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Premiums: the government is once again completely out of touch with reality! 2020-04-05 [FIQ]

Jeffery Hale staff say more should have been done to contain COVID-19 outbreak in palliative care unit 2020-04-03 [CBC]

Daycares set up for children of Quebec essential service workers running out of gloves, disinfectant 2020-04-02 [CTV]

Trois-Rivières transit employees call on their employer to resume negotiations 2020-04-02 [CUPE]

Working remotely during COVID-19 is stressing out Quebec public servants: union poll 2020-04-01 [CTV]

COVID-19: We Should Have Been Listening to Healthcare Workers 2020-03-31 [Rank and File]

COVID-19 - Statement From the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers-CSN 2020-03-31 [CSN]

Everyone bands together to fight the COVID-19 crisis in the La Mitis RCM 2020-03-31 [CUPE]

Orderlies say they'd make more money if they quit and applied for federal COVID-19 benefit plan 2020-03-27 [CTV]

The vast majority of Quebec municipalities have stepped up to the plate to address the COVID-19 crisis 2020-03-27 [CUPE]

Good news for the STM – No layoffs of drivers, operators, station agents and adapted transit drivers in Montreal 2020-03-27 [CUPE]

Cabbies and food delivery drivers keep rolling amid pandemic 2020-03-26 [The Gazette]

SQDC: Fulfilling its mission while ensuring the protection of staff and customers 2020-03-25 [CUPE]

Construction union calls for $50,000 fine for work sites not adhering to COVID-19 guidelines 2020-03-24 [CTV]

Announcement of a ministerial order establishing exceptional measures to deal with the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic 2020-03-22 [FIQ]

COVID-19 and Public Education Collective Agreements in Quebec 2020-03-22 [The Law of Work]

IWW members are transforming Montreal’s community sector 2020-03-22 [Briarpatch]

Unions agree to accelerated negotiations amid COVID-19 pandemic - with stipulations 2020-03-21 [CTV]

Coronavirus: Grocery store workers demand better protection 2020-03-21 [The Gazette]

Bus drivers and flight attendants most forgotten in terms of emergency child care services 2020-03-21 [CUPE]

COVID-19: teachers in shock after government suspends collective agreements 2020-03-19 [CTV]

UFCW Quebec welcomes unionized job creation at RONA and Réno-Dépôt 2020-03-18 [UFCW Canada]

The casinos are going to close as it turns out 2020-03-16 [CUPE]

COVID-19: Construction unions unhappy at lack of proper cleaning facilities 2020-03-14 [CTV]

Workers in the Municipality of Nominingue sign their collective agreement Share this page in your online social circles 2020-03-13 [CUPE]

New collective agreement for Jean Drapeau Park employees 2020-03-12 [CUPE]

Premiums to end – specialized workers with the CPSS vent their anger 2020-03-10 [CUPE]

The CAQ is treating immigration like a Temp Agency 2020-03-10 [Rank and File]

Home daycare workers vote 97.5% in favour of general strike April 1 2020-03-09 [The Gazette]

Home childcare workers to go on unlimited strike 2020-03-09 [CBC]

Women’s rights—full steam ahead, no more backtracking! 2020-03-08 [FIQ]

'You feel trapped': Montreal gig workers have to hustle, despite lack of labour protections 2020-02-26 [CBC]

Employees in the Municipality of Saint-Côme sign their collective agreement 2020-02-23 [CUPE]

Dozens of Workers at a West Island Bakery Just Unionized 2020-02-18 [Eater]

Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement with Bombardier Transportation Montreal 2020-02-18 [Teamsters]

IAM Jobs and Quebec aerospace ecosystem preserved despite Bombardier’s withdrawal from commercial aircraft construction 2020-02-18 [IAMAW]

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]

This month in labour history

3-04-1872 250 garment workers are on strike in 5 factories in Toronto. Other strikes followed until uniform wages were achieved. [more]

4-04-1935 iN the worst of the Great Depression, 3,000 workers in British Columbia's relief camps went on strike and started a march towards Vancouver, starting a series of protests that would last 2 months. [more]

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its Founding Convention at Douglas College and delegates elect FWOC President Raj Chouhan as CFU president. The CFU is Canada's first agricultural workers union. [more]

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress establishes the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]