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Today's labour news

USA Ontario Three strikes: Why today’s labour movements will be studied for years 2023-09-29 [McMaster]

British Columbia Douglas College, faculty association ratify agreement 2023-09-29 [BC gov't]

Ontario Ontario’s minimum wage will increase Oct. 1. Here’s what you need to know 2023-09-29 [Toronto Star]

Newfoundland and Labrador Minimum Wage Increase Is Too Little, Too Late 2023-09-29 [NLFL]

Northwest Territories Canadian North Members Ratify New Three-Year Agreement 2023-09-29 [Unifor 2002]

  JOB   Admin Asst. – WCB 2023-09-29 [BCGEU]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Uncovering the Truth of Le Estcwicwéy̓ 2023-09-29 [PSAC]

New Brunswick City of Saint John succeeds in getting court injunction against striking inside workers 2023-09-29 [CBC]

Ontario Mine Mill union, retirees donate $10,000 to Sudbury Food Bank 2023-09-29 [The Star]

Many public servants still waiting on Canada Life to process claims 2023-09-29 [CBC]

British Columbia Union files complaint against Sephora 2023-09-29 [This Week]

British Columbia Care facilities rally outside in contract dispute 2023-09-29 [The News]

British Columbia Former Shaw technicians in B.C. give strong strike mandate after Rogers merger raises job-loss fears 2023-09-29 [CBC]

Ontario Unifor sets Oct 9 deadline for GM negotiations 2023-09-29 [Reuters]

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour: Minimum Wage Increase Too Little, Too Late 2023-09-29 [VOCM]

British Columbia Mandatory masking returns to health care settings 2023-09-29 [HEU]

British Columbia CUPE 50 ratifies new three-year contract with BCSPCA – Victoria Branch 2023-09-29 [CUPE]

Quebec Shining the spotlight on school support staff 2023-09-29 [CUPE]

British Columbia B.C. Rogers technicians give strong strike mandate amid concerns over Shaw job losses 2023-09-28 [Canadian Press]

British Columbia Radisson Blu Vancouver Airport Admits to Multiple Breaches of Anti-Scab Law 2023-09-28 [Unite Here Local 40]

Ontario Unifor sets deadline in General Motors negotiations 2023-09-28 [Unifor]

Ontario Ford, Unifor agreement includes significant DC pension improvements, transition to DB plan 2023-09-28 [Benefits Canada]

Manitoba New Democrats and leader Wab Kinew offering stronger health care 2023-09-28 [CLC]

Quebec Teachers vote in favour of unlimited strike action 2023-09-28 [The Gazette]

Ontario OSSTF/FEESO Members approve pathway to resolve school board bargaining 2023-09-28 [OSSTF]

  JOB   Temporary staff representative - communications department 2023-09-28 [BCGEU]

British Columbia What’s Ahead for BC Gig Workers 2023-09-28 [The Tyee]

Ontario High school teachers accept Ford government's binding arbitration proposal 2023-09-28 [CITY]

New Brunswick Saint John starts 'limited' garbage pickup a day after halting service because of strike 2023-09-28 [Radio-Canada]

Ontario Fairmont Royal York accused of unfair labour practices 2023-09-28 [CSN]

Air Canada to operate as usual during informational picket by pilots union 2023-09-28 [Reuters]

Ontario Unifor addresses members who are unhappy with three-year Ford deal 2023-09-28 [The Globe and Mail]

Saskatchewan City of Prince Albert, inside workers' union reach tentative deal 2023-09-28 [CBC]

Ontario Publicly funded, contract care homes double profits during pandemic 2023-09-28 [HEU]

Saskatchewan CUPE 882 and City of Prince Albert reach tentative agreement 2023-09-28 [CUPE]

British Columbia City of North Vancouver workers ratify new 3-year agreement 2023-09-28 [CUPE]

Ontario Town of Whitby workers fight harmful concessions ahead of strike deadline 2023-09-28 [CUPE]

USA United Steelworkers union names David McCall as president 2023-09-27 [Reuters]

Quebec Nurses' union says Gaspé job postings requiring bilingualism are discriminatory 2023-09-27 [CBC]

As hate groups attack LGBTQ youth, Canada’s labour movement rises to the moment 2023-09-27 [Ricochet]

New Brunswick Saint John stops all garbage collection, blames striking inside workers 2023-09-27 [CBC]

Ontario Dozens of Cornwall unionized workers rally at city hall 2023-09-27 [The Whig Standard]

Manitoba MPI says latest offer to union is final after weeks-long strike 2023-09-27 [CBC]

Alberta Health-care workers rally for raises outside Good Samaritan Society centres 2023-09-27 [CBC]

Ontario CUPE 4911 calls on Peterborough Paramedic Service to negotiate a contract that will recruit and retain workers 2023-09-27 [CUPE]

Quebec Quebec nurses union says job postings requiring bilingualism are discriminatory 2023-09-26 [Canadian Press]

British Columbia TSSU to increase strike action at SFU 2023-09-26 [TSSU]

MoveUP has a new president 2023-09-26 [MoveUP]

Ontario Protests call attention to health care privatization 2023-09-26 [The Herald]

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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 Montreal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Telesphore Lepine is a leading figure in the Montreal 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]