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Unions urge Parliamentarian to pass anti-scab law [RCI] 2020-12-05

RadioLabour's Canada Report Nov. 29 - Dec, 4 2020 - Saving Alberta's advanced education from privatization and other stories [RadioLabour] 2020-12-05

Ontario With Ontario health care staff COVID-19 infections rising, study finds they worked under distress, feeling “sacrificed” and violated [CUPE] 2020-12-04

Manitoba New wage support program is welcome news – Manitoba’s crisis in care still needs urgent action like paid sick days [CUPE] 2020-12-04

Time to tax extreme wealth as Canada’s billionaires grow $53B richer in pandemic [NUPGE] 2020-12-02

Encouraging comments but limited action in Fall Economic Statement [NUPGE] 2020-12-02

Liberals’ economic update offers more delay and disappointment [CUPE] 2020-12-02

Fiscal update’s emphasis on investments will spare Canadians further economic hardship and spur recovery [CLC] 2020-12-01

British Columbia HEU responds to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s report on racism targeted at Indigenous people in B.C.’s health care system [HEU] 2020-12-01

A renewed call for international solidarity in Colombia [CUPE] 2020-12-01








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Today's labour news


Ontario City asks unionized workers to vote on final offer 2020-12-05 [Kenora Online]

Ontario Strike ends at Owens Corning as new deal reached 2020-12-05 [Today]

Ontario Six Cargill workers sent home Friday after testing positive for COVID-19 2020-12-05 [Today]

Quebec Montreal blue collar workers could go on strike before holidays 2020-12-05 [CBC]

Unions urge Parliamentarian to pass anti-scab law 2020-12-05 [RCI]

Coverup allegation in deadly B.C. train crash prompts calls for Trudeau, RCMP to intervene 2020-12-05 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador IAFF Encouraged by Discussions Held Ahead of St. John’s Budget 2020-12-05 [VOCM]

Quebec CUPE pleads for public 9-1-1 emergency call centres to guarantee their accountability 2020-12-05 [CUPE]

RadioLabour's Canada Report Nov. 29 - Dec, 4 2020 - Saving Alberta's advanced education from privatization and other stories 2020-12-05 [RadioLabour]

Manitoba Winnipeg School Division bus drivers back to work Friday after near-3-month strike 2020-12-04 [CBC]

New Brunswick 'Many' health-care workers working at more than one nursing home during pandemic, says CUPE 2020-12-04 [CBC]

‘Canadian-style systemic racism’: Black public servants file suit against federal government 2020-12-04 [The Hill Times]

Manitoba Bus drivers back behind wheel in Winnipeg's largest school division, ending three-month strike 2020-12-04 [Canada.com]

Ontario Thunder Bay, Kenora both in negotiations with largest union 2020-12-04 [CBC]

Unifor urges all parties to support NDP's new anti-scab bill 2020-12-04 [Unifor]

Ontario With Ontario health care staff COVID-19 infections rising, study finds they worked under distress, feeling “sacrificed” and violated 2020-12-04 [CUPE]

Ontario “It’s time to ensure equity for all”: CUPE Ontario’s International Day for Disabled Persons Statement 2020-12-04 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia CUPE submission on potential changes to the Public Service Superannuation Plan 2020-12-04 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Asking the right questions: A guide for municipalities considering P3s 2020-12-04 [CUPE]

Manitoba New wage support program is welcome news – Manitoba’s crisis in care still needs urgent action like paid sick days 2020-12-04 [CUPE]

British Columbia CUPE 409 successfully lobbies for Living Wage in New Westminster 2020-12-04 [CUPE]

British Columbia Citizens need to know the facts about the Kamloops by-law department restructuring—CUPE 900 2020-12-04 [CUPE]

New Brunswick Health care staff at odds with NB government over surgical masks 2020-12-04 [CUPE]

Ontario Thunder Bay municipal workers will return to bargaining table with a strong strike mandate 2020-12-04 [CUPE]

Announcement to implement UNDRIP shows promise, action is now needed 2020-12-04 [CUPE]

Ontario About 600 municipal employees have overwhelming strike mandate 2020-12-04 [TBNewsWatch]

Ontario School bus drivers see improvements with collective agreement 2020-12-03 [Unifor]

Ontario Unifor members make significant gains in first contract at Hilton Garden Inn 2020-12-03 [Unifor]

Ontario Sobeys negotiations approach strike deadline 2020-12-03 [Unifor]

Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Speak Out Against Layoff and Service Reduction 2020-12-03 [Unifor]

Unifor urges all parties to support NDP’s new anti-scab bill 2020-12-03 [Unifor]

Federal economic update delivers some progress; much more needed 2020-12-03 [PSAC]

Unions mark World AIDS Day by calling for universal pharmacare 2020-12-03 [CLC]

Teamsters Canada Statement on Federal Economic Update 2020-12-03 [Teamsters]

Nurses respond to fall economic update: too many Canadian families still without vital medicines 2020-12-03 [CFNU]

Ontario Struggling App Workers Fear Being Made to Pay for Delivery Fee Cap 2020-12-03 [CUPW]

Ontario Union asks to be ‘at the table’ for CAS reform 2020-12-03 [The Tribune]

Manitoba Province 'not leading by example,' with too many Manitoba civil servants not working remotely: union 2020-12-03 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Outbreak declared at Saskatoon Canada Post processing site 2020-12-03 [The Star-Phoenix]

Newfoundland and Labrador Citing oil struggles, Woodward lays off ship workers to sail internationally 2020-12-03 [CBC]

Alberta Albertans ready for change: UCP slips behind NDP in approval ratings 2020-12-03 [CUPE]

Prince Edward Island Nursing union blames poor planning on closure of Charlottetown's psychiatric urgent care clinic 2020-12-02 [CBC]

Time to tax extreme wealth as Canada’s billionaires grow $53B richer in pandemic 2020-12-02 [NUPGE]

IATSE Hails Canada’s Move To Save Its Arts & Entertainment Industries; Plan Could Require Companies Like Netflix To Remit Sales Tax On Digital Sales 2020-12-02 [Deadline]

Unifor’s Jerry Dias – “Government is starting the long but critical work of economic recovery” 2020-12-02 [Net News Ledger]

Encouraging comments but limited action in Fall Economic Statement 2020-12-02 [NUPGE]

Go further on climate accountability, action: NUPGE to environment minister 2020-12-02 [NUPGE]

Liberals’ economic update offers more delay and disappointment 2020-12-02 [CUPE]

Flight attendants union disappointed by the federal economic update 2020-12-02 [CUPE]

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This month in labour history


6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

18-12-1916 In Trail, British Columbia, Ginger Goodwin is elected secretary of the Mill and Smeltermen’s Union, the first union office held by the legendary labour organizer. He is soon leading local struggles against the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]

31-12-2011 In Alma, Quebec, Rio Tinto Alcan locks out members of Local 9490, United Steelworkers, in an attempt to replace all retiring workers with non-union contract employees. This is followed by a successful six-month global solidarity campaign. [more]