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Quebec Global movement pushing Amazon for better wages to reach Quebec facilities [O Canada] 2022-11-26

Working prisoners are entitled to employment and safety standards just like anybody else [The Conversation] 2022-11-25

New Brunswick Province introduces stricter strike rules for public-sector workers [CBC] 2022-11-25

Ontario Premier Ford ‘pushing public system to collapse’: five largest health care unions join forces, make SOS appeal to save our public hospitals [CUPE] 2022-11-25

British Columbia The BC Federation of Labour Calls for Policing Alternatives [The Tyee] 2022-11-24

Unionization in Canada, 1981 to 2022 [StatsCan] 2022-11-24

British Columbia A Three-Year Strike and a Bittersweet Win for Workers [The Tyee] 2022-11-23

NDP Leader Vows to Fight ‘War on Workers’ [The Tyee] 2022-11-23

Canada-Colombia Frontlines Delegation 2022 [NUPGE] 2022-11-23

Starbucks employees face barriers to unionization as movement grows [Global] 2022-11-23








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Today's labour news


Ontario Unifor Mill workers ratify Interfor deal with 'solid gains' 2022-11-27 [Soo Today]

Quebec Dare Foods workers in Ste-Martine launch indefinite strike 2022-11-27 [The Gazette]

Ontario The fight for good jobs at U of T’s campuses 2022-11-27 [The Varsity]

Manitoba 2 drivers, supervisor assaulted in multiple Winnipeg Transit incidents: police 2022-11-26 [CBC]

Manitoba Union sounds alarm on safety - again - after Transit drivers assaulted on buses 2022-11-26 [O Canada]

Quebec Global movement pushing Amazon for better wages to reach Quebec facilities 2022-11-26 [O Canada]

Unionized Telus Workers Take Action Across Canada for a Fair Contract 2022-11-26 [USW]

Quebec Another union in Rouyn-Noranda threatens to strike 2022-11-26 [CUPE]

Quebec Unions demand a meeting with five ministers to resolve impasse, discuss shortage of psychologists in the public sector 2022-11-26 [CUPE]

Federal government to extend EI sickness benefits from 15 to 26 weeks 2022-11-25 [CTV]

Ontario Cannabis members at Tokyo Smoke secure first contract 2022-11-25 [UFCW]

Ontario Labour Action Centre opens to support former Syncreon workers 2022-11-25 [Unifor]

British Columbia B.C. premier wins labour praise for poking Ontario, rejecting notwithstanding clause 2022-11-25 [Times Colonist]

Working prisoners are entitled to employment and safety standards just like anybody else 2022-11-25 [The Conversation]

Ontario Feminist Leadership makes all the difference in CUPE strike 2022-11-25 [The Monitor (CCPA)]

Rabble Radio - Canadian workers are not to blame for inflation 2022-11-25 [Rabble]

Ontario CUPE unrest not the start nor end of Ford’s anti-worker bullying 2022-11-25 [Rabble]

New Brunswick Progressive Conservative government is proposing stricter rules around strikes by essential workers in the public sector 2022-11-25 [CTV News]

Alberta 'Emotional time' as union braces for Loblaw warehouse work stoppage 2022-11-25 [The Herald]

Quebec People who can't work remotely need more sick days because of COVID: unions 2022-11-25 [The Gazette]

New Brunswick Province introduces stricter strike rules for public-sector workers 2022-11-25 [CBC]

Ontario Ratification vote begins for Ontario CUPE education workers 2022-11-25 [CBC]

Ontario Premier Ford ‘pushing public system to collapse’: five largest health care unions join forces, make SOS appeal to save our public hospitals 2022-11-25 [CUPE]

Ontario Premier Ford ‘pushing public system to collapse’: five largest health care unions join forces, make SOS appeal to save our public hospitals 2022-11-24 [Unifor]

British Columbia BCFED elects Sussanne Skidmore as president and Hermender Singh Kailley as secretary-treasurer 2022-11-24 [Voice]

Nurses and doctors engage Council of the Federation around solutions to Canada’s health crisis 2022-11-24 [CFNU]

Ontario Following AG Laurentian report, unions, politicians call for legislation to prevent use of CCAA process by postsecondary institutions 2022-11-24 [Academia ]

Ontario Doug Ford is Looking to Cut Costs in Healthcare Staffing, Documents Show 2022-11-24 [Press Progress]

Unions welcome new protections for workers’ pensions 2022-11-24 [Canadian Labour Congress]

Ontario Secondary school teachers' union notifies victims of ransomware attack 2022-11-24 [Canada.com]

Ontario Secondary school teachers' union notifies victims of ransomware attack 2022-11-24 [OSSTF]

British Columbia The BC Federation of Labour Calls for Policing Alternatives 2022-11-24 [The Tyee]

Nova Scotia Cape Breton casino workers to hold information picket 2022-11-24 [Saltwire]

Nunavut Kinngait hamlet workers hold information picket as they wait to strike 2022-11-24 [Nunatsiaq News]

Ontario CUPE’s education workers teaching Ontario students valuable lesson 2022-11-24 [BTW]

Unionization in Canada, 1981 to 2022 2022-11-24 [StatsCan]

Unionization push at Canadian Starbucks gaining steam but facing similar barriers to U.S. efforts 2022-11-24 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Jessica McCormick Named New President of NL Federation of Labour 2022-11-24 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador Talks Reach Impasse Between Public Service Alliance of Canada, St. John’s Port Authority 2022-11-24 [VOCM]

British Columbia Community health talks on hold until the new year 2022-11-24 [HEU]

Saskatchewan Province updates workplace violence and harassment law 2022-11-24 [CUPE]

Alberta Loblaw bargaining standoff a sign of heightened labour tension: expert 2022-11-23 [BNN]

British Columbia A Three-Year Strike and a Bittersweet Win for Workers 2022-11-23 [The Tyee]

NDP Leader Vows to Fight ‘War on Workers’ 2022-11-23 [The Tyee]

Colombia Canada-Colombia Frontlines Delegation 2022 2022-11-23 [NUPGE]

Starbucks employees face barriers to unionization as movement grows 2022-11-23 [Global]

Newfoundland and Labrador Jim Dinn to Address Federation of Labour Conference 2022-11-23 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador Tribute Paid to Man Who Died from Come By Chance Workplace Incident 2022-11-23 [VOCM]

Ontario A message from CUPE National Officers to all Ontario education workers 2022-11-23 [CUPE]

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This month in labour history


1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

2-11-2021 Thousands of demonstrators march on the legislature in Fredericton, New Brunswick in a province-wide strike by 22,000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. With strong public support, the sixteen-day strike brings a significant victory. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

5-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to blockade the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia, three months of protests to defend union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join a massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. A year later, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot memorializes the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald. [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 Forty-five thousand postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarrier routes. [more]

22-11-2000 Workers at a McDonald's restaurant in Montreal gain union recognition. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is enacted in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' unpaid leave before giving birth. It also prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. [more]