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Teamsters Canada Pleased with Direction of Federal Budget [Teamsters] 2021-04-20

Ontario Workers demand: “Premier Ford, do your job so we don’t die doing ours” [OFL] 2021-04-20

Budget 2021: Canada’s unions welcome ‘crucial’ funding for childcare, skills training and $15 federal minimum wage [CLC] 2021-04-20

Budget 2021 falls short for nurses – from pharmacare to health transfers [CFNU] 2021-04-20

British Columbia Paid leave to get vaccinated a victory for workers and public health [BCFed] 2021-04-20

Federal Budget Leaves Out Transit Workers and Riders as Operational Transit Funding Completely Left Out, Says ATU Canada [ATU Canada] 2021-04-20

Federal budget charts a path to recovery for workers across the country [Unifor] 2021-04-20

“If not now, when?” Liberals waste another shot at equitable recovery with Budget 2021 [CUPE] 2021-04-20

Ontario OFL gravely concerned that new COVID-19 restrictions fall short on protections for workers [OFL] 2021-04-18

Top five labour demands ahead of upcoming federal budget [CLC] 2021-04-18








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Teamsters Canada Pleased with Direction of Federal Budget 2021-04-20 [Teamsters]

Ontario Workers demand: “Premier Ford, do your job so we don’t die doing ours” 2021-04-20 [OFL]

Newfoundland and Labrador How We Can Make the Next Election THE CARING ELECTION 2021-04-20 [NLFL]

British Columbia Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job 2021-04-20 [MoveUP]

Quebec The CNESST must enforce Act respecting occupational health and safety 2021-04-20 [FIQ]

Budget 2021: Canada’s unions welcome ‘crucial’ funding for childcare, skills training and $15 federal minimum wage 2021-04-20 [CLC]

Budget 2021 falls short for nurses – from pharmacare to health transfers 2021-04-20 [CFNU]

British Columbia Paid leave to get vaccinated a victory for workers and public health 2021-04-20 [BCFed]

Federal Budget Leaves Out Transit Workers and Riders as Operational Transit Funding Completely Left Out, Says ATU Canada 2021-04-20 [ATU Canada]

Manitoba Thompson teachers get gift of jab 2021-04-20 [The Star]

British Columbia Parking Problems Eat into Food Delivery Drivers’ Earnings 2021-04-20 [The Tyee]

Ontario Working under COVID-19: Essential workers in Durham want testing and vaccine access 2021-04-20 [Region]

No more delays on climate action, justice 2021-04-20 [NUPGE]

Ontario PPE must guard against airborne transmission of COVID-19, nurses' union demands 2021-04-20 [CBC]

British Columbia Unifor welcomes paid vaccination leave for B.C. workers 2021-04-20 [Unifor]

British Columbia Historic Bargaining Finally Begins for SFU Research Assistants 2021-04-20 [The Tyee]

Ontario Union calls for workers to get COVID-19 vaccine after Brantford Transit outbreak 2021-04-20 [CBC]

Federal budget charts a path to recovery for workers across the country 2021-04-20 [Unifor]

British Columbia CUPE 458 welcomes fitness and recreation instructors 2021-04-20 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan All essential workers should be fast tracked and have access to the COVID-19 vaccine 2021-04-20 [CUPE]

“If not now, when?” Liberals waste another shot at equitable recovery with Budget 2021 2021-04-20 [CUPE]

Families of railroaders killed in runaway train derailment in 2019 sue CP Railway and Ottawa 2021-04-20 [CBC]

Federal budget charts a path to recovery for workers across the country 2021-04-19 [Unifor]

British Columbia Unifor welcomes paid vaccination leave for B.C. workers 2021-04-19 [Unifor]

Alberta 'Government is being told loudly and clearly': ATA calls for halt to K-6 draft curriculum 2021-04-19 [CTV]

Ontario Union calls for better protections after surge in COVID-19 cases among drivers 2021-04-19 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Labour dispute involving construction of NSCC Sydney campus has been resolved 2021-04-19 [The Guardian]

Alberta After a year of pandemic pain, we gather again to mourn for workers 2021-04-18 [AUPE]

Alberta Solidarity spreads during the pandemic 2021-04-18 [AUPE]

Alberta Despite vaccine rollout boasts, AHS puts needless barriers in way of nurses’ vaccinations 2021-04-18 [UNA]

Nova Scotia Victory for Lady Comeau III members 2021-04-18 [UFCW Canada]

More PR opportunities for migrants welcomed, but much more action needed 2021-04-18 [UFCW Canada]

British Columbia Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club budtenders join the union 2021-04-18 [UFCW Canada]

14 unions join call to move Revera long-term care to the public sector 2021-04-18 [PSAC]

Ontario OFL gravely concerned that new COVID-19 restrictions fall short on protections for workers 2021-04-18 [OFL]

Nova Scotia Dalhousie staff reject final offer, poised to strike 2021-04-18 [NUPGE]

Manitoba Another legal win! Court of Appeal confirms MGEU’s right to Interest Arbitration for Civil Service 2021-04-18 [NUPGE]

Universal Basic Income: A Help or Hindrance for Workers? 2021-04-18 [IAMAW]

National Day of Mourning 2021-04-18 [CCU]

Top five labour demands ahead of upcoming federal budget 2021-04-18 [CLC]

Alberta Teachers Identify Fatal Flaws in Draft Curriculum 2021-04-18 [ATA]

Alberta Teachers Call for Stop to Curriculum Implementation 2021-04-18 [ATA]

Alberta AFL president demands vaccinations for front line workers 2021-04-18 [AFL]

Alberta AFL worried about UCP’s true intentions as Kenney government moves to abolish apprenticeship board 2021-04-18 [AFL]

Alberta Dreeshen took COVID-19 safety equipment from emergency workers to give to meatpacking plants, documents suggest 2021-04-18 [AFL]

British Columbia Magic and Lethal : A Whimsical Sculpture Warns of Asbestos Dangers 2021-04-18 [Our Times]

Quebec Teachers' federation reaches tentative deal with province 2021-04-18 [CBC]

Saskatchewan 'They found a sanctuary with him:' family, community mourn death of educator Victor Thunderchild to COVID-19 2021-04-18 [The Star-Phoenix]

Quebec Montreal dockworkers begin weekend strikes as talks drag on 2021-04-18 [The Free Press]

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This month in labour history


1-04-1903 In Montréal, more than 2000 longshoremen go on strike at the beginning of the shipping season in the port. Militia are called out, and crowds rally to support the strikers. After five weeks, they win union recognition and more pay. [more]

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its founding convention at Douglas College and delegates elect Raj Chouhan as CFU president. The CFU is Canada's first agricultural workers union. [more]

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

9-04-1983 A tractor trailer drives through a picket line at a strikebound Alcan plant in Scarborough, Ontario, causing the death of Claude Dougdeen, 51, a Trinidad immigrant and father of seven. Outraged union leaders call on the province to bring in anti-scab laws. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1872 Toronto printers attract a massive crowd of 10,000 people to Queen's Park in support of their strike for the nine-hour day. Union leaders are arrested for conspiracy the next day. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

25-04-2004 The government of British Columbia imposes a 15% cut in wages on workers in the health / social sector, leading to an illegal strike by 40,000 members of HEU-CUPE. [more]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress establishes the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]