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Sainte-Sophie municipal workers set to strike on February 20 2020-02-16 [CUPE]

Satisfaction, disappointment greet Bombardier decision to sell A220 shares 2020-02-14 [CBC]

Rolls-Royce Engineers Join the IAM 2020-02-10 [IAMAW]

Union representing Bombardier workers issues a public plea for empathy 2020-02-08 [CTV]

CUPE persistence pays off with a huge pay equity win! 2020-02-07 [CUPE]

Library Workers Continue Strike Over Two Years Without Contract 2020-02-06 [The Link]

Port of Montreal's 1,125 dockworkers have again voted to strike 2020-02-05 [The Gazette]

Coronavirus: The FIQ encourages its members to stay informed to stay protected 2020-02-03 [FIQ]

Strike ends at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports – Swissport workers vote in favour of new contract 2020-01-31 [IAMAW]

Canada Post union workers protesting in Montreal 2020-01-31 [CTV]

Swissport reaches tentative deal with striking airport refuellers 2020-01-30 [Global]

Town of Terrebonne: Most professionals are joining the Syndicat des cols blancs 2020-01-29 [CUPE]

Child care workers at CPE Nez-à-Nez join the union 2020-01-27 [UFCW Canada]

Thank you Fernand! 2020-01-25 [CUPE]

Long-time Quebec union leader Fernand Daoust dies at 93 2020-01-24 [The Globe and Mail]

Longtime Quebec union leader Fernand Daoust dead at 93 after illness 2020-01-23 [The Star]

“This is a flashpoint in the fight for all workers.” – Pickthall IAM Local 2301 strike: stern warnings from labour and political leaders 2020-01-22 [IAMAW]

Sherbrooke nurse suspended for complaining about working conditions in private online chat group, says union 2020-01-22 [CBC]

Montreal airport refuellers’ union says ball is in Swissport’s court as strike continues 2020-01-08 [Global]

Quebec City school crossing guards are angry 2020-01-08 [CUPE]

Teachers' union prepares for tough negotiations with Quebec 2020-01-07 [The Gazette]

Health professionals calling for long-term solutions with ERs running at double capacity across Quebec 2020-01-07 [CBC]

Tough negotiations ahead unless Quebec government is willing to boost salaries: CSQ 2020-01-07 [CTV]

Turbulence at the airport: if nothing changes, it won’t be the last time 2020-01-06 [IAMAW]

Quebec City crossing guards say new hours put children at increased risk 2020-01-06 [The Gazette]

Fuel spill at Montreal's Trudeau airport as refuelling workers' strike continues 2020-01-05 [The Times-Colonist]

Federal mediator meeting with Swissport in bid to end Montreal refuelling strike 2020-01-04 [The Globe and Mail]

Montreal aircraft refuellers sit down with mediators as strike hits third day 2020-01-03 [The Times-Colonist]

Delays at Trudeau airport; negotiations with striking workers to resume Thursday 2020-01-02 [The Gazette]

 VIDEO Labour board orders union back to table as Montreal airport refuellers’ strike continues 2020-01-01 [Global]

Strike now in effect at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports! 2020-01-01 [IAMAW]

Montreal airport refuellers ordered back to negotiating table hours after launching New Year's Eve strike 2020-01-01 [CBC]

There are now no Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets left in Quebec City 2019-12-31 [CTV]

Montreal Airport Workers Threaten Strike As New Year's Eve Winter Storm Moves In 2019-12-31 [MTL Blog]

No more KFC in Quebec City, after sudden closure of city's last outlet 2019-12-31 [CBC]

Montreal airport refuelling workers poised to strike as early as Tuesday 2019-12-29 [The Gazette]

 VIDEO Refuelling workers at Montreal's Trudeau and Mirabel airports reject contract 2019-12-28 [The Gazette]

Employees at only supplier of fuel to airlines flying in and out of Montreal to vote today on tentative agreement 2019-12-27 [CTV]

The strike threat is almost over at Montreal airports 2019-12-23 [CTV]

Very few concrete measures from the Legault government to address public services 2019-12-21 [CUPE]

Tax credits for Quebec’s “Hollywood of Video Games” subsidize low wage, precarious work 2019-12-20 [Rank and File]

Employees at only supplier of fuel to airlines flying in and out of Montreal could strike on Christmas 2019-12-20 [CTV]

Government offers to teachers - 'Pure provocation and disregard for teachers' - Josée Scalabrini, FSE-CSQ President 2019-12-19 [CSQ]

 VIDEO Airport refueling workers consider holiday-season strike at Trudeau, Mirabel 2019-12-18 [The Gazette]

Bonsecours Market employees have no reason to celebrate as the year draws to a close 2019-12-18 [CUPE]

SQDC reaches contract deal with two unions 2019-12-17 [Canada.com]

Lifeguards employed at Dollard-des-Ormeaux pools sign their collective agreement 2019-12-17 [CUPE]

A new collective agreement for 2,400 members at Bombardier 2019-12-15 [Unifor]

Paccar lock-out ends as members accept the company’s last offer 2019-12-15 [Unifor]

Teacher Salaries Are At Least $20,000 Less Than The National Average 2019-12-13 [MTL]

This month in labour history

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal Minister of Education Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector. [more]

3-02-1939 The first group of Canadian veterans of the Spanish Civil War disembark at Halifax. Of the almost 1,700 Canadians who fought fascism in Spain, more than 400 were killed. Many of the volunteers were union activists and others radicalized in the 1930s. [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

13-02-1988 14,000 Alberta nurses return to work after 19 days of a diificult but successful strike against concessions. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

15-02-1912 Jewish tailors go on strike at Eaton’s in Toronto. The community unites and causes a boycott of the company. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003. It requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This sets a standard for postwar labour relations law. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]

26-02-1979 The Farmworkers Organizing Committee (FWOC) is established at a meeting in a room in the New Westminster library. Eight people are present including: Raj Chouhan, Harinder Mahil, Sarwan Sidhu, Pritam Singh, Amarit Pal Mann, Gurnam Sahota. [more]