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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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