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CUPW Statement on the Uber and UFCW National Agreement [CUPW] 2022-01-29

Ontario Toronto workers demand more than the bare minimum [Now] 2022-01-28

UFCW Canada and Uber Canada reach historic national agreement to benefit drivers and delivery people [UFCW Canada] 2022-01-27

Uber Canada signs dispute representation deal [Toronto.com] 2022-01-27

Prince Edward Island Respite care program workers concerned with safety conditions [CUPE] 2022-01-26

Ontario Her Toronto bookstore unionized in the middle of a pandemic. Now, she hopes others will join her [CBC] 2022-01-23

Saskatchewan Workers win big as union certification goes electronic [USW] 2022-01-23

Ontario The Ford government must act now [OFL] 2022-01-23

Address the problems of precarious work, NUPGE urges minister [NUPGE] 2022-01-23

Quebec Company challenges Quebec court decision on anti-scab provisions and teleworking [CTV] 2022-01-22








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CUPW Statement on the Uber and UFCW National Agreement 2022-01-29 [CUPW]

Ontario Blue Line Taxi members achieve 41 improvements in new collective agreement 2022-01-28 [Unifor]

Ontario Unifor Local 444 members at Cottam Diecasting ratify strong first contract 2022-01-28 [Unifor]

Ontario Unifor members at Canteen Canada (Compass Group) ratify new agreement 2022-01-28 [Unifor]

Ontario Scrap 'dangerous' hospital policy allowing workers with COVID-19 back on the job, unions tell Ontario 2022-01-28 [CBC]

British Columbia Whistler transit negotiations break down 2022-01-28 [Unifor ]

Northwest Territories Some birthing services return to Stanton Territorial Hospital Feb. 22 2022-01-28 [CBC]

Nunavut Nunavut signs child care agreement, leaving Ontario as the lone hold-out 2022-01-28 [NUPGE]

Alberta Nursing union votes to ratify new collective agreement 2022-01-28 [CBC]

Ontario Unions attack return-to-work ‘guidance’ 2022-01-28 [The Star]

Canada Post workers can wear their N95s at work - but only with a company mask on top 2022-01-28 [CITY]

Ontario Unions want Ontario to reverse hospital COVID policy that allows sick people to work 2022-01-28 [Global]

Uber Canada drivers, couriers get deal for free dispute resolution coverage 2022-01-28 [Global]

Uber Canada signs deal with union offering workers dispute representation 2022-01-28 [CP24]

Newfoundland and Labrador CUPE Crying Foul Over Grand Falls-Windsor’s Report on Worker Lockout 2022-01-28 [VOCM]

Ontario Paramedics call for standardized mental health benefits as working conditions deteriorate through the pandemic Share this page in your online social circles Share this 2022-01-28 [CUPE]

Ontario Toronto workers demand more than the bare minimum 2022-01-28 [Now]

British Columbia UFCW 1518 Calls on Victoria City Council to Protect Budtenders 2022-01-27 [UFCW 1518]

Ontario Unions want Ontario to reverse hospital COVID policy that allows sick people to work 2022-01-27 [CP24]

Ontario Sobeys warehouse workers negotiate massive wage increases and wage parity 2022-01-27 [UNIFOR]

Ontario Letter to Minister Calandra - Appointment to Minister of Long Term Care 2022-01-27 [UNIFOR]

Dayanisma & Discoveries in Dublin 2022-01-27 [Our Times]

Ontario Bringing hospital, long-term care staff sick with COVID-19 back to work early, dangerous way to deal with staffing crisis say CUPE and SEIU 2022-01-27 [SEIU]

UFCW Canada and Uber Canada reach historic national agreement to benefit drivers and delivery people 2022-01-27 [UFCW Canada]

Alberta UNA members overwhelmingly ratify new Provincial Collective Agreement 2022-01-27 [UNA]

Alberta prison a ‘pressure cooker’ amid guard absences, enhanced security protocol 2022-01-27 [CTV]

British Columbia Former B.C. paramedic launches not-for-profit to help first responders with PTSD 2022-01-27 [CBC]

Ontario Some Ontario teachers refuse work over school COVID-19 concerns 2022-01-27 [OHS Canada]

Prince Edward Island Union calls for P.E.I. to pause school respite care programs due to COVID-19 concerns 2022-01-27 [Saltwire]

NUPGE observes National Day of Remembrance of the Québec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia 2022-01-27 [NUPGE]

Building Inclusive Locals virtual events for Steelworkers 2022-01-27 [USW]

Ontario Duty Of Fair Representation Is Not A Duty To Handhold: OLRB Dismiss Complaint That Union Was Not More Supportive Of Decision Not To Be Vaccinated 2022-01-27 [MONDAQ]

Arbitrator Denies Union’s Cease and Desist Application Regarding Employer’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 2022-01-27 [JD Supra]

Uber Canada signs dispute representation deal 2022-01-27 [Toronto.com]

Uber Canada signs deal with union offering workers dispute representation 2022-01-27 [The Star]

Nova Scotia Consultation with owners of privately owned centres and non-profit staff required for successful roll-out of Nova Scotia’s universal child care system 2022-01-27 [CUPE]

Ontario It’s long past time for historic investments 2022-01-27 [CUPE]

Ontario Paramedics Call for Standardized Mental Health Benefits as Working Conditions Deteriorate Through the Pandemic 2022-01-26 [CUPE]

Ontario Front-line nurses offer concrete solutions to improve staffing, fix critical issues plaguing health care 2022-01-26 [ONA]

Ontario Ontario playing lethal game of chance bringing COVID-positive health care workers back to work early 2022-01-26 [OCHU]

  JOB   Political Communications Officer / Agent-e des communications politiques 2022-01-26 [CEIU-PSAC]

Program Analyst – Classification 2022-01-26 [HSAA]

  JOB   Administrative Clerk 2022-01-26 [OSSTF]

  JOB   Labour Relations Assistant (Litigation) 2022-01-26 [ONA]

  JOB   Communications Technician 2022-01-26 [AUPE]

  JOB   Conference Liaison 2022-01-26 [ETFO]

  JOB   Administrative Assistant, Regional Office 2022-01-26 [PSAC]

Prince Edward Island Citing COVID concerns, union asks P.E.I. to pause respite care programs in schools 2022-01-26 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Union concerned about rising worker burnout, tensions at Sask. Pen 2022-01-26 [The Star-Phoenix]

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This month in labour history


1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

8-01-2007 The 21,000 members of ACTRA, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, break new ground for cultural workers with the first strike in their 64-year history. An agreement is reached after 17 months of bargaining. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

18-01-1893 In the harbour at Nanaimo, British Columbia, Coast Seamen's Union organizers board the SS Bawnmore, whose crew had not been paid in months. A high-profile kidnapping trial follows, with the provincial premier acting as Crown Prosecutor. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

24-01-1979 The first bank strike in Canadian history begins when workers picket branches of La Banque d'épargne de la cité et du district de Montréal. [more]

24-01-2009 Le Journal de Montréal declares a lockout in an attempt to “gigify” the workers' collective agreement. The dispute lasts for 764 days. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1983 Instructors at Quebec CEGEPs walk out, beginning a Common Front strike against rollbacks in collective agreements introduced by the Parti Québécois. Primary and high school teachers and other public sector workers join the protest. [more]

26-01-1981 Some 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, take part in an illegal strike. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, begins a three-month jail sentence for defying a back-to-work law that ended a legal strike by postal workers in 1978. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]