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New vehicle tracking systems result in serious savings for Charlottetown 2017-10-11 [CBC]

Speaker on seniors' health to address PEI UPSE retirees' meeting 2017-10-08 [NUPGE]

Unions mark P.E.I. Labour Day by calling for national drug plan 2017-09-06 [The Guardian]

Labour Day Celebrations in PEI 2017-08-31 [CUPE]

Mexican fish-plant workers want more hours, stay home in protest 2017-08-12 [CBC]

UPSE at Pride celebrations 2017-07-31 [NUPGE]

Casey unsure that door-to-door delivery will be restored 2017-07-22 [CBC]

Federation of Labour urges premiers to discuss pharmacare 2017-07-20 [The Guardian]

PSAC members boycott Public Service Workers Week because of pay system 2017-06-14 [The Journal-Pioneer]

'We have members eating at the food bank': Workers want payroll fiasco fixed 2017-06-14 [CBC]

Labour honours injured and killed workers on National Day of Mourning 2017-04-29 [CBC]

Widow awarded benefits after husband's death linked to workplace bullying 2017-03-31 [CBC]

Federal government employees on P.E.I. protest broken payroll system 2017-03-01 [The Guardian]

49 layoffs at Mill River Resort, incoming owner says staff can re-apply if they’re interested in working for 'private-sector wages' 2017-02-03 [CBC]

PEIUPSE members encouraged to take workplace violence survey 2017-01-19 [NUPGE]

UPEI reaches tentative agreement with support staff 2017-01-12 [The Guardian]

Victory for voting reform 2016-11-13 [Victory for voting reform in P.E.I.]

Josie Baker recognized for migrant workers' rights work 2016-11-05 [CBC]

'It's hurting people': Veterans Affairs union says caseload promise taking too long 2016-10-19 [CBC]

Teachers' Federation Frustrated Over Issue of Back Pay 2016-09-02 [PEITF]

NSUPE Local 19 Back to Work After Nearly a Year On Strike 2016-08-29 [CCU]

Strike is over for Canadian Blood Services workers 2016-08-24 [The Journal-Pioneer]

Canadian Blood Services strike over 2016-08-24 [CBC]

Town of Kensington, union workers currently in contract negotiations 2016-08-20 [The Journal-Pioneer]

New contract deal for tax centre workers in Summerside 2016-08-19 [The Guardian]

UFCW Canada adds to the rainbow at PEI Pride Parade 2016-08-08 [UFCW]

UFCW Canada stands in solidarity with striking workers at Canadian Blood Services 2016-07-25 [UFCW]

UPEI 'will not lock out faculty and staff' this summer 2016-07-01 [CBC]

Tax centre employees facing ongoing payroll issues could go on strike 2016-06-25 [CBC]

Possible Canada Post strike could cost P.E.I. businesses thousands 2016-06-23 [CBC]

Island union members join national rally for 'fairness' in contract talks 2016-06-09 [CBC]

Arbitrator Rules on PEITF Contract 2016-06-07 [PEITF]

Migrant Workers Scholarship nominator profile: Zenaida Angeles 2016-05-29 [UFCW]

CCU Supports Striking Blood Services Workers 2016-05-26 [CCU]

UPSE welcome workers from Community Connections 2016-05-19 [NUPGE]

Striking blood services workers set up at Miscouche mobile clinic 2016-05-18 [The Journal-Pioneer]

Blood clinics on P.E.I. cross picket line, ignite debate online 2016-05-18 [CBC]

On strike since September, blood services workers picket mobile clinic 2016-05-17 [CBC]

Striking workers urge Islanders to boycott mobile blood clinics 2016-05-11 [Radio-Canada]

Mill River workers want job assurances from P.E.I. government 2016-04-30 [CBC]

University faculty group says school bargaining in bad faith 2016-04-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Charlottetown Canadian Blood Services workers reject contract offer 2016-04-21 [CBC]

Canadian Blood Services: A bloody shame 2016-04-20 [Rank and File]

CUPE P.E.I. seeks meeting with finance minister Allen Roach 2016-04-19 [CBC]

UPSE President alarmed after Throne Speech touches on retirement benefits 2016-04-15 [NUPGE]

Fishermen cautiously optimistic about spring lobster 2016-04-13 [CBC]

Charlottetown firefighters' union upset with $200K budget cut 2016-04-13 [CBC]

Coalition for Fair EI want changes made to employment insurance 2016-04-09 [CBC]

Cavendish Farms workers vote April 14 2016-04-06 [The Guardian]

PEI Budget 2016 : Public Services Matter! 2016-04-05 [CUPE]

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]

12-10-1973 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 Union Local 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, 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]

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]