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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

6-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to begin a blockade of the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against legislative attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 45,000 postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarriers' routes. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is passed in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' leave before giving birth and prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. The leaves are unpaid. [more]