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Ottawa releases migrant farm worker COVID-19 guidelines 2020-03-30 [The Standard]

Media need help, now! 2020-03-30 [CWA Canada]

Almost half of Canadian households report shrinking paycheques amid COVID-19 pandemic, poll finds 2020-03-30 [The Star]

Holes in the safety net: CERB and EI coverage falls short 2020-03-30 [Rank and File]

Unifor salutes workers for delivering Canadian customer service in a crisis 2020-03-29 [Unifor]

UFCW updates on COVID-19 engage thousands on social media 2020-03-29 [UFCW Canada]

Despite pandemic, governments mustn’t forget: housing is a right 2020-03-29 [NUPGE]

Details of new federal assistance for people unable to work due to COVID-19 2020-03-29 [NUPGE]

Viral Solidarity: an online concert with David Rovics 2020-03-29 [NUPGE]

Home is not safe for everyone: Domestic violence during a pandemic 2020-03-29 [CLC]

Site Risks: Construction site covid protection haphazard, maybe impossible 2020-03-29 [CLI]

Forgotten and Essential 2020-03-29 [CLI]

Anti-covid measures open us all to the harsh realities of precarious work 2020-03-29 [CLI]

Delivering during COVID-19: Canada Post’s shocking working conditions 2020-03-29 [Rank and File]

Crisis comes at worst time for struggling Canadian workers and families 2020-03-29 [rabble]

Remember the Refugees 2020-03-29 [Our Times]

Relaxing Restrictions on Occupational Licensing as a Response to COVID-19 2020-03-29 [The Law of Work]

Unions deliver clear priorities for federal airline relief package 2020-03-29 [CLC]

Increased Federal Wage Subsidy Must Help All Workers: Steelworkers 2020-03-28 [The Whig-Standard]

Flight crews demand protective suits as more than a dozen fall ill with COVID-19 2020-03-28 [CBC]

RadioLabour's Canada Report for March 23-27, 2020 2020-03-28 [RadioLabour]

Sunwing laying off 1,500 flight staff, including pilot with COVID-19 2020-03-28 [CBC]

SNC-Lavalin Candu Energy Workers Ready to Keep Electricity Flowing 2020-03-27 [SPEA]

PSAC wants feds to provide childcare assistance to ‘critical’ public servants 2020-03-27 [iPolitics]

Ottawa shuts Service Canada centres after employees refuse to work 2020-03-27 [The Globe and Mail]

As front-line workers infected by virus, Atlantic Canada unions seek protections 2020-03-27 [The Globe and Mail]

COVID-19 Resources 2020-03-27 [WHSC]

As online orders surge, what about the Amazon workers? 2020-03-27 [The Star]

Some employers are asking workers to take pay cuts or use vacation for sick days. Can they? 2020-03-26 [The Independent]

CMG Welcomes swift return of CBC local TV newscasts 2020-03-26 [CWA Canada]

Air Canada Flight Attendants Union Dismayed by Lack of Federal, Company Action to Protect Workers and the Public 2020-03-26 [The Financial Post]

Essential workers open up about life, work and difficult choices amid COVID-19 2020-03-26 [CTV]

Federal relief for airline industry must focus on workers 2020-03-25 [CUPE]

CUPE welcomes federal emergency response benefit for workers 2020-03-25 [CUPE]

Nurses call on federal government to urgently enact COVID-19 safety measures for health care workers 2020-03-25 [CFNU]

Federal Government’s Response for Workers to COVID-19 Is Woefully Insufficient: Steelworkers Union 2020-03-25 [USW]

Media statement re. pilot layoffs at Air Canada 2020-03-25 [ACPA]

Shut down construction sites until COVID-19 threat has passed, says wife of worried worker 2020-03-25 [CBC]

Business, labour groups say Liberals' COVID-19 wage subsidy too little to help 2020-03-25 [Tri-City News]

UFCW members gain wage premiums, more safety protections at Olymel, Cargill, Maple Leaf Foods 2020-03-25 [UFCW Canada]

WestJet laying off 6,900 workers amid worsening COVID-19 crisis 2020-03-25 [CBC]

Video game sales are up while testers work in dangerous conditions 2020-03-24 [Rank and File]

Cities across Canada implement free transit to curb COVID-19 2020-03-24 [Rank and File]

Cargill & Maple Leaf Foods announce pay premiums: UFCW Locals 175 & 633 urges other employers in the food supply chain and health care to step up now 2020-03-24 [UFCW Canada]

Media must be included in COVID-19 emergency plan: Unifor 2020-03-24 [Unifor]

COVID-19 has LIUNA members pondering right to refuse unsafe work 2020-03-24 [The Daily Commercial News]

Unsung heroes: Grocery store workers compensated for being on the front lines during COVID-19 2020-03-24 [CBC]

3 major Canadian grocers give front-line workers a raise during COVID-19 pandemic 2020-03-24 [CBC]

Some large retailers maintaining pay, benefits for store staff amid temporary closures 2020-03-23 [Benefits Canada]

Construction unions raise spectre of shutdown as concerns over workers’ health grow 2020-03-23 [The Globe and Mail]

This month in labour history

1-03-1903 More than 2,000 longshoremen went on strike for 5 weeks when the Port of Montreal opened to shipping. They are demanding recognition of their union, improved working conditions and increased wages. [more]

3-03-1937 Polish and Italian migrant workers call a sit-down strike at the Holmes Foundry in Sarnia ON. on 3 March a mob 300 "Canadian-born" men attack the strikers and evict them then attack their homes. 50 are seriously 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]

6-03-1843 Workers on the Welland Canal, mostly Irish immigrants, start one of many strikes this year. [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]

20-03-1972 The Front Commun du Québec organizes a demonstration and march of 75,000 workers that criss-crosses Montreal. [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]

25-03-1872 The Toronto printers union strikes employers who respond to their demand for a 58-hour week with "foolish, absurd and abusive". [more]

25-03-1886 The first workers' compensation legislation was passed in Ontario. [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]