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WorkSafeNB could face squeeze from all sides at stakeholders meeting 2017-04-19 [CBC]

Premier's comments concern NBU 2017-04-10 [NUPGE]

Seniority matters! Fairness for Sackville municipal employees 2017-04-02 [CUPE]

Provincial Government Prioritizes Needs of Business Over Jobs of New Brunswickers 2017-03-21 [NUPGE]

Government and the province's teachers reach tentative agreement 2017-03-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Fired Bonté Foods worker wins job back because of ADHD discrimination 2017-03-14 [CBC]

NBFL saddened by death of longstanding union leader and activist Doug Kingston 2017-03-13 [NBFL]

Unions Celebrate International Women’s Day with recipient of the Order of Canada, Barbara Byers 2017-03-08 [NBFL]

NBU members help in aftermath of ice storm 2017-02-12 [NUPGE]

Origin of plan to privatize hospital food, cleaning services debated 2017-02-07 [CBC]

Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $10,000 for New Brunswick Ice Storm 2017-02-07 [USW]

Privatization in Healthcare: Expect Superbugs and Reheated Food 2017-02-06 [CUPE]

Open-ended shifts for snowplow drivers raise questions 2017-02-01 [CBC]

WorkSafeNB honours Moosehead Brewery for health and safety leadership 2017-01-17 [NUPGE]

Cardy's parting words rile foes within NDP 2017-01-04 [CBC]

Keep Rural Stores Open: NB Liquor Union 2016-12-23 [CUPE]

CUPE 1190: Unnecessary Cuts Lead to Dangerous Roads 2016-12-20 [CUPE]

Top MFU official one of 2 men killed in Miramichi crash 2016-12-06 [CBC]

NBU delivers petition against private blood plasma clinic to minister 2016-11-08 [NUPGE]

Saint-Quentin nursing home staff accuse director of harassment, verbal abuse 2016-11-03 [CBC]

“Every single tomato has a story:” Film captures shattered dreams of migrant workers 2016-10-27 [The Media Co-op]

Ex-women's shelter board member raises transparency concerns 2016-10-21 [CBC]

Labour leader resigns from board of Miramichi women’s shelter 2016-10-19 [The Media Co-op]

Miramichi women's shelter board member resigns, cites multiple issues 2016-10-18 [CBC]

Workers deserve better: NB discussing changes to minimum wage and employment standards 2016-10-08 [The Media Co-op]

Health care workers frustrated: federal Liberals to maintain Harper cuts to health transfers 2016-09-30 [CUPE]

Union members to rally against TPP in uptown Saint John 2016-09-26 [Unifor]

Crown prosecutors now seek conciliation 2016-09-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

School bus overcrowding result of unnecessary cuts 2016-09-22 [CUPE]

School bus overcrowding result of unnecessary cuts 2016-09-19 [CUPE]

“Who Cares?” – CUPE launches campaign for public integration of Community Care Services in NB 2016-09-16 [CUPE]

CUPE calls for structure in N.B. group home, transition house sector 2016-09-16 [Global]

“Who Cares?” - CUPE launches campaign for public integration of Community Care Services 2016-09-14 [CUPE]

Unifor calls on Gallant government to implement child care report 2016-09-13 [Unifor]

Province reaches deal with school bus drivers, custodians 2016-09-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union members say Labour Day a powerful reminder 2016-09-05 [CBC]

Phoenix taking its toll on workers at Miramichi pay centre 2016-09-02 [PSAC]

New Brunswick Union lends support to N.B. Association of Community Living 2016-09-02 [NUPGE]

NBU members at APSEA sign new collective agreement 2016-08-28 [NUPGE]

New Brunswickers Draw Crowds to Support Energy East at Recent Public Hearings 2016-08-21 [UA]

PSAC and GSU Presidents visit Miramichi to hear from pay centre workers 2016-08-21 [PSAC]

Community College workers sign first collective agreement 2016-08-21 [NUPGE]

Phoenix failure prompts pay centre protest by correctional officers 2016-08-19 [CBC]

St-Stephen OR to remain open: CUPE 1252 backs community activists 2016-08-07 [CUPE]

Building Trades Unions Voice Support for Energy East 2016-08-06 [Huddle]

Delivering community power: Postal workers pitching solutions to climate change 2016-08-03 [The Media Co-op]

Miramichi Pay Centre workers feeling Phoenix pain 2016-07-25 [CBC]

Auditor General is Right: Urgent Need for a Community Care Services Authority, Not More P3 Nursing Homes 2016-07-24 [CUPE]

Government puts brakes on ending free parking for provincial workers 2016-07-19 [Global]

Auditor General is right: urgent need for a community care services authority, not more P3 nursing homes 2016-07-15 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

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 Quebec Common Front, begin a 10-day strike. Three leaders are arrested and jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

14-04-1872 1 in 10 Torontonians join a solidarity demonstration in support of the city's printers, on strike for a 9-hour work day. [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 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]

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]

19-04-1974 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]

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 marks 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 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]