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INDEX 2019

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January 17, 2019

January 24, 2019

January 31, 2019

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February 7, 2019

Tragic Deaths of Three Rail Workers
Urgent Need for a Rail Safety Regime that Serves the Employees and Public

Lockout at the ABI Smelter in Bécancour, Quebec
Support for Locked-Out Workers Keeps Coming In

Ford Government's Anti-Social Offensive Deepens Crisis in Health Care
The Need for a Human-Centred Health Care Delivery System
Advisory Committee Report Turns Its Back on Ontario's Hospital Capacity
Crisis - Ontario Council of Hospital Unions
Health Care Union Calls for Immediate Action to Address Staffing Needs in Long-Term Care Facilities

Crisis in Quebec Health Care System
Unresolved Issues in Health Care and Social Services

Discussion on How to Fund Social Programs and Other Economic Issues
Part One -- The Necessity for a Motive of Production and Work Consistent with
the Modern Social Conditions

February 14, 2019

February 21, 2019

What It Means to Be "Open for Business"
Workers Reject the Ruling Elite's Politics of Being "Open for Business"
Destruction of Manufacturing Continues in Ontario

Lockout at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc.
Support for ABI Workers Continues as Alcoa/Rio Tinto Cartel Abruptly Breaks off Negotiations

Municipal Workers in Quebec Stand Up for their Rights and Dignity
Public Sector Employers Create Impasse for Workers

Maintenance Workers at Montreal Transit Corporation Demand a Negotiated Contract Which Is Acceptable to Them - Gleason Frenette, President, Montreal Transit Union

Defending the Rights of Migrant Workers
National Day of Action Calls for Health Care for All

Condemn Canada's Support for U.S.-Backed Coup in Venezuela
Statement - Canadian Union of Postal Workers

February 28, 2019

Unacceptable Moves to Do Away with Collective Agreements
Alcoa's Unacceptable Demand to Run the ABI Smelter Without a Union
Workers Demand Arbitration and Intervention by Quebec Premier - Interview,
Clément Masse, President, United Steelworkers Local 9700

The "Legal" Termination of Collective Agreements -- Australian
Example - Pierre Chénier

Railway Workers' Courageous Struggle to Affirm the Human Factor
Concerns of Railway Workers - Lyndon Isaak, President,
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference

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MARCH 2019

March 7, 2019

Ontario Workers and Youth Oppose Ford Government's Offensive
Anti-Worker Bill 66 at Second Reading

Alcoa/Rio Tinto's Manipulation of "Force Majeure" to Achieve Its Anti-Worker Aims
Workers Demand Legault Government Make Alcoa/Rio Tinto Meet Its Commitments on Energy Contract - Pierre Chénier
Locked-Out ABI Workers to Discuss and Vote on Offer

Quebec Construction Workers Defend Safety Standards
Workers Call for Release of Report on Crane Operator Safety

Our Security Lies in the Fight for the Rights of All
Coalition of Migrant Care Worker Groups and Allies Continue the Landed Status Now! Campaign - Peggy Morton

Federal Public Service
Day of Action Holds Government to Account for Phoenix Pay System

March 14, 2019

ABI Workers Reject Alcoa's Dictated Contract and Back- to-Work Protocol
90 Per Cent Turnout, 82 Per Cent Rejection of Company Contract at
Membership Meeting

Workers Want a Negotiated Contract Not One-Sided Company Dictate
The Workers' Demand for an Alternative to Dictate - Pierre Chénier

Letter to the Editor
A Lockout Is Not a "Force Majeure" - Montérégie Metallurgical Worker

BC Rail Tragedy and Other Train Derailments
Canadian Pacific's Reckless Move
Rail Workers Defend Their Rights and Safety - Peggy Askin
Arbitrator Issues Cease and Desist Order to CP Rail - Teamsters Canada
Rail Conference

Growing Number of Rail Accidents

New Brunswick Criminalizes Workers' Just Claims
Provincial Government and Court of Queen's Bench Declare Nursing Home Workers' Strike Illegal - Interview, Simon Ouellette, Communications Representative,
CUPE Maritimes

March 21, 2019

Alcoa Must Pay for Its Reserved Preferential Rate Energy Block!
All Out for ABI Workers' Energy March!

