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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]

Miramichi women's shelter board member resigns, cites multiple issues 2016-10-18 [CBC]

Workers deserve better: NB discussing changes to minimum wage and employment standards 2016-10-08 [The Media Co-op]

Health care workers frustrated: federal Liberals to maintain Harper cuts to health transfers 2016-09-30 [CUPE]

Union members to rally against TPP in uptown Saint John 2016-09-26 [Unifor]

Crown prosecutors now seek conciliation 2016-09-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

School bus overcrowding result of unnecessary cuts 2016-09-22 [CUPE]

School bus overcrowding result of unnecessary cuts 2016-09-19 [CUPE]

“Who Cares?” – CUPE launches campaign for public integration of Community Care Services in NB 2016-09-16 [CUPE]

CUPE calls for structure in N.B. group home, transition house sector 2016-09-16 [Global]

“Who Cares?” - CUPE launches campaign for public integration of Community Care Services 2016-09-14 [CUPE]

Unifor calls on Gallant government to implement child care report 2016-09-13 [Unifor]

Province reaches deal with school bus drivers, custodians 2016-09-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the Sydney steel plant in Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. When the mineworkers come out in support, their leaders are arrested. Memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]