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Process for Snow Crab Price Reconsideration 2019-05-19 [FFAW/Unifor]

Price Setting Panel Sides with ASP in Snow Crab Reconsideration 2019-05-19 [FFAW/Unifor]

Contract Talks Between Vale and Voisey’s Bay Mine Workers Break Down 2019-05-19 [VOCM]

Christopher Mitchelmore Meets with Union for Workers at Black Duck Cove Plant 2019-05-19 [VOCM]

Workers deciding on compensation offer after Black Duck Cove fish plant fire 2019-05-18 [CBC]

Rival Newfoundland harvester group rips negotiated cod price 2019-05-17 [Undercurrent News]

Ball, Crosbie No-Shows at NLTA Leader’s Debate on Education 2019-05-15 [VOCM]

Fishery Has Been Sidelined as Election Issue, says FFAW 2019-05-15 [VOCM]

RNC Association Presses Candidates on Issues Facing Officers 2019-05-11 [VOCM]

NLTA Accuses School District of Muzzling Teachers 2019-05-10 [VOCM]

FFAW Keeps Pressure on Government for Benefits Extension 2019-05-06 [FFAW/Unifor]

Grieg Aquaculture Applications Raise Alarm for Placentia Bay Fish Harvesters 2019-05-06 [FFAW/Unifor]

Walk Helps Shed Light on Workplace Tragedies 2019-05-06 [VOCM]

Corrections Officers Remember Leo Puddester 2019-05-05 [VOCM]

Fishing for the future: Routes to a better fishery 2019-05-04 [The Western Star]

National Union mourns passing of Leo Puddister 2019-05-04 [NUPGE]

NAPE Reflects on Life, Career of Leo Puddester 2019-05-04 [VOCM]

Former NAPE leader Leo Puddester dies 2019-05-03 [CBC]

Tributes Pour in for Leo Puddester 2019-05-03 [VOCM]

NDP calling for more hires in hospitals, long-term care homes 2019-05-02 [CBC]

Leaders Trade Shots and Policies at Federation of Labour Debate 2019-05-01 [VOCM]

NLers Should Be Hired First says Trades NL 2019-04-30 [VOCM]

Eastern Health Responds After RNU says System in ‘Crisis’ 2019-04-30 [VOCM]

FFAW President Speaks to Senate Committee on Bill C-69 2019-04-28 [FFAW/Unifor]

Ban on Industrial Activity in MPAs a Step in the Right Direction 2019-04-28 [FFAW/Unifor]

NLTA Calls on Senate to Preserve ‘Spanking Law’ in Criminal Code 2019-04-26 [VOCM]

NLTA Provincial Council Elects New Members 2019-04-26 [VOCM]

NAPE workers demonstrate in St. John’s 2019-04-24 [The Western Star]

Only half of needed LPNs and PCAs hired ahead of summer season 2019-04-24 [CBC]

NAPE Members Rally Over Work Conditions on ‘Eve of a Crisis’ 2019-04-24 [VOCM]

CUPE Holding Symposium on P3 Projects 2019-04-22 [VOCM]

Lobster Formula Rollover, New Strategy For Marketing and Branding 2019-04-21 [FFAW/Unifor]

Town of Placentia municipal workers vote 100% in favour of strike action 2019-04-21 [CUPE]

Union says lobster bargaining agreement will stay 2019-04-20 [Undercurrent]

Unelected and unaccountable board to cut health care spending 2019-04-19 [NUPGE]

NAPE surprised by Ches Crosbie pledge to retool health-care spending 2019-04-19 [CBC]

Strike — or lockout — looms for Placentia municipal workers 2019-04-19 [CBC]

Placentia Municipal Workers Vote in Favour of Strike Action 2019-04-19 [VOCM]

Budget passes on responsibilities and debt to future generations 2019-04-17 [CUPE]

'Don't be that guy,' NAPE advises in anti-violence campaign 2019-04-15 [CBC]

New NAPE Campaign Challenges Men to Join the Fight Against Gender Violence 2019-04-15 [VOCM]

Funding Announcement Welcome News for Province’s Fish Processing Workers 2019-04-14 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Opposes Offshore Proposal to Put Draggers on Pre-Spawning Grounds of Northern Cod 2019-04-14 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Against Allowing Draggers on Cod Pre-Spawning Grounds 2019-04-13 [VOCM]

Court Affirms that Inability to Measure Impairment Caused by Medical Cannabis Can Constitute an Undue Hardship 2019-04-12 [JD Supra]

Supreme Court Declines NLTA Case on Public Access to Teacher Salaries 2019-04-12 [VOCM]

Last Stand for FISH-NL: Union Looks for $150,000 2019-04-09 [VOCM]

Strong Support for Pay Equity Legislation, But Little Movement in House 2019-04-08 [VOCM]

NAPE reaches tentative agreement with the Town of Pouch Cove 2019-04-06 [NUPGE]

FFAW President Speaks to Senate Committee on Fisheries 2019-04-06 [FFAW/Unifor]

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]

9-05-1972 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]

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]

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. She is later buried in Chicago with the Haymarket martyrs. [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]

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]

28-05-1927 The House of Commons approves a limited old age pension plan. To qualify, Canadians must be 70 years of age and pass a means test. Also, they must live in a participating province. [more]