Ontario Bill 48, Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act, 2019
Ontario Teachers Oppose Moves to Change Governance Structure of Ontario College of Teachers

March 28, 2019

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APRIL 2019

April 4, 2019

April 11, 2019

Lockout at the ABI Smelter in Bécancour, Quebec
Steelworkers Launch Global Campaign to Force Alcoa to Negotiate a Collective Agreement Acceptable to the Workers

Quebec Premier Legault Blames ABI Workers for Causing Government Cutbacks to Social Programs
Alcoa in Australia and Its Global Campaign Against the Working Class

The Fight for Proper Working Conditions in Health Care
Quebec Nurses Hold Successful "No Mandatory Overtime" Day of Action
The Neo-Liberal Logic of Permanent Exceptionalism to Criminalize the Struggles of Quebec Public Sector Workers - Pierre Soublière
Interview - Éric Tremblay, President, Health Care Professionals Union of East Montreal

The Fight for Proper Working Conditions in the Trucking Industry
March 21 -- Fifth Anniversary of Vancouver Truckers' Strike

Defending the Rights of Injured Workers
Coming Events

April 18, 2019

Regulatory Changes in Quebec Crane Operator Training
Expert Panel Report Does Not Respect Safety Demands of Those Who Do the Work

New Brunswick Public Sector
Workers Step Up the Fight for Fitting Wages and Working Conditions
Interview - Simon Ouellette, Communications Representative, CUPE Maritimes

Letter to the Editor
Re: History of Alcoa

April 25, 2019

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MAY 2019

May 2, 2019

Quebec Minister of Labour Intervenes on Behalf of Global Monopoly
Alcoa and Government Reject Negotiations with Locked-Out ABI Workers
Unacceptable Move by Government to Impose Concessions Demanded by
Alcoa on ABI Workers
Alcoa and Quebec Government Work in Tandem to Attack Workers' Rights
False Concessions and Real Concessions

Strike at Glencore's Brunswick Smelter in Belledune, New Brunswick
Workers Stand Up for Their Rights and Dignity

The Fight for Working Conditions in Health Care Acceptable to Those Who
Do the Work
Nurses Step Up Their Fight Against Mandatory Overtime and Other
Pressing Issues

April 28 Day of Mourning
Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living
Under-Reporting of Job-Related Injuries and Deaths - Nick Lin
Day of Mourning -- Photos

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Coverage of May Day and the Fight to Defend Public Health Care in Ontario

May 9, 2019

Lockout at Glencore's Smelter in Belledune, New Brunswick
Struggle Continues Against Glencore's Anti-Worker Concessionary Demands
It's Our Turn -- No Concessions!
Resistance to Arrogant Actions of Glencore

Sit-Ins and Occupations by New Brunswick Nursing Home Workers
Militant Action in Defence of Workers' Rights

100th Anniversary of the Halifax General Strike
A Militant Tradition of Workers' Struggles in the Atlantic Provinces - Tony Seed

May 16, 2019

Mass Family Solidarity March with Locked-Out ABI Workers
All Out May 25 to Support the ABI Workers -- Their Fight is Our Fight!
ABI Workers and Allies Present Their Case to Alcoa Shareholders at Pittsburgh Annual Meeting
Discussion of the Alcoa/Rio Tinto-Government Dictated Contract and Back-to-Work Protocol at ABI - Interview, Alexandre Fréchette, President, Alma Aluminum Workers' Union, United Steelworkers Local 9490

Lockout at Glencore's Smelter in Belledune, New Brunswick
Workers Demand Withdrawal of Reckless Concessionary Demands

36th Annual Ontario Injured Workers' Day
Province-Wide Actions Build Momentum for June 1 and "Workers' Comp Is a Right!" Campaign

100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike
Canadian Workers' Proud History of Organized Resistance and Defence
of Rights

May 23, 2019

Preparations Intensify for Mass Family Solidarity March with Locked-Out ABI Workers
All Out to Make the May 25 March in Trois-Rivières a Grand Success!
ABI Workers Mobilize Public Opinion to Support Their Just Cause
We All Have Common Cause with the ABI Workers - André Jacob, Director, Education and Organization, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Quebec Region

Vale Breaks Off Contract Talks with Steelworkers at Voisey's Bay in Labrador
Company Refuses to Address Health, Safety and Other Concerns

Injured Workers Fighting for Their Dignity and Rights
Interview - Peter Page, Executive VicePresident, Ontario Network of Injured
Workers Groups

The Fight for Airport Workers' Health and Safety
Working Conditions at Toronto's Pearson Airport Must Improve!

