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New deal in place for Yukon’s educators 2022-02-06 [Yukon News]

YEU expects ‘contentious’ round of bargaining 2022-01-11 [The Daily Star]

Yukon employees must prove COVID-19 vaccination by midnight or be put on leave without pay 2021-12-01 [CBC]

Union calls for accommodations for vaccine-exempted workers 2021-10-28 [HRD]

Union files grievance over Yukon govt's mandatory vaccine policy 2021-10-27 [CBC]

Unions, groups assess mandatory vaccines 2021-10-19 [The Daily Star]

Conditions at Whitehorse hospital's secure unit broke health and safety rules, records show 2021-03-12 [CBC]

Continuing care workers forced to take sick days for vaccine side effects, union says 2021-02-09 [CBC]

Hospital, union reach tentative deal 2020-12-19 [The News]

Hospital workers' unions reach tentative deal with hospital corporation 2020-12-18 [CBC]

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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

4-05-1937 In one of a wave of strikes in Québec this year, workers at the shipyards in Sorel demand union recognition, better wages, and reinstatement of dismissed union leaders. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster blames politicians, managers and bureaucrats for creating “a predictable path to disaster.” [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labour Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. She is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1872 Workers in the city of Hamilton, organized by the Nine Hour Movement, strike and demonstrate to demand a reduction in working hours. [more]

15-05-1946 A six-week strike by loggers in British Columbia begins, the first after the achievement of collective bargaining rights during the war. The strike helps set postwar standards by achieving higher wages, shorter hours, and an industry-wide contract. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for more than 25,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he was prevented from crossing the border. [more]

21-05-1975 After police bludgeon striking workers at United Aircraft in Longueuil, Québec, a general strike brings out 100,000 protesters. Later, a new government changes labour laws to support union security and ban the use of strikebreakers. [more]

23-05-1921 The Communist Party of Canada is founded at a three-day meeting in a barn in Guelph, Ontario. The party achieves its greatest influence in the 1930s and 1940s organizing unemployed workers and industrial unions, and in struggles against war and fascism. [more]

24-05-1919 Coal miners in Drumheller, Alberta go on strike for recognition of the One Big Union after they vote overwhelmingly to leave the United Mine Workers of America. [more]

26-05-1919 Thousands of workers in Calgary and Edmonton go on strike in solidarity with their Winnipeg counterparts. [more]

28-05-1927 The House of Commons approves a limited old age pension plan. To qualify, Canadians must be 70 years of age and pass a means test. Also, they must live in a participating province. [more]