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UNW postpones convention by up to a year over Covid-19 2020-05-14 [Cabin Radio]

Union ‘hopeful’ new contract for Yk city workers will come this year 2020-01-13 [NNSL]

PSAC president speaks out about Queen’s Printer, Central Stores situation 2019-11-16 [The News]

Union vows to fight gov't decision to close Queen's Printer, Central Stores 2019-11-16 [CBC]

Government criticized for decision to outsource printing to the private sector 2019-10-23 [CBC]

Privatization unleashes angry backlash 2019-10-22 [The Star]

Liberals grilled over nursing staff levels 2019-10-17 [The News]

Union and YG ratify new collective agreement 2019-07-25 [The News]

Government and workers union ratify collective agreement 2019-07-23 [CBC]

Stressed Yk nurses need help 2019-07-20 [NNSL]

YEU contract ratification meetings set 2019-07-13 [The Star]

YEU/PSAC agree to tentative deal 2019-06-11 [The Daily Star]

Many Rivers counselling staff get lay off notices, as Yukon gov't withholds funding 2019-02-21 [CBC]

Union angry as Many Rivers 'pursuing every option' to keep doors open 2019-02-21 [CBC]

Strike 'narrowly averted' for Yukon hospital workers after tentative deal reached 2019-02-17 [CBC]

Yukon hospital workers return strike mandate as mediation talks begin 2019-02-15 [CBC]

Hospital workers are holding a strike vote this week 2019-02-07 [The News]

Hospital workers hold strike vote, union says workload is main issue 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Many Rivers breaks silence on dispute 2019-01-26 [The Daily Star]

Many Rivers workers set to go back to work 2019-01-23 [The News]

Many Rivers counselling staff accept new contract, ending strike 2019-01-23 [CBC]

Teachers get wage hikes, benefit improvements in new contract 2019-01-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Many Rivers strike in Yukon extends over 70 days 2019-01-16 [Rank and File]

Jobs uncertain for Whitehorse shelter workers 2019-01-03 [CBC]

Decision will improve workers’ safety: YEU 2019-01-01 [The Daily Star]

Many Rivers workers vow to stand firm 2018-12-20 [The Star]

No end in sight for Yukon strike after almost 50 days on picket line 2018-12-20 [CBC]

Study up on Many Rivers strike, Hanson urges cabinet ministers 2018-12-11 [The Daily Star]

Whitehorse bylaw officers warn striking workers over noise issues 2018-11-24 [CBC]

Many Rivers workers in Yukon go on strike 2018-11-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Reform Slate in North Pole Elves Union Challenges Cozy-with-Santa Leadership 2018-11-23 [Labor Notes]

Many Rivers’ AGM deemed invalid by YG: union 2018-11-21 [The Daily Star]

Why are we On Strike? 2018-11-13 [PSAC]

Striking workers allege assault and threats 2018-11-10 [The News]

Union VP alleges former Yukon premier assaulted him on the picket line 2018-11-10 [CBC]

Driver tried to run down workers on picket line in Whitehorse, say non-profit employees 2018-11-09 [CBC]

Twelve months and a strike: Many Rivers workers serve strike notice 2018-11-01 [The News]

Many Rivers workers plan to strike Friday 2018-11-01 [The Star]

Shortage of substitute teachers 'worrisome' says Union 2018-10-16 [CBC]

YFL must prove legal status: YG 2018-08-22 [The Star]

Federation of Labour loses government funding 2018-08-17 [CBC]

'Clean out' Yukon's social services department, says union head 2018-07-20 [CBC]

Optics around office closure ‘horrible’: YEU 2018-06-16 [The Star]

Union members ratify city contract 2018-04-28 [The News]

Mayor, union head praise negotiating teams 2018-04-18 [The Star]

Mediation sees last-minute tentative pact 2018-04-17 [The Daily Star]

Strike out: Union, City of Whitehorse reach new collective agreement 2018-04-17 [The News]

City workers strike averted in Whitehorse after 11th-hour deal reached 2018-04-16 [CBC]

Union serves City of Whitehorse with strike notice 2018-04-14 [The News]

Whitehorse city workers give notice of possible strike Monday 2018-04-13 [CBC]

This month in labour history

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]

1-08-1981 Almost 13,000 Steelworkers strike Stelco in Hamilton ON over wages, joint safety committees and gender-neutral contract language. [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]

3-08-1961 The New Democratic Party is founded with the support of the Canadian Labor Congress. [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]

31-08-2001 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]

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]