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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]

Government wants ruling in Ambulance New Brunswick language case reviewed 2018-04-25 [CBC]

Spread the Word about CUPW’s Preschool Centre Child Care Project in Fredericton 2018-04-22 [CUPW]

Workers sign new agreement at Lounsbury Automotive in Bathurst 2018-04-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE NB's Submission ON Domestic Violence Leave 2018-04-20 [CUPE]

Front-line staff at New Brunswick nursing home hold rally but premier is a no-show 2018-04-18 [Global]

Home Care Workers Protest the Canadian Red Cross 2018-04-15 [CUPE]

Minimum Wage increased to $11.25 an hour on April 1 2018-04-12 [Brunswickian]

NB Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2018-04-09 [NBFL]

Workers at Moncton Honda vote to strike 2018-04-06 [Unifor]

Solidarity for improving wages and New Brunswick communities 2018-03-31 [Media Co-op]

Pay equity boosts NB education workers’ pay 2018-03-29 [CUPE]

Doctor calls WorkSafeNB practices a 'human rights' issue 2018-03-28 [CBC]

Public and Private Sector Pay: Why Workers Need to “Break the Mandate” 2018-03-25 [CUPE]

Breaking the Mandate in New Brunswick 2018-03-25 [CUPE]

Should New Brunswick Do What Ontario Did? 2018-03-15 [CUPE]

NBFL’s Statement for International Women’s Day 2018-03-04 [NBFL]

PSAC union members rally in Moncton over Phoenix pay system 2018-03-01 [Global]

Black History Month in NB 2018-02-10 [CUPE]

Home support care in New Brunswick: the Province must intervene 2018-02-08 [CUPE]

2018-2019 Provincial Budget: CUPE NB is Pleased 2018-02-04 [CUPE]

2018-2019 provincial budget: CUPE NB is pleased 2018-01-31 [CUPE]

Child care funding increase will help single parents 2018-01-31 [CUPE]

RCMP must pay $550K penalty for Labour Code conviction in Moncton Mountie shootings 2018-01-27 [CBC]

Province needs more operators, plows and a real 24/7 work capacity 2018-01-14 [CUPE]

Child care funding increase will help single parents 2018-01-14 [CUPE]

Unifor applauds NB's free child care for low income parents 2018-01-12 [Unifor]

Highway workers call on transportation minister to ‘overhaul’ snow-fighter program 2018-01-11 [Global]

New Year’s Message from the President of the NBFL 2018-01-04 [NBFL]

Daniel Légère among the 30 most influential Francophones in NB 2018-01-04 [CUPE]

NBFL Celebrates Adoption of First Contract Arbitration 2017-12-24 [NBFL]

Our Holiday Message 2017-12-23 [CUPE]

NBFL Young Workers Conference 2017-12-21 [NBFL]

Companies still made largest political donations, ahead of ban 2017-12-20 [CBC]

Black eyes and teeth marks: Graphic photos show injuries to educational assistants 2017-12-19 [CBC]

Extra-Mural and Sodexo Privatization to be Major Electoral Issues 2017-12-18 [CUPE]

Private direction of New Brunswick health care brings out protesters 2017-12-13 [CBC]

Women in Leadership Gala 2017-12-11 [NBFL]

This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]