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Black History Month in NB 2018-02-10 [CUPE]

Home support care in New Brunswick: the Province must intervene 2018-02-08 [CUPE]

2018-2019 Provincial Budget: CUPE NB is Pleased 2018-02-04 [CUPE]

2018-2019 provincial budget: CUPE NB is pleased 2018-01-31 [CUPE]

Child care funding increase will help single parents 2018-01-31 [CUPE]

RCMP must pay $550K penalty for Labour Code conviction in Moncton Mountie shootings 2018-01-27 [CBC]

Province needs more operators, plows and a real 24/7 work capacity 2018-01-14 [CUPE]

Child care funding increase will help single parents 2018-01-14 [CUPE]

Unifor applauds NB's free child care for low income parents 2018-01-12 [Unifor]

Highway workers call on transportation minister to ‘overhaul’ snow-fighter program 2018-01-11 [Global]

New Year’s Message from the President of the NBFL 2018-01-04 [NBFL]

Daniel Légère among the 30 most influential Francophones in NB 2018-01-04 [CUPE]

NBFL Celebrates Adoption of First Contract Arbitration 2017-12-24 [NBFL]

 VIDEO  Our Holiday Message 2017-12-23 [CUPE]

NBFL Young Workers Conference 2017-12-21 [NBFL]

Companies still made largest political donations, ahead of ban 2017-12-20 [CBC]

Black eyes and teeth marks: Graphic photos show injuries to educational assistants 2017-12-19 [CBC]

Extra-Mural and Sodexo Privatization to be Major Electoral Issues 2017-12-18 [CUPE]

Private direction of New Brunswick health care brings out protesters 2017-12-13 [CBC]

Women in Leadership Gala 2017-12-11 [NBFL]

CUPE NB makes inroads to assist victims of intimate partner violence 2017-12-10 [CUPE]

Unions explore political agenda for 2018 election 2017-12-07 [The Media Co-op]

Bitten and bruised: Former educational assistant says health risks caused her to quit 2017-12-07 [CBC]

Moncton council ratifies new contract with city hall workers 2017-12-05 [CBC]

City of Moncton strike averted with tentative agreement 2017-11-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE NB Present at WorkSafeNB Consultations 2017-11-26 [CUPE]

Pay workers complain of pressure to close Phoenix cases 2017-11-10 [CBC]

Donald Arseneault has long relationship with union that hired him 2017-11-07 [CBC]

CUPE NB Strengthens Its Strike Readiness 2017-11-03 [CUPE]

NBU supports changes to first contract arbitration 2017-11-02 [NUPGE]

Workers demonstrate against increasing employer control of WorkSafe NB 2017-10-30 [Media Co-op]

Workers’ compensation system is dangerously underfunded 2017-10-29 [CUPE]

First-contract arbitration would become a right under new bill 2017-10-26 [CBC]

Workers’ Compensation System is Dangerously Underfunded 2017-10-25 [CUPE]

Unifor applauds New Brunswick throne speech 2017-10-25 [Unifor]

NB must keep Extra-Mural under public control 2017-10-21 [CUPE]

Protest at the Legislature Stand up for injured workers’ rights! 2017-10-21 [CUPE]

NBU members at Moosehead featured in ad campaign 2017-10-20 [NUPGE]

Balanced approach needed at WorkSafeNB 2017-10-20 [NBFL]

Privatization in healthcare – management of extramural nursing and Tele-Care 2017-09-25 [CUPE]

Paramedics, hospital support staff vote on proposed contract 2017-09-24 [CBC]

NBU says privatization of Extra-Mural Program riddled with questions 2017-09-24 [NUPGE]

NBFL welcomes stand-alone labour department 2017-09-12 [NBFL]

Vitalité moves to fix 'poisoned work environment' at Bathurst hospital 2017-09-07 [Radio-Canada]

NBFL welcomes child care funding announcement 2017-09-04 [NBFL]

Deputy minister defends arming sheriffs and safety enforcement officers 2017-09-02 [CBC]

Miramichi mayor wants apology for payroll centre comments 2017-08-28 [CBC]

CUPE NB Supports Students’ Fight Against Unpaid Internships 2017-08-24 [CUPE]

New members of NBU sign first contracts that include domestic violence leave 2017-08-22 [NUPGE]

NBFL Blair Doucet Summer Camp: Participants learn about solidarity 2017-08-21 [NBFL]

This month in labour history

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal minister Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003. It requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This sets a standard for postwar labour relations law. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]