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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]

Labour Day Activities New Brunswick 2017 2017-08-21 [NBFL]

NB Day: Premier Recognizes Labour Movement’s Contribution 2017-08-12 [SCFP]

Local Companies and Union Start New Program to Keep Young Welders Close to Home 2017-07-27 [Huddle]

MLAs hear business pros and cons of legalized marijuana 2017-07-26 [CBC]

Sears Worker Protection Required 2017-07-16 [NBFL]

More workers to receive pay equity adjustments 2017-07-02 [NUPGE]

Workers protest Phoenix payroll system 2017-07-01 [Media Co-op]

Grand Fall: Union dissatisfied with slow negotiations 2017-06-27 [CUPE]

ANBL should manage recreational cannabis 2017-06-26 [CUPE]

PSAC members protest Phoenix payroll system in Saint John 2017-06-25 [CTV]

Lives lived: Saint John’s working-class heroes 2017-06-21 [Media Co-op]

Miramichi firefighters fix defaced pride flag 2017-06-08 [CBC]

Moncton council votes to hand off 1 of 7 garbage zones to private contractor 2017-06-06 [CBC]

NBU members ratify 2 first contracts 2017-06-03 [NUPGE]

Government signs collective agreement with teachers 2017-05-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union, Town of Sackville relieved to reach agreement after year-and-a-half without contract 2017-05-19 [The Tribune-Post]

UNB workers receive favourable decision in unionization effort 2017-05-17 [Media Co-op]

Correctional officers want new contract, PTSD recognized 2017-05-17 [Global]

Mayworks Fredericton recognizes May Day and working class culture 2017-05-03 [Media Co-op]

WorkSafeNB could face squeeze from all sides at stakeholders meeting 2017-04-19 [CBC]

Premier's comments concern NBU 2017-04-10 [NUPGE]

Seniority matters! Fairness for Sackville municipal employees 2017-04-02 [CUPE]

Provincial Government Prioritizes Needs of Business Over Jobs of New Brunswickers 2017-03-21 [NUPGE]

Government and the province's teachers reach tentative agreement 2017-03-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Fired Bonté Foods worker wins job back because of ADHD discrimination 2017-03-14 [CBC]

NBFL saddened by death of longstanding union leader and activist Doug Kingston 2017-03-13 [NBFL]

Unions Celebrate International Women’s Day with recipient of the Order of Canada, Barbara Byers 2017-03-08 [NBFL]

NBU members help in aftermath of ice storm 2017-02-12 [NUPGE]

Origin of plan to privatize hospital food, cleaning services debated 2017-02-07 [CBC]

Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $10,000 for New Brunswick Ice Storm 2017-02-07 [USW]

Privatization in Healthcare: Expect Superbugs and Reheated Food 2017-02-06 [CUPE]

Open-ended shifts for snowplow drivers raise questions 2017-02-01 [CBC]

WorkSafeNB honours Moosehead Brewery for health and safety leadership 2017-01-17 [NUPGE]

Cardy's parting words rile foes within NDP 2017-01-04 [CBC]

Keep Rural Stores Open: NB Liquor Union 2016-12-23 [CUPE]

CUPE 1190: Unnecessary Cuts Lead to Dangerous Roads 2016-12-20 [CUPE]

Top MFU official one of 2 men killed in Miramichi crash 2016-12-06 [CBC]

NBU delivers petition against private blood plasma clinic to minister 2016-11-08 [NUPGE]

Saint-Quentin nursing home staff accuse director of harassment, verbal abuse 2016-11-03 [CBC]

“Every single tomato has a story:” Film captures shattered dreams of migrant workers 2016-10-27 [The Media Co-op]

Ex-women's shelter board member raises transparency concerns 2016-10-21 [CBC]

Labour leader resigns from board of Miramichi women’s shelter 2016-10-19 [The Media Co-op]

This month in labour history

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers launch a strike against the Ford Motor Company that lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations and soon becomes a major force in the union movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montreal East. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montreal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labour. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head with the fatal shooting by police of three strikers during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]