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Social workers optimistic child-protection workload will be addressed 2019-01-26 [CBC]

Union says New Brunswick roads not safe enough for school buses in wake of winter storm 2019-01-24 [Global]

Interest rate hike pause, workers’ wages stagnant 2019-01-20 [The Media Co-op]

NBU asks Cannabis NB: What is the corporate image? 2019-01-20 [NUPGE]

NBFL New Year’s Message 2019-01-01 [NBFL]

Canadians like to think of themselves as peacemakers. The Saudi arms deal suggests otherwise 2018-12-29 [The Globe and Mail]

“We don’t cross picket lines” - Shipment of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia picketed in Saint John 2018-12-29 [The Media Co-op]

Postal workers confront Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey 2018-12-25 [The Media Co-op]

Light armoured vehicles shipped to Saudi Arabia despite Saint John protests 2018-12-24 [The Globe and Mail]

Saint John protesters aim to block Saudi LAV shipment 2018-12-22 [The Globe and Mail]

Coalition Disappointed Tories, Alliance Reject Pay Equity Bill 2018-12-18 [The Huddle]

Report from the picket line: Working people stand together in Fredericton  ActNOW!  2018-12-15 [The Media Co-op]

Care Sector Wages Withheld by Special Care Home Owner 2018-12-13 [CUPE]

Man killed by CN railcar in N.B. ID’d as 33-year-old father of two 2018-12-06 [Global]

Worker killed by CN railcar 2018-12-06 [COS]

CN employee killed in workplace accident identified 2018-12-06 [CBC]

December 6 : National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women [events in NB] 2018-12-06 [CUPE]

Fatal Accident at CN Rail in Edmundston 2018-12-05 [Teamsters]

CN worker killed in accident at Edmundston rail yard 2018-12-05 [CBC]

Fredericton workers and students join day of action for postal workers’ right to strike 2018-12-04 [The Media Co-op]

Pay equity in the private sector: an uphill battle with the PC government 2018-11-30 [The Media Co-op]

Saint John Longshoremen receive historic recognition 2018-11-28 [The Media Co-op]

NBFL cautions government against cutting benefits without consulting injured workers 2018-11-26 [NBFL]

Smart meters would help reduce power outage times, union says 2018-11-08 [CBC]

7 New Brunswick communities hit by Canada Post strike 2018-11-08 [CBC]

Working For Cannabis NB ? Join CUPE! 2018-11-04 [CUPE]

Tough negotiations ahead with minority conservative government 2018-11-04 [CUPE]

No surprises in this toned-down throne speech 2018-10-28 [CUPE]

Unifor calls on all New Brunswick MLAs to support Throne Speech 2018-10-24 [Unifor]

CUPE Message to New MLAs : Workers Wages Must Go Up 2018-10-21 [CUPE]

'Wages, wages, wages': CUPE NB wants wage hike for public sector 2018-10-21 [CBC]

WorkSafe NB: CUPE Reaction to Taskforce Recommendations 2018-10-18 [CUPE]

Boilermaker describes fear, chaos during fiery Saint John refinery explosion 2018-10-11 [CBC]

Privatized liquor is bad news 2018-10-01 [CUPE]

Bargaining Forward: Open Letter to CUPE NB Members 2018-10-01 [CUPE]

Woman who put camera in mom's nursing-home room calls for more staff 2018-09-21 [CBC]

Paramedics shadow Liberal leader to protest staff shortages across the province 2018-09-20 [CBC]

Provincial Election: NB Political Parties’ Positions on CUPE NB Issues 2018-09-19 [CUPE]

New contract for NBU College Instructors 2018-09-17 [NUPGE]

CUPE NB Statement on PC’s Platform 2018-09-16 [CUPE]

One Job Cut is One Too Many 2018-09-16 [CUPE]

Attrition and its Potential Effects on New Brunswickers 2018-09-16 [CUPE]

Doctors, nurses join election debate on improved health care 2018-09-15 [CBC]

Gallant promises to legislate pay equity in private sector 2018-09-13 [CBC]

UFCW EPC activists proudly march at Moncton Pride 2018-09-02 [UFCW]

Labour Day Message from the NBFL 2018-09-02 [NBFL]

River of Pride extends invite to NBU 2018-08-26 [NUPGE]

'A heart of gold': Teenager worker who died at wastewater plant remembered as caring 2018-08-21 [CBC]

NBFL Blair Doucet Summer Camp: Participants form lifelong bonds 2018-08-20 [NBFL]

Hilton Hotel Saint John, N.B., employees ratify 4-year agreement 2018-08-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

This month in labour history

3-02-1939 The first group of Canadian veterans of the Spanish Civil War disembark at Halifax. Of the more than 1,300 Canadians who fought fascism in Spain, more than 400 were killed. Many of the volunteers were union activists and others radicalized in the 1930s. [more]

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal minister Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003. It requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This sets a standard for postwar labour relations law. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]

26-02-1979 The Farmworkers Organizing Committee (FWOC) is established at a meeting in a room in the New Westminster library. Eight people are present including: Raj Chouhan, Harinder Mahil, Sarwan Sidhu, Pritam Singh, Amarit Pal Mann, Gurnam Sahota. [more]