Fonds consists of files related to strikes and lockouts created and/or maintained by the Economics and Research Branch of Labour Canada and its predecessors. These files contain departmental forms returned by the employer and the union involved in each dispute listing the causes of the dispute, the number of workers affected and its duration. Also included are newspapers clippings and any correspondence pertinent to the dispute. Also includes some research material on strikes and lockouts in Canada compiled by the Economics and Research Branch for use in its ongoing publications programme on this topic, as well as files on some key Canadian strikes which were separated (at some time) out of the regular series of files collected chronologically. These volumes include, therefore, the following kinds of material: Trade Disputes Press Clippings, 1937-1954, 1957-1962, including both Canadian and foreign disputes; Trade Dispute Records, 1900-1944; Indexes and statistical analysis of strikes and lockouts in Canada, 1900-1945; Weekly Strike Lists, 1953- 1959; Clippings on key strikes in Canadian labour history including Winnipeg, 1919; Stratford, 1933; Relief Workers, Vancouver, 1938-1939; Windsor (Ford), 1945; C.P.R. Strikes, 1957; Woodworkers, Newfoundland, 1958; C.B.C. producers, Montreal, 1959. As well, strikes and lockouts on railroads exclusively, 1907-1937, are kept separately.
Canada. Labour Canada