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Saskatchewan Refinery dispute charges against union members stayed, dismissed [Leader-Post] 2021-11-30

MPs must listen to workers and take action on a fair recovery that makes life more affordable [CLC] 2021-11-29

Postal and warehouse workers join the global action day to make Amazon pay [CUPW] 2021-11-29

Ontario Scab Air: Gender equality key in toxic waste strike; employer choppers in scabs [CLI] 2021-11-28

Alberta Cargill prepares lockout & scabs as workers reject offer [Rank and File] 2021-11-28

COVID Vaccination Policies in the Workplace: How It’s Going So Far [The Law of Work] 2021-11-28

Liberals introduce bill to provide sick pay, ban intimidation of patients and health-care workers [CBC] 2021-11-27

Postal and warehouse workers join the global action day to make Amazon pay [CUPW] 2021-11-26

Alberta Cargill union members reject Company offer [UFCW Canada] 2021-11-26

Alberta Cargill issues lockout notice to staff at one of Canada's largest beef-processing plants [CBC] 2021-11-26








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Saskatchewan Refinery dispute charges against union members stayed, dismissed 2021-11-30 [Leader-Post]

Ontario Ontario invests in GO Transit Bi-level Rail Coaches 2021-11-30 [Ontario gov't]

British Columbia Unifor members at Aheer Transportation reach tentative agreement 2021-11-30 [Unifor]

Ontario Lennox and Addington Interval House women’s shelter staff unanimously reject forced contract vote 2021-11-30 [Kingstonist]

Manitoba Alex Forrest not seeking re-election as UFFW president 2021-11-30 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Municipal workers reject tentative agreement with CBRM 2021-11-30 [Saltwire]

Quebec SAQ and the union reach a tentative agreement 2021-11-30 [SCFP]

Ontario “Now the Ford Conservatives are sitting on $4.3 billion”: CUPE Ontario calls for more spending, not less 2021-11-30 [CUPE]

Ontario Enbridge dodging responsibilities with corporate shell game 2021-11-30 [Unifor]

British Columbia Unifor serves 72-hour strike notice to two container trucking companies 2021-11-30 [Unifor]

MPs must listen to workers and take action on a fair recovery that makes life more affordable 2021-11-29 [CLC]

Unions welcome federal legislation on paid sick leave and protecting health care workers 2021-11-29 [CLC]

New worker lockdown benefit fails to benefit workers 2021-11-29 [CLC]

Nurses applaud new federal legislation to protect health care workers against violence 2021-11-29 [CFNU]

Postal and warehouse workers join the global action day to make Amazon pay 2021-11-29 [CUPW]

No Cease And Desist, But The Union Will Continue To Defend Members 2021-11-29 [CUPW]

Throne Speech Leaves Out Transit Workers and Riders as Operational Transit Funding Completely Left Out 2021-11-29 [ATU Canada]

Alberta ATA supports proposed discipline changes 2021-11-29 [ATA]

ACTRA applauds government’s commitment to modernize Canada’s Broadcasting Act for the digital world 2021-11-29 [ACTRA]

British Columbia Workers at Major Supportive Housing Provider Share Safety Concerns 2021-11-29 [The Tyee]

Ontario Striking landfill workers ‘aggravated’ to see replacement workers choppered-in 2021-11-28 [Sarnia News Today]

Unifor launches multi-lingual campaign to improve warehouse working conditions 2021-11-28 [CLI]

Ontario Scab Air: Gender equality key in toxic waste strike; employer choppers in scabs 2021-11-28 [CLI]

British Columbia Black Nurses in BC Face ‘Entrenched and Pervasive’ Racism, Survey Finds 2021-11-28 [The Tyee]

Alberta Cargill prepares lockout & scabs as workers reject offer 2021-11-28 [Rank and File]

Paid sick days a ‘health equity’ issue in Canada: doctor 2021-11-28 [rabble]

Ontario Uber and Lyft Suspended a Labour Activist from the App. Is this Lawful? 2021-11-28 [The Law of Work]

COVID Vaccination Policies in the Workplace: How It’s Going So Far 2021-11-28 [The Law of Work]

 VIDEO Quebec Laval, Que., bus drivers continue 2-day strike, leaving transit users without service 2021-11-28 [Global]

Jerry Dias: Biden needs to realize he is shooting U.S. auto sector in the foot 2021-11-28 [Windsor Star]

British Columbia Island Health welcomes back hospital cleaning, dietary workers 2021-11-27 [Ministry of Health]

British Columbia Obituary - Alice West: A Formidable Force for Working Women 2021-11-27 [BC Labour Heritage Centre]

British Columbia Unifor members at Gibraltar Mine ratify new agreement 2021-11-27 [Unifor]

British Columbia Port of Vancouver truckers threaten to strike 2021-11-27 [Shipping News]

Ontario Queen’s University student workers express distress at #ValueOurWork rally 2021-11-27 [Kingstonist]

Federal Government Announces Health-Care Worker Protections Strengthened 2021-11-27 [ONA]

Ontario Striking shelter workers unanimously reject employer's 'final offer' 2021-11-27 [Unifor]

In historic first, federal sector workers get ten paid sick days 2021-11-27 [Unifor]

Largest Labor Union Rejects Israel Boycott by 2-to-1 Margin 2021-11-27 [The Algemeiner]

British Columbia HEU celebrates the first group of hospital workers brought back in-house on Vancouver Island 2021-11-27 [HEU]

Quebec CUPE and SQEES members will be paid the legal interest they are owed 2021-11-27 [CUPE]

Unifor launches campaign to improve warehouse working conditions 2021-11-27 [Unifor]

Job cuts are likely in Rogers’ $26-billion deal to acquire Shaw, critics say 2021-11-27 [Toronto Star]

This Black Friday, remember the many workers that make shopping possible 2021-11-27 [Toronto Star]

In historic first, federal sector workers get ten paid sick days 2021-11-27 [Unifor]

Ontario Striking shelter workers unanimously reject employer’s ‘final offer’ 2021-11-27 [Unifor]

British Columbia Budtender Fired For Unionizing Gets Job Back 2021-11-27 [UFCW 1518]

British Columbia Cannabis workers at Burnside Buds join UFCW 2021-11-27 [UFCW]

Liberals introduce bill to provide sick pay, ban intimidation of patients and health-care workers 2021-11-27 [CBC]

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This month in labour history


6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

23-12-1964 Unionized printers at the daily La Presse in Montréal reach a settlement after a 214 day lockout caused by their concerns over the introduction of new printing technology. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

29-12-1958 Television screens on the French-language network go blank in Québec with the start of a strike by producers at Radio-Canada that lasts 70 days. With wide public support in the province, the producers win union recognition. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]

31-12-2011 In Alma, Quebec, Rio Tinto Alcan locks out members of Local 9490, United Steelworkers, in an attempt to replace all retiring workers with non-union contract employees. This is followed by a successful six-month global solidarity campaign. [more]