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Ontario Unions oppose real wage cuts for “health care heroes” [CUPE] 2021-05-18

Ontario Teamster Member Leads Anti-Hate Initiative in Essex [Teamsters] 2021-05-17

Union busters get wage subsidy money in battle to break workers [CLI] 2021-05-16

British Columbia Life Was Already Tough for Migrant Farm Workers. The Pandemic Made It Worse [The Tyee] 2021-05-16

How New Zealand’s New Sectoral Collective Bargaining Model Would Work in Canada [The Law of Work] 2021-05-16

After many delays, Winnipeg General Strike movie-musical arrives on Canadian small screens [The Free Press] 2021-05-15

Ontario Union calls for ministry to carry out safety review at National Steel Car after 2 deaths [CBC] 2021-05-15

Business, labour groups clash at Senate committee over $15 federal minimum wage [The Times-Colonist] 2021-05-15

RadioLabour Canada Report May 14, 2021 - Steelworkers' national director to retire [RadioLabour] 2021-05-15

Newfoundland and Labrador PERT report: Because you live here, you deserve less [CUPE] 2021-05-14








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Today's labour news


Defenders, critic of Bill C-10 clash over limits for shared social media content 2021-05-18 [Yahoo]

Nova Scotia N.S. rotational workers say new border process adds to 'circus' of hoops 2021-05-18 [CBC]

Ontario Chatham workers among those locked out by Reliance Home Comfort 2021-05-18 [This Week]

Ontario Unions oppose real wage cuts for “health care heroes” 2021-05-18 [CUPE]

Quebec Education support staff announce strike days 2021-05-18 [CUPE]

Alberta Significant Legislative Changes to the Workers' Compensation Act Now in Effect - Bill 47 2021-05-17 [Lexology]

Alberta Workers at Revera’s Our Parents’ Home unionize with AUPE 2021-05-17 [AUPE]

Manitoba MNU mourns loss of nurse due to the pandemic 2021-05-17 [MNU]

Ontario Steelworkers Mourn Loss of Two Members 2021-05-17 [USW]

Mindwell for Healthcare Workers is a free online wellness program 2021-05-17 [UNA]

Northwest Territories Flood Relief for Evacuated Communities 2021-05-17 [UNW]

Liberals and Conservatives unite to undermine labour rights 2021-05-17 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario Ford Government’s underfunding of public education during pandemic negatively affects mental health of ETFO members 2021-05-17 [ETFO]

Ontario Teamster Member Leads Anti-Hate Initiative in Essex 2021-05-17 [Teamsters]

May 17 - International day against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia 2021-05-17 [PSAC]

Manitoba Teachers' union votes to join labour federation 2021-05-17 [CBC]

Solidarity with Palestinian people 2021-05-16 [NUPGE]

All schools must be safe havens 2021-05-16 [CTF]

Unions support C-253, legislation to protect workers in the event of company insolvency 2021-05-16 [CLC]

Silas: It’s Time to Reimagine Aging in Canada 2021-05-16 [CFNU]

Manitoba Nurses mourn the death of Winnipeg nurse from COVID-19 2021-05-16 [CFNU]

Letter of support for Colombia 2021-05-16 [CUPW]

Closure of Greyhound Leaves Canadians Stranded, Lack of Federal Funding and Deregulation to Blame 2021-05-16 [ATU Canada]

Union busters get wage subsidy money in battle to break workers 2021-05-16 [CLI]

British Columbia Life Was Already Tough for Migrant Farm Workers. The Pandemic Made It Worse 2021-05-16 [The Tyee]

Vax Charity is Not Justice - A Call for Universal and Equitable Access to Vaccines 2021-05-16 [Our Times]

How New Zealand’s New Sectoral Collective Bargaining Model Would Work in Canada 2021-05-16 [The Law of Work]

The workplace and women’s hidden shame 2021-05-16 [Canadian Dimension]

