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CUPE Ontario’s Yolanda McClean on empowering BIPOC women workers [rabble] 2023-02-05

Newfoundland and Labrador Is Memorial University Illegally Preventing Workers from Joining Picket Lines? [The Law of Work] 2023-02-05

Ontario Uber drivers earn less than $8 per hour, says new report from gig worker advocacy group [Globe and Mail] 2023-02-04

British Columbia Wanna organize? There's an app for that [The Tyee] 2023-02-01

British Columbia It’s 2023. BC Farm Workers Deserve Basic Minimum Wage Guarantees [The Tyee] 2023-01-31

Canada ratifies ILO convention on violence and harassment in the world of work [ILO] 2023-01-31

British Columbia Health Workers Are Facing Record Levels of Violence [The Tyee] 2023-01-31

Labour Militancy in Canada - A History of the Right to Strike [Our Times] 2023-01-31

Canada’s unions are celebrating Canada’s ratification of International Labour Organization Convention 190 [CLC] 2023-01-30

New Brunswick Bargaining Forward: The story of the 2021 CUPE strike in New Brunswick [CUPE] 2023-01-29








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British Columbia 19,000 workers in community social services reach tentative agreement 2023-02-06 [BCGEU]

British Columbia Tentative deal reached for Community Social Services 2023-02-06 [CUPE BC]

British Columbia Eby government setting the right priorities for working British Columbians 2023-02-06 [CUPE BC]

Ontario Paramedics owed back pay after Bill 124 ruled unconstitutional, arbitrator says 2023-02-06 [Toronto Star]

Ontario Manufacturing workers at Amcor Rigid Packaging join UFCW 2023-02-06 [UFCW]

Global Quebec Advocates come together to help sailors stuck for months on tugboats in Quebec port 2023-02-06 [CHAT]

Saskatchewan Local transit union concerned about escalating violence on buses 2023-02-06 [CJWW]

Northwest Territories City of Yellowknife staff will strike Wednesday if no deal is reached 2023-02-06 [CBC]

British Columbia More than 15,000 workers' compensation claims filed in B.C. over COVID-19 2023-02-06 [CBC]

Bargaining by the bushel: Waves of public service workers in negotiations with government 2023-02-06 [The Citizen]

Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW Calling on Government to Reconsider Oil-Burning Experiments Off NL’s Coast 2023-02-06 [VOCM]

Ontario Unifor Members Ratify 3 Year Deal With Sioux Towers 2023-02-05 [NWO Newswatch]

CUPE Ontario’s Yolanda McClean on empowering BIPOC women workers 2023-02-05 [rabble]

Alberta Teamsters want to unionize workers at trucking company 2023-02-05 [Alberta Worker]

Journalists question Overstory Media Group’s commitment to local news after gutting flagship Capital Daily’s newsroom 2023-02-05 [Press Progress]

Models of Broader-Based Sectoral Collective Bargaining 2023-02-05 [The Law of Work]

Newfoundland and Labrador Is Memorial University Illegally Preventing Workers from Joining Picket Lines? 2023-02-05 [The Law of Work]

The biggest public service union prepares for the first national strike in decades 2023-02-05 [PCI]

British Columbia Workers lose fight to be paid overtime for day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral 2023-02-05 [CBC]

Ontario NDP must focus on its labour union roots to take on the Tories, says new party leader Marit Stiles 2023-02-05 [Toronto Star]

Newfoundland and Labrador Solidarity with striking workers at Memorial University 2023-02-04 [Spring]

Ontario Uber drivers earn less than $8 per hour, says new report from gig worker advocacy group 2023-02-04 [Globe and Mail]

CUPE and allies to rally as Premiers and PM meet about healthcare 2023-02-04 [CUPE]

Quebec Tension rises among Sept-Îles, Quebec workers; mediation requested to resolve bargaining impasse 2023-02-03 [CUPE]

Ontario “We’re ready to strike because we deserve better wages now”: Markham Public Library workers in Ontario approach strike date 2023-02-03 [CUPE]

Ontario OFL stands in support of new NDP leader Marit Stiles 2023-02-03 [OFL]

Staff cuts at Overstory Media’s flagship raise alarms about its vision for local journalism’s future 2023-02-03 [The Tyee]

The Current - Government contracts with consulting firms in the spotlight 2023-02-03 [CBC]

British Columbia Story, over: Billionaire blows up thriving local news outlet 2023-02-03 [The Ricochet]

Ontario Ornge workers win arbitration over Bill 124 wage re-opener 2023-02-03 [Unifor]

Ontario Electrification of Windsor's auto industry promises new jobs — but what happens to blue-collar workers? 2023-02-02 [CBC]

BHM 2023: It’s time Canada takes care of Black care workers 2023-02-02 [Canadian Labour Congress]

  JOB  Saskatchewan Labour Relations Officer 2023-02-02 [SGEU]

Mexico Quebec Gecko Alliance jobs being outsourced to Mexico 2023-02-02 [Unifor]

Manitoba Unifor Local 755 ratifies new collective agreement with Lactalis Dairy 2023-02-02 [Unifor]

Workers are sounding the alarm—parliamentarians must take heed 2023-02-02 [CLC]

Ontario Westrock Guelph packaging company members sign new agreement 2023-02-02 [Unifor]

British Columbia Retail members at Source Office Furniture ratify new contract 2023-02-02 [UFCW]

Newfoundland and Labrador Shared Governance Among Main Issues in MUNFA Strike 2023-02-02 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador Health Care System Can’t Wait for Nursing Students Delayed by MUNFA Strike: RNU President 2023-02-02 [VOCM]

Ontario Noticing a labour shortage? Here's what's really going on in Ontario's job market 2023-02-01 [CBC]

UFCW Canada honours Black History Month 2023-02-01 [UFCW]

British Columbia Wanna organize? There's an app for that 2023-02-01 [The Tyee]

Unifor Black History Month Statement 2023 2023-02-01 [Unifor]

Saskatchewan Privatization by stealth is undermining SaskTel 2023-02-01 [StarPhoenix]

PSI welcomes Canada's ratification of ILO Convention 190 2023-02-01 [PSI]

Newfoundland and Labrador Collegial governance: What is it, and why is Memorial University an 'odd case'? 2023-02-01 [CBC]

Postal workers can play a vital role in helping senior citizens: report 2023-02-01 [CBC]

Ottawa passes ILO Convention C-190 on the right to work without violence and harassment 2023-02-01 [NUPGE]

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This month in labour history


3-02-1939 The first group of Canadian veterans of the Spanish Civil War disembark at Halifax. Of the almost 1,700 Canadians who fought fascism in Spain, more than 400 were killed. Many of the volunteers were union activists and others radicalized in the 1930s. [more]

5-02-1908 Beginning of the strike by some forty snow plow operators employed by the City of Montreal. The city is buried in snow. [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1912 Male garment workers at the Eaton’s factory in Toronto are locked out when they protest changes that deprive women workers of jobs. More than a thousand employees join the protest. Solidarity marches and public boycotts continue for several months. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003, which requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This breakthrough sets a standard for postwar labour relations. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]

26-02-1979 The Farmworkers Organizing Committee (FWOC) is established at a meeting in a room in the New Westminster library. Eight people are present including: Raj Chouhan, Harinder Mahil, Sarwan Sidhu, Pritam Singh, Amarit Pal Mann, Gurnam Sahota. [more]

29-02-1956 In Sudbury, Ontario, the great African-American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs at the Mine Mill union hall. It is his last concert in Canada, as the Canadian government soon afterwards blocks his return for an extensive concert tour. [more]