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Smiling Goat workers to vote on union certification 2018-03-22 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Health care unions seek strike mandate 2018-03-22 [CTV]

Unionize the service industry 2018-03-22 [The Coast]

Health-care unions seek strike vote 2018-03-22 [CBC]

'Playing with fire': Former Donkin mine workers describe 'scary' safety practices 2018-03-22 [CBC]

Budgets are about political choices – Nova Scotians will pay for poor choices 2018-03-22 [CUPE]

NSGEU calls for release of Code Census data, McNeil hiding health care crisis 2018-03-19 [NSGEU]

Good news for Sherbrooke Restoration Commission and members of NSGEU Local 50 2018-03-19 [NSGEU]

Teachers confront Paul Bennett, AIMS, on business agenda for education 2018-03-18 [Rank and File]

Glace Bay Bayplex workers want jobs 2018-03-16 [The Post]

Health care crisis in Nova Scotia reaches dangerous tipping point 2018-03-15 [NUPGE]

Bayplex workers say CBRM broke promise to save their jobs 2018-03-14 [CBC]

Decisions impacting teachers, students and schools must be transparent 2018-03-11 [NSTU]

Labour in Nova Scotia has its work cut out 2018-03-11 [Rank and File]

Government passes education bill that removes principals from union 2018-03-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nan McFadgen calls for meaningful consultation surrounding Bill 72 2018-03-06 [CUPE]

International Women’s Day Events in Nova Scotia 2018-03-04 [NSGEU]

NSGEU Applauds NDP Bill for Victims of Intimate/Domestic/Sexual Violence 2018-03-04 [NSGEU]

Strike averted as province tables education reform bill that will scrap seven school boards 2018-03-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Thousands of violent incidents reported at N.S. schools: documents 2018-03-02 [CTV]

Government needs to release data used in Glaze report 2018-02-28 [NSTU]

Support staff reach tentative agreement with Cape Breton University 2018-02-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

NSGEU Spells It Out for McNeil Liberals: There is a crisis in health care 2018-02-10 [NSGEU]

Health Care Crisis can no longer be ignored by McNeil 2018-02-10 [NSGEU]

NSGEU President asks Premier to meet him at Emergency Department to see the crisis for himself 2018-02-10 [NSGEU]

African Heritage Month 2018-02-05 [NSFL]

Minimum Wage: more work to do! 2018-02-05 [NSFL]

Overwhelming strike mandate for Cape Breton University workers 2018-02-04 [CUPE]

Union reaches tentative deal with Halifax Regional School Board 2018-02-04 [CUPE]

Union reaches tentative deal with Halifax Regional School Board 2018-02-03 [CUPE]

Government continues to place needs of students last 2018-02-01 [Rank and File]

Overwhelming strike mandate for University of Cape Breton workers 2018-01-31 [CUPE]

Education Minister’s Announcement Leaves More Questions Than Answers 2018-01-28 [NSGEU]

Tons of of Irving Shipyard workers stage unplanned walkout 2018-01-28 [The Herald]

Nurses union ‘thrilled’ with violence reduction plan 2018-01-26 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Hundreds of workers briefly walk off job at Irving shipbuilding 2018-01-26 [Global]

Liberal commissioned report misses the mark – Local governance remains best for Nova Scotia’s education system 2018-01-24 [CUPE]

Liberal government in Nova Scotia throws education sector into chaos 2018-01-24 [CUPE]

Unions granted status in Bill 148 court challenge 2018-01-24 [Unifor]

CUPE applies for conciliation in bargaining with Cape Breton University 2018-01-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Unions granted status in Bill 148 court challenge 2018-01-20 [Unifor]

Nurses Win Reduced Penalty for Strike Against Premier McNeil 2018-01-16 [NSGEU]

Book Review: The Mill – 50 years of pulp and protest 2018-01-07 [Rank and File]

Class warfare and the Irving Shipyard 2018-01-05 [The Coast]

Dalhousie faculty association seeks conciliator in labour dispute 2018-01-01 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Reboot of underground Cape Breton coal mine runs into trouble amid complaints of unsafe conditions, layoffs 2017-12-25 [The Financial Post]

Labour Federation says the distribution of wealth is alarming 2017-12-24 [NSFL]

Our seniors deserve better 2017-12-23 [CUPE]

#MeToo Halifax firefighter vindicated 2017-12-21 [Rank and File]

Vindicated Halifax firefighter Liane Tessier: I want the truth out there, I want to expose the structure of misogyny 2017-12-21 [The Advocate]

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]