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CUPW Fredericton Oromocto: Red / Blue Solidarity Day 2018-07-09 [CUPW]

Stop shipping scabs, Unifor tells Araneda 2018-07-06 [Unifor]

Workers at Source Atlantic in N.B. ratify new contract 2018-07-05 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

NBFL congratulates government of NB for introducing paid intimate partner violence leave 2018-07-03 [NBFL]

A significant first step towards the right direction 2018-07-01 [CUPE]

Province announces 5 days of paid leave for domestic violence victims 2018-06-30 [CBC]

Saint John's calculated living wage $7 higher than provincial minimum 2018-06-23 [CBC]

Fishermen versus North Atlantic right whales: Which group gets priority? 2018-06-19 [CBC]

Privatization of Hospital Food, Cleaning and Portering Services Prevented 2018-06-18 [CUPE]

Lobster fishermen comply with federal order and move traps to smaller area 2018-06-18 [CBC]

Lobster fishermen comply with federal order and move traps to smaller area 2018-06-18 [CBC]

DFO orders 'hard pill to swallow' for N.B. lobster fishermen, union says 2018-06-17 [CBC]

CUPW win for women’s rights moves closer to pay equity for rural postal workers 2018-06-16 [The Media Co-op]

Abandoned push to private sector brings hospital workers relief 2018-06-15 [CBC]

Frustration mounts as DFO closures hit lobster industry along Acadian Peninsula 2018-06-14 [Global]

Government scraps plan to privatize hospital food services 2018-06-14 [CBC]

If deal rejected, Irving shipyard vote could lead to strike 2018-06-13 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Latest fishing area closures raise fears about fights over shrinking territory 2018-06-13 [CBC]

Unifor continues people's trade town hall tour 2018-05-29 [Unifor]

BDM Scholarship winner: Cole Estabrooks, UFCW 1288P 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

NBU donates $12K to provincial food banks 2018-05-20 [NUPGE]

Proposed Health and Safety Regulations is Good News 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

Moncton Water Belongs To Public 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

Nursing Home Workers Protest NBANH’s Concession Demands 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

Minister opens federal pay centre amid turmoil 2018-05-05 [ParrySound.com]

Unifor sends aid to New Brunswick to help families fleeing floods 2018-05-05 [Unifor]

Workers ratify new agreement at Moncton Honda 2018-05-04 [Unifor]

NBFL’s Statement for International Worker’s Day 2018-04-30 [NBFL]

Mayworks Fredericton 2018 2018-04-30 [The Media Co-op]

Day of Mourning: Remembering and committing to do better 2018-04-28 [NBFL]

Workers’ compensation, 1918: the beginnings 2018-04-28 [The Media Co-op]

Nursing home workers demonstrate, threaten strike 2018-04-27 [CBC]

Government wants ruling in Ambulance New Brunswick language case reviewed 2018-04-25 [CBC]

Spread the Word about CUPW’s Preschool Centre Child Care Project in Fredericton 2018-04-22 [CUPW]

Workers sign new agreement at Lounsbury Automotive in Bathurst 2018-04-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE NB's Submission ON Domestic Violence Leave 2018-04-20 [CUPE]

Front-line staff at New Brunswick nursing home hold rally but premier is a no-show 2018-04-18 [Global]

Home Care Workers Protest the Canadian Red Cross 2018-04-15 [CUPE]

Minimum Wage increased to $11.25 an hour on April 1 2018-04-12 [Brunswickian]

NB Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2018-04-09 [NBFL]

Workers at Moncton Honda vote to strike 2018-04-06 [Unifor]

Solidarity for improving wages and New Brunswick communities 2018-03-31 [Media Co-op]

Pay equity boosts NB education workers’ pay 2018-03-29 [CUPE]

Doctor calls WorkSafeNB practices a 'human rights' issue 2018-03-28 [CBC]

Public and Private Sector Pay: Why Workers Need to “Break the Mandate” 2018-03-25 [CUPE]

Breaking the Mandate in New Brunswick 2018-03-25 [CUPE]

Should New Brunswick Do What Ontario Did? 2018-03-15 [CUPE]

NBFL’s Statement for International Women’s Day 2018-03-04 [NBFL]

PSAC union members rally in Moncton over Phoenix pay system 2018-03-01 [Global]

Black History Month in NB 2018-02-10 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, who became the first woman to lead a national union in North America when she was elected President of CUPE in 1975. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

15-07-1946 Steelworkers Local 1005 members walked off the job at Stelco, pressing for higher wages, a 40-hour work week and regular dues deduction. The bitter strike lasted for 81 days. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops BCGEU members began a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution, after learning that the BC govt planned its closure. Workers took control of the facility. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]