May 30, 2019

Powerful Family Solidarity March with Locked-Out ABI Workers
ABI Workers, Families and Allies Demand an End to Alcoa/Rio Tinto/
Quebec Government Dictate

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JUNE 2019

June 6, 2019

Opposition to Ontario Government's Anti-Social Offensive
Proper Investments Required So Workers Can Provide Citizens with the Services They Need- Interview, Jason Fraser, Paramedic and Chair of CUPE's Ambulance Committee of Ontario
Injured Workers Refuse to Be Silenced or Deterred in Fighting for Their Rights

Montreal Transit Maintenance Workers Uphold the Dignity of Labour
Bitter Fight for a Favourable Collective Agreement - Interview, Gleason Frenette, President, Montreal Transit Union

Brunswick Smelter Workers Enter Seventh Week of Lockout
Steelworkers and Allies Hold Vigorous Mass Rally in Support of Glencore Workers in Belledune

Canadian Workers Support Mining Workers in Idaho
BC and U.S. Steelworkers Rally at Hecla Mining's Annual General Meeting

U.S. Alcoa and Arconic Workers Voting to Strike
Workers Defend Their Rights and Dignity Against Unacceptable Demands Which Favour Narrow Private Interests - Pierre Chénier

June 13, 2019

BC Forest Industry
The Need to Resolve the Crisis in a Manner that Favours the People
Clash of Rights
Return of the Forestry Sector Downturn
Organized Forestry Workers Defend Their Rights

Challenging State-Organized Repression of Workers' Rights
Government's Use of Heavy-Handed Tactics to Strip Workers of Their Rights - Interview, Daniel Légère, President, New Brunswick Federation of Labour

The Fight in Quebec for Acceptable Working Conditions in Health Care
Paramedics Demand Government Respect Commitments Made During Last Negotiations - Interview, Jean Gagnon, Representative, PreHospital Sector of Health and Social Services' Federation

June 20, 2019

June 27, 2019

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JULY 2019

July 18, 2019

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November 13, 2019

November 20, 2019

November 27, 2019

BC Forestry Workers' Strike Approaches Six Months
Steelworkers Leadership Group Unanimously Rejects Proposal by Western Forest Products
Nanaimo Rally Supports "No Concessions" Stand of Forestry Workers - Barbara Biley

Vancouver Transit Workers Defend Their Rights and the Public Transit System
Bus Drivers and Maintenance Workers Reach Tentative Agreement - Anne Jamieson and Brian Sproule
SkyTrain Workers Vote in Favour of Job Action

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University of Northern BC Faculty Strike
Appropriate Compensation and Working Conditions for Professors, Librarians, Lab and Contract Workers Demanded
Letter to University of Northern British Columbia, Board Chair - Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

Quebec Public Sector Negotiations
Workers Speak Out About Their Concerns and Needs - Interview, Jeff Begley, President, Federation of Health and Social Services (FSSSCSN)

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December 4, 2019

Albertans Mobilize Vigorously Against Kenney Government's Stepped Up
Anti-Social Offensive

Community Builders Stand Against Kenney's Wrecking - Peggy Askin

Ontario Educators Say No! to Government Dictate
• Workers Hold One-Day Province-Wide Strike - Mira Katz
Elementary Teachers on Phase One Of Work-to-Rule

British Columbia
UFCW and Taxi Associations Launch Legal Challenges Against Uber
and Lyft
- Anne Jamieson

Workers' Fight to Hold Quebec Government to Account For Anti-Worker Measures
Government's Unacceptable Position on Training Standards for Crane
- Pierre Chénier
Changing the Reality on the Ground - Interview, François Patry, President, National Brotherhood Of Carpenters, FTQ-Construction Local 9

December 11, 2019

December 19, 2019

Ontario Federation of Labour Holds Biennial Convention
Ontario Workers Seek to Strengthen Resistance To Ford Government's Anti-Social Offensive - Steve Rutchinski
OFL's Responsibility to Develop the Protest Movement and Take It
- Workers' Centre of CPC(ML)

Quebec Government's Unacceptable, Irresponsible and Provocative Offer
Public Sector Workers Demand  Significant Negotiated Improvements to Wages and Working Conditions - Pierre Chénier

Latest Offer Does Nothing to Make Up For 20 Years of Losses - Jeff Begley, President, Federation of Health and Social Services (FSSSCSN)
The Need for More Staff and Improved Wages And Working Conditions - Natalie CrytesVeillette, Quebec Union of Service Employees, Local 298, FTQ

Telecommunications Workers on Strike at Ledcor Technical Services in BC
Standing Up for Rights Against Precarious Work  - Brian Sproule

Gino Ocampo, IBEW Local 213 Picket Captain
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