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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

Ontario Take immediate action to implement five-point plan to staff up and keep Ontario hospitals open, unions urge province [OCHU] 2022-08-05

Ontario WestJet workers at Pearson certified to join Unifor [Unifor] 2022-08-03

Quebec Granby Agropur plant reaches agreement in principle with workers' union [CBC] 2022-08-02

Trans rights are human rights are workers’ rights [Our Times] 2022-07-31

Ontario Nurses union says 'troubling reports' of closures, cuts at 14 Ontario hospitals on long weekend [CBC] 2022-07-30

Summer of strikes: Looking at the labour movement now [Star Podcast] 2022-07-30








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Today's labour news


Unifor’s election a defining moment for Canada’s largest private-sector union after ethics controversy 2022-08-07 [Globe & Mail]

Ontario Unvaccinated GO Transit, UPX contract employees called back to work amid staff shortages 2022-08-07 [Toronto Star]

Alberta AUPE members at Bethany Riverview await labour-board decision 2022-08-07 [AUPE]

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

Ontario Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay TSSA #StrikeforSafety hits the news 2022-08-07 [OPSEU]

Ontario Take immediate action to implement five-point plan to staff up and keep Ontario hospitals open, unions urge province 2022-08-07 [ONA]

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

Empowering CUPW Members to Fight Forward 2022-08-07 [CUPW]

Join CMG in honouring CP journalist and union activist Mike Blanchfield 2022-08-07 [CWA Canada]

Ontario Unvaccinated GO Transit, UPX contract employees called back to work amid staff shortages 2022-08-07 [The Guardian]

Many federal government employees balking at returning to offices 2022-08-07 [CBC]

1,800 members arrive to elect successor to Jerry Dias 2022-08-06 [Unifor]

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

Alberta Covenant Health nursing care workers win wage increases 2022-08-06 [Alberta Worker]

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

Ontario PCs Received Thousands in Donations From Owner of Business Linked to Multiple Workplace Deaths 2022-08-06 [Press Progress]

Higher Interest Rates Starting to Bite in Canada’s Labour Market 2022-08-06 [Centre for Future Work]

Ontario Unions urge province to implement five-point plan to staff up and keep Ontario hospitals open 2022-08-06 [CUPE]

British Columbia B.C. adds 14,900 full-time jobs while unemployment rate at 4.7%. 2022-08-05 [Ministry of Jobs]

Canadian flight crew detained in Dominican want Trudeau air rescue 2022-08-05 [Vancouver Sun]

Quebec CUPE has a record summer for organizing new members in Quebec 2022-08-05 [CUPE]

Ontario Hospitality workers at Courtyard Marriott join UFCW 2022-08-05 [UFCW]

Ontario Take immediate action to implement five-point plan to staff up and keep Ontario hospitals open, unions urge province 2022-08-05 [OCHU]

Ontario Ejaz Butt keeps faith in shadow of Hamilton’s higher-profile mayoral contenders 2022-08-05 [The Spectator]

Ontario Nurses union calls on governments to address crisis in hospitals 2022-08-05 [Global]

British Columbia Snowpiercer producers ordered to beef up extreme heat plan after crew members fall ill on B.C. set 2022-08-05 [CBC]

British Columbia Health care union urges Immigration Minister to stop deportation of health care worker 2022-08-05 [HEU]

Quebec Striking croupiers at the Casino de Montreal deplore the stalemates and consequences of the labour dispute 2022-08-05 [CUPE]

New University of Windsor study aimed at improving the lives of migrant workers 2022-08-05 [The Star]

Ontario Unifor reaches tentative agreements with casinos in Pickering and Ajax 2022-08-04 [Unifor]

Nova Scotia PSAC Atlantic and CEIU fight for a fair contract 2022-08-04 [PSAC]

Alberta Unifor Local 99 ratifies new agreement with Arconic 2022-08-04 [Unifor]

Alberta Canterbury Foundation Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement reached 2022-08-04 [AUPE]

  JOB  British Columbia Finance support staff (temporary) 2022-08-04 [BCGEU]

Opinion: Union leader Jerry Dias does not deserve public humiliation 2022-08-04 [Toronto Star]

Ontario Nurses at Revera Sara Vista Long-Term Care Home secure new contract 2022-08-04 [UFCW]

Tentative Agreement reached at Bell clerical 2022-08-03 [Unifor]

Ontario WestJet workers at Pearson certified to join Unifor 2022-08-03 [Unifor]

Alberta Carewest nursing-care bargaining gets off to a rough start 2022-08-03 [AUPE]

Ontario UFCW representation gains results for Uber Eats courier 2022-08-03 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW Canada and Uber hold second quarterly meeting to mark six-month anniversary of historic agreement 2022-08-03 [UFCW Canada]

BDM Scholarship recipient blazing the trail as first in family to attend university in Canada 2022-08-03 [UFCW Canada]

  JOB   Media union CWA Canada seeks staff representative 2022-08-03 [CWA Canada]

Saskatchewan SUN Files Policy Grievance Regarding the Cancelling of Casual Shifts 2022-08-03 [SUN]

PSAC launches a toolkit to address violence and harassment at work 2022-08-03 [PSAC]

British Columbia Coquitlam human rights activist joins Order of B.C. 2022-08-03 [Tricity News]

Yukon City ratifies negotiated agreements 2022-08-03 [The Daily Star]

Ontario Striking Pickering casino worker hit by car: Unifor 2022-08-03 [Durham Radio News]

Quebec Some Quebec health workers sick with COVID-19 being asked back to work, union says 2022-08-03 [OHS Canada]

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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]