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Auditor General finds privatizing highway maintenance pushed up costs 2019-06-17 [NUPGE]

Statement in support of a moritorum on hydraulic fracking 2019-06-17 [NBFL]

Auditor General Validates CUPE 1190’s Position: Outsourcing Costs More 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council Lights the Night in Moncton 2019-06-10 [UFCW Canada]

Workers Want to Halt Murray Beach Provincial Park Privatization 2019-06-09 [SCFP]

Nurses march in Fredericton to focus attention on their workplace safety concerns 2019-06-08 [CTV]

Nurses union wants to see more security guards in hospitals 2019-06-06 [CBC]

Nurses call for end to workplace violence as attacks mount 2019-06-05 [CBC]

MLAs siding with nursing home workers sends strong message to government, union says 2019-06-01 [CBC]

MLAs approve symbolic motion siding with nursing home workers 2019-05-31 [CBC]

Caregiver families preparing their Plan B in case of strike 2019-05-28 [CTV]

Judge reserves decision on labour board ruling allowing workers to strike 2019-05-25 [CBC]

Glencore Must Back Up Its Goodwill Pledge to Locked-Out Workers 2019-05-22 [USW]

Workers strike in Belledune over safety position 2019-05-17 [The Media Co-op]

Nursing home workers fire back after province says negotiations at impasse 2019-05-16 [Global]

Committee of experts on long-term care: a laudable process but serious problems must be resolved first 2019-05-16 [CUPE]

Higgs confronted as nursing home workers deny 'impasse' in contract talks 2019-05-16 [CBC]

Moncton city workers condemn privatization of water and garbage 2019-05-15 [CUPE]

Nursing home workers' union, province reach 'impasse' in contract dispute talks 2019-05-15 [CBC]

Judge made reversible error of law by removing strike stay, appeal panel says 2019-05-11 [CBC]

3 Days and 3 Nights: CUPE Occupation Ends 2019-05-08 [CUPE]

Nursing home workers occupy riding offices of 8 cabinet ministers 2019-05-07 [CBC]

Nursing home workers occupy minister’s office 2019-05-05 [CUPE]

May Day celebration in Saint John targets Irving 2019-05-05 [The Media Co-op]

CUPE ends sit-in outside social development minister's office 2019-05-04 [CBC]

Nursing home workers urged to end occupation of minister's office 2019-05-04 [CTV]

 VIDEO  CUPE protest turns physical 2019-05-04 [Global]

Social development minister labels union sit-in 'bullying,' but protesters stay put 2019-05-03 [CBC]

Nursing home workers stage sit-in at minister's office, hold protests across province 2019-05-02 [CBC]

Mayworks Festival begins in Fredericton 2019-05-01 [The Media Co-op]

Mourning for workers who died on the job in New Brunswick 2019-05-01 [The Media Co-op]

Glencore Smelter Lockout Culminates Years of Anti-Labour Hostility 2019-04-28 [USW]

Day to Mourn Workers Killed or Injured While Working 2019-04-28 [NBFL]

Court of Appeal stops nursing home workers from striking 2019-04-27 [Yahoo]

Unionized workers at Brunswick Smelter in Belledune locked out ahead of strike 2019-04-24 [iHeart Radio]

280 workers ready to strike at Brunswick smelter in Belledune 2019-04-24 [CBC]

Delay in nursing home workers decision 'difficult' for residents, says advocate 2019-04-19 [CBC]

Appeals court reserves decision on whether nursing home workers can strike 2019-04-18 [CTV]

No nursing home strike possible as court reserves decision 2019-04-18 [CBC]

Outgoing CUPE NB president Daniel Légère praised as “an elevater” 2019-04-17 [The Media Co-op]

 VIDEO Families face uncertainty amid impending nursing home strike 2019-04-17 [CBC]

2019 Day of Mourning Events 2019-04-14 [NBFL]

CUPE keeps the pressure on the Higgs government 2019-04-14 [The Media Co-op]

 VIDEO CUPE NB elects new president amid nursing home dispute with province 2019-04-14 [Global]

About 500 march in Fredericton in support of nursing home workers 2019-04-13 [CBC]

Public-sector workers join forces to fight 'peanuts' for wages 2019-04-11 [CBC]

Announcing the Mayworks Fredericton 2019 schedule 2019-04-11 [The Media Co-op]

Hospital overcrowding, staff shortages have more nurses seeking medical leave, says NBNU 2019-04-09 [Global]

Nursing home workers make public plea for 'unrestricted' binding arbitration 2019-04-03 [CBC]

Violence on the job could decrease with new changes in provincial law, nurses say 2019-04-02 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-06-1987 In British Columbia, 250,000 workers walk off the job in a one-day general strike against restrictive new labour laws introduced by the Social Credit government. The legislation was repealed when the New Democratic Party returned to power in 1992. [more]

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. This is the beginning of the Federation’s long struggle for workers’ rights in Alberta. [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]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. The day is marked by an annual union memorial service and calls for renewed attention to health, safety and emergency preparedness. [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]

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. Many are wounded, and two men lose their lives as a result of Bloody Saturday. [more]

25-06-1919 The Strike Committee announces the end of the Winnipeg General Strike. [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]

29-06-1981 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins a 42-day strike that succeeds in winning a contract with 17 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This breakthrough agreement sets a standard for other unions. [more]