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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]

Beverage members at Diageo build a better life 2019-07-23 [UFCW Canada]

IAM Local 712 and IAM Disaster Relief efforts at its best 2019-07-22 [IAMAW]

Tentative agreement averts strike by Quebec provincial park employees 2019-07-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Tentative agreement averts strike by Quebec provincial park employees 2019-07-21 [Canada.com]

Provincial park employees hold walkout amid impending general strike 2019-07-18 [Global]

Conciliator steps in as 300 provincial park employees walk off the job 2019-07-18 [CBC]

Employees at 10 Quebec seniors' residences walk off the job over pay 2019-07-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Employees at 10 Quebec seniors' residences walk off the job over pay 2019-07-15 [Canada.com]

Provincial park staff threaten to strike during construction holiday 2019-07-12 [CBC]

5-year deal signed at Kingsway Bulk Division in Laval 2019-07-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Longshoremen at the Baie-Comeau Port renew collective agreement 2019-07-12 [CUPE]

Terrebonne white-collar workers mobilize for future of public services 2019-07-12 [CUPE]

Lévis white-collar workers ratify tentative agreement 2019-07-10 [CUPE]

Illegitimate suspension of local APTS union president - Unacceptable! 2019-07-09 [APTS]

Alcoa Quebec smelter to restart after 18-month labor dispute 2019-07-04 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

ABI aluminum smelter to reopen as workers accept offer 18 months after lockout 2019-07-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Long lockout at ABI, Canada, ends in win 2019-07-04 [IndustriALL]

After 18-month lockout, Quebec smelter employees will return to work 2019-07-03 [CBC]

ABI aluminum smelter workers accept Alcoa's offer; 18-month lockout ends 2019-07-03 [S&P]

Locked-out Becancour smelter workers accept contract offer 2019-07-03 [CTV]

ABI Lockout Ends 2019-07-02 [USW]

Brother Lacoste Appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Québec 2019-07-02 [Teamsters]

The Bombardier CRJ – end of an era! 2019-07-01 [IAMAW]

ABI aluminum smelter workers in Quebec to vote July 2 on 'final offer' from Alcoa 2019-06-28 [Platts]

Alcoa gets tough with union by threatening to idle Quebec plant 2019-06-28 [Bloomberg]

Arsenic : le Syndicat de la fonction publique dénonce le « laxisme » des autorités 2019-06-26 [Radio-Canada]

Talks end as AGF Access employees in Quebec City remain on strike 2019-06-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

New generation of Quebecers resists Legault's discriminatory law 2019-06-25 [rabble]

Workers on Plains of Abraham poised to strike over salary negotiations 2019-06-25 [CTV]

IAM ratifies first agreement with Airbus! 2019-06-24 [IAMAW]

Labour organizing in the video game industry comes to Montreal 2019-06-22 [ricochet]

Passing the torch of solidarity: ILWU Canada back Montreal dockers fight for collective agreement 2019-06-20 [ITF]

Sherbrooke municipal workers and bus drivers take action against contracting out 2019-06-20 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]