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Budget will determine if Throne Speech promises become reality [NUPGE] 2020-09-26

Ontario Open Letter from the Ontario labour movement to Doug Ford and Christine Elliott: Declare racism, including anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, a public health crisis [OFL] 2020-09-26

The federal government promises criminal charges for those who neglect seniors, it should begin by charging itself [CUPE] 2020-09-26

Alberta End of special paid leave for nurses amid pandemic 'mind boggling,' union official says [CBC] 2020-09-24

Throne Speech signals commitment to invest in workers [CLC] 2020-09-24

Speech from the Throne: Promises are good, but proof is better [CUPE] 2020-09-24

 VIDEO  Manitoba Stella’s staff go on strike due to ‘complete lack of respect’ to workers, says union [Global] 2020-09-22

Quebec 10,000 Quebec home daycare workers on strike, call for wage increase [CBC] 2020-09-22

Quebec Healthcare Professionals’ Negotiations : The healthcare system is failing. We are the solution. [FIQ] 2020-09-21

Unions call for a feminist recovery plan [CLC] 2020-09-21








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Quebec Supporters rally around CHSLD janitor now facing deportation 2020-09-26 [CTV]

Ontario Province hires nearly 100 safety inspectors 2020-09-26 [HR Reporter]

Budget will determine if Throne Speech promises become reality 2020-09-26 [NUPGE]

WestJet tells workers their pay will be cut by half due to wage subsidy changes 2020-09-26 [The Courier]

Ontario Open Letter from the Ontario labour movement to Doug Ford and Christine Elliott: Declare racism, including anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, a public health crisis 2020-09-26 [OFL]

Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut 2020-09-26 [Global]

The federal government promises criminal charges for those who neglect seniors, it should begin by charging itself 2020-09-26 [CUPE]

Ontario Otonabee-South Monaghan workers join CUPE 2020-09-26 [CUPE]

Quebec Union blames 'hyper-centralized' bureaucracy, budget cuts for CHSLD disaster 2020-09-25 [The Gazette]

Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries union raising red flag over corporate concentration and foreign ownership 2020-09-25 [CBC]

Ontario Three TTC employees test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday 2020-09-25 [CTV]

Lack of Detail From Liberals Sends WestJet Workers Into Panic 2020-09-25 [CUPE]

Ontario To Save Lives, Federal and Provincial Governments Must Order GM to Make N95 Masks Says Coalition 2020-09-25 [The Whig-Standard]

First the 'she-cession', now this: StatCan says workplace automation may disproportionately harm women 2020-09-25 [CTV]

Newfoundland and Labrador Metrobus workers reject deal, set Oct. 5 strike date 2020-09-25 [CBC]

Manitoba Transcontinental abandons Manitoba workers during pandemic 2020-09-25 [Unifor]

Clash over article by Black manager leads to high-profile resignations at PSAC 2020-09-25 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Groups Rally in Support of Dominion Workers on Month-Long Strike 2020-09-25 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador $15 Minimum Wage Not the Job Killer People Think says Advocate 2020-09-25 [VOCM]

British Columbia HEU’s Whiteside to seek election as MLA for New Westminster in October 24 vote 2020-09-25 [HEU]

Quebec Blue-collar workers in Montreal elect a new executive 2020-09-25 [CUPE]

Ontario To save lives, federal and provincial governments must order GM to make N95 masks says coalition 2020-09-25 [CUPE]

Reactions to the Throne Speech from the Conseil provincial du secteur des communications 2020-09-25 [CUPE]

Manitoba Transcontinental abandons Manitoba workers during pandemic 2020-09-24 [Unifor]

New Brunswick Six months later: Union says employees at N.B. entry points face burnout Social Sharing 2020-09-24 [CBC]

New Brunswick Moncton eyes switch from garbage bags to carts, privatization of collection 2020-09-24 [CBC]

NUPGE releases international comparison of workplace protections for victims of domestic violence 2020-09-24 [NUPGE]

Alberta End of special paid leave for nurses amid pandemic 'mind boggling,' union official says 2020-09-24 [CBC]

Manitoba Union, Stella's expected back at the table for conciliation meeting Monday 2020-09-24 [Canada.com]

Ontario Mississauga Indigo bookstore workers vote to unionize 2020-09-24 [Global]

Newfoundland and Labrador Metrobus Drivers Vote Today on Whether to Strike 2020-09-24 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador NLMA says Free Flu Shots This Fall a “Win for the Population” 2020-09-24 [VOCM]

Nova Scotia Immediate action needed by Nova Scotia government to ensure adequate staffing in long-term care before next wave of pandemic 2020-09-24 [CUPE]

British Columbia Provincial election 2020 statement 2020-09-24 [CUPE]

Unifor welcomes economic and social pandemic support in Throne Speech 2020-09-24 [Unifor]

Throne Speech: Canada’s nurses encouraged by commitments to a healthy recovery 2020-09-24 [CFNU]

Throne Speech signals commitment to invest in workers 2020-09-24 [CLC]

Speech from the Throne: Promises are good, but proof is better 2020-09-24 [CUPE]

Quebec The Federation of Childcare Workers of Quebec calls an indefinite general strike 2020-09-23 [Education International]

Ontario Ford Canada, Unifor reach tentative deal that includes $2B in EV contracts 2020-09-23 [The Star]

Ontario Ford reaches 'home run' labor deal with big investment from Canadian government 2020-09-23 [The News]

 VIDEO Ontario Nurses, PSWs leaving health care industry amid COVID-19 pandemic 2020-09-23 [CITY]

British Columbia Postal workers confident they can handle bump in B.C. election mail-in ballots 2020-09-23 [CITY]

Ontario Ford to invest $1.46 billion in Canada plants as part of Unifor union deal 2020-09-23 [Reuters]

Ontario Hotel unions worry about cuts to cleaning visits during pandemic 2020-09-23 [Toronto.com]

British Columbia Save-On-Foods Owner Says Business Has ‘Never Been Better’ Three Months After Cutting Workers’ Pay 2020-09-23 [Press Progress]

Newfoundland and Labrador Metrobus union president talking strike after negotiations stall with City of St. John's 2020-09-23 [CBC]

Ontario Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company 2020-09-23 [Unifor]

Ontario Unifor's 'unique' Ford deal includes 5 new electric vehicles in Oakville, engine for Windsor plants 2020-09-23 [CBC]

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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]

15-09-1978 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]

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]

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 Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télesphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal 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]