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Newfoundland and Labrador Message from the President – 30 Years Since Cod Moratorium [FFAW-Unifor] 2022-07-03

CFNU releases book about nurses' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic [CFNU] 2022-07-03

Quebec Paramedics strike at 40 Quebec ambulance services, want pay increase [The Star] 2022-07-02

Do unions at Starbucks mean the labour movement is picking up steam? [CBC] 2022-06-30

Alberta Cessco lockout ending after 2 years, but future remains uncertain for picketing workers [CBC] 2022-06-29

Food workers’ union calls for urgent reforms to TFWP as part of 2022 Migrant Agricultural Workers Report [UFCW Canada] 2022-06-29

CUPE stands with public libraries amid surge of hate against the 2SLGBTQ+ community [CUPE] 2022-06-29

Quebec Amazon is intimidating and harassing organising workers in Montreal [Tech Story] 2022-06-28

Saskatchewan Workers need relief from inflation, high fuel prices [SFL] 2022-06-26

Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions express solidarity and demand action on reproductive rights [CLC] 2022-06-26








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Alberta 20,000 HSAA health professionals to vote on a new contract with Alberta Health Services 2022-07-03 [NUPGE]

Alberta IAM Local 99 inaugurates special memorial for fallen member 2022-07-03 [IAMAW]

Newfoundland and Labrador Companies Paying Below Minimum Price is a Clear Violation of Collective Agreement 2022-07-03 [FFAW-Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador Northern Peninsula Shrimp Fleet Facing Crisis 2022-07-03 [FFAW-Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador Message from the President – 30 Years Since Cod Moratorium 2022-07-03 [FFAW-Unifor]

British Columbia John Horgan is a true friend to working people 2022-07-03 [CLC]

CFNU releases book about nurses' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic 2022-07-03 [CFNU]

hMPXV: What you need to know 2022-07-03 [CFNU]

Recognition for temporary workers at CBC – Members share their appreciation 2022-07-03 [CWA Canada]

  JOB   PowerPoint Specialist/Administrative Assistant - Part-time, Permanent 2022-07-03 [BCTF]

British Columbia BCTF Education Funding Brief 2023: Funding inclusive and flourishing schools 2022-07-03 [BCTF]

British Columbia 911 operators forced to work more overtime than ever before due to 'critical' labour shortage 2022-07-02 [Canada.com]

Quebec Paramedics strike at 40 Quebec ambulance services, want pay increase 2022-07-02 [The Star]

Where is the workers’ voice when it comes to talking about our automated futures? 2022-07-02 [The Star]

WestJet asked non-union staff to provide scab labour in case of Calgary, Vancouver strike 2022-07-02 [Press Progress]

Saskatchewan 'We're not quitting', Super 8's locked out employees host a picket rally 2022-07-01 [Discover Moose Jaw]

Quebec Retirement home workers at Les Jardins d'Aurelie join UFCW 2022-07-01 [UFCW]

British Columbia 200 Camp Workers Deliver Signed Petition, Urge LNG Canada to Extend 12% Wage Increase to Contracted Workers 2022-07-01 [UniteHere Local 40]

Bell Atlantic Communications Locals and Bell Clerical to unite at simultaneous negotiations 2022-07-01 [Unifor]

Ontario Workers at Hilton Garden Inn Ajax ratify new contract 2022-07-01 [Unifor]

Ontario Unifor files for judicial review after arbitration award fails long-term care workers 2022-07-01 [Unifor]

Ontario United Steelworkers members on strike at Timberland Equipment as company attacks retirement security 2022-07-01 [USW]

Ontario Ford says wage increase for Ontario public school teachers will be 'more than 1 per cent' 2022-07-01 [CTV]

Nova Scotia Provincial government uninterested in meaningful negotiations with long-term care workers 2022-07-01 [CUPE]

British Columbia E-Comm dispatchers may be forced to work overtime Canada Day weekend due to staff shortages 2022-07-01 [Global]

