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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]

Union members say Labour Day a powerful reminder 2016-09-05 [CBC]

Phoenix taking its toll on workers at Miramichi pay centre 2016-09-02 [PSAC]

New Brunswick Union lends support to N.B. Association of Community Living 2016-09-02 [NUPGE]

NBU members at APSEA sign new collective agreement 2016-08-28 [NUPGE]

New Brunswickers Draw Crowds to Support Energy East at Recent Public Hearings 2016-08-21 [UA]

PSAC and GSU Presidents visit Miramichi to hear from pay centre workers 2016-08-21 [PSAC]

Community College workers sign first collective agreement 2016-08-21 [NUPGE]

Phoenix failure prompts pay centre protest by correctional officers 2016-08-19 [CBC]

St-Stephen OR to remain open: CUPE 1252 backs community activists 2016-08-07 [CUPE]

Building Trades Unions Voice Support for Energy East 2016-08-06 [Huddle]

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]