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Strike mandate at Demix Agrégat 2020-07-05 [Teamsters]

New Collective Agreement for Remtec workers in Chambly 2020-07-05 [Teamsters]

Montreal longshore workers, employers agree to talks as strike begins 2020-07-03 [The Journal of Commerce]

Laval hospital staff call for stricter safety protocols after series of alleged assaults 2020-07-01 [CBC]

Some dock workers at Port of Montreal set to strike for 40 hours 2020-07-01 [The Gazette]

Layoffs at the Société des casinos du Québec: CUPE will honour the collective agreements 2020-07-01 [CUPE]

Provincial park authority, union reach agreement on new contract 2020-06-28 [The National Post]

Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $5,000 to Parados Women’s Shelter 2020-06-21 [Teamsters]

The FIQ demands the rollout of safe healthcare professional-to-patient ratios in the CHSLDs in Québec 2020-06-21 [FIQ]

$110,000 raised for family of CHSLD worker whose husband died of COVID 2020-06-21 [CTV]

Jean Coutu warehouse workers overwhelmingly back strike mandate 2020-06-15 [The Province]

Farm advised to use more 'stable' workforce after COVID-19 outbreak 2020-06-13 [The National Post]

Provincial park workers threaten to strike during construction holiday 2020-06-13 [CTV]

Quebec says COVID-19 outbreak among migrant farm workers under control 2020-06-12 [The National Post]

Interunion demonstration to maintain summer vacations 2020-06-10 [CUPE]

Montreal Port Maritime Employers Association turned down by CIRB: Union rights protected 2020-06-10 [CUPE]

COVID-19 – Better preparations needed in the health and social services system for the 2nd wave 2020-06-09 [CUPE]

IAM reacts to 2500 layoffs at Bombardier Aerospace 2020-06-07 [IAMAW]

Global Montreal employees reject 'final' offer 2020-06-06 [CUPE]

Burnt-out health-care workers warn of mass exodus, with no end in sight to mandatory redeployment to CHSLDs 2020-06-06 [CBC]

Quebec teaching union members deplore government monologue in public-sector negotiations 2020-06-04 [Education International]

Health-care workers set up camp to fight for right to take summer vacation 2020-06-03 [CTV]

Protesting nurses warn they're 'dead tired' and can't face a second wave without time off 2020-05-28 [CTV]

Health care workers protest conditions amid COVID-19 2020-05-28 [The National Post]

Steelworkers Join with Employer to Support Local Food Bank 2020-05-26 [USW]

Another employee working at a long-term care facility in Quebec has died due to COVID-19 2020-05-25 [CTV]

Unions in Mauricie region demand public inquiry into handling of COVID-19 outbreaks 2020-05-25 [CBC]

The FIQ’s symbolic action and the government’s response : Stop the ministerial orders and act! 2020-05-24 [FIQ]

Nurses recount 'hell' in Laval, Canada's new COVID-19 epicentre, and ask what they can withstand 2020-05-22 [CTV]

Health care workers exhausted – CUPE slams the Quebec government’s authoritarian management style 2020-05-21 [CUPE]

Legault 'disappointed' by nurses' protest as relations further strain 2020-05-20 [The National Post]

Union lists demands for tourism, hotel and restaurant industries amid COVID-19 2020-05-19 [CTV]

Quebec, health-care union spar over new government whistleblower email account 2020-05-17 [CBC]

1 dead, 24 Maple Leaf Foods employees infected with COVID-19 at Montreal plant 2020-05-16 [Global]

Basic Training Would Have Saved a Life 2020-05-15 [USW]

COVID-19 – The FIQP appeared before the superior court in an urgent effort to protect its members 2020-05-14 [FIQ]

Supreme Court of Canada on Employment Status, Franchising, and the Quebec Decree Model 2020-05-14 [The Law of Work]

Another Cargill plant closes after COVID-19 outbreak 2020-05-11 [The News]

Cargill meat-processing plant south of Montreal says 64 workers infected with COVID-19 2020-05-11 [CBC]

Hema-Quebec workers denied information on COVID-19 outbreak 2020-05-09 [CTV]

Family-type resources are being overlooked during the current crisis 2020-05-08 [CUPE]

The FIQ commends the healthcare professionals’ outstanding work and determination in the fight against COVID-19 2020-05-07 [FIQ]

Le syndicat Unifor se réjouit de la réouverture de l’usine Crustacés de Gaspé qui s’opère tout de même dans un contexte particulier 2020-05-05 [Unifor]

Unifor welcomes the reopening of the Crustacés de Gaspé plant despite difficult context 2020-05-05 [Unifor]

Our students and teachers are not guinea pigs 2020-05-02 [CTF]

Human beings behind the masks : healthcare professionals must take a break 2020-05-01 [FIQ]

STM and COVID-19 – Other CUPE groups to be brought in to lend a hand 2020-04-30 [CUPE]

Money is not an issue with the City of Montreal 2020-04-30 [CUPE]

Teachers' Unions Have Concerns About The Plan To Reopen Schools 2020-04-29 [MTL Blog]

Teachers unions worried about lack of preparation in back-to-school plan 2020-04-28 [CTV]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

2-07-2008 After 14 months of an acrimonious labor dispute, the employees of Journal de Québec accept an agreement in principle concluded between their union and their employer. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, they hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, the first woman to lead a major national union in North America. She was elected president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1975. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops members of the British Columbia Government Employees Union begin a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution and take control of the facility, after learning that the provincial government planned to close it. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]