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RadioLabour Canada Report Marc Belanger RadioLabour June 18, 2021 - Bea Bruske elected as the CLC's new president [RadioLabour] 2021-06-19

Unions elect new leaders to help chart a hopeful post-pandemic future for workers [CLC] 2021-06-19

Canada’s unions elect new national leadership [CLC] 2021-06-18

Ontario Unifor begins radio ads for Reliance boycott campaign [Unifor] 2021-06-17

Five lives lost: Workers at CN raise safety alarm after string of rail deaths [CTV] 2021-06-17

Newfoundland and Labrador New hope for Terra Nova as Suncor announces tentative deal to save N.L. oifield [CBC] 2021-06-16

Ontario OFL Vows “We Won’t Forget” as Ford government rams through unconstitutional Bill 307 [OFL] 2021-06-15

British Columbia Prince Rupert, B.C., protesters prevent Israeli ship from docking [CBC] 2021-06-15

Ontario Steelworkers Reject Vale’s Concessionary Offer, Call for Good-Faith Negotiations as Strike Continues [USW] 2021-06-15

Ontario “Don’t cut our wages”, female dominated hospital workforce tells Ontario Premier [CUPE] 2021-06-15








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RadioLabour Canada Report Marc Belanger RadioLabour June 18, 2021 - Bea Bruske elected as the CLC's new president 2021-06-19 [RadioLabour]

Quebec Montreal’s Oasis Reaches Deal With Its Animation Workers Union 2021-06-19 [Cartoon Brew]

Unions elect new leaders to help chart a hopeful post-pandemic future for workers 2021-06-19 [CLC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Perfectly United: CUPE 1349 launches radio ad campaign 2021-06-19 [CUPE]

British Columbia School support workers welcome education recovery plan 2021-06-19 [CUPE]

No apologies: Hassan Yussuff faces down his critics as he retires as leader of Canadian Labour Congress 2021-06-18 [CBC]

British Columbia Young workers call on BC NDP government to re-instate Grant’s law 2021-06-18 [BC Fed]

Canada’s unions elect new national leadership 2021-06-18 [CLC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Union planning rally at CFB Goose Bay 2021-06-18 [Saltwire]

Nova Scotia Employers refuse to meet for Health Care bargaining 2021-06-18 [CUPE]

Quebec Telus sending jobs overseas 2021-06-18 [CUPE]

Quebec One million chickens euthanized while Quebec slaughterhouse workers strike 2021-06-18 [CTV News]

British Columbia Unifor members end three-day strike at zinc mine 2021-06-17 [Unifor]

Ontario CFRB staff ratify first contract 2021-06-17 [Unifor]

British Columbia Unifor members end Ocean Concrete job action with gains 2021-06-17 [Unifor]

British Columbia Tentative deal in Kelowna Cabs dispute 2021-06-17 [Kelowna Courier]

Ontario Honouring the fallen, sick and injured: Mine Mill and Smelter Workers' Memorial Day 2021 2021-06-17 [Sudbury.com]

Ontario Unifor begins radio ads for Reliance boycott campaign 2021-06-17 [Unifor]

British Columbia Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern 2021-06-17 [The Now-Leader]

Newfoundland and Labrador Unifor welcomes agreement to save Terra Nova 2021-06-17 [Unifor]

Five lives lost: Workers at CN raise safety alarm after string of rail deaths 2021-06-17 [CTV]

Quebec 1 million chickens wasted in Quebec slaughterhouse as labour dispute drags on 2021-06-17 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Talks Between CUPE and Town of Grand Falls-Windsor Stall with Work Stoppage Looming 2021-06-17 [VOCM]

Ontario Unifor begins radio ads for Reliance boycott campaign 2021-06-16 [Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador Unifor welcomes agreement to save Terra Nova 2021-06-16 [Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador New hope for Terra Nova as Suncor announces tentative deal to save N.L. oifield 2021-06-16 [CBC]

British Columbia B.C. air traffic controllers warn post-pandemic staff shortages threaten safety, service 2021-06-16 [CBC]

Alberta CLC Canadian Council Statement on an Alberta Pension Plan 2021-06-16 [CLC]

Ontario CLC Canadian Council Statement on the Government of Ontario’s Decision to Invoke the Notwithstanding Clause 2021-06-16 [CLC]

Ontario Black Creek CHC employees walk off the job after contract talks break down 2021-06-16 [The Star]

Alberta Steelworkers Welcome Workers from The Wellington Retirement Residence 2021-06-16 [USW]

Ontario Hospital unions join forces against bill to cap their wage increases below inflation 2021-06-16 [Matters]

Ontario SEIU Local 2 Calls on the Canadian Labour Congress to Pass a Resolution Boycotting Arterra Wines 2021-06-16 [SEIU]

Quebec Workers at Adonis grocery store in D.D.O. file for union accreditation 2021-06-16 [The Gazette]

Ontario Striking USW 6500 workers vote down Vale's latest contract offer 2021-06-16 [CBC]

Head of Canada’s unions set to preside over his final Convention after navigating pandemic response 2021-06-16 [CLC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Union Reaches Tentative Deal with NARL, Sparking Hope for Future of Refinery 2021-06-16 [VOCM]

Ontario CUPE Ontario condemns the ramming through of legislation limiting political debate 2021-06-16 [CUPE]

British Columbia CUPE 15 members ratify three-year deal with City of Vancouver 2021-06-16 [CUPE]

CUPE delegation prepares to define the future at CLC Convention 2021 2021-06-16 [CUPE]

Ontario Wine Rack Executives Invited Workers to Cross Picket Line One Day Before Strike, Internal Memo Shows 2021-06-16 [Press Progress]

Bargaining Tech: Shaping New Technologies to Improve Work, not Devalue It 2021-06-15 [Centre for Future Work]

Ontario OFL Vows “We Won’t Forget” as Ford government rams through unconstitutional Bill 307 2021-06-15 [OFL]

Newfoundland and Labrador Come By Chance: speculation continues on possible sale of refinery as union prepares to vote on new contract 2021-06-15 [Saltwire]

Ontario Black employees slam Ontario Public Service for rampant, systemic racism 2021-06-15 [CBC]

Ontario Ford government rams through unconstitutional bill to silence critics 2021-06-15 [Unifor]

United Brotherhood of Carpenters receives $2.4M from the Government of Canada to improve diversity and inclusion within apprenticeship trades 2021-06-15 [UBCJ]

Prince Edward Island Smooth negotiations conclude between Health P.E.I., 1,000-member CUPE locals 2021-06-15 [Saltwire]

British Columbia Prince Rupert, B.C., protesters prevent Israeli ship from docking 2021-06-15 [CBC]

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This month in labour history


1-06-1987 In British Columbia, 250,000 workers walk off the job in a one-day general strike against restrictive new labour laws introduced by the Social Credit government. The legislation is repealed when the New Democratic Party returns to power in 1992. [more]

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners 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 during 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]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. 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]