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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]

Government giving striking Canadian Blood Services workers cold shoulder  ActNOW!  2016-01-27 [The Guardian]

Canadian Blood Services Workers in PEI on Strike for Over Four Months 2016-01-26 [Rank and File]

This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]