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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]

Upgrading the salaries of Québec's teachers 2019-12-13 [QPAT]

Quebec teachers remain the lowest paid in Canada: StatsCan 2019-12-12 [The Gazette]

Hydro-Québec forces 250 workers to leave dam site, citing safety concerns 2019-12-11 [CBC]

Third Death of a Traffic Control Worker in Two Months 2019-12-11 [USW]

UFCW Quebec a leading force at 32nd FTQ Convention 2019-12-11 [UFCW Canada]

Unions join Transcontinental, distributors and publishers in alliance to protect Publi-Sac,jobs and the free flow of information 2019-12-10 [The Suburban]

Crisis in the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent: CUPE demands an urgent meeting with the Health Minister and addresses the Board 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Conjugal violence reaches into workplace, campaign tells Quebec employers 2019-12-01 [The Gazette]

Radio-Canada's union is concerned about the new building being over budget 2019-12-01 [CTV]

Fill-in team formed to help staffing crisis at rural Quebec hospitals 2019-11-29 [CBC]

Challenge to Quebec secularism law begins in Court of Appeal 2019-11-26 [CTV]

Union denounces Legault's 'shameless contempt' for public sector workers 2019-11-26 [The Gazette]

Unionizing a Montreal Kitchen 2019-11-25 [Rank and File]

Staffing crisis at Pontiac Hospital putting patients at risk, nurse says 2019-11-25 [CBC]

Temp workers underpaid, overworked in Montreal warehouses, report finds 2019-11-25 [CBC]

Union voices concern over alleged exploitation in warehouses 2019-11-24 [CTV]

Many immigrant workers exploited by warehouse employers, labour report reveals 2019-11-24 [The Gazette]

Teachers union suing Quebec over secularism law, known as Bill 21 2019-11-20 [The National Observer]

Teachers union files lawsuit against Quebec secularism law, known as Bill 21 2019-11-19 [CTV]

Teachers union the latest group to sue Quebec over religious symbols ban 2019-11-19 [CBC]

Special mediator appointed for SQDC labour talks 2019-11-16 [The Gazette]

‘I lost a week of work’: Ongoing union strike playing havoc with Indigenous owned railway 2019-11-14 [APTN]

Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art employees will go on strike next week 2019-11-13 [CTV]

Mise à jour économique – Pas d’argent pour les ratios, malgré des surplus importants 2019-11-12 [FIQ]

Trucking Association Disconnected from Reality of Most Truck Drivers 2019-11-12 [Teamsters]

Patient attacks Douglas psychiatrist in 4th violent incident in a year 2019-11-12 [The Gazette]

$18-an-hour minimum wage? Quebec's biggest labour union may demand it 2019-11-12 [CTV]

Nurses mobilize against forced overtime 2019-11-07 [CTV]

Laval blue-collar workers demonstrate at city council over the privatization of snow removal 2019-11-07 [CUPE]

Healthcare professionals ask the OPIQ to take a clear stance in the debate on eliminating mandatory overtime 2019-11-04 [FIQ]

Healthcare professionals want to see fast and significant improvement to their working conditions, to protect their well-being and that of their patients 2019-11-04 [FIQ]

Good news for the SNPs and Québec patients, but there are still obstacles 2019-11-04 [FIQ]

The APTS-FIQ alliance files its demands with the government 2019-11-04 [FIQ]

The right to make demands 2019-11-04 [CSN]

Restaurant workers at Montreal’s Julliette and Chocolat unionize 2019-11-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Drivers, maintenance workers at Société de transport de l’Outaouais join CUPE 2019-11-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

How 7000 Quebec workers went on strike against climate change 2019-10-31 [Labor Notes]

Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art employees have walked off the job 2019-10-31 [CTV]

CUPE begins Quebec education negotiations with focus on improving services 2019-10-31 [CUPE]

It’s official! Drivers and maintenance employees of the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) join CUPE 2019-10-31 [CUPE]

Restaurant workers at Julliette & Chocolat join the union 2019-10-28 [UFCW Canada]

How Seven Thousand Quebec Workers Went on Strike against Climate Change 2019-10-26 [Labour Notes]

Fourth federal government office building treated for bedbugs 2019-10-25 [The Citizen]

Yellow Pages’ Québec clerical workers ratify 4-year deal 2019-10-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Exploited foreign workers to receive $300,000 in damages from employment agency 2019-10-24 [CTV]

Workers at Montreal Four Seasons Hotel join union 2019-10-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Beverage sector workers at AquaTerra achieve new contract 2019-10-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

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]