Union 2018-10-16 [CBC]

YFL must prove legal status: YG 2018-08-22 [The Star]

Federation of Labour loses government funding 2018-08-17 [CBC]

'Clean out' Yukon's social services department, says union head 2018-07-20 [CBC]

Optics around office closure ‘horrible’: YEU 2018-06-16 [The Star]

Union members ratify city contract 2018-04-28 [The News]

Mayor, union head praise negotiating teams 2018-04-18 [The Star]

Mediation sees last-minute tentative pact 2018-04-17 [The Daily Star]

Strike out: Union, City of Whitehorse reach new collective agreement 2018-04-17 [The News]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

18-12-1916 In Trail, British Columbia, Ginger Goodwin is elected secretary of the Mill and Smeltermen’s Union, the first union office held by the legendary labour organizer. He is soon leading local struggles against the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]

31-12-2011 In Alma, Quebec, Rio Tinto Alcan locks out members of Local 9490, United Steelworkers, in an attempt to replace all retiring workers with non-union contract employees. This is followed by a successful six-month global solidarity campaign. [more]