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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]

City of Whitehorse, union reach agreement on essential services ahead of mediation 2018-04-12 [The News]

This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

7-01-1949 Quebec Premier Duplessis' UN government introduces a new labour code that directly attacks the province's labour movement. [more]

8-01-2007 The 21,000 members of ACTRA, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, begin the first strike in their 64-year history. An agreement is reached after 17 months of bargaining. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

24-01-2009 Le Journal de Montréal declares a lockout in an attempt to “gigify” the workers' collective agreement. The dispute lasts for 764 days. [more]

24-01-1979 The first bank strike in Canadian history begins when workers picket branches of La Banque d'épargne de la cité et du district de Montréal. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

26-01-1983 Instructors at Quebec CEGEPs walk out, beginning a Common Front strike against rollbacks in collective agreements introduced by the Parti Québécois. Primary and high school teachers and other public sector workers join the protest. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is sent to prison for defying a back-to-work law. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]