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Workers reject final offer from Purolator in Quebec 2019-10-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Mental Health: Let’s get serious about fatigue! 2019-10-17 [FIQ]

Federal workers back in office after bed bug infestation 2019-10-16 [CTV]

Provincial park employees stage 4-day strike over Thanksgiving weekend 2019-10-12 [Global]

Workers at Quebec's provincial parks are going on a 4-day strike over Thanksgiving weekend 2019-10-11 [CTV]

Bedbugs drive civil servants out of the office in Gatineau 2019-10-11 [The Citizen]

Camo-route wants at least 10% of all truck drivers to be women 2019-10-09 [Teamsters]

Federal workers sent home due to bedbug infestation 2019-10-09 [CBC]

New collective agreement for Quebec City blue-collar workers 2019-10-06 [CUPE]

Transport Laberge workers in Montreal ratify first agreement 2019-10-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Strike ends after agreement reached at Vopak 2019-10-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers at Monastère d’Aylmer retirement home in Gatineau, Que. strike 2019-10-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

The FIQ continues its legal battle to eliminate MOT 2019-10-01 [FIQ]

The healthcare professionals do not accept the statements by the PED of the CISSS de l’Outaouais 2019-10-01 [FIQ]

Mr. Legault, when will “now” be exactly? 2019-10-01 [FIQ]

Health care workers at Residence Bromont get better wages, more vacation 2019-10-01 [UFCW Canada]

40 employees at ASAP Secured at Montreal airport join union 2019-09-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

National Support Staff Day in the Education Sector: It's Our Turn! 2019-09-26 [CSN]

The Situation at Groupe Capitales Médias and Its Domino Effect on The Canadian Press / La Presse canadienne 2019-09-22 [CWA Canada]

Firefighters in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, Que. sign new agreement 2019-09-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nurses union, regional health authority reach agreement in Outaouais 2019-09-20 [CBC]

Frustrated Gatineau nurses stage 2nd sit-in in 2 days 2019-09-19 [CBC]

Firefighters in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard build a better life 2019-09-17 [UFCW Canada]

Laferté employees in Quebec sign new collective agreement 2019-09-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Retail members at Laferté win better wages, work/life balance 2019-09-12 [UFCW Canada]

Plus de 25 organisations réclament au gouvernement une stratégie nationale en prévention du suicide 2019-09-12 [FTQ]

Cree police sign collective agreement with the Cree Nation Government 2019-09-04 [CBC]

Taxi drivers to launch rotating strikes beginning on Tuesday 2019-09-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Eliminate mandatory overtime: we are continuing the battle and have to maintain the pressure 2019-09-01 [FIQ]

Go to Ontario for care, Outaouais union tells patients 2019-08-31 [CBC]

Struggling newspapers put call out for donations, workers look to create co-ops 2019-08-29 [CTV]

Usine Crustacés de Gaspé - Un premier contrat de travail de trois ans et un engagement à rouvrir pour la saison 2020 2019-08-29 [Unifor]

Highway patrol constables affiliate with PSAC 2019-08-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UFCW Quebec at 2019 Pride Parade in Montreal 2019-08-22 [UFCW Canada]

Thousands rally at Bell Canada, protesting job erosion 2019-08-21 [Unifor]

Unions add their voice for 'urgent' aid to threatened Quebec newspapers 2019-08-19 [The Gazette]

Union lobbying for rehiring of health and safety inspector on REM site 2019-08-14 [CBC]

Union files motion to represent SQDC workers in Ste-Agathe 2019-08-07 [The Gazette]

Employees at Metro Bélair in Joliette, Que. ratify contract 2019-08-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Migrant worker in Quebec granted first-ever open work permit 2019-08-04 [UFCW Canada]

IAM Statement on Air France-KLM Commitment to Acquire 60 A-220 airplanes 2019-08-04 [IAMAW]

Legault government says it has rehired controversial whistleblower 2019-08-01 [The Gazette]

SABSA – The FIQ and FIQP are thrilled about the additional funding from the Quebec government 2019-07-29 [FIQ]

Urgent action required at the CIUSSS de l’Estrie CHUS 2019-07-29 [FIQ]

Plains of Abraham strike ends with major win for workers 2019-07-29 [PSAC]

Laval hospital faces shortage of maternity nurses 2019-07-29 [CBC]

Three hundred new members join IAM Local 1758 2019-07-28 [IAMAW]

CMG members at CKOF ratify new collective agreement 2019-07-28 [CMG]

AAA Canada workers in Montreal vote to unionize 2019-07-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Food processing members at Trans Herbe win major gains 2019-07-23 [UFCW Canada]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees after six years as Secretary-Treasurer. She becomes the first woman in North American history to lead a major union. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

19-10-1996 When General Motors tries to break a Canadian Autoworkers strike by removing equipment, union members occupy the Oshawa plants. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]