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Union files grievances against Stella's in 1st month of contract for workers at restaurant 2019-10-19 [CBC]

Government backs off plan to seek delay in wage freeze court battle 2019-10-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Changes to Manitoba’s Public Services Sustainability Act continue to undermine fair collective bargaining 2019-10-18 [CUPE]

Winnipeg’s Executive Policy Committee takes next step towards Living Wage Policy 2019-10-18 [CUPE]

Staff cuts 'significantly impacted' Manitoba Hydro's response to storm, union says 2019-10-18 [CBC]

'Toxic work environment' plagues National Microbiology Lab: workplace report 2019-10-18 [CBC]

Restaurant members at Stella’s Sherbrook achieve first contract 2019-10-17 [UFCW Canada]

MGEU taking legal action after Minister refuses to appoint Civil Service Arbitration Panel 2019-10-17 [NUPGE]

Stella’s Sherbrook restaurant workers in Winnipeg sign first contract 2019-10-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Province wants to put off court challenge over wage freeze 2019-10-08 [CTV]

Winnipeg Transit union says members have accepted a deal with the city 2019-10-05 [Global]

Winnipeg Transit union narrowly votes to accept city's contract offer 2019-10-05 [CBC]

MGEU members step up after devastating Thompson Fire 2019-10-02 [NUPGE]

Union Says National Lab in Canada Is a Toxic Workplace 2019-10-01 [The Scientist]

Where was Organized Labour at Winnipeg’s Climate Strike? 2019-10-01 [Rank and File]

Misery infects virology lab: deadly pathogens, toxic workplace 2019-09-28 [The Free Press]

Duke of Marlborough school workers in Churchill, Man. ratify first contract 2019-09-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Dakota Ojibway child-services workers in Manitoba ratify first agreement 2019-09-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Premier’s 100-day plan promises more cuts to Manitoba's service 2019-09-23 [NUPGE]

A Step Towards Removing Winnipeg’s Invasive Library Security 2019-09-21 [Rank and File]

Transit union reaches tentative agreement with city 2019-09-21 [CBC]

Student union backs Winnipeg Transit union as fears of strike loom 2019-09-17 [CBC]

Hydro workers raise red flags on Hydro privatization after letter issued by CEO 2019-09-14 [CUPE]

Unifor commits to defending Manitoba's strong public services 2019-09-11 [Unifor]

Election results critical to unions 2019-09-08 [Rank and File]

From 1919 to the Fight for $15: Working-class organizing in Winnipeg today 2019-09-08 [Canadian Dimension]

Union alleges illegal pro-Tory partisan ads 2019-09-07 [CBC]

PC education announcement leaves too many questions 2019-09-04 [CUPE]

Labour Day picnic gets extra political 2019-09-03 [The Citizen]

Union heads urge labour to stand together at Winnipeg Labour Day march 2019-09-03 [CBC]

Violence aboard city bus highlights need for driver supports: union 2019-09-01 [The Free Press]

MFL grades province poorly on workplace health and safety 2019-09-01 [The Sun]

Pallister’s forced health care votes shakes up MB union numbers 2019-08-31 [Rank and File]

PCs say unions breaking election law; labour calls Tory accusations laughable 2019-08-31 [CBC]

Arrest of scissor-wielding man on Winnipeg bus prompts transit union to call for help 2019-08-30 [CBC]

Care Representation Votes: What happens now? 2019-08-30 [CUPE]

Health care representation votes result in 9,000 new CUPE members 2019-08-29 [CUPE]

9,000 Manitoba health-care workers join CUPE 2019-08-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Tories' promise to hire 200 new nurses met with skepticism 2019-08-27 [CBC]

Tories’ claim of excess spending is false: Unifor 2019-08-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

On September 10th Manitoba voters have to decision to make 2019-08-26 [IAMAW]

Nurses Union wins representation votes 2019-08-26 [CFNU]

1919 Winnipeg General Strike gets bookmarked on Canada's literary trail 2019-08-26 [CBC]

Tories would relax shopping hours; union says workers would lose rights 2019-08-24 [The Times-Colonist]

Health care workers vote largely in favour of CUPE 2019-08-24 [Global]

City rejects counter-proposal from transit union as contract battle drags on 2019-08-23 [CBC]

CUPE wins largest share in voting among Manitoba health-care workers 2019-08-23 [CBC]

City councillors Schreyer, Eadie throw support behind transit union 2019-08-19 [The Sun]

Health Authority pulls 'whistleblower hotline' proposal 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Dispute between city, transit drivers scaring riders who depend on bus, councillors say 2019-08-17 [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]