‘You just felt chronically tired’: COVID-19 pandemic burning out Canadian nurses 2021-05-16 [Global]

Unifor VIA Rail members ratify new collective agreement 2021-05-16 [Unifor]

Alberta AFL Convention 2021 concludes with the re-election of President Gil McGowan 2021-05-16 [AFL]

After many delays, Winnipeg General Strike movie-musical arrives on Canadian small screens 2021-05-15 [The Free Press]

Ontario Workers at west Toronto chocolate factory fight for better jobs, more pension contributions 2021-05-15 [The Star]

Ontario Union calls for ministry to carry out safety review at National Steel Car after 2 deaths 2021-05-15 [CBC]

Business, labour groups clash at Senate committee over $15 federal minimum wage 2021-05-15 [The Times-Colonist]

Saskatchewan As workloads increase in Sask. ICUs, health-care workers are considering other careers: union president 2021-05-15 [CBC]

Manitoba Retail workers scared by number of unmasked customers allowed to walk in, says union 2021-05-15 [CBC]

Canadian observers needed to oversee union vote at Mexican truck plant 2021-05-15 [Unifor]

Ontario Trauma, turmoil experienced by Ottawa, Kingston, Cornwall, eastern Ontario RPNs focus of poll 2021-05-15 [CUPE]

Ontario Putting the long-term care profiteers out of business 2021-05-15 [Rank and File]

Alberta Migrant farmworkers left out of Alberta's vaccination rollout, says activist group 2021-05-15 [rabble]

RadioLabour Canada Report May 14, 2021 - Steelworkers' national director to retire 2021-05-15 [RadioLabour]

British Columbia Labour movement issues boycott of Hilton Metrotown and Pacific Gateway Hotels in support of workers 2021-05-15 [BC Fed]

New Brunswick Deadlock in Education Sector Negotiations 2021-05-14 [CUPE NB]

New Brunswick June 1992: General Strike in New Brunswick 2021-05-14 [NB Media Co-op]

Quebec Strike vote taken by Public Service Alliance of Canada staff represented by CUPE 2021-05-14 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Negotiations between municipal workers and the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor reach an impasse 2021-05-14 [CUPE]

Prince Edward Island Tentative Agreement Reached in PEI Healthcare 2021-05-14 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador PERT report: Because you live here, you deserve less 2021-05-14 [CUPE]

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This month in labour history


1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

4-05-1937 In one of a wave of strikes in Québec this year, workers at the shipyards in Sorel demand union recognition, better wages, and reinstatement of dismissed union leaders. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labour Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. She is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

15-05-1946 A six-week strike by loggers in British Columbia begins, the first after the achievement of collective bargaining rights during the war. The strike helps set postwar standards by achieving higher wages, shorter hours, and an industry-wide contract. [more]

15-05-1872 Workers in the city of Hamilton, organized by the Nine Hour Movement, strike and demonstrate to demand a reduction in working hours. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for more than 25,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he was prevented from crossing the border. [more]

21-05-1975 After police bludgeon striking workers at United Aircraft in Longueuil, Québec, a general strike brings out 100,000 protesters. A new government changes labour laws to provide for union security and prohibit the use of strikebreakers. [more]

23-05-1921 The Communist Party of Canada is founded at a three-day meeting in a barn in Guelph, Ontario. The party achieves its greatest influence in the 1930s and 1940s organizing unemployed workers and industrial unions, and in struggles against war and fascism. [more]

24-05-1919 Coal miners in Drumheller, Alberta go on strike for recognition of the One Big Union after they vote overwhelmingly to leave the United Mine Workers of America. [more]

26-05-1919 Thousands of workers in Calgary and Edmonton go on strike in solidarity with their Winnipeg counterparts. [more]

28-05-1927 The House of Commons approves a limited old age pension plan. To qualify, Canadians must be 70 years of age and pass a means test. Also, they must live in a participating province. [more]