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CBC News Looking Back: The Regina Riot

This is an eyewitness account of the 1935 On-to-Ottawa trek and the riot that ended it.
  • 2001
  • 00:05:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

CBC Radio One Raid or Liberation

In 1943, unionism came to Sudbury, Ontario in the form of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, also known as Mine Mill. In an organizing drive which set a record, the Mine Mill union signed up a majority of workers within three months. By the time of this program's broadcast 20 years later, workers' wages had trebled, ...
  • 1962
  • 00:50:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2020

The National The legacy of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

Winnipeg is marking one of the seminal strikes in Canadian history. One hundred years ago, tens of thousands of workers walked off the job in what would come to be known as the Winnipeg General Strike.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

CBC News Bloody Saturday: The Winnipeg General Strike

In May 1919, 30,000 Winnipeg workers walked off the job and into the history books, launching the largest strike in Canadian history. It lasted six weeks and ended in the violence of Bloody Saturday, a day organized labour has never forgotten or forgiven. Was the strike a legitimate protest against low wages, poor working conditions and a lack of bargaining ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 1999 Overworked and Underpaid: Nurses Strike Back

During the spring and summer of 1999, nurses across Canada either went on strike or threatened strikes to redress what they say is too much work and too little pay as a result of government cutbacks in health care. The illegal strike in Quebec, which led to a major confrontation between nurses and the government of Lucien Bouchard, and the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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News in Review - December 1996 A Day of Protest: Shutting Down Toronto

This report looks at a case study in labour’s attempt to rally support against a way of governing that it says is widening the gulf between the rich and poor.
  • 1996
  • 00:12:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1996

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News in Review - October 1991 On Strike!

In this report we review the recent postal, public service and transit strikes and we explore the history of the labour movement in Canada.
  • 1991
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1991

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