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Ontario The Ontario PSW Association: A Special Investigation [Rank and File] 2021-03-04

Ontario Does OPSWA really represent 49,000 members? [Rank and File] 2021-03-04

International Women's Day 2021 [NUPGE] 2021-03-04

British Columbia History in the making: How one organization is documenting the pandemic's impact on workers [Rabble] 2021-03-03

Seafarers 'in dire need' of COVID-19 vaccination, says union [CBC] 2021-03-03

Newfoundland and Labrador CUPE NL calls on regional health authorities to cancel kickback deal with American multinational [CUPE] 2021-03-03

Manitoba Union presses for end to racist verbal attacks against bus drivers [The Free Press] 2021-03-02

Manitoba Canada Goose workers fight for fairness in Winnipeg [Canadian Dimension] 2021-03-01

Leading unions and community organizations across Canada and elsewhere express support for India’s farmers [Various] 2021-03-01

WestJet reaches tentative first agreement with union that represents more than 3,100 cabin crew [CBC] 2021-03-01








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Today's labour news


Linda Silas ends CLC bid 2021-03-04 [CFNU]

Unifor statement for International Women's Day 2021-03-04 [Unifor]

British Columbia CUPE 374 welcomes 9 new members 2021-03-04 [CUPE BC]

Nova Scotia Long-term care nurse fired for saying ‘union’ 2021-03-04 [Rank and File]

Ontario Time to care? OPSWA’s inconsistency on LTC care standards 2021-03-04 [Rank and File]

Ontario The Ontario PSW Association: A Special Investigation 2021-03-04 [Rank and File]

Ontario Justice for PSWs and OPSWA “betrayal” 2021-03-04 [Rank and File]

Ontario OPSWA and its corporate friends 2021-03-04 [Rank and File]

Ontario OPSWA, self-regulation and the Ontario PC Party 2021-03-04 [Rank and File]

Ontario Does OPSWA really represent 49,000 members? 2021-03-04 [Rank and File]

Ontario OPSWA’s social media misinformation 2021-03-04 [Rank and File]

Ontario OPSWA’s governance structure: A family affair? 2021-03-04 [Rank and File]

Ontario Blocked: OPSWA and its critics 2021-03-04 [Rank and File]

Justice for Women, a Crucial Struggle amid the Pandemic: International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021 2021-03-04 [CUPW]

Help Fill a Container with Urgently-Needed Supplies for Cuba 2021-03-04 [CUPW]

Quebec Commodity groups call on labour minister to prevent looming strike at Port of Montreal 2021-03-04 [RealAg]

 VIDEO Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE and Nurses’ Union want new scheduling system to address worker burnout 2021-03-04 [NTV]

International Women's Day 2021 2021-03-04 [NUPGE]

The Gig is Up: Rethinking Canada’s Employment Policy in the New Age of Work 2021-03-04 [McGill International Review]

Newfoundland and Labrador Unions 'optimistic and hopeful' new health-care scheduling would use patient acuity model 2021-03-04 [CBC]

Unifor says Air Canada has agreed to refund customers who lost money on flights cancelled due to COVID-19 2021-03-04 [CP24]

Alberta Third worker dies in COVID-19 outbreak at Red Deer Olymel plant as operations resume Thursday 2021-03-04 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Ontario Canada Post failed to report massive COVID outbreak in Mississauga to federal authorities, inspectors find 2021-03-04 [The Star]

Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union says It Was Not Involved in US Awarded Healthcare Contract 2021-03-04 [VOCM]

Equity and Education for All online event 2021-03-04 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia Unifor members safe after close call at sea 2021-03-04 [Unifor]

Unifor 2002 Jazz Crew schedulers ratify new deal 2021-03-04 [Unifor]

British Columbia History in the making: How one organization is documenting the pandemic's impact on workers 2021-03-03 [Rabble]

Canadian civil groups out in support of Indian farmers 2021-03-03 [The Tribune]

Alberta Union calls for delay of potential reopening of Red Deer slaughterhouse after deadly COVID outbreak 2021-03-03 [CBC]

Seafarers 'in dire need' of COVID-19 vaccination, says union 2021-03-03 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador CUPE Questions Incentivized Cost-Cutting Contract Targeting Healthcare in NL 2021-03-03 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador CUPE NL calls on regional health authorities to cancel kickback deal with American multinational 2021-03-03 [CUPE]

Canada’s app-based delivery workers organizing with CUPW 2021-03-03 [UNI Global Union]

New Brunswick Growing support to end New Brunswick’s punitive wage clawback for social assistance recipients 2021-03-02 [NB Media Co-op]

Manitoba Union presses for end to racist verbal attacks against bus drivers 2021-03-02 [The Free Press]

Newfoundland and Labrador Health-care contract promises U.S. company millions if it can make cuts in N.L. system 2021-03-02 [CBC]

Ontario Who is essential? Unions in Ontario want to know as COVID-19 vaccine rollout picks up speed 2021-03-02 [CBC]

Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board workers vote to strike 2021-03-02 [CUPE]

Ontario CUPE community centre workers reach tentative agreement with City of Toronto 2021-03-02 [CUPE]

Ontario Developmental service workers at Community Living Guelph Wellington vote to strike 2021-03-02 [CUPE]

Federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers meet to discuss important workplace issues 2021-03-01 [Employment & Social Development Canada]

Alberta Kenney’s Budget Fails Alberta Workers 2021-03-01 [USW]

Time to remove profit from long-term care, time for a Care Guarantee 2021-03-01 [UFCW Canada]

February 28 marks International RSI Awareness Day 2021-03-01 [UFCW Canada]

Budget 2021 must move Canada forward to a better future 2021-03-01 [PSAC]

Ontario Social workers break down many complex systems on behalf of clients 2021-03-01 [ONA]

Ontario Letting people drink in 7-Elevens would be a lose-lose-lose for Ontario 2021-03-01 [NUPGE]

Fair Tax Recovery Plan could raise over $70B in annual revenues 2021-03-01 [NUPGE]

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This month in labour history


3-03-1937 Polish and Italian migrant workers start a sit-down strike at the Holmes Foundry in Sarnia, Ontario. A mob of 300 "Canadian-born" men evict them and also attack their homes. Fifty workers are injured. [more]

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia, takes the lives of workers clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A total of 62 bodies are recovered, including four the following spring. The dead include 32 contract labourers from Japan. [more]

6-03-1925 Nova Scotia coal miners shut down the mines after the British Empire Steel Corporation refuses to continue contract negotiations and cuts off credit at company stores. It is the beginning of an historic five-month strike. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back Into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

9-03-1906 Mineworkers in the Lethbridge, Alberta district go on strike against poverty wages and are met by scabs, police and private detectives. They win a small wage increase with the help of a mediator, but the company refuses to recognize the union. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, the Western Canadian Labour Conference calls for sweeping political and economic changes, including abolition of production for profit and the organization of workers on industrial lines. They adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]