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Head to head: Is it time to change the retirement age? 2019-10-19 [Benefits Canada]

CUPE shocked Liberals will re-up attack on pensions if re-elected 2019-10-19 [CUPE]

ATU demands a national public intercity transit service 2019-10-17 [ATU Canada]

Do union-backed strategic voting campaigns really work? 2019-10-17 [Rank and File]

Jagmeet Singh and the issues that matter most 2019-10-17 [UFCW Canada]

Conservative platform a recipe for public service job losses and service cuts 2019-10-17 [PSAC]

Ending corporate tax giveaways will help fund critical social programs 2019-10-17 [PSAC]

2019 Voter's Guide Factsheet: LGBTQI2S Rights 2019-10-17 [NUPGE]

2019 Voter's Guide Factsheet: Anti-Poverty Measures 2019-10-17 [NUPGE]

On October 21st vote to make life better for workers and their families 2019-10-17 [NSFL]

Election 2019: Conservatives plan deep cuts to public services you rely on 2019-10-17 [PIPSC]

Vote for public science 2019-10-17 [PIPSC]

Conservatives fail Canadians suffering without pharmacare, say nurses 2019-10-17 [CFNU]

Conservative health care platform is ‘dead on arrival’, say Canada’s nurses as they release their federal platform assessment 2019-10-17 [CFNU]

Our Issues: Report Card on Federal Political Party Positions 2019-10-17 [CUPW]

Federal Election 2019 2019-10-17 [CUPW]

Better protections for migrant workers needed, federal parties say 2019-10-16 [The Star]

Canadian Labour Congress staff members strike 2019-10-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

What will you do the day after the election for the aerospace industry? 2019-10-15 [IAMAW]

The “New Normal”: IAM Members Share their Experiences with Workplace Automation 2019-10-15 [IAMAW]

Staff of Canadian Labour Congress Reject Employer Offer, Strike 2019-10-15 [IAMAW]

PS union picks side in election 2019-10-14 [PS News]

Canadians need a publicly owned postal banking system 2019-10-13 [RadioLabour]

Ruling in labour case ‘go-to decision’ on federal-provincial jurisdiction issue, law prof says 2019-10-10 [The Lawyer's Daily]

May says Singh misrepresents Greens on labour 2019-10-10 [iPolitics]

Jagmeet Singh ignores surging Bloc as he courts union votes 2019-10-10 [CHAT]

Singh makes pitch for union support in Montreal, but faces competition for their votes 2019-10-10 [CBC]

CN transportation deal ratified 2019-10-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Solidarity with UAW Strikers 2019-10-10 [The Bullet]

Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $5,000 to Support Victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas 2019-10-09 [USW]

Young Workers Blog: Here are the issues young people want to see addressed in this election 2019-10-09 [UFCW Canada]

Preventive maternity leave in federal workplaces: A flagrant injustice 2019-10-09 [Teamsters]

Automation: The federal government needs to be proactive 2019-10-09 [Teamsters]

Fatigue: An issue with adverse effects on many workers’ lives 2019-10-09 [Teamsters]

Make It Mandatory: Raising Awareness About Mental Health in the Workplace 2019-10-09 [Teamsters]

PSAC calls on federal parties to fully fund universal pharmacare 2019-10-09 [PSAC]

Women’s History Month: Looking back, moving forward 2019-10-09 [PSAC]

'This would not be tolerated in the private sector:' Here's what the federal parties are promising to do about Phoenix 2019-10-09 [The Telegram]

Another politician found using tax havens 2019-10-09 [NUPGE]

Reducing the stigma of mental health 2019-10-09 [NUPGE]

Gender wage gap narrows to 13.3 per cent but construction not contributing: StatsCan 2019-10-09 [The Daily Commercial News]

Gender wage gap narrows: women earn $4.13 less than men per hour 2019-10-08 [Global]

CUPE is now 700,000 members strong nationwide! 2019-10-08 [CUPE]

The wage gap is shrinking: Women earned 87 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2018 2019-10-08 [CBC]

AIAC Vancouver – Keeping tabs on the future of aerospace 2019-10-07 [IAMAW]

Investing in care for gender equality 2019-10-07 [CLC]

Unions call on party leaders to commit to Calls for Justice 2019-10-07 [CLC]

Cameron honoured with Air Canada scholarship for women in aviation 2019-10-07 [Wings]

No More Deaths: Rally at Fiera Foods 2019-10-03 [Rank and File]

Unions are third biggest third party advertisers in elections 2019-10-02 [National Post]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees after six years as Secretary-Treasurer. She becomes the first woman in North American history to lead a major union. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

19-10-1996 When General Motors tries to break a Canadian Autoworkers strike by removing equipment, union members occupy the Oshawa plants. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]