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Quebec Nurses refuse mandatory overtime this weekend as pandemic adds to pressure [CBC] 2021-10-17

RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week ending 15 Oct. - Unvaccinated teachers are dying daily - [RadioLabour] 2021-10-16

Shame, solidarity and women’s bodies at work [Hazards Magazine] 2021-10-16

Teamster Insurgents Plan for a Win—And What Comes After [Labour Notes] 2021-10-15

Quebec Faced with strikes in daycares, Quebec boosts salaries for early childhood educators [CBC] 2021-10-15

Immigrant women briefly came into the spotlight as the hardest hit faction of Canada’s workforce. Those numbers don’t tell nearly enough of the story [The Local] 2021-10-15

Ontario Supreme Court of Canada Denies Ford Government and Nursing Homes' Attempt to Block Pay Equity Access for Women Working in Healthcare [SEIU] 2021-10-15

With Canadian fossil fuel jobs about to be cut in half, it’s time to talk about a just transition [The National Observer] 2021-10-15

Quebec Contingency plan : The health minister finally heard our message [FIQ] 2021-10-14

Quebec Activists For Higher Minimum Wage Bumped Up Their Demand From $15 To $18/Hour [MTL Blog] 2021-10-14








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  JOB  British Columbia Secretary (Purchasing Assistant) - LEVEL 5 - Facilities Department - BCGEU 2021-10-17 [BCGEU]

  JOB  British Columbia Finance Support Staff (Regular) - BCGEU 2021-10-17 [BCGEU]

British Columbia Coast Bastion Hotel Workers Escalate Protest, Deliver Petition to Hotel Management 2021-10-17 [UniteHere Local 40]

Quebec Nurses refuse mandatory overtime this weekend as pandemic adds to pressure 2021-10-17 [CBC]

Perimeter Aviation members ratify new two-year collective agreement 2021-10-16 [Unifor 2002]

RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week ending 15 Oct. - Unvaccinated teachers are dying daily - 2021-10-16 [RadioLabour]

Nova Scotia Heroes unmasked: recognizing NSGEU/NUPGE members 2021-10-16 [NUPGE]

Shame, solidarity and women’s bodies at work 2021-10-16 [Hazards Magazine]

Prince Edward Island Mobile mental health service to launch next week, union says 2021-10-16 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador The redfish fishery is returning. So is angst about quotas 2021-10-16 [CBC]

Ontario TTC workers' union calls for alternatives to vaccination 2021-10-16 [Canada.com]

Newfoundland and Labrador NLMA Criticizes Government’s ‘Divide and Conquer Tactics’ Amid Failed Negotiations 2021-10-16 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador Union Supports Mandatory Vaccine Policy, Says NAPE President 2021-10-16 [VOCM]

British Columbia 2022 BC Budget Consultation – What are we advocating for? 2021-10-16 [HEU]

Newfoundland and Labrador Cooperation with unions necessary for government and employers during rollout of vaccine mandate in Newfoundland and Labrador 2021-10-16 [CUPE]

Ontario CUPE 416 reach tentative agreement with Toronto Parking Authority 2021-10-16 [CUPE]

Screen crew experiencing dangerous fatigue 2021-10-15 [MEAA]

Unifor works to address harassment of journalists 2021-10-15 [CKNX]

 VIDEO Ontario Unifor Local 444 president reacts to Stellantis vaccination policy 2021-10-15 [CKLW]

Teamster Insurgents Plan for a Win—And What Comes After 2021-10-15 [Labour Notes]

Quebec Faced with strikes in daycares, Quebec boosts salaries for early childhood educators 2021-10-15 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition wants redfish consultations revamped 2021-10-15 [Saltwire]

Immigrant women briefly came into the spotlight as the hardest hit faction of Canada’s workforce. Those numbers don’t tell nearly enough of the story 2021-10-15 [The Local]

Ontario Supreme Court of Canada Denies Ford Government and Nursing Homes' Attempt to Block Pay Equity Access for Women Working in Healthcare 2021-10-15 [SEIU]

With Canadian fossil fuel jobs about to be cut in half, it’s time to talk about a just transition 2021-10-15 [The National Observer]

Newfoundland and Labrador Government, Opposition Respond After NLMA Suspends Contract Talks with Province 2021-10-15 [VOCM]

Quebec Contingency plan : The health minister finally heard our message 2021-10-14 [FIQ]

Quebec The FIQ engages in the ultimate battle against MOT 2021-10-14 [FIQ]

Quebec Activists For Higher Minimum Wage Bumped Up Their Demand From $15 To $18/Hour 2021-10-14 [MTL Blog]

Manitoba U of Manitoba faculty union says university hemorrhaging talent due to low salaries 2021-10-14 [CBC]

Unifor confronts harassment in journalism 2021-10-14 [Unifor]

Alberta AUPE, provincial government reach tentative deal 2021-10-14 [CBC]

Quebec Vaccine mandate for health-care workers delayed by one month, fearing staffing crisis 2021-10-14 [CBC]

Alberta COVID prompts sweep of union activity across Calgary homeless shelters, non-profits 2021-10-14 [CBC]

Manitoba Provincial court of appeal upholds legislated wage freeze for public workers 2021-10-14 [CBC]

Climate policy must make workers a priority 2021-10-14 [Unifor]

British Columbia BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2022 2021-10-13 [BCGEU]

British Columbia CUPE, Simon Fraser Student Society ratify new collective agreement 2021-10-13 [CUPE BC]

British Columbia BCFED launches multilingual digital campaign for 10 days of paid sick leave 2021-10-13 [BC Fed]

Ontario Meat processing workers at TruHarvest join UFCW 2021-10-13 [UFCW]

British Columbia Driver shortage plagues Kelowna bus system, strands passengers 2021-10-13 [Kelowna Courier]

Instacart workers to walk off the job For more info 2021-10-13 [Yahoo]

  JOB   Temporary Full Time Administrative Coordinator (Member Services) 2021-10-13 [SEIU]

  JOB   Temporary Administrative Assistant (Labour Relations) – 6 months 2021-10-13 [UNA]

  JOB   Administrative Assistant 2021-10-13 [SEIU]

  JOB   Brand Journalist 2021-10-13 [SEIU]

Pandora Papers add to the case for Canada to combat tax avoidance, says tax professionals union 2021-10-13 [PIPSC]

Quebec Daycare educators hold two-day strike over stalled contract negotiations 2021-10-13 [The Star]

Quebec Public daycares start rolling strikes to demand higher pay, more resources 2021-10-13 [CBC]

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This month in labour history


1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 A first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. She becomes the first woman in North American history to lead a major union. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress of Canada charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

19-10-1996 When General Motors tries to break a Canadian Autoworkers strike by removing equipment, union members occupy the Oshawa plants. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

25-10-1900 Soldiers called out by the mayor of Valleyfield, Québec open fire on construction workers to put down a strike at the Montreal Cotton Company mill. [more]

25-10-1917 Birth of labour activist Kent Rowley, in Montreal. He becomes Canadian director of the United Textile Workers of America in the 1940s and a founder of the Confederation of Canadian Unions in 1968. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

29-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montreal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michele Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]