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Ontario LCBO strike: Union ramps up pressure with no talks planned to get deal

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Canada Saskatchewan First-of-its kind partnership brings 2SLGBTQI+ organizer to Saskatchewan [CUPE] 10-07-2024

Canada Ontario LCBO strike: Union ramps up pressure with no talks planned to get deal [Global] 10-07-2024

Canada Ontario Ford’s dry summer begins: LCBO workers start historic strike [OPSEU] 05-07-2024

Canada British Columbia ‘Monumental’: Migrant workers at mushroom farms join union [The Star] 03-07-2024

Canada Union responds to WestJet threats [AMFA] 30-06-2024

Canada AMFA, WestJet reach tentative agreement. Strike over [AMFA] 30-06-2024

Canada WestJet to cancel 150 flights as mechanics strike in surprise move on busy long weekend [CBC] 29-06-2024

Canada Ontario Thessalon First Nation workers make history as first in Canada to unionize [USW] 28-06-2024

Canada British Columbia Report says foreign workers in construction need more rights [CBC] 27-06-2024

Canada Privatization a major barrier to racial justice: CUPE report [CUPE] 25-06-2024

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British Columbia Workers at Meadow Gardens Golf Club launch strike action 2024-07-12 [SEIU 2]

British Columbia Why is a former NDP cabinet member planning to cross a Richmond picket line? 2024-07-12 [UniteHere Local 40]

Ontario Pressure mounting on Doug Ford to resolve LCBO strike 2024-07-12 [Toronto Star]

British Columbia Firefighters, paramedics to wait for police backup before responding to 900 block of Pandora 2024-07-12 [CHEK]

Ontario Strike at Ottawa medical manufacturer has no end in sight, pickets say 2024-07-12 [CBC]

WestJet mechanics ratify deal 2024-07-12 [AMFA]

Ontario Unifor to hold solidarity rally for Best Theratronics workers as strike hits 75 days 2024-07-12 [Unifor]

  JOB   Labour Relations Officer 2024-07-12 [NASA]

  JOB   Lawyer, Activist, Union Representative 2024-07-12 [SEIU]

Understanding artificial intelligence: A guide for CUPE members 2024-07-12 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador DFO Refuses To Entertain Reversal of Northern Cod Decision: FFAW 2024-07-12 [VOCM]

Ontario Hospital workers demonstrate at Ajax MPP’s office against government’s expansion of private, for-profit hospital services 2024-07-12 [CUPE]

Quebec New collective agreement at the National Film Board of Canada 2024-07-12 [CUPE]

Ontario CUPE warns Peel Regional Council about Ford Government’s privatization plans 2024-07-12 [CUPE]

British Columbia Kelowna crane collapse memorial to proceed, city says 2024-07-11 [City of Kelowna]

British Columbia More Highline Mushrooms workers unionize 2024-07-11 [UFCW]

Ontario Strike Looms For End Of July At Airline Caterer Gate Gourmet 2024-07-11 [Forbes]

Quebec Quebec City outside workers begin their six-day strike during the summer festival 2024-07-11 [CUPE]

Ontario Union leaders, Premier sound off as LCBO strike drags on 2024-07-11 [CBC]

Ontario Ford digs in on booze sales expansion plan as LCBO strike drags on 2024-07-11 [CBC]

Manitoba “Nurses are not dispensable and are not easily replaceable,” says Manitoba’s Darlene Jackson, RN 2024-07-11 [CHC]

Saskatchewan New health-care software system 'still rife with error,' says nurses' union head 2024-07-11 [CBC]

Ontario Hospital Workers Demonstrate at Toronto MPP’s Office Against Government’s Expansion of Private, For-Profit Hospital Services 2024-07-11 [CUPE]

Ontario Ford says striking LCBO workers won’t get deal if union pushes to keep Ready-To-Drink cocktails out of grocery, corner stores 2024-07-11 [CTV]

Ontario Unifor members end strike at Bombardier after ratifying new contract 2024-07-11 [Reuters]

Ontario Workers at two Catholic school boards in northeastern Ontario vote to unionize 2024-07-11 [CBC]

Ontario Unions Are the Only Answer to a Child Care Sector Plagued by Financial Uncertainty 2024-07-11 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Fisher protest interrupts environment ministers' press conference 2024-07-11 [CTV]

Nunavut Unions pay tribute to QEC electrician killed in work-related incident 2024-07-11 [Nunatsiaq News]

Alberta Workers at Shell's Canada unit ratify new deal 2024-07-11 [Reuters]

British Columbia Hundreds of migrant farm workers unionize in B.C. 2024-07-11 [CBC]

Airport fire rules risking passengers’ lives, firefighters warn 2024-07-11 [RCI]

Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW Protest Erupts at Federal, Provincial Environment Conference 2024-07-11 [FFAW-Unifor]

Canada South African nurses lured to well-paying Canada 2024-07-11 [Juta Medical Brief]

Ontario Support Best Theratronics Workers on Strike 2024-07-11 [Unifor]

Alberta Unifor members ratify new collective agreement with Shell 2024-07-10 [Unifor]

Ontario Strike at Bombardier ends after members ratify new contract 2024-07-10 [Unifor]

Nova Scotia Halifax public library workers move to conciliation after contract talks stall 2024-07-10 [CBC]

Ontario LCBO strike: Union ramps up pressure with no talks planned to get deal 2024-07-10 [Global]

Saskatchewan Union for workers in Sask. ministries and agencies ratifies 3-year-contract with province 2024-07-10 [CBC]

VIDEO Saskatchewan Province’s largest union launches new advertising campaign: Scott Moe has Broken Saskatchewan 2024-07-10 [CUPE]

Ontario Unanimous strike vote a symptom of hypocrisy and mismanagement at Good Shepherd Hamilton 2024-07-10 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia All Premiers Meeting Rally 2024-07-10 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan First-of-its kind partnership brings 2SLGBTQI+ organizer to Saskatchewan 2024-07-10 [CUPE]

Quebec Firefighters in Saint-Félix-de-Valois have a new collective agreement 2024-07-10 [CUPE]

Quebec Inside workers with the Office d’habitation de Longueuil strike for decent working conditions 2024-07-10 [CUPE]

Quebec SQI workers accept their tentative agreement 2024-07-10 [CUPE]

British Columbia Farewell letter from PPWC president Kelly Johnson 2024-07-09 [PPWC]

Newfoundland and Labrador United Steelworkers union converges in St. John’s for triennial conference 2024-07-09 [USW]

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This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to a new law to support collective bargaining. [more]

2-07-2008 After 14 months of an bitter labour dispute, the employees of the Journal de Québec accept an agreement in principle concluded between their union and their employer. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

13-07-2009 Steelworkers at Vale-Inco in Sudbury and Port Colborne, Ontario, begin a year-long strike against so-called pension reforms and other concessions. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, they hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, the first woman to lead a major national union in North America. She is elected president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1975. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops members of the British Columbia Government Employees Union begin a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution and take control of the facility, after learning that the provincial government planned to close it. [more]

22-07-1977 In Montréal, private security guards open fire on demonstrators at the Robin Hood flour mill, where strikebreakers are continuing operations. Eight protestors are wounded. The event speeds up the enactment of an anti-scab law in Québec. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

23-07-1914 In Saint John, New Brunswick, thousands of people support striking street railway workers, throwing stones at scab drivers and overturning trams when the Royal Canadian Dragoons charge the crowd. Order is restored when the company recognizes the union. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]