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Lockout at Wood Buffalo Housing in Fort McMurray, Alta. ends 2019-10-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Wood Buffalo Housing lockout ends CUPE members vote to accept mediator’s recommendations 2019-10-18 [CUPE]

Doug O'Halloran never shied from tough fights for his members 2019-10-17 [rabble]

Letter carrier and union rep running for NDP 2019-10-17 [Today]

United Nurses of Alberta welcomes members from two new Calgary locals to the union 2019-10-17 [UNA]

UNA releases new resources to support Dispute Resolution Process 2019-10-17 [UNA]

Douglas O’Halloran – 1952-2019 2019-10-17 [UFCW Canada]

Kenney wants to chip away at the rights of labour unions 2019-10-15 [The Journal]

Singh vows to help oilsands workers find new jobs with programs, funding 2019-10-14 [Global]

Province Created a Way to Help Fossil Fuel Workers. Kenney Is Wrecking It 2019-10-13 [The Tyee]

Want to bust your Alberta union? Your government will give you one hour's free legal advice! 2019-10-13 [rabble]

Inland Concrete Ratified Agreement 2019-10-09 [Teamsters]

Farm Feud 2019-10-08 [OHS Canada]

Mediator makes recommendation to end Wood Buffalo Housing lockout 2019-10-08 [CUPE]

Why is Alberta launching an 'employee support program' for unionized workers? 2019-10-03 [rabble]

Life is harder for Alberta’s minimum wage workers this October 1 2019-10-02 [AFL]

Innocuous-sounding program announced today is really aimed at busting unions and suppressing wages 2019-10-02 [AFL]

Thinking of joining a union? The Alberta government wants you to call them first 2019-10-02 [The Star]

UNA and AHS commit to consolidating and improving application of Dispute Resolution Process 2019-10-01 [UNA]

Albertans need and deserve a balanced financial report 2019-09-30 [ATA]

Webcast on Bill 9 and the Blue Ribbon Report on Alberta’s Finances 2019-09-30 [ATA]

Joining in Solidarity with the Youth-Led Global Climate Strike 2019-09-30 [AFL]

CUPE Local asking city to keep public services in-house 2019-09-25 [Everything GP]

Stop Pretending: Choose Care, Not Cuts 2019-09-23 [UNA]

UNA to fund up to 5 nursing students to attend 2019 AGM 2019-09-23 [UNA]

Warehouse workers at JLM Supply join the union 2019-09-23 [UFCW Canada]

Report recommendations would destabilize public education 2019-09-22 [ATA]

Rethinking Alberta’s essential services legislation 2019-09-21 [Rank and File]

Alarming decision to remove ‘public’ from school and division names 2019-09-16 [NUPGE]

What's wrong with the word 'public'? CUPE suspects UCP has an agenda 2019-09-14 [CUPE]

Fort McMurray residents support locked out workers 2019-09-14 [CUPE]

‘Boys don’t cry’: Q&A with Alberta oilpatch worker on industry’s mental health crisis 2019-09-13 [The Narwhal]

Blue-ribbon panel’s report clearly shows Kenney Government intention to make front-line public workers pay for balanced budgets 2019-09-12 [UNA]

Court ruling on Bill 9 injunction means the fight for members’ rights will continue 2019-09-12 [UNA]

Curriculum exclusion an insult, says ATA president 2019-09-09 [ATA]

MacKinnon report a prescription for disaster 2019-09-09 [AFL]

Union looking at all options after appeal court sided with government 2019-09-07 [Global]

 VIDEO  Court overturns injunction on bill to delay wage arbitration for public workers 2019-09-07 [CTV]

Appeal Court says province can delay wage arbitration talks with unions 2019-09-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

What’s wrong with the word ‘public’? 2019-09-07 [CUPE]

CUPE disappointed in court decision 2019-09-07 [CUPE]

Legislated wage rates likely unconstitutional, labour expert says 2019-09-05 [CBC]

'Our members are ready for it': Alberta unions vow to fight legislated wages 2019-09-04 [CBC]

Spending report a recipe for suffering and hardship 2019-09-04 [CUPE]

MacKinnon panel report will set the stage for October budget 2019-09-02 [CBC]

UNA members rally against Bill 9 at Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton 2019-09-01 [UNA]

Battling Kenney’s Bill 9 2019-08-31 [Rank and File]

Workers are fighting for what’s right and against the UCP government’s attacks on workers’ rights 2019-08-31 [CUPE]

Court of Appeal hears arguments on Bill 9 injunction 2019-08-30 [CBC]

Dozens of Grand Villa Casino employees will be laid off, union rep says 2019-08-30 [CBC]

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]