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Injured Worker Calls for Mining Industry Safety Regulator 2018-06-20 [VOCM]

Ironworkers still have no firm word they'll get work at long-term care build in Corner Brook 2018-06-18 [The Western Star]

NLMA Protests Insurance Act Amendments 2018-06-18 [VOCM]

Payouts Mean Economic Boost: NAPE 2018-06-17 [VOCM]

Corner Brook Ironworkers Long-Term Care Home Construction Hiring 2018-06-15 [VOCM]

Disappointed by cut to cod quota, FFAW president says stocks can handle larger harvest 2018-06-14 [CBC]

FFAW, GEAC Lock Horns on Northern Cod Management 2018-06-14 [VOCM]

Union calls for legislation to support workers with mental health injuries 2018-06-13 [CBC]

NAPE Seeking Legislation to Help Workers with PTSD, Stress Injuries 2018-06-13 [VOCM]

Ironworkers accuse subcontractor for Corner Brook long-term care facility of passing over local workers 2018-06-12 [CBC]

Sherry Hillier presents at hearings for the NL Auto Insurance Review 2018-06-10 [CUPE]

Labour Members Rally in Corner Brook for $15 Dollar an Hour Minimum Wage 2018-06-09 [VOCM]

Northern Peninsula harvesters and union rep calling for shrimp policy change 2018-05-29 [The Northern Pen]

Government freezing wages, ending severance for non-union workers 2018-05-29 [CBC]

Back to work at IOC in Labrador West 2018-05-29 [The Gazette]

Steelworkers Vote to Accept Offer from IOC 2018-05-29 [VOCM]

Steelworkers in Labrador West hear details of new tentative agreement with IOC 2018-05-28 [The Labradorian]

Steelworkers to Vote on New IOC Deal 2018-05-28 [VOCM]

Steelworkers in Labrador West hear details of new tentative agreement with IOC 2018-05-27 [The Compass]

IOC deal includes increases to pension and drug cap, says union president 2018-05-27 [CBC]

Labour Relations Board to Proceed with Hearing on FISH-NL Application 2018-05-27 [VOCM]

Positive Mood Among Union Members says Steelworker 2018-05-27 [VOCM]

Cautious optimism among striking workers as IOC reaches out 2018-05-24 [CBC]

IOC, Steelworkers Union Talks to Resume 2018-05-23 [VOCM]

NLFL Convention Discusses Labour Reform and Applauds Advances in OHS, WCB Benefits, and Enforcement 2018-05-20 [NLFL]

NLFL Welcomes the Introduction of Legislation to Modernize the Residential Tenancies Act and Recognize the Impact on Victims of Domestic Violence 2018-05-20 [NLFL]

FFAW-Unifor Celebrates National Seal Product Day 2018-05-20 [FFAW/Unifor]

Fishermen block Placentia lift bridge after waiting overnight to unload crab 2018-05-18 [CBC]

Unifor renews call on N.L. government to finally fix labour laws 2018-05-18 [Unifor]

'Straight up working-class hero' Wayne Lucas honoured in the House of Assembly 2018-05-17 [CUPE]

Rio Tinto says no output at strike-hit IOC; contractors handling care and maintenance 2018-05-17 [Platt's]

 VIDEO Federation of Labour calls for $15-an-hour minimum wage 2018-05-17 [NTV]

NL Federation of Labour Rallies in Support of $15 Minimum Wage 2018-05-16 [VOCM]

FISH-NL, FFAW Debate Who the ‘True’ Fish Harvesters Are 2018-05-16 [VOCM]

Frustrations Grow as IOC Strike Grinds into Second Month 2018-05-15 [VOCM]

FFAW Appeals Price of Snow Crab 2018-05-14 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW, FISH-NL Tensions Heat Up Before Union Application Meeting 2018-05-14 [VOCM]

CUPE members support SKS Child Care Centre with $22,500 donation 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

Week seven of strike at IOC in Labrador West, no end in sight 2018-05-13 [The Telegram]

Young and Temporary Workers Vulnerable to Injury: CSSE Vice Chair 2018-05-13 [VOCM]

CUPE Works to Alleviate Issues Faced by LPNs Under Western Health 2018-05-13 [VOCM]

Federation of Labour Mid-Term Convention Today 2018-05-13 [VOCM]

Banning FISH-NL Supporters from Running for FFAW Exec is Manipulation, says Cleary 2018-05-13 [VOCM]

Wabush Mines pensioners get welcome news 2018-05-12 [The Northern Pen]

No mutiny: FFAW bans all FISH-NL supporters from running in its elections 2018-05-11 [CBC]

Labrador West MHA Urges Steelworkers, IOC Back to the Table 2018-05-11 [VOCM]

Prescription drug cap, pensions at heart of Labrador strike 2018-05-10 [Benefits Canada]

Labrador West MHA speaks out on strike and reports of replacement workers 2018-05-10 [The Western Star]

Steelworkers say IOC is Missing the Point with Latest Offer 2018-05-10 [VOCM]

New Hazardous Material Regulations Coming in December 2018-05-10 [VOCM]

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]