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British Columbia BCGEU issues 72-hour strike notice on behalf of 33,000 B.C. public servants [Global] 2022-08-13

Corporations are driving up the cost of living, not workers [AFL] 2022-08-12

Bruske to PM: Work with premiers to fix Canada’s crumbling care system [CLC] 2022-08-11

Quebec Win for health care workers: Quebec government reminded it cannot ignore unions [CUPE] 2022-08-11

Lana Payne elected Unifor National President [Unifor] 2022-08-11

British Columbia Will BC Be Ground Zero for a New Era of Union Battles? [The Tyee] 2022-08-10

Ontario Support on paid sick days crucial next week [DWHN] 2022-08-07

Bank of Canada governor should stay in his lane and not undermine collective bargaining [CLC] 2022-08-07

Alberta Defence lawyers vote to walk off job [Alberta Worker] 2022-08-06

Alberta Starbucks workers in Sherwood Park file for union [Alberta Worker] 2022-08-06








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Today's labour news


British Columbia BCGEU issues 72-hour strike notice on behalf of 33,000 B.C. public servants 2022-08-13 [Global]

Cassidy hails return of 'democracy' to Unifor - despite election loss 2022-08-13 [Unifor]

Quebec The City of Montreal can do better on mental health in its own backyard 2022-08-13 [CUPE]

  JOB   CUPE Ontario is seeking a Permanent Full-Time Communications Associate 2022-08-13 [CUPE]

British Columbia BCGEU serves strike notice on provincial government 2022-08-12 [BCGEU]

British Columbia BCGEU issues 72-hours’ strike notice: job action begins Monday 2022-08-12 [BCGEU]

Quebec Unifor members rally for Ashgrove workers 2022-08-12 [Unifor]

Ontario Hamilton Health Sciences loses more than a quarter of key cardiac surgery staff 2022-08-12 [The Spectator]

Saskatchewan More uncertainty for Evraz workers as Russian steelmaker seeks buyer 2022-08-12 [The Leader-Post]

Corporations are driving up the cost of living, not workers 2022-08-12 [AFL]

Union and workplace training programs push for more inclusion in 'lagging' auto industry 2022-08-12 [CBC]

Unifor unveils roadmap to rebuild Canadian auto sector 2022-08-12 [BNN]

Ontario Undervaluing workers now will lead to havoc in September, CUPE warns Brock 2022-08-12 [CUPE]

Ontario 'Palestine will be free': CUPE Ontario sends a message of solidarity 2022-08-11 [CUPE Ontario]

Ontario Unifor unveils 29 recommendations to boost Canada’s auto sector 2022-08-11 [Unifor]

Saskatchewan CUPE demands transparency from govt on health service disruptions 2022-08-11 [The Leader-Post]

British Columbia CFB Esquimalt workers rally amid stalled wage negotiations with the feds 2022-08-11 [The News]

Ontario Stelco workers in Hamilton will be in legal strike position Aug. 16 2022-08-11 [The Spectator]

British Columbia Commercial fishermen’s union ‘deeply troubled’ with DFO’s decision to close Prince Rupert sockeye fishery 2022-08-11 [Yahoo]

Largest private sector union elects first woman president 2022-08-11 [Reuters]

Unifor membership elects Lana Payne as new leader 2022-08-11 [CBC]

Bruske to PM: Work with premiers to fix Canada’s crumbling care system 2022-08-11 [CLC]

Ontario CUPE Ontario renews calls for investments into services and people 2022-08-11 [CUPE]

Quebec Win for health care workers: Quebec government reminded it cannot ignore unions 2022-08-11 [CUPE]

Lana Payne elected Unifor National President 2022-08-11 [Unifor]

  JOB   Organizing Officer | Agente/Agent de la syndicalisation 2022-08-10 [CAUT]

  JOB   Membership Services Officer (MSO) 2022-08-10 [AUPE]

  JOB   Labour Relations Assistant – Communications and Government Relations 2022-08-10 [ONA]

  JOB   Director, Oppression Prevention 2022-08-10 [PSAC]

  JOB   Human Rights/Indigenous Rights Officer 2022-08-10 [PSAC]

  JOB   Executive Assistant to the Regional Executive Vice-President 2022-08-10 [PSAC]

  JOB   Regional Representative 2022-08-10 [PSAC]

Alberta Another Valley Line LRT delay expected by union 2022-08-10 [Global]

Vocal stress prevalent among actors in video game voiceover field: Report 2022-08-10 [COS]

Unifor to elect new president Wednesday following controversial exit of Jerry Dias 2022-08-10 [The Standard]

British Columbia Will BC Be Ground Zero for a New Era of Union Battles? 2022-08-10 [The Tyee]

British Columbia Spat between Canadian maritime unions goes public 2022-08-10 [Splash 24/7]

Quebec Revenu Quebec, union to start mediation negotiations 2022-08-10 [Virgin]

CUPE attends the 3rd National Black Canadians Summit – A historical moment 2022-08-10 [CUPE]

National Secretary-Treasurer’s report shows strong future for Unifor 2022-08-09 [Unifor]

WestJet, Unifor agreement includes retirement gains, sick days 2022-08-09 [Benefits Canada]

USA Conway: ‘We are Everybody’s Union’ 2022-08-09 [USW]

Newfoundland and Labrador NL labour movement mourning Reg Anstey 2022-08-09 [Saltwire]

Unifor national convention kicks off with no clear new leader in the wings 2022-08-09 [The Star]

Prince Edward Island P.E.I. nurses lead country in working overtime in July 2022-08-09 [CBC]

Nunavut GN employees to get $3,500 on Wednesday from new contract signing 2022-08-09 [Nunatsiaq News]

Ontario GO Transit workers vote in favour of strike if no deal is reached: union 2022-08-09 [CBC]

Truck Drivers: Beware of the “Driver Inc” Scam 2022-08-09 [Teamsters]

Quebec Agropur cheese plant workers take deal, halt strike 2022-08-09 [Canadian Cattlemen]

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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]