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Canadian Strikes

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE1611, with research papers and assignments.

Quebec - A Selection of Notable Strikes (click on the tab, then scroll down for information on the strike)

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Mechanics Lockout 2013-2015

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Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec

Union: Syndicat Démocratic des Employés de Garage du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Centrale des Syndicats Démocratiques (SDEG-CSD)

Employer: group of garages

Lasting 35 months, the lockout involved 350 employees, including mechanics, service advisors, car washers and parts persons. The new six-year agreement includes wages increases of 2% for the three years of the dispute, a wage increase of 3% for 2016, 2.3% through 2021 and 3% in the final year.

"Jour de rentrée pour 150 employés de garage du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean", Radio Canada, 25 janvier 2016

"Les employés de garage disent oui à 94%", Le Quotidien, 23 janvier 2016

"Un lock-out qui coûte cher aux employés de garage", Radio Canada, 19 janvier 2016

"Quebec mechanics end 3-year labour dispute in debt", Canadian Labour Reporter, Feb. 8, 2016.

Rio Tinto Alcan - Alma - Lockout 2012

Lockout January 2012 - July 2012.

USW Local 9490.

Asbestos Strike 1949

Asbestos, Quebec


Delisle, E., & Malouf, P. K. (2004). Le quatuor d'Asbestos: Autour de la grève de l'amiante. Montréal: Éditions Varia.

Gagnon, J. (1999). La greve d'asbestos: Comment transformer une defaite syndicale en succes mediatique. Journal of Eastern Townships Studies, (13), 83-89.

Abella, I. M. (1974). On strike: six key labour struggles in Canada, 1919-1949. Toronto: James Lewis & Samuel Publishers.

Trudeau, P. E. (1974). The asbestos strike. Toronto: James Lewis & Samuel.

Cousineau, J. (1958). Réflexions en marge de "La grève de l'amiante: Contribution critique à une recherche. Montréal: Institut social populaire.

Trudeau, P. E. (1956). La grève de l'amiante: Und étape de la révolution industrielle au Quebec. Montréal: Éditions Cité libre.

Brown, L. H. (1949). A report on the strike at Asbestos: Quebec. Montreal.

Montreal Teachers Strike 1949

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