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Why solidarity with CUPW is important now and in future 2018-12-07 [The Media Co-op]

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]

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]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]