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'A heart of gold': Teenager worker who died at wastewater plant remembered as caring 2018-08-21 [CBC]

NBFL Blair Doucet Summer Camp: Participants form lifelong bonds 2018-08-20 [NBFL]

Hilton Hotel Saint John, N.B., employees ratify 4-year agreement 2018-08-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Fredericton Tragedy – CUPE NB Statement 2018-08-15 [CUPE]

Rapid Response Paramedic Units are Smoke and Mirrors 2018-08-12 [CUPE]

New coalition launches campaign for public water in Moncton 2018-07-28 [CUPE]

CUPW Fredericton Oromocto: Red / Blue Solidarity Day 2018-07-09 [CUPW]

Stop shipping scabs, Unifor tells Araneda 2018-07-06 [Unifor]

Workers at Source Atlantic in N.B. ratify new contract 2018-07-05 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

NBFL congratulates government of NB for introducing paid intimate partner violence leave 2018-07-03 [NBFL]

A significant first step towards the right direction 2018-07-01 [CUPE]

Province announces 5 days of paid leave for domestic violence victims 2018-06-30 [CBC]

Saint John's calculated living wage $7 higher than provincial minimum 2018-06-23 [CBC]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]