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Quebec ‘Feels like a sinking ship’: Quebec’s nurses consider strike action as contract talks stagnate

Today's labour news

Quebec Quebec nurses union says job postings requiring bilingualism are discriminatory 2023-09-26 [Canadian Press]

British Columbia TSSU to increase strike action at SFU 2023-09-26 [TSSU]

MoveUP has a new president 2023-09-26 [MoveUP]

Ontario Protests call attention to health care privatization 2023-09-26 [The Herald]

Nova Scotia Administrative health-care workers in Cape Breton accuse province of disrespect 2023-09-26 [Saltwire]

Northwest Territories Labour board offers to mediate in Hay River health dispute 2023-09-26 [Cabin Radio]

Nova Scotia With no contract for three years, N.S. health-care workers holding pickets at hospitals Monday 2023-09-26 [Saltwire]

Ontario Canadian auto workers to target General Motors after deal with Ford is ratified 2023-09-26 [The Star]

Manitoba Allied health workers union endorses Manitoba New Democrats' campaign plan 2023-09-26 [The Star]

Social media is a double-edged sword for the public image of Canadian labour unions 2023-09-26 []

USA USW Mourns Passing of International President Tom Conway 2023-09-26 [USW]

4 of the most notable labour actions in Canada this year 2023-09-26 [The Financial Post]

USA Canadian unions that represent actors, stagehands hail tentative deal reached by U.S. screenwriters 2023-09-26 [CBC]

Ontario One Auto Union Has Settled With Ford. What It Got—and Who It’s Targeting Next. 2023-09-26 [Barron's]

Ontario Narrow support for Unifor-Ford deal may leave GM, Stellantis workers wanting more 2023-09-26 [The Financial Post]

Alberta Chestermere battles with union over recent dismissals 2023-09-26 [Calgary Herald]

Ontario Unifor members ratify contract with Angus Facilities Management 2023-09-26 [Unifor]

Ontario General Motors next target company in Detroit 3 negotiations 2023-09-26 [Unifor]

Opportunities to learn and reflect as Truth and Reconciliation Day approaches 2023-09-25 [MGEU]

  JOB   Admin Assistant – North Island Area Office (Temporary/On-Call) 2023-09-25 [BCGEU]

British Columbia Metro Vancouver Rogers workers vote 99.6% in favour of strike action 2023-09-25 [Metallos]

There’s no denying it: Indigenous children suffered and died at residential schools 2023-09-25 [USW]

Ontario 5,800 Steelworkers at the University of Toronto ratify new, post-Bill 124 contract 2023-09-25 [USW]

Women Workers Leading and Connecting Globally 2023-09-25 [USW]

Ontario Support our striking members at TVO! 2023-09-25 [CWA Canada]

Ontario ETFO reaches tentative agreement at Education Worker Central Table 2023-09-25 [ETFO]

Ontario OPSEU/SEFPO in the news: NOSM U faculty and professional staff begin conciliation with strong community support 2023-09-25 [OPSEU]

Ontario Petition to Algoma University Senate: Stop the privatization of public education at Algoma University! 2023-09-25 [OPSEU]

Ontario Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Medical Radiation Therapists Headed Back to Bargaining, Seeking Fair and Current Contract 2023-09-25 [ONA]

Ontario New Minister of Labour must take action to help struggling workers 2023-09-25 [OFL]

  JOB   Director of Communications, Political Action, and Campaigns 2023-09-25 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia Labour Applauds Landmark Decision by Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in Carleton Case 2023-09-25 [NSFL]

Nova Scotia Danny Cavanagh, President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, Urges Inclusion of Paramedics Union in Legislature Committee Review 2023-09-25 [NSFL]

  JOB   Job Posting – Clerk Permanent 2023-09-25 [NLFL]

United in support of anti-scab legislation 2023-09-25 [IAMAW]

Libya Quebec The FIQ in solidarity with the victims of the floods in Libya 2023-09-25 [FIQ]

Quebec 83% of healthcare professionals confirm they are too overworked to give patients all the care they need 2023-09-25 [FIQ]

Newfoundland and Labrador Missed opportunity: premature closure of northern cod a loss for rural nl 2023-09-25 [FFAW-Unifor]

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith gambling with workers’ futures 2023-09-25 [CLC]

CUPW - A First of its Kind in Canada 2023-09-25 [CUPW]

Alberta ATA president responds to new social studies curriculum development 2023-09-25 [ATA]

Ontario Labour Arbitration Is No Alternative To A Strike 2023-09-25 [The Maple]

Quebec ‘Feels like a sinking ship’: Quebec’s nurses consider strike action as contract talks stagnate 2023-09-25 [Ricochet]

Anti-trans hate also fuelling school privatization sentiments 2023-09-25 [rabble]

The right-wing attack on children 2023-09-25 [rabble]

Ontario Unifor reaches deal with Ford; Payne: ‘We will change lives with this agreement’ 2023-09-25 [rabble]

Alberta Calgary rail workers file for unionization 2023-09-25 [Alberta Worker]

Alberta Calgary meat plant workers begin negotiations 2023-09-25 [Alberta Worker]

Alberta 'Appears to be no accountability': Union responds to city's projected $74 million deficit 2023-09-25 [The Journal]

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This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick, with James L. Sugrue as president. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montreal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Telesphore Lepine is a leading figure in the Montreal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]