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Fishermen versus North Atlantic right whales: Which group gets priority? 2018-06-19 [CBC]

Privatization of Hospital Food, Cleaning and Portering Services Prevented 2018-06-18 [CUPE]

Lobster fishermen comply with federal order and move traps to smaller area 2018-06-18 [CBC]

Lobster fishermen comply with federal order and move traps to smaller area 2018-06-18 [CBC]

DFO orders 'hard pill to swallow' for N.B. lobster fishermen, union says 2018-06-17 [CBC]

CUPW win for women’s rights moves closer to pay equity for rural postal workers 2018-06-16 [The Media Co-op]

Abandoned push to private sector brings hospital workers relief 2018-06-15 [CBC]

Frustration mounts as DFO closures hit lobster industry along Acadian Peninsula 2018-06-14 [Global]

Government scraps plan to privatize hospital food services 2018-06-14 [CBC]

If deal rejected, Irving shipyard vote could lead to strike 2018-06-13 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Latest fishing area closures raise fears about fights over shrinking territory 2018-06-13 [CBC]

Unifor continues people's trade town hall tour 2018-05-29 [Unifor]

BDM Scholarship winner: Cole Estabrooks, UFCW 1288P 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

NBU donates $12K to provincial food banks 2018-05-20 [NUPGE]

Proposed Health and Safety Regulations is Good News 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

Moncton Water Belongs To Public 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

Nursing Home Workers Protest NBANH’s Concession Demands 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

Minister opens federal pay centre amid turmoil 2018-05-05 [ParrySound.com]

Unifor sends aid to New Brunswick to help families fleeing floods 2018-05-05 [Unifor]

Workers ratify new agreement at Moncton Honda 2018-05-04 [Unifor]

NBFL’s Statement for International Worker’s Day 2018-04-30 [NBFL]

Mayworks Fredericton 2018 2018-04-30 [The Media Co-op]

Day of Mourning: Remembering and committing to do better 2018-04-28 [NBFL]

Workers’ compensation, 1918: the beginnings 2018-04-28 [The Media Co-op]

Nursing home workers demonstrate, threaten strike 2018-04-27 [CBC]

Government wants ruling in Ambulance New Brunswick language case reviewed 2018-04-25 [CBC]

Spread the Word about CUPW’s Preschool Centre Child Care Project in Fredericton 2018-04-22 [CUPW]

Workers sign new agreement at Lounsbury Automotive in Bathurst 2018-04-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE NB's Submission ON Domestic Violence Leave 2018-04-20 [CUPE]

 VIDEO Front-line staff at New Brunswick nursing home hold rally but premier is a no-show 2018-04-18 [Global]

Home Care Workers Protest the Canadian Red Cross 2018-04-15 [CUPE]

Minimum Wage increased to $11.25 an hour on April 1 2018-04-12 [Brunswickian]

NB Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2018-04-09 [NBFL]

Workers at Moncton Honda vote to strike 2018-04-06 [Unifor]

Solidarity for improving wages and New Brunswick communities 2018-03-31 [Media Co-op]

Pay equity boosts NB education workers’ pay 2018-03-29 [CUPE]

 VIDEO Doctor calls WorkSafeNB practices a 'human rights' issue 2018-03-28 [CBC]

Public and Private Sector Pay: Why Workers Need to “Break the Mandate” 2018-03-25 [CUPE]

Breaking the Mandate in New Brunswick 2018-03-25 [CUPE]

Should New Brunswick Do What Ontario Did? 2018-03-15 [CUPE]

NBFL’s Statement for International Women’s Day 2018-03-04 [NBFL]

PSAC union members rally in Moncton over Phoenix pay system 2018-03-01 [Global]

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]

This month in labour history

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel. [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]