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Do unions at Starbucks mean the labour movement is picking up steam? [CBC] 2022-06-30

Alberta Cessco lockout ending after 2 years, but future remains uncertain for picketing workers [CBC] 2022-06-29

Food workers’ union calls for urgent reforms to TFWP as part of 2022 Migrant Agricultural Workers Report [UFCW Canada] 2022-06-29

CUPE stands with public libraries amid surge of hate against the 2SLGBTQ+ community [CUPE] 2022-06-29

Quebec Amazon is intimidating and harassing organising workers in Montreal [Tech Story] 2022-06-28

Saskatchewan Workers need relief from inflation, high fuel prices [SFL] 2022-06-26

Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions express solidarity and demand action on reproductive rights [CLC] 2022-06-26

Union pushes Ontario to address 'deplorable situation' at National Steel Car after 3 worker deaths [CBC] 2022-06-25

British Columbia Health care workers transfer from private companies back to the public sector [HEU] 2022-06-25

Ontario Education workers deliver 25,000 letters to Premier Ford calling for service improvements for students and better pay [CUPE] 2022-06-25








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Today's labour news


Ontario Unifor files for judicial review after arbitration award fails long-term care workers 2022-06-30 [Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW calls for government action on fishery issues ahead of moratorium anniversary 2022-06-30 [Saltwire]

Prince Edward Island Healthcare workers ought not have to worry about being threatened or assaulted while on the job 2022-06-30 [Saltwire]

Ontario Painters, tapers call off strike in the ICI sector 2022-06-30 [The Daily Commercial News]

British Columbia 200 LNG Canada camp workers push for 12 per cent wage increase amidst inflation 2022-06-30 [Sentinel]

Border workers union calls on Ottawa to scrap ArriveCan app 2022-06-30 [Soo Today]

Do unions at Starbucks mean the labour movement is picking up steam? 2022-06-30 [CBC]

Ontario Education workers urge TDSB to pass a no-cuts budget 2022-06-30 [CUPE]

Ontario Education workers shocked by hiring of $200K backroom boss as 11 front-line staff are cut 2022-06-30 [CUPE]

Ontario Windsor Star workers achieve wage gains and harassment protection 2022-06-29 [Unifor]

Summer of labour unrest expected as inflation soars and contracts run out 2022-06-29 [CBC]

Alberta Just Transition must go beyond training, AFL president says 2022-06-29 [rabble]

Ontario Striking Hudson's Bay warehouse workers reach tentative agreement 2022-06-29 [CTV]

Newfoundland and Labrador Shrimp harvesters boiling mad after price cut 2022-06-29 [Saltwire]

Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees cries foul over private rehab contract that feds say will mean ‘fewer steps’ for vets, case managers 2022-06-29 [The Hill Times]

Alberta Cessco lockout ending after 2 years, but future remains uncertain for picketing workers 2022-06-29 [CBC]

Quebec SQDC ratifies agreement with some Quebec cannabis store workers 2022-06-29 [My Biz Daily]

British Columbia 'Spitting on them': Service Canada workers say they’re being abused by customers at passport offices 2022-06-29 [The Chief]

Newfoundland and Labrador 'We can’t take this any longer': Mount Pearl municipal workers fear job action as collective agreement set to expire on Thursday, June 30 2022-06-29 [Saltwire]

Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's woman loses home after Phoenix pay fiasco 2022-06-29 [CBC]

Food workers’ union calls for urgent reforms to TFWP as part of 2022 Migrant Agricultural Workers Report 2022-06-29 [UFCW Canada]

Newfoundland and Labrador Mount Pearl Municipal Workers to Hold Rally 2022-06-29 [VOCM]

CUPE stands with public libraries amid surge of hate against the 2SLGBTQ+ community 2022-06-29 [CUPE]

Food workers’ union calls for urgent reforms to TFWP as part of 2022 Migrant Agricultural Workers Report 2022-06-28 [UFCW]

Ontario Health care workers plan rally in front of Chatham LTC home 2022-06-28 [Unifor]

Ontario Kleenzone workers ratify contract, ending labour dispute 2022-06-28 [Unifor]

Ontario Striking HBC Logistics warehouse workers reach tentative agreement 2022-06-28 [Unifor]

Quebec Amazon is intimidating and harassing organising workers in Montreal 2022-06-28 [Tech Story]

British Columbia West Vancouver bus drivers to hold strike vote 2022-06-28 [The Sun]

British Columbia Shortchanging public sector workers is bad for BC 2022-06-28 [Policy Note]

Ontario Leamington celebrates first Migrant Worker Day in appreciation of thousands of workers 2022-06-28 [CBC]

Customs officer union demands more hires as travel turbulence continues 2022-06-28 [CP24]

Ontario ‘Right-to-Disconnect’ is no Such Thing 2022-06-26 [Centre for Future Work]

  JOB   STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) 2022-06-26 [BCGEU]

Ontario Over 160 health workers sign open letter calling on the Ontario government to legislate 10 paid sick days immediately 2022-06-26 [DWHN]

Ontario Steelworkers deserve better at Stelco as contract talks stall 2022-06-26 [USW]

Alberta UNA president seeks meeting with AHS leaders to discuss employer’s attendance management plans 2022-06-26 [UNiA]

Alberta RNs now need to buy Professional Liability Insurance 2022-06-26 [UNA]

Alberta Maintenance workers at Avenue Living join the union 2022-06-26 [UFCW Canada]

Industry Snapshot: Canadian pork demand suffers at the altar of export markets Toronto – June 22, 2022 – 2022-06-26 [UFCW Canada]

Union slams CRTC ruling that allows CBC to cut TV news 2022-06-26 [CWA Canada]

Ontario ETFO statement on re-appointment of MPP Stephen Lecce as education minister 2022-06-26 [ETFO]

Saskatchewan Workers need relief from inflation, high fuel prices 2022-06-26 [SFL]

IAM Canada Demands a Seat on Government’s Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence 2022-06-26 [IAMAW]

Quebec A new contract for 1,800 Bombardier union members 2022-06-26 [IAMAW]

Quebec Taking an active approach to prevention 2022-06-26 [FIQ]

Quebec The CISSS Montérégie-Est must immediately stop holding healthcare professionals hostage 2022-06-26 [FIQ]

Newfoundland and Labrador Former Pennecon Employees at Vale Long Harbour Owed $2.3 million in Severance 2022-06-26 [FFAW-Unifor]

Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions express solidarity and demand action on reproductive rights 2022-06-26 [CLC]

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This month in labour history


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]

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 new legislation to support collective bargaining. [more]

2-07-2008 After 14 months of an acrimonious labour 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]

13-07-2009 Steelworkers at Vale-Inco in Sudbury and Port Colborne, Ontario, begin a year-long strike against pension “reforms” and other concessions. [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 is 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]

22-07-1977 In Montréal, private security guards open fire on demonstrators at the Robin Hood flour mill, where strikebreakers are continuing operations. Eight protestors are wounded. The event speeds up the enactment of an anti-scab law in Québec. [more]

23-07-1914 In Saint John, New Brunswick, thousands of people support striking street railway workers, throwing stones at scab drivers and overturning trams when the Royal Canadian Dragoons charge the crowd. Order is restored when the company recognizes the union. [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 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]