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Delay in nursing home workers decision 'difficult' for residents, says advocate 2019-04-19 [CBC]

Appeals court reserves decision on whether nursing home workers can strike 2019-04-18 [CTV]

No nursing home strike possible as court reserves decision 2019-04-18 [CBC]

Outgoing CUPE NB president Daniel Légère praised as “an elevater” 2019-04-17 [The Media Co-op]

Families face uncertainty amid impending nursing home strike 2019-04-17 [CBC]

2019 Day of Mourning Events 2019-04-14 [NBFL]

CUPE keeps the pressure on the Higgs government 2019-04-14 [The Media Co-op]

CUPE NB elects new president amid nursing home dispute with province 2019-04-14 [Global]

About 500 march in Fredericton in support of nursing home workers 2019-04-13 [CBC]

Public-sector workers join forces to fight 'peanuts' for wages 2019-04-11 [CBC]

Announcing the Mayworks Fredericton 2019 schedule 2019-04-11 [The Media Co-op]

Hospital overcrowding, staff shortages have more nurses seeking medical leave, says NBNU 2019-04-09 [Global]

Nursing home workers make public plea for 'unrestricted' binding arbitration 2019-04-03 [CBC]

Violence on the job could decrease with new changes in provincial law, nurses say 2019-04-02 [CBC]

Nursing home workers fight back 2019-04-01 [Rank and File]

Cuts in Tourism are Not an Achievement 2019-03-30 [CUPE]

Opposition parties blame each other after united front on binding arbitration falls apart 2019-03-30 [CBC]

Nursing home workers' push for binding arbitration falls flat in the legislature 2019-03-29 [CBC]

Nursing home workers’ union says talks have reached impasse, wants binding arbitration 2019-03-28 [Global]

Nursing home union quits talks and calls for binding arbitration 2019-03-28 [CBC]

Brunswick Smelter workers to vote on strike over pension, benefits issues 2019-03-26 [Benefits Canada]

Workers Left Behind in Higgs’ 2019-2020 Budget 2019-03-25 [SCFP]

Parrtown staffing levels ‘bad for safety of public and staff,’ says union VP 2019-03-23 [Global]

Nursing home workers barred from strike until court hears province's appeal 2019-03-22 [CBC]

Solidarity with New Brunswick Nursing Home Workers 2019-03-21 [PSAC]

More details needed to assess New Brunswick's budget 2019-03-21 [NUPGE]

Enough Concessions, Steelworkers Tell Glencore 2019-03-20 [USW]

Cuts 'an attack on the poor people of this province,' union says 2019-03-20 [CBC]

Hundreds of nursing home workers, supporters demonstrate 2019-03-20 [CBC]

Judge rules in favour of N.B. long-term care workers 2019-03-19 [CTV]

Nursing home workers face continued uncertainty amid flurry of court activity 2019-03-19 [Global]

Moncton to use more private contractors to collect garbage 2019-03-19 [CBC]

Nursing home workers barred from strike until after Thursday 2019-03-19 [CBC]

Coalition for Seniors supports collective bargaining and decent wages for NB’s nursing home workers 2019-03-17 [The Media Co-op]

“How short are we today?”: Nursing home workers 2019-03-17 [The Media Co-op]

'They're human beings': Nursing home workers share their struggles on the job 2019-03-17 [CBC]

Court to rule Monday on New Brunswick nursing home workers' right to strike 2019-03-16 [CTV]

'I'm not lying': Minister insists province upped wage proposal to nursing home union 2019-03-16 [CBC]

'I'm not lying': Minister insists province upped wage proposal to nursing home union 2019-03-15 [CBC]

Court could decide whether CUPE nursing home workers can strike 2019-03-15 [CBC]

Attack leaves Moncton nurse with head trauma, broken nose 2019-03-14 [CBC]

CUPE condemns Higgs government’s anti-worker manoeuvring 2019-03-14 [CUPE]

Staff shortages at heart of nursing home problems 2019-03-14 [CBC]

Nursing home workers, province head to court Friday 2019-03-14 [CBC]

Nursing home workers protest for fair wage 2019-03-13 [The Media Co-op]

Nursing home workers continue protests as talks enter 2nd day 2019-03-13 [CBC]

CUPE nursing home workers protest as contract talks resume 2019-03-12 [CBC]

Province agrees to join talks between nursing homes and union 2019-03-12 [CBC]

Union says temporary court order delaying nursing home workers’ strike a ‘major, major mistake’ 2019-03-11 [Global]

Talks to resume Monday in nursing home workers dispute 2019-03-10 [CBC]

This month in labour history

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its Founding Convention at Douglas College and delegates elect FWOC President Raj Chouhan as CFU president. The CFU is Canada's first agricultural workers union. [more]

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress establishes the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]