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Plea delayed for man accused of assaulting Moncton nurse 2019-07-17 [CBC]

Province to consider municipal request to change fire, police arbitration rules 2019-07-11 [CBC]

Justice Deware maintains the Labour and Employment Board decision 2019-07-07 [CUPE]

‘Public commitment:’ Paramedics says province changes mind on reclassification issue 2019-07-06 [Global]

Court upholds labour board ruling in nursing home case, but strike not allowed for now 2019-07-04 [CBC]

Union favoured by licensed practical nurses guilty of raiding, says labour congress 2019-07-04 [CBC]

Educational Assistants Condemn Education Department Funding Shortfalls 2019-06-30 [CUPE]

$64M Brunswick Smelter project in jeopardy if workforce dispute continues, says company 2019-06-25 [CBC]

Auditor General finds privatizing highway maintenance pushed up costs 2019-06-17 [NUPGE]

Statement in support of a moritorum on hydraulic fracking 2019-06-17 [NBFL]

Auditor General Validates CUPE 1190’s Position: Outsourcing Costs More 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council Lights the Night in Moncton 2019-06-10 [UFCW Canada]

Workers Want to Halt Murray Beach Provincial Park Privatization 2019-06-09 [SCFP]

Nurses march in Fredericton to focus attention on their workplace safety concerns 2019-06-08 [CTV]

Nurses union wants to see more security guards in hospitals 2019-06-06 [CBC]

Nurses call for end to workplace violence as attacks mount 2019-06-05 [CBC]

MLAs siding with nursing home workers sends strong message to government, union says 2019-06-01 [CBC]

MLAs approve symbolic motion siding with nursing home workers 2019-05-31 [CBC]

Caregiver families preparing their Plan B in case of strike 2019-05-28 [CTV]

Judge reserves decision on labour board ruling allowing workers to strike 2019-05-25 [CBC]

Glencore Must Back Up Its Goodwill Pledge to Locked-Out Workers 2019-05-22 [USW]

Workers strike in Belledune over safety position 2019-05-17 [The Media Co-op]

Nursing home workers fire back after province says negotiations at impasse 2019-05-16 [Global]

Committee of experts on long-term care: a laudable process but serious problems must be resolved first 2019-05-16 [CUPE]

Higgs confronted as nursing home workers deny 'impasse' in contract talks 2019-05-16 [CBC]

Moncton city workers condemn privatization of water and garbage 2019-05-15 [CUPE]

Nursing home workers' union, province reach 'impasse' in contract dispute talks 2019-05-15 [CBC]

Judge made reversible error of law by removing strike stay, appeal panel says 2019-05-11 [CBC]

3 Days and 3 Nights: CUPE Occupation Ends 2019-05-08 [CUPE]

Nursing home workers occupy riding offices of 8 cabinet ministers 2019-05-07 [CBC]

Nursing home workers occupy minister’s office 2019-05-05 [CUPE]

May Day celebration in Saint John targets Irving 2019-05-05 [The Media Co-op]

CUPE ends sit-in outside social development minister's office 2019-05-04 [CBC]

Nursing home workers urged to end occupation of minister's office 2019-05-04 [CTV]

CUPE protest turns physical 2019-05-04 [Global]

Social development minister labels union sit-in 'bullying,' but protesters stay put 2019-05-03 [CBC]

Nursing home workers stage sit-in at minister's office, hold protests across province 2019-05-02 [CBC]

Mayworks Festival begins in Fredericton 2019-05-01 [The Media Co-op]

Mourning for workers who died on the job in New Brunswick 2019-05-01 [The Media Co-op]

Glencore Smelter Lockout Culminates Years of Anti-Labour Hostility 2019-04-28 [USW]

Day to Mourn Workers Killed or Injured While Working 2019-04-28 [NBFL]

Court of Appeal stops nursing home workers from striking 2019-04-27 [Yahoo]

Unionized workers at Brunswick Smelter in Belledune locked out ahead of strike 2019-04-24 [iHeart Radio]

280 workers ready to strike at Brunswick smelter in Belledune 2019-04-24 [CBC]

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]

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]

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

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, the first woman to lead a major national union in North America. She was elected president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1975. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops members of the British Columbia Government Employees Union begin a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution and take control of the facility, after learning that the provincial government planned to close it. [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]