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Quebec Premiums for nurses ‘little more than window dressing’ [The Record] 2021-09-25

RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week 17-24 September 2021: Ontario removes COVID protection from university workers [RadioLabour] 2021-09-25

Quebec Healthcare professionals demand that mandatory overtime cease and to be treated with respect [FIQ] 2021-09-24

Alberta CFNU calls on Trudeau to provide urgent support for Alberta health workers [CFNU] 2021-09-24

Ontario “We need additional measures to safely reopen campuses”: CUPE Ontario’s University Sector calls for capacity limits and physical distancing requirements [CUPE] 2021-09-24

New Brunswick Strike looms for thousands of public sector workers [CTV] 2021-09-23

How Labour Activists Pushed For Policies That Protect Workers and the Environment This Election [Press Progress] 2021-09-21

Alberta Amazon workers in Alberta facing off against union-busting giant [rabble] 2021-09-21

Ontario A Sex Worker Group Unionized for the First Time [VICE] 2021-09-21

O’Toole another Conservative who would put our public health care system at risk [CLC] 2021-09-19








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Today's labour news


There are new rules about employment insurance. Here's what you need to know. 2021-09-25 [National Post]

Alberta Alberta Superstore employees endorse strike action 2021-09-25 [UFCW]

Nova Scotia Union Applies for Conciliation in Negotiations with Cape Breton Regional Municipality 2021-09-25 [CUPE]

Quebec Premiums for nurses ‘little more than window dressing’ 2021-09-25 [The Record]

The Canadian Media Guild and The Canadian Press reach a tentative deal to avoid a strike 2021-09-25 [CWA Canada]

Nova Scotia CBRM, outside workers headed for conciliation talks 2021-09-25 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador GFW Prepares for Election Despite Labour Dispute 2021-09-25 [VOCM]

Nova Scotia CUPE 759 applies for conciliation in negotiations with Cape Breton Regional Municipality 2021-09-25 [CUPE]

RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week 17-24 September 2021: Ontario removes COVID protection from university workers 2021-09-25 [RadioLabour]

Quebec Healthcare professionals demand that mandatory overtime cease and to be treated with respect 2021-09-24 [FIQ]

Alberta CFNU calls on Trudeau to provide urgent support for Alberta health workers 2021-09-24 [CFNU]

Quebec Nurse suffering from “serious injuries” after allegedly being punched 2021-09-24 [C0HS]

Ontario Mandatory vaccination policy for Windsor police officers to be discussed 2021-09-24 [Canada.com]

Ontario Union calls for Ontario to institute distancing, capacity limits at universities 2021-09-24 [CTV]

British Columbia Port Alberni long-term care residents, staff say care has declined for years 2021-09-24 [CBC]

Quebec Quebec to offer nurses bonuses of up to $18K to end staffing crisis 2021-09-24 [CBC]

Ontario 677 new COVID-19 cases as union calls for capacity limits at universities 2021-09-24 [CBC]

British Columbia CUPE 1136 bylaw officers lauded for quick action in saving man’s life 2021-09-24 [CUPE]

Ontario “We need additional measures to safely reopen campuses”: CUPE Ontario’s University Sector calls for capacity limits and physical distancing requirements 2021-09-24 [CUPE]

Ontario Outraged the University of Toronto colluded with Conservative Government to strip them of COVID-19 protections in the name of revenue, CUPE 3902 encourages members to learn how to refuse unsafe work 2021-09-24 [CUPE]

Ontario Food Basics workers warn customers of pre-Thanksgiving strike deadline 2021-09-23 [Unifor]

Dias commits to fighting for the future of media 2021-09-23 [Unifor]

Ontario Dias to surpass $1 million in donations raised for Halton Women’s Place 2021-09-23 [Unifor]

British Columbia BC nurses in turmoil as province pushes mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers 2021-09-23 [Globe & Mail]

Alberta Advocacy group Iron & Earth wants victorious Trudeau to keep retraining pledge 2021-09-23 [BOE Report]

Quebec Most Quebec Workers Want Bill 96 & To Make French The Language Of Work, A Survey Found 2021-09-23 [MTL Blog]

Nova Scotia Some rec centre staff slipping through Halifax's living wage policy cracks 2021-09-23 [CBC]

Equal treatment, social programs and being valued for contributions are vital for Canadian workers, Canadian Labour Congress president says 2021-09-23 [The Citizen]

Quebec Public health-care workforce crisis ‘totally unprecedented’ 2021-09-23 [The Star]

Unifor calls on Liberals and NDP to work together to benefit workers 2021-09-23 [Unifor]

Northwest Territories Government workers can expect news on vaccine mandates this month 2021-09-23 [CBC]

Ontario For Sex Workers in Canada, an 'Historic Moment' 2021-09-23 [Newser]

Alberta Health minister’s shuffle to Labour disappoints unions 2021-09-23 [iPolitics]

New Brunswick Strike looms for thousands of public sector workers 2021-09-23 [CTV]

Nova Scotia Glace Bay nursing home workers protest staff shortages 2021-09-23 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Registration now open: CUPE SK Indigenous Peoples Conference on November 4 – 5, 2021 2021-09-23 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador On September 28, vote for good jobs, respectful workplaces and public services 2021-09-23 [CUPE]

New Brunswick Four More Locals Take Strong Strike Votes 2021-09-23 [CUPE]

British Columbia CUPE 7000 SkyTrain members awarded 2-per-cent trades rate adjustment 2021-09-23 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia 'We need help': Cape Breton workers picket for change to long-term care 2021-09-23 [Saltwire]

British Columbia BCFED encouraged by province’s 10-day paid sick leave option 2021-09-22 [BC Fed]

British Columbia BC government invites comments on sick-leave options 2021-09-22 [BC gov't]

British Columbia Growing B.C. shipbuilding sector to get boost through new advisory committee 2021-09-22 [BC gov't]

Alberta Shandro shuffled out as Alberta's health minister, takes on labour portfolio in swap with Copping Former health minister faced heavy criticism throughout the pandemic 2021-09-22 [Edmonton Journal]

Alberta Notley, AUPE respond to Kenney's cabinet shuffle 2021-09-22 [CityNews]

Quebec Quebec delays return to office for civil servants amid rise in COVID-19 cases 2021-09-22 [The Canadian Press]

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney implored to seek military backup as Alberta health-care system crumbles 2021-09-22 [Radio Canada International (RCI)]

  JOB   Manager of Hospitals 2021-09-22 [SEIU]

  JOB   Case Manager, FT Term 2021-09-22 [BCTF]

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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]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [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]

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]