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Food processing members at Maple Leaf Foods build a better life – UFCW 832 2020-01-17 [UFCW]

Lockout lifted at Winnipeg Tim Hortons location 2020-01-11 [CBC]

Winnipeg Tim Horton’s workers locked out over 10 cent pay dispute 2020-01-10 [Rank and File]

 VIDEO Tim Hortons Tweet To Harry And Meghan Backfires Spectacularly 2020-01-10 [Huffington Post]

Locked-out Tim Hortons workers picket; union, owner meet with conciliator 2020-01-10 [The Free Press]

Winnipeg police investigating after Boston Pizza manager allegedly recorded employee in washroom 2020-01-08 [CBC]

Tim Hortons employees strike over 10 cent raise 2020-01-07 [The Post Millenial]

Tim Hortons staff locked out, replaced over dime hourly raise 2020-01-04 [The Free Press]

Nurses Union considers advising members not to take jobs at Health Sciences Centre 2020-01-04 [Global]

Safety concerns, staff shortages could prompt nurses to boycott Health Sciences Centre 2020-01-04 [CBC]

'We have to fight': Workers at Winnipeg Tim Hortons location locked out after wage dispute, union says 2020-01-04 [CBC]

Tim Hortons staff locked out, replaced over dime hourly raise 2020-01-04 [The Free Press]

Social services, training needed to stop violence against first responders: unions 2020-01-03 [CBC]

Supreme Steel workers left in the cold following pre-Christmas plant closure 2019-12-24 [Rank and File]

Major changes and long wait lists at Manitoba housing 2019-12-13 [NUPGE]

Liquor Mart employees feeling safer with new security measure, union says 2019-12-13 [CBC]

Indigenous Women’s Healing Centre’s first collective agreement includes paid days off for traditional Indigenous ceremonies 2019-12-11 [CUPE]

CUPE 500 speaks out against cuts at Winnipeg City Hall 2019-12-02 [CUPE]

Government employee union secures summit amid rise in liquor thefts 2019-11-30 [CBC]

Winnipeg General Strike inspires gritty love story for the silver screen 2019-11-29 [CBC]

Liquor store worker recalls attack, thought she as going to die 2019-11-28 [CITY]

Raising minimum wage for city workers would cost Winnipeg $350K: report 2019-11-28 [CTV]

'We should be protected,' employee hospitalized after violent liquor store robbery says in emotional video 2019-11-27 [CBC]

Teachers push for free universal breakfast program for K-12 students 2019-11-27 [CBC]

Critically injured liquor-store worker posts emotional video days after robbery horror 2019-11-26 [The Free Press]

More tax cuts, vague buzz words not enough to protect services Manitobans deserve 2019-11-25 [NUPGE]

Liquor store workers victims of violent drug-user rampages 2019-11-25 [CLI]

The Police Budget is Bleeding Winnipeg’s Community Services Dry 2019-11-25 [Rank and File Radio]

Messages of support cover Tyndall Park Liquor Mart amid renewed calls for emergency summit 2019-11-23 [CBC]

Throne Speech threatens public education, child care, and continues to hurt front-line health care 2019-11-23 [CUPE]

Liquor store in Winnipeg closed temporarily after employees assaulted 2019-11-22 [OHS Canada]

'This has to stop': Liquor store in Winnipeg to close after employees assaulted 2019-11-21 [The Times-Colonist]

New president aims to rebuild Winnipeg Labour Council after predecessor's resignation 2019-11-20 [CBC]

Workers at CN's Symington Yard in Winnipeg join thousands across country on strike 2019-11-20 [CBC]

Abe Araya Elected as President of CUPE Manitoba 2019-11-19 [CUPE]

Union wants policy changes, more police in grocery stores to address shoplifting 2019-11-18 [CBC]

Winnipeg police union opposes changes to pension plan; city says would save millions 2019-11-06 [Global]

Municipal workers in Westlake-Gladstone Man. unionize 2019-11-05 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Supreme Steel Betraying Its Winnipeg Employees After 50 Years of Loyal Service 2019-11-04 [USW]

Nisichawayasihk home workers in Nelson House, Man. ratify new agreement 2019-10-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

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]

This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

7-01-1949 Quebec Premier Duplessis' UN government introduces a new labour code that directly attacks the province's labour movement. [more]

8-01-2007 The 21,000 members of ACTRA, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, begin the first strike in their 64-year history. An agreement is reached after 17 months of bargaining. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

24-01-2009 Le Journal de Montréal declares a lockout in an attempt to “gigify” the workers' collective agreement. The dispute lasts for 764 days. [more]

24-01-1979 The first bank strike in Canadian history begins when workers picket branches of La Banque d'épargne de la cité et du district de Montréal. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

26-01-1983 Instructors at Quebec CEGEPs walk out, beginning a Common Front strike against rollbacks in collective agreements introduced by the Parti Québécois. Primary and high school teachers and other public sector workers join the protest. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is sent to prison for defying a back-to-work law. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]