Alberta What's behind the United Conservative Party's emerging fury at nurses?

Today's labour news

Ontario New Deal For Unifor Sioux Towers Workers 2019-12-06 [CKDR]

Alberta What's behind the United Conservative Party's emerging fury at nurses? 2019-12-06 [rabble]

RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week December 6 to 13, 2019 2019-12-06 [Radio-Canada]

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 2019-12-06 [UFCW Canada]

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women: 30 Years Later – We Remember 2019-12-06 [PSAC]

Ontario National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women is December 6 2019-12-06 [ONA]

New Brunswick NBFL Statement for December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 2019-12-06 [NBFL]

New Brunswick Services of Remembrance & Action to End Violence Against Women 2019-12-06 [NBFL]

Thirty years later, we must be better 2019-12-06 [CUPW]

Alberta UCP is using a report that government experts characterized as “poor quality” and “highly inaccurate” to justify deep cuts to health care 2019-12-06 [AFL]

British Columbia Flu policy update: No discipline for health workers who choose not to vaccinate or wear masks 2019-12-06 [HEU]

National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women is December 6 2019-12-06 [HEU]

Saskatchewan CBO workers submit petitions to government, calling for multi-year funding for Community-Based Organizations 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan Crumbling Away: New report on the state of long-term care in Saskatchewan paints startling picture 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Ontario People with developmental disabilities can not take any more cuts, front-line workers warn Ford Government 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Ontario PCs urged to scrap health service privatization in Bill 138 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

New Brunswick Government Refuses Electronic Voting: Strike vote suspended 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Quebec Crisis in the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent: CUPE demands an urgent meeting with the Health Minister and addresses the Board 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Liberal throne speech prioritizes tax cuts over pharmacare 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia CUPE Nova Scotia Women's Committee calls on province for prevention strategies and services to combat femicide 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Alberta 'Wall to wall' mail: post workers hustling to get holiday deliveries out, but customers should be patient 2019-12-06 [CITY]

Ontario Relatives of baggage handler killed on the job welcome Air Canada's guilty plea 2019-12-06 [CBC]

Nova Scotia NSTU says it's going to court to enforce arbitrator's ruling on specialists 2019-12-06 [CBC]

British Columbia 'It took a tragedy to create this': But union supports recommendations in report on deadly sawmill explosions 2019-12-06 [CBC]

British Columbia Steelworkers Urge Government To Implement Recommendations From Sawmill Explosions Review 2019-12-06 [USW]

Statement for December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 2019-12-06 [USW]

Saskatchewan Regina Co-op refinery employees locked out by management 2019-12-06 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Lockout begins for Co-op Refinery workers 2019-12-06 [CTV]

Ontario Ontario public high school teachers in one-day strike against Ford government 2019-12-05 [National Post]

Remembering École Polytechnique: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 2019-12-05 [NUPGE]

Ontario Unifor launches challenge of arbitrator's Nemak ruling 2019-12-05 [The Star]

Fighting for environmental justice 2019-12-05 [NUPGE]

British Columbia Union for parole officers at B.C. halfway house says public safety at risk 2019-12-05 [The News]

Ontario NUPGE commits to total support for education workers 2019-12-05 [NUPGE]

Ontario Bombardier long-term lease deal welcome news for aerospace workers 2019-12-05 [Unifor]

Unifor Aeroplan workers ratify ground-breaking agreement 2019-12-05 [Unifor]

Saskatchewan Co-op Refinery to lock out workers, plans to keep operating 2019-12-05 [BOE Report]

 VIDEO Ontario ‘A significant warning’: What a one-day Ontario teachers’ strike means 2019-12-05 [Global]

British Columbia Hotel workers' union president Zailda Chan forges solidarity by connecting viscerally with the membership 2019-12-05 [The Georgia Straight]

Ontario What's Ontario got against cannabis workers? 2019-12-05 [Now]

Death of Canadian Pacific engineer highlight’s union safety concerns 2019-12-05 [OHS Canada]

Newfoundland and Labrador RNC Chief Stresses Importance of Workplace Safety at Federation of Labour Conference 2019-12-05 [VOCM]

Ontario Public high schools closed by one-day walkout 2019-12-04 [CBC]

Ontario Unifor disappointed in Nemak arbitration decision 2019-12-04 [Unifor]

Ontario ESL school union makes big gains in first contract 2019-12-04 [Unifor]

In defence of whistleblowers 2019-12-04 [OHS Canada]

British Columbia Coldstream, municipal workers shake hands on 5-year agreement 2019-12-04 [The Morning Star]

British Columbia Health authorities intervene in three China-owned senior care facilities after reports of neglect 2019-12-04 [CBC]

Alberta Hundreds voice concerns over Alberta public sector cuts during town hall 2019-12-04 [CBC]

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This month in labour history

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]

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]

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]

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]