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New Brunswick Fredericton brings in scabs during lockout [CBC] 2020-02-16

British Columbia The forestry strike is over: Union members accept agreement with Western Forest Products [CBC] 2020-02-16

British Columbia Newest Unifor picket line in Co-op labour dispute begins in Prince George [Unifor] 2020-02-15

Saskatchewan FCL installs new scab trailers at refinery, days before special mediation [Unifor] 2020-02-15

Ontario Justice Denied in Olivier Bruneau's Death [USW] 2020-02-15

New Brunswick Fredericton outside workers locked out amid wage dispute [CBC] 2020-02-15

RadioLabour's Canada Report Feb 10 - 14 2020 [RadioLabour] 2020-02-15

Ontario Ford government losing support in ongoing war with teachers, poll suggests [CTV] 2020-02-14

Newfoundland and Labrador Ocean Ranger, 38 Years Later [VOCM] 2020-02-14

Alberta Nurses across the province unite against impending job cuts [The Journal] 2020-02-14








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New Brunswick Fredericton brings in scabs during lockout 2020-02-16 [CBC]

British Columbia The forestry strike is over: Union members accept agreement with Western Forest Products 2020-02-16 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Taking Part in Ocean Ranger Service Teaches Students Important Safety Lessons, says Organizer 2020-02-16 [VOCM]

Quebec Sainte-Sophie municipal workers set to strike on February 20 2020-02-16 [CUPE]

British Columbia Newest Unifor picket line in Co-op labour dispute begins in Prince George 2020-02-15 [Unifor]

Saskatchewan FCL installs new scab trailers at refinery, days before special mediation 2020-02-15 [Unifor]

Ontario Justice Denied in Olivier Bruneau's Death 2020-02-15 [USW]

Ontario Thunder Bay Bombardier union local president not concerned about company's fortunes 2020-02-15 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Union in-fighting: Brotherhood versus Unifor over 'scabs' video 2020-02-15 [The Leader-Post]

Ontario No criminal charges in 2016 death of construction worker 2020-02-15 [CBC]

Ontario Human rights body, prison union urge ‘appropriate investment’ in corrections funding 2020-02-15 [The Lawyer's Daily]

Ontario Corrections workers to give back to communities 2020-02-15 [OPSEU]

Ontario Transparency, trust help CAMH curb violence 2020-02-15 [OHS Canada]

New Brunswick Fredericton outside workers locked out amid wage dispute 2020-02-15 [CBC]

Deadly Desmond tragedy prompts Veterans Affairs union to demand more case workers 2020-02-15 [The Journal-Pioneer]

RadioLabour's Canada Report Feb 10 - 14 2020 2020-02-15 [RadioLabour]

Ontario Ford government losing support in ongoing war with teachers, poll suggests 2020-02-14 [CTV]

New Brunswick Breaking: Professional and Technical Staff Union rallies in front of Student Union buildings, calls for first contract 2020-02-14 [The Brunswickan]

Manitoba Is Millennium Library's security working or making things worse? 2020-02-14 [CBC]

Ontario 'No more cuts': Nurses rally across Alberta in support of public health care 2020-02-14 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Ocean Ranger, 38 Years Later 2020-02-14 [VOCM]

Alberta UNA members voice displeasure in wake of potential health care cuts 2020-02-14 [CTV]

Alberta Health-care workers stage protests in Calgary against UCP government's cuts 2020-02-14 [CTV]

Quebec Satisfaction, disappointment greet Bombardier decision to sell A220 shares 2020-02-14 [CBC]

Alberta AUPE Warns Of Job Losses In Rural Hospitals 2020-02-14 [High River Online]

Saskatchewan Labour peace between SaskPower and IBEW 2020-02-14 [CKRM]

Alberta Nurses rally in Red Deer during province-wide demonstration 2020-02-14 [RD News Now]

Alberta Nurses across the province unite against impending job cuts 2020-02-14 [The Journal]

Manitoba Winnipeg Transit surpluses should be used to improve service, head off potential cuts: union 2020-02-14 [CBC]

New Brunswick Employees locked out at landfill for all of northeastern New Brunswick 2020-02-14 [CBC]

Ontario Union fears Canadore will 'sweep it under the rug' 2020-02-14 [Bay Today]

Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Post workers protest lack of full-time positions 2020-02-14 [CBC]

British Columbia Vancouver Island forestry workers now voting on ending strike 2020-02-14 [CTV]

Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Canada Post temporary workers fed up 2020-02-14 [The Telegram]

Newfoundland and Labrador Holyrood and its unionized employees reach new collective agreement 2020-02-14 [CBC]

New Brunswick Fredericton will lock out outside workers after union delivers strike notice 2020-02-14 [CBC]

British Columbia Exclusion zone in Wet’suwet’en territory runs counter to UNDRIP commitments 2020-02-13 [HEU]

British Columbia CUPE 4163 reaches tentative agreement at UVic 2020-02-13 [CUPE]

British Columbia CUPE calls for dialogue and reconciliation in Wet’suwet’en territory 2020-02-13 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan Province appoints special mediator in Co-op Refinery dispute 2020-02-13 [Unifor]

Ontario OPSEU demands complete copy of investigator’s report on Canadore’s “poisonous” workplace culture 2020-02-13 [NUPGE]

Ontario How fighting fatigue could make Ontario railways safer 2020-02-13 [TVO]

Saskatchewan Province appoints special mediator in Regina refinery labour dispute 2020-02-13 [The Globe and Mail]

Correctional officers union against needle-exchange program 2020-02-13 [The Whig-Standard]

Ontario All Ontario schools to close Feb. 21 in first joint, provincewide strike 2020-02-13 [The Globe and Mail]

British Columbia BCFed reminds Uber, Lyft to comply with employment standards 2020-02-13 [HR Reporter]

Union representing CRA staff seeking more leave, flexibility ahead of strike votes 2020-02-13 [Benefits Canada]

Ontario 4 major teachers unions to hold joint 1-day provincewide strike on Feb. 21 2020-02-13 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador CUPW Demonstration Sends Warning About Erosion of Permanent Jobs 2020-02-13 [VOCM]

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This month in labour history

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal Minister of Education Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector. [more]

3-02-1939 The first group of Canadian veterans of the Spanish Civil War disembark at Halifax. Of the almost 1,700 Canadians who fought fascism in Spain, more than 400 were killed. Many of the volunteers were union activists and others radicalized in the 1930s. [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

13-02-1988 14,000 Alberta nurses return to work after 19 days of a diificult but successful strike against concessions. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

15-02-1912 Jewish tailors go on strike at Eaton’s in Toronto. The community unites and causes a boycott of the company. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003. It requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This sets a standard for postwar labour relations law. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]

26-02-1979 The Farmworkers Organizing Committee (FWOC) is established at a meeting in a room in the New Westminster library. Eight people are present including: Raj Chouhan, Harinder Mahil, Sarwan Sidhu, Pritam Singh, Amarit Pal Mann, Gurnam Sahota. [more]