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Some St. John's councillors exploring how to make city safer for sex workers 2018-03-23 [CBC]

Corner Brook mill workers worry U.S. tariffs will mean lost jobs 2018-03-22 [CBC]

Steelworker Strike Vote Put on Hold 2018-03-22 [VOCM]

Lab West Steelworkers and IOC back to the table 2018-03-22 [Northern Pen]

Snow crab harvesters union: DFO’s rope slack rules no big thing 2018-03-22 [Undercurrent News]

New Southern Gulf Snow Crab Rules Shouldn’t Impact Local Harvesters: FFAW 2018-03-21 [VOCM]

City Looks at Revisiting Massage Parlours as Safety Issue for Sex Workers 2018-03-21 [VOCM]

Health Care Workers Praise Movement on Pharmacare 2018-03-20 [VOCM]

Paramedic Association Applauds Policy Change 2018-03-19 [VOCM]

New Appointments to Labour Relations Board 2018-03-19 [VOCM]

Federation of Labour Asks for Paid Leave for Victims 2018-03-17 [VOCM]

No-layoff clauses in N.L. union agreements have end date 2018-03-15 [The Telegram]

CUPE Reaches Tentative Deal with Corner Brook 2018-03-14 [VOCM]

Remembering the Cougar 491 Tragedy Nine Years Later 2018-03-12 [VOCM]

CUPW Backs Women, Rural Workers in Equal Pay Protest 2018-03-11 [VOCM]

CUPE Negotiations On Hold 2018-03-09 [VOCM]

#PushforProgress Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour International Women’s Day Statement 2018-03-08 [NLFL]

Springdale crab fisherman optimistic about season 2018-03-07 [Norwester]

Steelworkers at IOC in Labrador West give overwhelming approval for strike mandate 2018-03-07 [The Telegram]

Steelworkers to Vote on Possible Strike 2018-03-07 [VOCM]

Steelworkers Union in Labrador west looking at possible strike 2018-03-06 [The Telegram]

Steelworkers holding strike vote after talks sour with IOC in Labrador 2018-03-06 [CBC]

Harvesters, plant workers to suffer at loss of surf clam quota 2018-03-04 [FFAW/Unifor]

31 Workers Split $60-Million in Atlantic Lotto’s Largest Ever Jackpot 2018-03-01 [VOCM]

Bennett Seeks Update to Laws Around Workplace Sexual Harassment 2018-03-01 [VOCM]

FFAW Encouraged by Snow Crab Assessment 2018-02-28 [FFAW/Unifor]

Federation of Labour Wants Province to Listen Before Budget 2018 2018-02-11 [VOCM]

High-Ranking NAPE Officials Return Through Acclamation 2018-02-10 [VOCM]

FFAW, FISH-NL at odds over what Fisheries Act amendments will mean for N.L.'s inshore fishery 2018-02-07 [The Telegram]

C-NLOPB announces call for new exploration areas, FFAW to submit concerns 2018-02-05 [FFAW/Unifor]

Fishery corporations kick messaging into high gear 2018-02-05 [FFAW/Unifor]

Man Injured on the Job Gets Ready for April Demonstration 2018-02-04 [VOCM]

FFAW Applauds Cn-NLOPB Changes to Include Fish Harvester Input for Land Tenure 2018-02-02 [VOCM]

Still Work to Do to Address All Concerns: NAPE 2018-02-01 [VOCM]

NAPE members say yes to new contract that promises no layoffs 2018-01-31 [CBC]

NAPE ultimatum to companies: support our members or we'll take our business elsewhere 2018-01-31 [CBC]

NAPE Asks Businesses to Declare Support in New Sticker Campaign 2018-01-31 [VOCM]

Portobello’s Owner “Not Picking Sides” After Posting NAPE Sticker 2018-01-31 [VOCM]

Union busting alleged on Bell Island 2018-01-29 [The Telegram]

NAPE to Launch Campaign to Allow Businesses to Show Union Support 2018-01-28 [VOCM]

Fisherman defends 'Jew at a Nazi convention' comment after FISH-NL Facebook post draws ire 2018-01-27 [CBC]

Cleary Apologizes for Controversial Facebook Post 2018-01-27 [VOCM]

Quote From FISH-NL supporter Draws Ire 2018-01-26 [VOCM]

Broad Business Boycott Bypassed, NAPE Launching New Campaign 2018-01-26 [VOCM]

Unifor labour tiff could have repercussions for FFAW 2018-01-24 [The Telegram]

NLTA Campaign Calls for Province to ‘Invest in Our Kids’ 2018-01-24 [VOCM]

‘Don’t Poke the Bear’: NAPE Fires Back at BoT Over Tentative Deal 2018-01-22 [VOCM]

War of words ramps up over tentative NAPE contract as finance minister weighs in 2018-01-20 [CBC]

Lack of ‘Sunset Clause’ for NAPE’s No Layoff Clause Concerns Board of Trade 2018-01-20 [VOCM]

Suspension of Husky's offshore platform sends right message 2018-01-19 [Unifor]

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]

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 Mine workers in Lethbridge went on strike against poverty wages. They were met with scabs, private detectives, and the police. Although they won a small wage increase the company refused 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, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day 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]

31-03-1949 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]

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]