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Contract talks at impasse with Town of Placentia 2019-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Crowd Fills Duckworth Street in Support of Inshore Fishery 2019-03-21 [FFAW/Unifor]

'Put the crab back on the table,' frustrated fishermen chant at rally 2019-03-21 [CBC]

Frustrated Fish Harvesters Protest Through St. John’s Downtown 2019-03-21 [VOCM]

Mass Demonstration on Wednesday 2019-03-20 [FFAW/Unifor]

Hundreds Gather in Grand Falls to Discuss Potential Snow Crab Quota Cuts 2019-03-17 [FFAW/Unifor]

Snow crab harvesters to rally in protest of TAC cuts 2019-03-16 [Undercurrent]

Union says Ambulance Workers Will Receive Owed Wages 2019-03-16 [VOCM]

Ambulance workers 'at their breaking point,' face uncertain future after funding pulled: union 2019-03-12 [CBC]

Moore’s Paramedics Shocked by Contract Cancellation 2019-03-12 [VOCM]

NAPE celebrates National Social Work Month: Concern about workload, stress, strain 2019-03-11 [NUPGE]

Unfair Sharing Arrangement for Atlantic Halibut Shortchanges 3Ps Harvesters 2019-03-11 [FFAW/Unifor]

Women Make Our Union Strong 2019-03-11 [FFAW/Unifor]

3K Fleet Chairs to Meet with DFO Officials Monday 2019-03-11 [FFAW/Unifor]

Wabush Mines pension increases coming soon but workers hit with increased taxes 2019-03-07 [The Western Star]

Teachers’ Union Reaches Collective Agreement 2019-03-07 [VOCM]

Hope and worry amongst Newfoundland’s northeast coast harvesters for snow crab’s future 2019-03-05 [The Telegram]

International Women’s Day 2019: Women are Done Waiting! 2019-03-05 [NLFL]

NLFL President Mary Shortall’s Address for International Women’s Day 2019-03-05 [NLFL]

Government Approves Harvesting of Japanese Turbot Quota in Canadian Waters 2019-03-05 [FFAW/Unifor]

DFO Pushes Forward with Crab Science Despite Industry Objections 2019-03-05 [FFAW/Unifor]

MUN Students and SHOP Tackle Talking About Sex Work 2019-03-02 [VOCM]

NAPE raising red flags about degradation of health care services 2019-02-25 [NUPGE]

'Disbelief' for D-J Composites worker who was laid off after contract fight 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Mayor Bernie Power, take your head out of the sand: CUPE 1761 2019-02-06 [CUPE]

Limit Reference Point for Northern Cod Fails to Capture Historical Data, Harvester Observations 2019-02-03 [FFAW/Unifor]

NAPE Raises Concerns Over Loss of Pathology Services in Carbonear 2019-02-03 [VOCM]

Unifor donates $20,000 to Community Food Sharing Association after warehouse fire 2019-02-02 [Unifor]

Loss of Pathology Services in Carbonear Akin to Death by a Thousand Cuts: NAPE 2019-02-02 [VOCM]

MUN Maintenance Workers Reach Tentative Agreement 2019-02-02 [VOCM]

FFAW Numbers Show Major Cod Resurgence 2019-01-30 [VOCM]

Labour leader Bill Parsons remembered as tireless force for workers' rights 2019-01-29 [CBC]

A Labour Leader Ahead of His Time 2019-01-29 [VOCM]

Newdock Ordered to Pay $20,000 in Fines After 2016 OHS Incident 2019-01-29 [VOCM]

NLTA Responds to Concerns About Chronic Absenteeism 2019-01-28 [VOCM]

Longtime Labour Leader William Parsons Passes Away 2019-01-28 [VOCM]

FISH-NL's union status upheld by Supreme Court 2019-01-24 [CBC]

Supreme Court Strikes Down FFAW Appeal of FISH-NL’s Union Status 2019-01-24 [VOCM]

Supreme Court Decision a ‘Huge Boost’ for FISH-NL, says Cleary 2019-01-24 [VOCM]

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]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia, takes the lives of workers clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A total of 62 bodies are recovered, including four the following spring. The dead include 32 contract labourers from Japan. [more]

6-03-1925 12,000 Nova Scotia coal miners walk off the job after BESCO announced a 20% wage rollback and stopped company store credit for the miners. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back Into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

9-03-1906 Mineworkers in the Lethbridge, Alberta district go on strike against poverty wages and are met by scabs, police and private detectives. They win a small wage increase with the help of a mediator, but the company refuses to recognize the union. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, the Western Canadian Labour Conference calls for sweeping political and economic changes, including abolition of production for profit and the organization of workers on industrial lines. They adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]