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

Austerity Without End 2019-08-15 [The Bullet]

Federal government announces positive changes to drug pricing regulations 2019-08-15 [CLC]

When Climate Change Becomes Personal 2019-08-15 [Our Times]

A&W tells anti-union conference it keeps a 'watch list' 2019-08-14 [Press Progress]

Loblaws is off the legal hook for the Rana Plaza disaster say the Supremes 2019-08-12 [CBC]

Foodora is Pushing Anti-Union Propaganda to Gig Economy Workers Through Its Mobile App 2019-08-12 [Press Progress]

Why some gig workers are pushing to unionize 2019-08-09 [The Globe and Mail]

Affordable Child Care for All 2019-08-08 [UFCW Canada]

Nursing Services Response Centre: A big step forward for northern nurses 2019-08-08 [PIPSC]

Are tax cuts benefiting you? 2019-08-08 [IAMAW]

The Liberal Government Says It is Looking to Privatize Municipal Water Systems Across Canada 2019-08-07 [Press Progress]

Jerry Dias stresses international solidarity in battle for workers’ rights 2019-08-04 [Unifor]

UFCW calls on activists to help bring justice to Uber drivers 2019-08-04 [Uber Drivers United]

Prescription drug supply under threat — Canada needs pharmacare now! 2019-08-04 [NUPGE]

PIPSC supports the Federal Black Employee Caucus 2019-08-04 [PIPSC]

Phoenix Compensation Agreement - FAQs 2019-08-04 [PIPSC]

The Top Three Election Issues That Should Matter to You! 2019-08-04 [IAMAW]

Film & TV Industry Launch “Just Ask” Election Effort 2019-08-04 [ACTRA]

Collective agreements for financial, foreign service workers signed 2019-08-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Health Canada must protect Canada's public blood supply, not increase risk by expanding private collection 2019-07-31 [NUPGE]

Federal Government Brags Agri-Food Workers’ Pay Among Lowest in Industrialized World 2019-07-30 [Press Progress]

Anti-choice propaganda weakens women’s right to safe care 2019-07-29 [FIQ]

Unifor lance une campagne publicitaire de sensibilisation sur l'avenir du secteur de l'énergie 2019-07-29 [Unifor]

Unifor Media Action Plan takes journalism campaign to airwaves 2019-07-29 [Unifor]

The founder of #metoo shares her story at #Unifor19 Convention 2019-07-29 [Unifor]

Unifor launches ad campaign to raise awareness about the future of the energy sector 2019-07-29 [Unifor]

UFCW calls for further action to protect migrant workers in new submission to federal government 2019-07-29 [UFCW Canada]

New resource helps you buy Canadian, union-made food 2019-07-29 [UFCW Canada]

Scheer’s Conservatives will use deficit, debt to justify austerity agenda 2019-07-29 [UFCW Canada]

Game workers come together over poor labour conditions 2019-07-29 [CWA Canada]

OTF President Diane Dewing receives Special Recognition Award from the Canadian Teachers’ Federation 2019-07-29 [ETFO]

Support affordable child care for all 2019-07-29 [PSAC]

Next steps in our fight for a fair contract and Phoenix damages 2019-07-29 [PSAC]

Strong job numbers mask reality of struggling young workers 2019-07-28 [IAMAW]

Joint Position Statement: Patient Safety 2019-07-28 [CFNU]

RadioLabour's Canada report July 26 to August 2, 2019 2019-07-28 [RadioLabour]

Solidarity with Korean Airline workers 2019-07-28 [LeftStreamed w/ TAWC YYZ]

Infrastructure bank targets local water systems 2019-07-28 [CUPE]

Former good feeling between public servants and Liberals is gone, PSAC says 2019-07-27 [The Citizen]

Soul of a union man—Leo Gerard recalls 54 years in the movement 2019-07-26 [People's World]

IATSE And Vancouver Campaigners Unite To Unionize Canada’s Animation Industry 2019-07-26 [Cartoon Brew]

How this trans-man from London, Ont. is influencing a powerful union 2019-07-25 [CBC]

Study on nursing staff operational stress injuries 2019-07-23 [FIQ]

700 Workers Have Voted to Join the United Steelworkers 2019-07-23 [USW]

UFCW Canada meets with Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions 2019-07-23 [UFCW Canada]

PSAC declares impasse as Parks Canada fails to engage in meaningful negotiations 2019-07-22 [PSAC]

Class Action Settlement for National Defence Employees and Canadian Forces Members 2019-07-22 [PIPSC]

Atlantic Canada’s Federations of Labour and the United Way Working Together on Common Issues 2019-07-22 [NLFL]

Nova Scotia’s Shelley Morse elected President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation 2019-07-22 [CTF]

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]