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Newfoundland and Labrador RNU President says Incidence of Violence Against Nurses Higher Than Policing, Corrections [VOCM] 2019-08-21

Ontario Striking military base workers plan Ottawa rallies today [CBC] 2019-08-20

Ontario High school teachers won’t strike but elementary teachers prepared for battle [CTV] 2019-08-18

New Brunswick Bathurst workers reject city's latest offer as lockout enters third week [CBC] 2019-08-17

Ontario Crisis in long-term care exposed by Ontario inquiry into murders [NUPGE] 2019-08-17

New Brunswick Blair Doucet Youth Summer Camp: NBFL’s Crown Jewel [NBFL] 2019-08-16

Newfoundland and Labrador Processors Fabricate Excuses for Illegal Cod Lockout [FFAW] 2019-08-16

Ontario Town of Widows [Rank and File] 2019-08-16

Ontario Bargaining stalled for Ontario’s education workers [Rank and File] 2019-08-15

Ontario CUPW Statement: Foodora Unionization Vote [CUPW] 2019-08-14








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Today's labour news

Home care workers to meet in Ottawa 2019-08-22 [NUPGE]

Unifor Canada keeps its leader 2019-08-22 [Blackburn]

British Columbia Western Forest Products strike sees both sides digging in 2019-08-22 [The Times-Colonist]

British Columbia 'They're flat broke': Salmon fishermen demand disaster relief for failed season 2019-08-22 [CBC]

Ontario Northwood Lodge Home for the Aged workers unionize 2019-08-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia Pregnant teachers fight to change WorkSafeBC compensation rules 2019-08-21 [The Mirror]

Alberta Why is Alberta panel targeting province's lowest wage earners? 2019-08-21 [The Herald]

Ontario Ford funding cuts threaten health and security of Ontario families 2019-08-21 [Unifor]

Alberta Unions competing to represent Whitla Wind Farm workers 2019-08-21 [The News]

PSAC head says avoiding Conservative government ‘No. 1’ election issue 2019-08-21 [The Hill Times]

Quebec Thousands rally at Bell Canada, protesting job erosion 2019-08-21 [Unifor]

Jerry Dias acclaimed as Unifor president for third and final term 2019-08-21 [The Coast Reporter]

Grocers urged to ban receipts containing cancer-linked chemicals 2019-08-21 [CTV]

Ontario MacKenzie Health employees in in Richmond Hill, Ont. join union 2019-08-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE President Sounding Alarm on Ambulance Red Alerts 2019-08-21 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador RNU President says Incidence of Violence Against Nurses Higher Than Policing, Corrections 2019-08-21 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Look for Solutions to Violence in the Workplace 2019-08-21 [VOCM]

Ontario Carpenters’ give $1M to new Vaughan hospital 2019-08-20 [The Daily Commercial News]

New Brunswick Man accused of assaulting 2 Moncton nurses pleads not guilty 2019-08-20 [CBC]

Ontario Striking military base workers plan Ottawa rallies today 2019-08-20 [CBC]

Ontario Rallies planned in Ottawa as workers from military bases in Kingston and Petawawa strike 2019-08-20 [The Citizen]

Newfoundland and Labrador Appealing a workers' compensation decision in N.L.? It may take a year to get a hearing 2019-08-20 [CBC]

Unifor to run anti-Conservative ad campaign despite concerns of member journalists 2019-08-20 [The National Post]

Ontario Cancoil Thermal workers in Kingston, Ont. ratify new contract 2019-08-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Workers at De Luxe Paper Products in Toronto reach new agreement 2019-08-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manitoba City councillors Schreyer, Eadie throw support behind transit union 2019-08-19 [The Sun]

Saskatchewan Greed and Mismanagement in the Rural Municipality of Sherwood 2019-08-19 [Teamsters]

Newfoundland and Labrador Steele Honda workers end 3-week strike after accepting new offer 2019-08-19 [CBC]

Quebec Unions add their voice for 'urgent' aid to threatened Quebec newspapers 2019-08-19 [The Gazette]

A&W “watch list” technique to stop unions was leaked from anti-union conference 2019-08-19 [The Post Millenial]

Prime Minister Trudeau to address Unifor Constitutional Convention 2019-08-19 [Unifor]

Ontario Workers at Bruce Power in Tiverton, Ont. reach tentative agreement 2019-08-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Dependable Maintenance Janitorial employees in Toronto join union 2019-08-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia Health care presidents anticipate growth in sector 2019-08-19 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Placentia municipal workers are ready for a fair deal to get back to work 2019-08-19 [cupe]

Ontario Foodora courier fed up with delivery company's efforts to put the brakes on unionization 2019-08-19 [CBC]

Ontario High school teachers won’t strike but elementary teachers prepared for battle 2019-08-18 [CTV]

Ontario Labour readying to parade in Sarnia 2019-08-17 [The Observer]

Manitoba Health Authority pulls 'whistleblower hotline' proposal 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Manitoba Dispute between city, transit drivers scaring riders who depend on bus, councillors say 2019-08-17 [CBC]

New Brunswick Bathurst workers reject city's latest offer as lockout enters third week 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Saskatchewan FR Bargaining reaches an impasse with SaskEnergy 2019-08-17 [Unifor]

Ontario High school teachers will be in class for first day of school, union leader says 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Union says rejected SaskTel offer is 'an insult to all our members' 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Ontario Unifor making headway for Oshawa auto parts workers 2019-08-17 [CM]

Manitoba Winnipeg Transit union cuts wage demand in return for scheduling concessions 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Ontario Crisis in long-term care exposed by Ontario inquiry into murders 2019-08-17 [NUPGE]

Prince Edward Island UPSE releases results of workplace violence survey 2019-08-17 [NUPGE]

Labour standards in the US and Canada 2019-08-16 [Oats for Breakfast]

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This month in labour history

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]