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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]

Fredericton Tragedy – CUPE NB Statement 2018-08-15 [CUPE]

Rapid Response Paramedic Units are Smoke and Mirrors 2018-08-12 [CUPE]

New coalition launches campaign for public water in Moncton 2018-07-28 [CUPE]

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]

This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]