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D-J Composites, Unifor settle legal case, head to contract negotiations 2018-10-17 [CBC]

Correctional officers, government reach tentative deal 2018-10-10 [CBC]

Province Reaches Tentative Agreement with NAPE Correctional Officers 2018-10-10 [VOCM]

DFO Management Ignores Stakeholder Position on Mackerel, Meeting Requested with Officials 2018-10-09 [FFAW/Unifor]

Premier Downplays Government Role in Bringing D-J Composites Dispute to Arbitration 2018-10-06 [VOCM]

Unifor says D-J Composites has agreed to binding arbitration 2018-10-04 [CBC]

D-J Composites agrees to binding arbitration after NL Premier intervenes 2018-10-04 [Unifor]

D-J Composites Agrees to Binding Arbitration, Unifor says 2018-10-04 [VOCM]

Unifor to D-J Composites: Respect Workers or Take Business Elsewhere 2018-10-03 [VOCM]

Unifor President, Opposition Leader Call for House to Reopen to End DJ Composites Dispute 2018-10-03 [VOCM]

Judge rules Unifor and Atlantic head Lana Payne to face contempt hearing 2018-10-03 [CBC]

Labour Board Dismisses FISH-NL Application, Attributes Delay in Process to FISH-NL 2018-10-02 [FFAW/Unifor]

FISH-NL president vows to keep raiding despite certification rejection 2018-10-02 [CBC]

Premier may reconvene House of Assembly early to force D-J Composites, Unifor talks 2018-10-02 [CBC]

Resort workers sign new contract 2018-10-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union officer dies after falling ill on D-J Composites picket line 2018-09-30 [CBC]

NLTA Concerned About Student Assistant Allocation Numbers 2018-09-30 [VOCM]

D-J Composites lockout is a refresher on reality of picket lines 2018-09-29 [rabble]

Unifor determined to bring an end to lockout 2018-09-29 [Unifor]

Unifor Secures Meeting with Premier Over D-J Composites Dispute 2018-09-29 [VOCM]

Labour Board Dismisses FISH-NL Certification Application 2018-09-29 [VOCM]

Unifor finally gets meeting with Dwight Ball over D-J Composites lockout 2018-09-29 [CBC]

Unifor expands pickets from D-J Composites to government offices in lockout 2018-09-28 [CBC]

Unifor blocking out non-union and replacement workers in defiance of 2017 court order 2018-09-28 [Radio-Canada]

PSAC members rally over Phoenix failures, glacial pace of contract talks 2018-09-27 [CBC]

Day 646 of D-J Composites lockout marked by big union rally 2018-09-27 [CBC]

Unifor Digs In After DJ Composites Shut Down 2018-09-27 [VOCM]

Unifor activists shut down D-J Composites 2018-09-26 [Unifor]

Rally for locked-out Gander employees draws Unifor members from across Canada 2018-09-26 [The Telegram]

Federal Workers Vent Disappointment in Lack of Contract or Progress on Phoenix Pay System 2018-09-26 [VOCM]

Union Activists Shut Down D-J Composites in Gander as Lockout Enters 92nd Week 2018-09-26 [VOCM]

Study hopes to shed new light on sex work across N.L. 2018-09-25 [CBC]

As Potential Postal Strike Looms, Those Depending on Mail Look for Other Options 2018-09-25 [VOCM]

Naming and shaming scab labour 2018-09-23 [Rank and File]

Lengthy labour dispute in Newfoundland offers refresher course in picket-line reality 2018-09-21 [The Globe and Mail]

Canada Post cuts in Corner Brook based on poorly-timed mail count: union 2018-09-21 [CBC]

Court Rules Teacher Information Can Be Included on ‘Sunshine List’ 2018-09-20 [VOCM]

Deadline for FISH-NL Certification Looming 2018-09-16 [VOCM]

Unifor Posts Photos of Replacement Workers as Gander Lockout Drags On 2018-09-15 [The Law of Work]

Unifor to host major rally to support locked-out workers in Gander 2018-09-12 [Unifor]

What’s the point of a picket line? To stop scabs. 2018-09-12 [MacLean's]

D-J Composites worker says 'scabs' hurting chances of going back to work 2018-09-11 [CBC]

Hawkins Weighs in on DJ Composites Lockout 2018-09-11 [VOCM]

Unifor video that names, shames replacement workers sparks debate 2018-09-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

‘Meet the scabs’: Unifor Canada video exposes workers crossing picket line 2018-09-10 [The Financial Post]

Union defends video identifying 'scabs' at D-J Composites after workers report threats 2018-09-10 [CBC]

Harvesters, processors ready to fight sea cucumber allocation 2018-09-06 [Undercurrent News]

CUP-W says Canada Post Should Look at Postal Banking 2018-09-05 [VOCM]

Labour Day: A Day To Acknowledge The Contributions Of Working People 2018-09-02 [NLFL]

FFAW Requests Review of Northern Cod Management for Season Underway 2018-09-02 [FFAW/Unifor]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of CUPE after six years as Secretary-Treasurer, becoming the first woman to lead a major union in North American history. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]