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Alberta Lethbridge Starbucks workers file application to join Steelworkers union [USW] 2022-05-25

CFL delivers 'final' amended contract proposal to its players [Kelowna Courier] 2022-05-24

Tentative CFL-CFLPA CBA agreement voted down [TSN] 2022-05-22

Growing concerns over Meta business practices [CTF] 2022-05-23

Alberta Ukrainian students need Alberta teachers [ATA] 2022-05-23

Amazon targeted by Teamsters Canada & CSN [Rank and File] 2022-05-22

Code White: Sounding the Alarm on Violence Against Health Care Workers [Our Times] 2022-05-22

New Brunswick Nursing home nurses poised for about $8K in back pay [CBC] 2022-05-20

CFL, CFL Players' Association reach tentative collective agreement [CBC] 2022-05-19

British Columbia Staff shortage forces Kamloops hospital to move some patients to Kelowna [CBC] 2022-05-18








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Today's labour news


Quebec Nouveau contrat de travail chez Transport Guilbault 2022-05-25 [Teamsters]

Ontario Hitachi, Unifor agreement includes DB, DC pension increases, enhanced health benefits 2022-05-25 [Benefits Canada]

Saskatchewan While helping others, mental health counsellors risk experiencing burnout 2022-05-25 [The Star-Phoenix]

PSAC union says talks with government at an impasse 2022-05-25 [rabble]

Ontario Tentative deal reached for Pelee Island Ferry workers 2022-05-25 [CBC]

Alberta Lethbridge Starbucks workers file application to join Steelworkers union 2022-05-25 [USW]

Airport delays here to stay for the long-term, union says 2022-05-25 [The Star]

Alberta Starbucks workers in Lethbridge make efforts to unionize 2022-05-25 [CBC]

Ontario Education workers’ union warns of cuts to lunchroom supervisors in Toronto schools 2022-05-25 [Global]

British Columbia CUPE members demonstrate how Education Assistants can help create thousands of new childcare spaces across BC 2022-05-25 [CUPE]

Ontario TDSB lunchroom supervisor cuts undermine school safety 2022-05-25 [CUPE]

CFL makes 'final' amended contract proposal while players return to training camp 2022-05-25 [CBC]

CFL delivers 'final' amended contract proposal to its players 2022-05-24 [Kelowna Courier]

British Columbia B.C. film and TV workers voting on new contract 2022-05-24 [Vancouver Sun]

Ontario Retired workers council meets in person 2022-05-24 [Unifor]

Ontario TDSB Lunchroom Supervisor Cuts Undermine School Safety 2022-05-24 [CUPE]

Canadian unions move against 'unreasonable' public service vaccine mandate 2022-05-24 [Global Government Forum]

Nunavut NEU holds ratification votes in all 25 Nunavut communities 2022-05-24 [Nunatsiaq News]

Alberta Alberta Teachers' Association denounces Bill 15 2022-05-24 [Red Deer Advocate]

Ontario Op-ed: Division, neglect opens door to Ford's union conquests 2022-05-24 [RankandFile.ca]

Ontario Election Notebook Ford trumpets bridge job, Horwath highlights worker policies 2022-05-24 [Daily Commercial News]

Ontario Union exploring legal options after nurses injured outside Ontario debate venue 2022-05-24 [CP24]

Ontario LTC facilities failed to train workers on medication hazard: Union 2022-05-24 [The Star]

Looming Strike Deadline Threatens Critical Phase of Romanian Cernavodă Nuclear Refurbishments 2022-05-24 [SPEA]

  JOB   Network Administrator - Administration Department 2022-05-23 [BCGEU]

Alberta AUPE members welcome Kenney’s resignation 2022-05-23 [AUPE]

Customer service agents at Bearskin Airlines join the union 2022-05-23 [UFCW Canada]

Enjoy UFCW-made barbecue products this grilling season 2022-05-23 [UFCW Canada]

Support legislation to make the Canada Infrastructure Bank public 2022-05-23 [PSAC]

Ontario TSSA safety inspectors deliver overwhelming strike mandate 2022-05-23 [OPSEU]

Ontario OFL Applauds NDP Commitment to Decent Work and Access to Unionization 2022-05-23 [OFL]

Quebec Coroner’s report : An urgent need for a law on safe ratios 2022-05-23 [FIQ]

Growing concerns over Meta business practices 2022-05-23 [CTF]

More Community Hubs are sprouting up! We need many more! 2022-05-23 [CUPW]

Workers are the Union 2022-05-23 [CUPW]

Union petition urging CBC/Radio-Canada to do better 2022-05-23 [CWA Canada]

British Columbia Out of whose pockets? Our of Our Pockets 2022-05-23 [BCTF]

British Columbia Remembering Sumas Lake: Perspective on a cultural landscape 2022-05-23 [BCTF]

British Columbia Seamless Day Kindergarten supports students and families 2022-05-23 [BCTF]

British Columbia Through hell and high water: The climate crisis comes to Merritt—and its schools 2022-05-23 [BCTF]

  JOB   Research and International Program Assistant - Full-time, Temporary 2022-05-23 [BCTF]

Alberta Teachers need to remain united, ATA president says 2022-05-23 [ATA]

Alberta Ukrainian students need Alberta teachers 2022-05-23 [ATA]

Professional Performers file bargaining in bad faith charge against the ICA and ICA agencies 2022-05-23 [ACTRA]

Tentative CFL-CFLPA CBA agreement voted down 2022-05-22 [TSN]

British Columbia Loblaw's bargaining: strike vote resuults 2022-05-22 [UFCW 247]

Why Canada’s Largest Federal Union Is Talking Strike 2022-05-22 [The Tyee]

Amazon targeted by Teamsters Canada & CSN 2022-05-22 [Rank and File]

Code White: Sounding the Alarm on Violence Against Health Care Workers 2022-05-22 [Our Times]

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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]