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NLTA Reaches Tentative Agreement with Provincial Government 2019-01-23 [VOCM]

Nurses are working 24 hours straight, and their union is speaking out against forced overtime 2019-01-20 [CBC]

FFAW Leadership Meets with Federal NL Caucus 2019-01-19 [FFAW/Unifor]

Service NL Targets Workplace Violence, Harassment in New Regulations 2019-01-17 [VOCM]

Contracting Company Fined $60,000 for 2015 Workplace Accident 2019-01-16 [VOCM]

Company Pleads Guilty to Charge in Workplace Accident at Paul Reynolds Centre 2019-01-15 [VOCM]

MUN Reaches Tentative Agreements with Faculty Association and Lecturers’ Union 2019-01-13 [VOCM]

Offshore Draggers Threaten Already Vulnerable 3Ps Cod Stocks 2019-01-12 [FFAW/Unifor]

Nurses Commonly Forced to Work 24-Hour Shifts Due to Staff Shortages: Forward 2019-01-10 [VOCM]

New Domestic Violence Leave Legislation “Very Important,” Says Rogers. 2019-01-07 [VOCM]

Report on Deaths Under Incarceration Complete, But Union Waiting for Families Before Seeing It 2019-01-07 [VOCM]

FFAW Members Rescue Surfer Off St. Vincent’s Beach 2019-01-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

Growing Optimism about Fishery, says FFAW President 2018-12-29 [VOCM]

United Steelworkers Establishes a Community Fund for Former Members 2018-12-20 [USW]

MUN Instructors Vote in Favor of Strike Action 2018-12-20 [VOCM]

Provincial employees bear burden of poor fiscal management: CUPE 2018-12-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

MUNSU Concerned About Possible Work Stoppage at Memorial University 2018-12-13 [VOCM]

Presumptive Mental Health Legislation for Work-Related PTSD a Big Victory for Workers – NL Employers Council Opposition Shameful 2018-12-09 [NLFL]

Funding for Experimental Redfish Fishery Brings Opportunity for Inshore Harvesters 2018-12-09 [FFAW/Unifor]

Federation of Labour Hails Presumptive PTSD Coverage as a Win for Workers 2018-12-07 [VOCM]

Province brings in presumptive workplace mental health legislation 2018-12-05 [NUPGE]

Twillingate fisherman concerned about proposed changes to crab stock classification 2018-12-05 [The Western Star]

D-J Composites Dispute is Exhibit A for Reformed Labour Laws, says Unifor 2018-12-05 [VOCM]

Labour Unions, First Responders Applaud Presumptive Coverage for Work-Related PTSD 2018-12-05 [VOCM]

MUN students worry as teaching staff put in strike vote position 2018-12-04 [CBC]

Lock out at D-J Composites finally over 2018-12-04 [Unifor]

Lockout over for D-J Composites workers, but not everyone gets to return to work 2018-12-04 [CBC]

D-J Composites Dispute Reaches End After Two-Year Lockout 2018-12-04 [VOCM]

D-J Composites lock-out ends with arbitrator decision 2018-12-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE Wants Tighter Legislation When it Comes to P3s 2018-11-30 [VOCM]

Marystown Marine Workers happy with final agreement with Marbase 2018-11-29 [The Western Star]

Moore’s Ambulance Service, Operators Reach Collective Agreement 2018-11-24 [VOCM]

Tentative deal awaits ratification for Moore’s Ambulance operators 2018-11-22 [The Telegram]

FFAW Questions Government Response to Oil Spill 2018-11-22 [VOCM]

Crab fishers taken aback by DFO's latest details on crab data 2018-11-21 [The Western Star]

Moore’s Ambulance Service Operators Vote in Favour of Strike Action 2018-11-21 [VOCM]

Harvesters Upset by Lack of Consultation in Snow Crab Management Plan, DFO Responds 2018-11-20 [VOCM]

NLTA Takes ‘Sunshine List’ Privacy Concerns to Supreme Court 2018-11-20 [VOCM]

Oil Spill at White Rose Oil Field 2018-11-18 [FFAW/Unifor]

DFO Science Lacks Respect and Consideration for Fish Harvesters 2018-11-18 [FFAW/Unifor]

Memorial University contract talks in St. John’s reach impasse: MUNFA 2018-11-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Rotating Postal Strike Returns to St. John’s 2018-11-15 [VOCM]

Union says Contract Negotiations at Memorial University at an Impasse 2018-11-15 [VOCM]

Canada Post workers back on the picket line in Newfoundland 2018-11-14 [CBC]

$15 Minimum Wage Would Help Economy, Equality: Common Front NL 2018-11-14 [VOCM]

NAPE launches Home Care: Our Best Choice campaign 2018-11-13 [NUPGE]

Oil and Gas Exploration Expands in Marine Refuge Area Closed to Fishing 2018-11-13 [FFAW/Unifor]

Nurse who witnessed murder-suicide speaking out about domestic, workplace violence 2018-11-13 [CBC]

N.L. introducing paid and unpaid leave for victims of domestic violence 2018-11-09 [CBC]

Longshoremen’s Union Welcomes First Female Inductees 2018-11-09 [VOCM]

This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

6-01-1882 The Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorses the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women. [more]

9-01-1974 Workers at United Aircraft in Longueiul, Québec begin a bitter confrontation that lasts 20 months. One result is the anti-scab law introduced by the new Parti Québécois government in 1977. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is sent to prison for defying a back-to-work law. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]