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CUPE supports global union meetings to build post-COVID world [CUPE] 2020-07-03

Alberta Unifor disappointed as Kenney presents support for corporations and slim pickings for workers [Unifor] 2020-06-30

Dear White Sisters and Brothers - A Letter from a Union Educator [Our Times] 2020-06-29

UFCW secures more open work permits for migrant workers in Canada [UFCW Canada] 2020-06-28

Improved public services needed, not more privatization [NUPGE] 2020-06-28

Defunding the Police [CBTU] 2020-06-28

Newfoundland and Labrador How Sex Workers Take Care of Each Other [The Independent] 2020-06-28

Alberta Union goes to court to challenge UCP law that criminalizes public protest [rabble] 2020-06-28

COVID-19 exposes injustices faced by migrant workers [rabble] 2020-06-28

RadioLabour's Canada Report Jun 22 -26: How Foodora couriers won a major union victory [RadioLabour] 2020-06-28








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New Brunswick Protect Canada’s blood and plasma supply 2020-07-04 [NUPGE]

'We're not heroes anymore:' Maple Leaf Foods workers upset to see pandemic pay end 2020-07-03 [CBC]

Ontario Loblaws employees say stores are handling COVID-19 unsafely, putting them at risk 2020-07-03 [Q107]

Quebec Montreal longshore workers, employers agree to talks as strike begins 2020-07-03 [The Journal of Commerce]

Ontario Farm effectively shut down as province sees 302 new COVID-19 cases in 2 days 2020-07-03 [CBC]

Ontario Postmedia workers at Toronto printing plant officially unionized by CMG 2020-07-03 [Tri-City News]

CUPE supports global union meetings to build post-COVID world 2020-07-03 [CUPE]

Heller v. Uber: Ensuring the Vindication of Rights in Canada 2020-07-02 [The Law of Work]

Ontario How undocumented migrant workers are slipping through Ontario's COVID-19 net 2020-07-02 [CBC]

Telecom workers urge Bell to bring the work home 2020-07-02 [Unifor]

Quebec Laval hospital staff call for stricter safety protocols after series of alleged assaults 2020-07-01 [CBC]

Ontario Ontario Crown attorneys seek to delay return to court over COVID-19 fears 2020-07-01 [CBC]

Quebec Some dock workers at Port of Montreal set to strike for 40 hours 2020-07-01 [The Gazette]

Supreme Court ruling a major victory for gig-economy workers 2020-07-01 [NUPGE]

Alberta Alberta Safeway union votes to strike as contract talks stall, hero pay removed 2020-07-01 [Global]

How police unions present barriers to change in Canada 2020-07-01 [rabble]

Workers at Jazz Aviation and Exploits Valley Air Services oppose service reduction announcement 2020-07-01 [Unifor]

British Columbia Province announces plans to resume visits to long-term care and assisted living 2020-07-01 [HEU]

Quebec Layoffs at the Société des casinos du Québec: CUPE will honour the collective agreements 2020-07-01 [CUPE]

British Columbia LNG janitors join UNITE HERE Local 40 Union 2020-06-30 [The Northern Sentinel]

Alberta Unifor disappointed as Kenney presents support for corporations and slim pickings for workers 2020-06-30 [Unifor]

Alberta Safeway workers vote in favour of strike after company ends COVID-19 'hero pay' 2020-06-30 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Trades NL Applauds Local-Priority Bidding, Highlights Areas of Concern in Local Trades 2020-06-30 [VOCM]

British Columbia Fort St. James municipal workers ratify first collective agreement 2020-06-30 [CUPE]

Prince Edward Island “Bold and Necessary” resolutions passed at CUPE PEI's first virtual Division Convention 2020-06-30 [CUPE]

Dear White Sisters and Brothers - A Letter from a Union Educator 2020-06-29 [Our Times]

Ontario Long-term care home, union lock horns over COVID-19 testing strategy 2020-06-29 [CTV]

Alberta Health Services plans to privatize community lab services 2020-06-29 [CBC]

Manitoba Embattled Canadian Museum for Human Rights must repair damage: former employees, union 2020-06-29 [CBC]

Ontario Health workers support the demands of Black Lives Matter Toronto 2020-06-28 [Decent Work and Health Network]

Ontario Steelworkers Union Welcomes WSIB Decision Recognizing McIntyre Powder-Related Parkinson’s as Occupational Disease 2020-06-28 [USW]

Ontario Ford Government Allowing Undue Risk to Workers Amid Province-Wide Reopening 2020-06-28 [USW]

Ontario Grant Exemption to Bill 124 or Risk Seniors in Long-Term Care 2020-06-28 [USW]

Aluminum Tariffs Would Make Mockery of NAFTA 2 and Ignore the Real Problem 2020-06-28 [USW]

Alberta Education funding cuts by Kenney Government to result in elimination of some health care services 2020-06-28 [UNA]

Alberta Nominations open for UNA Bread & Roses Award 2020-06-28 [UNA]

Ontario Unifor Local 673 members show solidarity with frontline health care workers 2020-06-28 [Unifor]

UFCW secures more open work permits for migrant workers in Canada 2020-06-28 [UFCW Canada]

My webCampus Experience: Members praise UFCW’s online education program 2020-06-28 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW Canada welcomes Supreme Court ruling deeming Uber arbitration process invalid 2020-06-28 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario Health care members at Caressant Care achieve gains 2020-06-28 [UFCW Canada]

Passing of Aline Lachapelle, a Pioneer of our Union 2020-06-28 [Teamsters]

For the Public Good: The growing threat of privatization and workers’ proposals to protect our future 2020-06-28 [PSAC]

Ontario Anti-Black Racism On-line Teletown Hall: July 7 2020-06-28 [OPSEU]

Ontario Education Unions’ Joint Statement On Introduction of Ontario Math Curriculum 2020-06-28 [OSSTF]

Alberta Jason Kenney betrays Albertans with plan to privatize lab services 2020-06-28 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia NSGEU calls for mandatory masking policy at hospitals 2020-06-28 [NUPGE]

Improved public services needed, not more privatization 2020-06-28 [NUPGE]

Statistics Canada seeks survey responses from people with disabilities and long-term conditions 2020-06-28 [NUPGE]

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This month in labour history

This month in labour history

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 union recognition. [more]

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]

2-07-2008 After 14 months of an acrimonious labor dispute, the employees of 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]

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 was 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]

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]

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 enemy 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]