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Thousands of Canadian Commercial Actors Have Been Locked Out of Work For Over A Year [Press Progress] 2023-05-31

Alberta AUPE congratulates Premier Danielle Smith on her re-election [AUPE] 2023-05-30

Lessons from the PSAC strike [rabble] 2023-05-30

Saskatchewan Union representing support staff at Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools decry homophobic statement from Superintendent [CUPE] 2023-05-30

Alberta A Vote for the UCP Is a Vote for Wage Suppression [The Tyee] 2023-05-28

An ACTRA agreement could set high standard for gig workers [rabble] 2023-05-28

Alberta Amazon workers file for union certification [Alberta Worker] 2023-05-28

Nunavut Unions holds rally in Iqaluit as housing authority strike nears 70 days [CBC] 2023-05-27

Alberta UCP Has Made Alberta’s Labour Laws the Worst in the Country, Experts Say [Press Progress] 2023-05-27

Alberta UCP Has Made Alberta’s Labour Laws the Worst in the Country, Experts Say [PressProgress] 2023-05-26


Today's labour news

Union gives failing grade to companies handling veterans rehabilitation contract 2023-06-05 [News Now]

British Columbia Solidarity and celebration in the face of hate: BCFED statement on Pride Month 2023-06-04 [BCFed]

Alberta Calgary HVAC workers file for unionization 2023-06-04 [Alberta Worker]

Alberta Edmonton senior care workers to vote on new contract 2023-06-04 [Alberta Worker]

Alberta 4,000 Alberta electrical workers win 15.5% wage increase 2023-06-04 [Alberta Worker]

Alberta Vegreville senior care home offers 4 years of wage freezes 2023-06-04 [Alberta Worker]

Prince Edward Island Ashley Clark named new CUPE P.E.I. president 2023-06-04 [Saltwire]

Quebec Montreal casino workers threaten to strike during busy Grand Prix season 2023-06-04 [CTV]

Newfoundland and Labrador Lousy Weather Fails To Dampen Spirits at Downtown PSAC Rally 2023-06-04 [VOCM]

British Columbia Airport hotel workers in Richmond issue strike notice 2023-06-03 [The News]

Quebec ‘It’s micromanaging’: Unions say Quebec education reform won’t solve issues 2023-06-03 [Global]

Northwest Territories New regional VP says win comes as northern labour in fighting mood 2023-06-03 [NNSL]

Newfoundland and Labrador Kenny’s Pond, Tiffany Village workers demonstrate over toxic workplace 2023-06-03 [Saltwire]

Ontario London's unionized Labatt workers vote overwhelmingly for new deal 2023-06-03 [The Free Press]

Manitoba 7 Brandon health-care workers laid off over funding constraints: CUPE 2023-06-03 [CBC]

Manitoba MGEU health system workers reach tentative deal after a year of bargaining 2023-06-03 [CBC]

Quebec Glass workers strike at Owens-Illinois plant in Montreal 2023-06-03 [IndustriALL]

Ontario Transportation members at Darling International celebrate first contract victory 2023-06-02 [UFCW]

British Columbia Langley Liquor Store Workers Join SEIU 2023-06-02 [SEIU]

British Columbia Roadside rally draws strong public support for CUPE 561 transit workers 2023-06-02 [CUPE BC]

Ontario Unifor Worries About Long-Term Fibre Access For Thunder Bay Mill 2023-06-02 [Northern Ontario Business News]

Saskatchewan Westmoreland Mining and UMWA Local 7606 show support for Estevan area 2023-06-02 [SaskToday]

Ontario Questions swirl around if HWDSB will continue offering a living wage 2023-06-02 [CBC]

Prince Edward Island Nurses' Union calls for more transparency, review of mobile mental health teams 2023-06-02 [CBC]

Ontario Joint Statement on Ontario’s Blue-Ribbon Panel 2023-06-02 [OPSEU]

Manitoba Health care union’s strike notice takes Shared Health by surprise 2023-06-02 [O Canada]

Ontario Grocery workers prepare to bargain with 'Big Three' grocery giants 2023-06-02 [Supermarket News]

Ontario Fire rangers' union says provincial cutbacks leaving northern Ontario vulnerable to forest fires 2023-06-02 [CBC]

Manitoba Shared Health expresses surprise after union representing health-care workers sets strike deadline 2023-06-02 [CBC]

Saskatchewan CUPE welcomes new members at The Salvation Army (Bethany Home) 2023-06-02 [CUPE]

Ontario Cochrane workers deliver near-unanimous strike mandate 2023-06-02 [CUPE]

Ontario Much to celebrate, much to commemorate, as CUPE Ontario annual convention returns to downtown Toronto 2023-06-02 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia ECEs want pensions, not RRSPs: Union 2023-06-02 [CUPE]

Ontario Third time a charm? Labatt workers to vote, again, on a new labour deal 2023-06-01 [The Free Press]

Quebec Education workers say working conditions prompting exodus 2023-06-01 [The Gazette]

Ontario IAM Position on Artificial Intelligence confirmed by Ontario Privacy Commissioner and Ontario Human Rights Commission 2023-06-01 [IAMAW]

British Columbia ‘We want to see results, now’: Hundreds of B.C. nurses march in Vancouver 2023-05-31 [Global]

Ontario 11,000 workers ready to tackle bargaining with ‘Big Three’ grocery giants 2023-05-31 [Unifor]

Ontario University of Toronto members ratify new deal 2023-05-31 [Unifor]

Nova Scotia Increases to wages, equipment allowance part of new ABCO contract 2023-05-31 [Unifor]

Nova Scotia East Coast Credit Union workers ratify new agreement 2023-05-31 [Unifor]

  JOB   Digital Communications Officer 2023-05-31 [USW]

Quebec Westmount blue-collar workers to strike for a week Westmount blue-collar workers to strike for a week 2023-05-31 [The Gazette]

Nunavut Iqaluit Housing Authority’s accused of racism in use of scab labour 2023-05-31 [rabble]

Air Canada pilots have opened the gate to early contract talks: can travellers expect a strike? 2023-05-31 [The Star]

Ontario USW Local 9563 building a strong local union and activists 2023-05-31 [USW]

Thousands of Canadian Commercial Actors Have Been Locked Out of Work For Over A Year 2023-05-31 [Press Progress]

Freedom Mobile workers seeking union after acquisition: Teamsters Canada 2023-05-31 [The Star]

CPSC : “Anti-scab legislation is long overdue” 2023-05-31 [CUPE]

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This month in labour history

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes wieners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police in the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour. This is the beginning of the Federation’s long struggle for workers’ rights in Alberta. [more]

14-06-1872 Royal assent is given the Trade Union Act, legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to large public protests against the arrest of striking Toronto printers on conspiracy charges. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

19-06-1938 On Bloody Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia, hundreds of unemployed workers are violently evicted from government buildings, including the post office and art gallery, after weeks of sit-ins to protest cutbacks in relief projects. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury, Ontario. The day is remembered in an annual union memorial service and with calls for renewed attention to health, safety and emergency preparedness. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Many are wounded, and two men lose their lives as a result of Bloody Saturday. [more]

25-06-1999 The Fédération des Infirmières du Québec begins an illegal one-day provincial strike, one of several this summer and one of many across the country during the year over nurses’ workload and wages. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]

29-06-1981 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins a 42-day strike that succeeds in winning a contract with 17 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This breakthrough agreement sets a standard for other unions. [more]