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Cautious optimism among striking workers as IOC reaches out 2018-05-24 [CBC]

IOC, Steelworkers Union Talks to Resume 2018-05-23 [VOCM]

NLFL Convention Discusses Labour Reform and Applauds Advances in OHS, WCB Benefits, and Enforcement 2018-05-20 [NLFL]

NLFL Welcomes the Introduction of Legislation to Modernize the Residential Tenancies Act and Recognize the Impact on Victims of Domestic Violence 2018-05-20 [NLFL]

FFAW-Unifor Celebrates National Seal Product Day 2018-05-20 [FFAW/Unifor]

Fishermen block Placentia lift bridge after waiting overnight to unload crab 2018-05-18 [CBC]

Unifor renews call on N.L. government to finally fix labour laws 2018-05-18 [Unifor]

'Straight up working-class hero' Wayne Lucas honoured in the House of Assembly 2018-05-17 [CUPE]

Rio Tinto says no output at strike-hit IOC; contractors handling care and maintenance 2018-05-17 [Platt's]

Federation of Labour calls for $15-an-hour minimum wage 2018-05-17 [NTV]

NL Federation of Labour Rallies in Support of $15 Minimum Wage 2018-05-16 [VOCM]

FISH-NL, FFAW Debate Who the ‘True’ Fish Harvesters Are 2018-05-16 [VOCM]

Frustrations Grow as IOC Strike Grinds into Second Month 2018-05-15 [VOCM]

FFAW Appeals Price of Snow Crab 2018-05-14 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW, FISH-NL Tensions Heat Up Before Union Application Meeting 2018-05-14 [VOCM]

CUPE members support SKS Child Care Centre with $22,500 donation 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

Week seven of strike at IOC in Labrador West, no end in sight 2018-05-13 [The Telegram]

Young and Temporary Workers Vulnerable to Injury: CSSE Vice Chair 2018-05-13 [VOCM]

CUPE Works to Alleviate Issues Faced by LPNs Under Western Health 2018-05-13 [VOCM]

Federation of Labour Mid-Term Convention Today 2018-05-13 [VOCM]

Banning FISH-NL Supporters from Running for FFAW Exec is Manipulation, says Cleary 2018-05-13 [VOCM]

Wabush Mines pensioners get welcome news 2018-05-12 [The Northern Pen]

No mutiny: FFAW bans all FISH-NL supporters from running in its elections 2018-05-11 [CBC]

Labrador West MHA Urges Steelworkers, IOC Back to the Table 2018-05-11 [VOCM]

Prescription drug cap, pensions at heart of Labrador strike 2018-05-10 [Benefits Canada]

Labrador West MHA speaks out on strike and reports of replacement workers 2018-05-10 [The Western Star]

Steelworkers say IOC is Missing the Point with Latest Offer 2018-05-10 [VOCM]

New Hazardous Material Regulations Coming in December 2018-05-10 [VOCM]

Lab West Chamber of Commerce asking union and IOC to go back to the table 2018-05-09 [The Aurora]

In Wake of Layoffs, NAPE says Rural CNA Programs Not Promoted Enough 2018-05-08 [VOCM]

IOC’s Response to Striking Workers, Reinforces the Need for Progressive Labour Legislation in Newfoundland & Labrador 2018-05-06 [NLFL]

MP’s Misguided Comments on Oil and Gas Activity in Protected Areas Shuts Out Fish Harvesters 2018-05-06 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Leaders Meet with Members of Parliament 2018-05-06 [FFAW/Unifor]

IOC Strike, DJ Composites Dispute Shows Need for New Labour Laws: Shortall 2018-05-05 [VOCM]

Groups Come Together to Launch Sex Worker Safety App 2018-05-05 [VOCM]

IOC cuts medical benefits for workers as strike drags on 2018-05-04 [CBC]

Whalen’s Comments Show Oil and Gas Bias: FFAW 2018-05-03 [VOCM]

CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador elects new president 2018-05-03 [The Telegram]

'I haven't regretted not one single moment': Wayne Lucas retiring as CUPE president after 26 years 2018-04-30 [CBC]

Ceremony for National Day of Mourning 2018-04-29 [VOCM]

After 40 years with CUPE — 26 as Newfoundland and Labrador president — Wayne Lucas is retiring 2018-04-28 [The Telegram]

Workshops Bring Quality to the Forefront of the New Cod Fishery 2018-04-28 [FFAW/Unifor]

Changes Needed for Northern Shrimp 2018-04-28 [FFAW/Unifor]

FISH-NL Attacks Status of Thousands of Fish Harvesters 2018-04-28 [FFAW/Unifor]

NAPE President Urges Patience During Processing of Severance Payout 2018-04-26 [VOCM]

Throw out FISH-NL application, FFAW says after labour board ruling 2018-04-21 [CBC]

FFAW Calls for Immediate Dismissal of FISH-NL Application 2018-04-21 [VOCM]

NDP Calls on Government to Tackle 16 Months-long DJ Composites Dispute 2018-04-20 [VOCM]

Week four and counting in Labrador West strike 2018-04-19 [The Aurora]

Iron Ore workers remain on strike after rejecting latest offer 2018-04-19 [The Telegram]

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]