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Alberta Union rejects wage cut for seniors’ care workers [The Advocate] 2021-08-05

The advantages of unionization are obvious, so why don’t more workers join unions? [The Conversation] 2021-08-05

Ontario Endorse Workers’ Advice on the Future of Work [WAC]  ActNOW!  2021-08-02

By the Numbers: EI benefits pointing to long-term unemployment concerns [UFCW Canada] 2021-08-02

PSAC recognizes Canada’s first Emancipation Day [PSAC] 2021-08-02

Governments must honour Emancipation Day by addressing systemic racism [CLC] 2021-08-01

Is There Really a Shortage of Labour? [Centre for Future Work] 2021-08-01

Quebec Impasse remains in the labour dispute at the Olymel plant in Quebec [CTV] 2021-08-01

British Columbia Port Coquitlam protest wants terminated Richmond hotel workers rehired [The News] 2021-07-31

Prince Edward Island PEI signs historic child care agreement with Federal government [CUPE] 2021-07-31








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Alberta Union rejects wage cut for seniors’ care workers 2021-08-05 [The Advocate]

British Columbia Rio Tinto hasn't returned to bargaining table after a week of labour conflict 2021-08-05 [CBC]

The advantages of unionization are obvious, so why don’t more workers join unions? 2021-08-05 [The Conversation]

Border workers issue strike notice to government, job action to start Friday: union 2021-08-05 [CTV]

Ontario 'Lots of questions': Teachers’ unions look for answers after release of Ontario back-to-school plan 2021-08-05 [CTV]

Unions warn Canadians to expect disruptions at airports and border crossings starting Friday 2021-08-05 [CBC]

Quebec Settlement ends Shell boycott 2021-08-04 [Unifor]

Ontario USW 6500 members vote 85 per cent in favour of new Vale contract deal 2021-08-04 [CBC]

Ontario Guards vow to 'shut the border down' as tensions soar during Toronto Pearson Airport protest 2021-08-04 [CTV]

Ontario Harvey Bischof to run for Brantford-Brant NDP 2021-08-04 [The Expositor]

New Brunswick New Brunswick Day: five weeks until CUPE’s deadline for province-wide action 2021-08-03 [NB Media Co-op]

Ontario De Havilland workers continue strike action at Downsview 2021-08-03 [Unifor]

Quebec Pork industry says thousands of pigs risk being euthanized if strike continues 2021-08-03 [The Globe and Mail]

Unifor uses Stephen Harper, Jason Kenney to target ‘the new 2021 O’Toole’ 2021-08-03 [Alberta Politics]

 VIDEO  CBSA Agent Could Strike as Early as Friday 2021-08-03 [CITY]

Ontario USW 6500 members to vote on latest Vale contract offer 2021-08-03 [CBC]

Unifor launches TV ad cautioning Canadians against voting for Erin O’Toole 2021-08-03 [Unifor]

Ontario De Havilland workers continue strike action at Downsview 2021-08-03 [Unifor]

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Alberta CapitalCare workers holding first Edmonton rally since pandemic began 2021-08-02 [AUPE]

Alberta Extendicare tables –4% wage rollback 2021-08-02 [AUPE]

  JOB   Job Posting: Decent Work and Health Organizer 2021-08-02 [Decent Work and Health Network]

Ontario Endorse Workers’ Advice on the Future of Work  ActNOW!  2021-08-02 [WAC]

By the Numbers: EI benefits pointing to long-term unemployment concerns 2021-08-02 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario Grocery workers at Zero Waste Bulk join the union 2021-08-02 [UFCW Canada]

Saskatchewan SHA Limited In Ability To Mandate Members To Work 2021-08-02 [SUN]

British Columbia Union: CBA noticeably absent from massive $622M northern B.C. hospital project 2021-08-02 [The Journal of Commerce]

PSAC welcomes Employment Equity Act review task force, calls for more worker voices 2021-08-02 [PSAC]

PSAC recognizes Canada’s first Emancipation Day 2021-08-02 [PSAC]

Nova Scotia Now is the time to volunteer to help elect more New Democrats 2021-08-01 [NSFL]

Nova Scotia Political action makes a difference 2021-08-01 [NSFL]

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This month in labour history


1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

13-08-1946 A strike at Montreal Cottons in Valleyfield, Québec erupts in violence when police use tear gas to disperse thousands of women workers and their supporters. Union organizer Madeleine Parent is later arrested, but the strike wins union recognition. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

26-08-1946 10,000 veterans march across Hamilton to the Stelco plant to show solidarity with the striking steelworkers. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]