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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]

Blood services strike affecting workers in N.B., N.S. say unions 2016-03-25 [CBC]

Blood donor frustrated with ongoing blood workers strike  ActNOW!  2016-02-25 [CBC]

Striking blood services workers get support from CUPE 2016-02-19 [CBC]

PEIUPSE members ratify multiple collective agreements 2016-02-13 [NUPGE]

Striking Canadian Blood Services workers get some mainland support  ActNOW!  2016-01-31 [The Guardian]

Striking P.E.I. Canadian Blood Services employees hold support rally  ActNOW!  2016-01-31 [CBC]

P.E.I. tax dollars on strike with Canadian Blood Services employees  ActNOW!  2016-01-28 [The Guardian]

Canadian Blood Services workers deserve better  ActNOW!  2016-01-27 [The Guardian]

This month in labour history

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 11 June 1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the long 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act, promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers, comes into force. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]