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Manitoba CUPE wins largest share in voting among Manitoba health-care workers [CBC] 2019-08-23

Newfoundland and Labrador RNU President says Incidence of Violence Against Nurses Higher Than Policing, Corrections [VOCM] 2019-08-21

Ontario Striking military base workers plan Ottawa rallies today [CBC] 2019-08-20

Ontario High school teachers won’t strike but elementary teachers prepared for battle [CTV] 2019-08-18

New Brunswick Bathurst workers reject city's latest offer as lockout enters third week [CBC] 2019-08-17

Ontario Crisis in long-term care exposed by Ontario inquiry into murders [NUPGE] 2019-08-17

New Brunswick Blair Doucet Youth Summer Camp: NBFL’s Crown Jewel [NBFL] 2019-08-16

Newfoundland and Labrador Processors Fabricate Excuses for Illegal Cod Lockout [FFAW] 2019-08-16

Ontario Town of Widows [Rank and File] 2019-08-16

Ontario Bargaining stalled for Ontario’s education workers [Rank and File] 2019-08-15


Today's labour news

Sneak peek segment on labour standards w/ Adam King 2019-08-23 [Oats for Breakfast]

NUPGE’s 21st session of Leadership Development School wraps up after a week of learning, team building 2019-08-23 [NUPGE]

Ontario Aecon, LIUNA join forces on Women in Trades program 2019-08-23 [The Daily Commercial News]

Retailers called on to ban bisphenol coated receipts 2019-08-23 [ChemicaL Watch]

Manitoba City rejects counter-proposal from transit union as contract battle drags on 2019-08-23 [CBC]

Ontario Open letter to parents offers education workers' views on job action: 'Like you, we want services that help children thrive' 2019-08-23 [CUPE]

Manitoba CUPE wins largest share in voting among Manitoba health-care workers 2019-08-23 [CBC]

Lana Payne First Woman Elected as Secretary-Treasurer of Unifor 2019-08-23 [VOCM]

Independent media as a political organizing tool 2019-08-22 [Rank and File Radio]

Ontario Ford plans many more healthcare cuts 2019-08-22 [Rank and File]

Liberals Approve Exporting Good Canadian Steel Jobs to China 2019-08-22 [USW]

Alberta Rallies against Bill 9 to continue in Lethbridge and Edmonton 2019-08-22 [UNA]

Alberta UNA welcomes Registered Nurses from Carewest Glenmore Park in Calgary 2019-08-22 [UNA]

Jerry Dias acclaimed and Unifor has first woman as National Secretary-Treasurer 2019-08-22 [Unifor]

Ontario Contract chaos threatens reliable school bus service 2019-08-22 [Unifor]

Quebec UFCW Quebec at 2019 Pride Parade in Montreal 2019-08-22 [UFCW Canada]

Labour, health, environmental groups call on Canada’s grocers to ditch toxic receipts 2019-08-22 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario UFCW calls for further action for TFWs in wake of fire at Pioneer Flower Farms 2019-08-22 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario Majority of Ontarians believe Ford Conservatives are on the wrong track for education, particularly Kindergarten 2019-08-22 [ETFO]

Ontario Thanks to extensive lobbying, revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum similar to 2015 version in meeting needs of students, educators 2019-08-22 [ETFO]

Saskatchewan Free mental health walk-in services are expanding 2019-08-22 [SUN]

Ontario Casino Woodbine members win historic collective agreement 2019-08-22 [PSAC]

Ontario Public health crisis looms as Ford continues municipal funding cuts crusade 2019-08-22 [OPSEU]

Ontario It’s unanimous: MacKenzie Health Orthopaedic Technologists and Technicians join OPSEU 2019-08-22 [OPSEU]

Ontario A Statement from OSSTF/FEESO on the Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum 2019-08-22 [OSSTF]

Ontario Free Event: Using Ontario’s New MSD Prevention Guideline to Empower Workplace- A Year in Review 2019-08-22 [ONA]

Ontario Transgender, Gender, and LGBTQ2S+ in Medicine: Old School or New Generation Perspective? 2019-08-22 [ONA]

Newfoundland and Labrador Second Oil Spill at Hibernia 2019-08-22 [FFAW/Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW Responds to Ocean Choice International and Icewater Seafoods 2019-08-22 [FFAW/Unifor]

Unifor head tells union’s media members he hears concerns about Tory-bashing but won’t stop 2019-08-22 [Global]

British Columbia Teachers head to bargaining table with 2 weeks until start of school year 2019-08-22 [CBC]

Home care workers to meet in Ottawa 2019-08-22 [NUPGE]

Unifor Canada keeps its leader 2019-08-22 [Blackburn]

British Columbia Western Forest Products strike sees both sides digging in 2019-08-22 [The Times-Colonist]

British Columbia 'They're flat broke': Salmon fishermen demand disaster relief for failed season 2019-08-22 [CBC]

Ontario Northwood Lodge Home for the Aged workers unionize 2019-08-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia Pregnant teachers fight to change WorkSafeBC compensation rules 2019-08-21 [The Mirror]

Alberta Why is Alberta panel targeting province's lowest wage earners? 2019-08-21 [The Herald]

Ontario Ford funding cuts threaten health and security of Ontario families 2019-08-21 [Unifor]

Alberta Unions competing to represent Whitla Wind Farm workers 2019-08-21 [The News]

PSAC head says avoiding Conservative government ‘No. 1’ election issue 2019-08-21 [The Hill Times]

Quebec Thousands rally at Bell Canada, protesting job erosion 2019-08-21 [Unifor]

Jerry Dias acclaimed as Unifor president for third and final term 2019-08-21 [The Coast Reporter]

Grocers urged to ban receipts containing cancer-linked chemicals 2019-08-21 [CTV]

Ontario MacKenzie Health employees in in Richmond Hill, Ont. join union 2019-08-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE President Sounding Alarm on Ambulance Red Alerts 2019-08-21 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador RNU President says Incidence of Violence Against Nurses Higher Than Policing, Corrections 2019-08-21 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Look for Solutions to Violence in the Workplace 2019-08-21 [VOCM]

Ontario Carpenters’ give $1M to new Vaughan hospital 2019-08-20 [The Daily Commercial News]

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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]

10-08-1966 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]