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Essex long-term care staff take caring to the community with local food bank gift 2019-12-12 [CUPE]

Northumberland County Social Services Workers Return to Bargaining Table with a Strong Strike Mandate 2019-12-12 [CUPE]

Teachers, province to resume talks but two sides remain far apart 2019-12-12 [The Whig-Standard]

New talks planned between province, Ontario high school teachers 2019-12-12 [CBC]

Teachers union to develop task force on violence, accuses school board of not doing enough 2019-12-11 [Global]

No deal ahead of one-day teachers strike as rhetoric ramps up 2019-12-11 [CITY]

Minister Defends Using Exaggerated Claim To Shame Union 2019-12-11 [Huffington Post]

Service workers at Indigo Park join the union 2019-12-11 [UFCW Canada]

OSSTF/FEESO to hold one-day walkout in selected locations 2019-12-11 [OSSTF]

Unifor Supporting Hoshizaki House 2019-12-10 [CKDR]

Film on 1970s Push for Equality on Campus 2019-12-10 [CU]

Province must take urgent action to solve PSW crisis 2019-12-10 [Unifor]

Hamilton's teacher unions, claiming board inaction, start their own task force on violence 2019-12-10 [CBC]

IBM is trying to block a large group of Ottawa workers from unionizing 2019-12-10 [The Logic]

TTC continues to fight workers' rights 2019-12-10 [CUPE]

Unifor Donates to Hoshizaki House in Dryden 2019-12-08 [Net Newsledger]

Elementary teachers to halt field trips as work-to-rule campaign ramps up 2019-12-08 [CBC]

Unifor Ontario Regional Council joins in solidarity with education worker unions 2019-12-08 [Unifor]

 VIDEO 2nd strike planned for some Ontario public high school teachers on Wednesday, union says 2019-12-07 [Global]

New Deal For Unifor Sioux Towers Workers 2019-12-06 [CKDR]

National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women is December 6 2019-12-06 [ONA]

People with developmental disabilities can not take any more cuts, front-line workers warn Ford Government 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

PCs urged to scrap health service privatization in Bill 138 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Relatives of baggage handler killed on the job welcome Air Canada's guilty plea 2019-12-06 [CBC]

Ontario public high school teachers in one-day strike against Ford government 2019-12-05 [National Post]

Unifor launches challenge of arbitrator's Nemak ruling 2019-12-05 [The Star]

NUPGE commits to total support for education workers 2019-12-05 [NUPGE]

Bombardier long-term lease deal welcome news for aerospace workers 2019-12-05 [Unifor]

 VIDEO ‘A significant warning’: What a one-day Ontario teachers’ strike means 2019-12-05 [Global]

What's Ontario got against cannabis workers? 2019-12-05 [Now]

Public high schools closed by one-day walkout 2019-12-04 [CBC]

Unifor disappointed in Nemak arbitration decision 2019-12-04 [Unifor]

ESL school union makes big gains in first contract 2019-12-04 [Unifor]

 VIDEO Talks between Ontario high school teachers’ union, province stalled ahead of 1-day strike deadline 2019-12-04 [Global]

Public high schools to close on Wednesday as teachers stage one-day strike 2019-12-04 [The Globe and Mail]

Countdown to possible HSR bus strike begins 2019-12-03 [CBC]

Celebrating 100 years of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 946 Cornwall 2019-12-03 [The Standard-Freeholde]

Amherstburg Diageo workers ratify 3-year contract 2019-12-03 [The Star]

Steelworkers Local 2724 Gifts Hospital with $45,000 Donation 2019-12-02 [USW]

OPSEU is saving jobs in the OPS 2019-12-02 [OPSEU]

Thomas to LCBO: It’s time to get serious about security 2019-12-02 [OPSEU]

OFL Convention makes history, promises greater solidarity in the austerity fight 2019-12-02 [IAMAW]

For-profit home-care company locked in stalemate with workers 2019-12-02 [rabble]

Negotiations continue as one-day strike looms that would cancel classes for as many as 116,000 Ottawa students 2019-12-02 [The Citizen]

1-day strike to close all schools in Waterloo Region, Guelph unless deal reached 2019-12-02 [CBC]

Unifor Workers Sign Three Year Deal With Princess Court 2019-11-30 [NetNewsLedger]

Unifor Sioux Towers Staff Approve Contract 2019-11-30 [Dryden Now]

'We've been driven to this': High school teachers to hold one-day strike on Wednesday 2019-11-30 [CITY]

Unifor Members With Princess Court Home For the Aged Reach New Deal 2019-11-29 [Kenora Online]

New Deal For Unifor Princess Court Workers 2019-11-29 [CKDR]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]

31-12-2011 In Alma, Quebec, Rio Tinto Alcan locks out members of Local 9490, United Steelworkers, in an attempt to replace all retiring workers with non-union contract employees. This is followed by a successful six-month global solidarity campaign. [more]