Ontario Unifor files for judicial review after arbitration award fails long-term care workers 2022-06-30 [Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW calls for government action on fishery issues ahead of moratorium anniversary 2022-06-30 [Saltwire]

Prince Edward Island Healthcare workers ought not have to worry about being threatened or assaulted while on the job 2022-06-30 [Saltwire]

Ontario Painters, tapers call off strike in the ICI sector 2022-06-30 [The Daily Commercial News]

British Columbia 200 LNG Canada camp workers push for 12 per cent wage increase amidst inflation 2022-06-30 [Sentinel]

Border workers union calls on Ottawa to scrap ArriveCan app 2022-06-30 [Soo Today]

Do unions at Starbucks mean the labour movement is picking up steam? 2022-06-30 [CBC]

Ontario Education workers urge TDSB to pass a no-cuts budget 2022-06-30 [CUPE]

Ontario Education workers shocked by hiring of $200K backroom boss as 11 front-line staff are cut 2022-06-30 [CUPE]

Ontario Windsor Star workers achieve wage gains and harassment protection 2022-06-29 [Unifor]

Summer of labour unrest expected as inflation soars and contracts run out 2022-06-29 [CBC]

Alberta Just Transition must go beyond training, AFL president says 2022-06-29 [rabble]

Ontario Striking Hudson's Bay warehouse workers reach tentative agreement 2022-06-29 [CTV]

Newfoundland and Labrador Shrimp harvesters boiling mad after price cut 2022-06-29 [Saltwire]

Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees cries foul over private rehab contract that feds say will mean ‘fewer steps’ for vets, case managers 2022-06-29 [The Hill Times]

Alberta Cessco lockout ending after 2 years, but future remains uncertain for picketing workers 2022-06-29 [CBC]

Quebec SQDC ratifies agreement with some Quebec cannabis store workers 2022-06-29 [My Biz Daily]

British Columbia 'Spitting on them': Service Canada workers say they’re being abused by customers at passport offices 2022-06-29 [The Chief]

Newfoundland and Labrador 'We can’t take this any longer': Mount Pearl municipal workers fear job action as collective agreement set to expire on Thursday, June 30 2022-06-29 [Saltwire]

Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's woman loses home after Phoenix pay fiasco 2022-06-29 [CBC]

Food workers’ union calls for urgent reforms to TFWP as part of 2022 Migrant Agricultural Workers Report 2022-06-29 [UFCW Canada]

Newfoundland and Labrador Mount Pearl Municipal Workers to Hold Rally 2022-06-29 [VOCM]

CUPE stands with public libraries amid surge of hate against the 2SLGBTQ+ community 2022-06-29 [CUPE]

Food workers’ union calls for urgent reforms to TFWP as part of 2022 Migrant Agricultural Workers Report 2022-06-28 [UFCW]

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This month in labour history


1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to new legislation to support collective bargaining. [more]

2-07-2008 After 14 months of an acrimonious labour dispute, the employees of Journal de Québec accept an agreement in principle concluded between their union and their employer. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

13-07-2009 Steelworkers at Vale-Inco in Sudbury and Port Colborne, Ontario, begin a year-long strike against so-called pension reforms and other concessions. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, they hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, the first woman to lead a major national union in North America. She is elected president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1975. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops members of the British Columbia Government Employees Union begin a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution and take control of the facility, after learning that the provincial government planned to close it. [more]

22-07-1977 In Montréal, private security guards open fire on demonstrators at the Robin Hood flour mill, where strikebreakers are continuing operations. Eight protestors are wounded. The event speeds up the enactment of an anti-scab law in Québec. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

23-07-1914 In Saint John, New Brunswick, thousands of people support striking street railway workers, throwing stones at scab drivers and overturning trams when the Royal Canadian Dragoons charge the crowd. Order is restored when the company recognizes the union. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]