Two of the most significant events in Ontario's labour history took place in Hamilton 50 years apart. 

In 1946, more than 2,000 employees at Hamilton's Stelco plant went on strike over work week hours, wages and the right to have a union. The company brought in replacement workers but strikers stopped the flow of supplies to the plant. It ended several weeks later when Stelco recognized the United Steelworkers union.

In 1996, Hamilton, because of its labour legacy, was chosen as the site of the province-wide Day of Action, a demonstration that filled downtown streets. Meanwhile, at the Sheraton Hotel premier Mike Harris met with Conservative party delegates.

Here's a look at some of the most important events in Ontario labour history from all around the province.

Hold down your mouse to drag the timeline from historic events, starting with the Workmen's Compensation Act in 1914 to last year's Putting Students First Act.

Click on the points on the timeline or on the map to read more and listen to or watch a news piece from the CBC archives.