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July 26, 2010

First ILO Convention ratified in over a decade; Canada continues to refuse to ratify many of ILO’s fundamental conventions.

July 12, 2010

Workers vote 75% to accept agreement ending year-long strike against Brazilian giant Vale.

July 6, 2010

More than 3,000 workers vote this week on contentious settlement with Brazilian nickel giant Vale.

June 18, 2010

Legislation will remove a longstanding RCMP Act prohibition against unionization after being declared unconstitutional in a 2009 court ruling.

June 7, 2010

Protracted legal battle dates back to layoffs imposed by the Newfoundland and Labrador government in 2005.

May 13, 2010

National poll finds widespread support for a staff association with real bargaining power or a traditional trade union.

May 9, 2010

All direct and indirect employees will be paid at least $16.74 an hour, well above minimum wage rates in B.C. and across Canada.

May 3, 2010

'From a legal perspective it's a tremendous victory.' - Naveen Mehta.

April 18, 2010

Anti-labour Wall government takes side of construction contractors against building trade unions.

April 8, 2010

Like Canada's Westray tragedy in 1992, the deaths of 29 coal miners in West Virginia could have been prevented with tougher laws to crack down on negligent corporate operators.