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NAPE says Nova Scotia School Buyout a Warning about P3 Model 2017-07-21 [VOCM]

FISH-NL files opposition to marine protected area off south coast 2017-07-20 [Northern Pen]

Federation of labour joins call for pharmacare plan 2017-07-19 [The Telegram]

Cost of Negotiations Reaches Over $266k: NAPE 2017-07-19 [VOCM]

Seafood processors embrace new crab butchering robot 2017-07-18 [Seafood Source]

NLFL Calls for Legislation to Shield Employee Pensions 2017-07-18 [VOCM]

New Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations Coming into Force 2017-07-16 [FFAW/Unifor]

Sears Lay-Offs Highlight Lack of Worker Protections in Federal and Provincial Legislation 2017-07-15 [NLFL]

Defending Our Jobs, Protecting Your Public Services 2017-07-13 [CUPE]

Unifor files formal letter to government over D-J Composites dispute in Gander 2017-07-13 [The Beacon]

Unifor details D-J Composites' union-busting to NL Labour Minister 2017-07-12 [Unifor]

DFO listens to union's concerns to extend crab fishery in all of 3K 2017-07-11 [FFAW/Unifor]

C-NLOPB and Seismic Company Ignore Fish Harvester Objections to Seismic Testing During Crab Fishing Season 2017-07-09 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW gets committment from DFO to review unfair decision for crab harvesters in 3K 2017-07-09 [FFAW/Unifor]

NLFL Adopts Domestic Violence at Work Leave Policy 2017-07-08 [NLFL]

This robot can process a crab in seconds, and it might actually save rural jobs 2017-07-06 [CBC]

NAPE says, Be proud. Buy local. 2017-07-05 [NUPGE]

Collapse of transmission tower kills two workers 2017-06-28 [OHS Canada]

It’s time for a $15 minimum wage 2017-06-27 [The Independent]

Twillingate shrimp plant closes doors, nearly 100 people out of work 2017-06-25 [FFAW/Unifor]

Premier’s approval of OCI exemptions signs away millions in rural economic development 2017-06-25 [FFAW/Unifor]

Minister’s statement underscores power imbalance facing OCI plant workers 2017-06-25 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW opposes OCI exemption 2017-06-24 [Undercurrent News]

Shrimp Still Being Shipped Out of Province While Plants Close: FFAW 2017-06-24 [VOCM]

Cod, the saviour: Twillingate shrimp workers hope plant will reopen — at some point 2017-06-23 [CBC]

No commitments from Ottawa about ice compensation for fish plant workers 2017-06-23 [CBC]

Panel agrees to hike coldwater shrimp prices by 31% 2017-06-22 [Undercurrent News]

Shrimp plant in Twillingate to remain closed 2017-06-22 [CBC]

St. John’s Swissport IAM membership ratify new contract 2017-06-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Deaths of transmission-line workers show need for safe workplaces: union head, safety association 2017-06-21 [CBC]

Plant workers meet with Minister Steve Crocker to address concerns facing industry 2017-06-18 [FFAW/Unifor]

Panel sides with FFAW for 2017 capelin price 2017-06-18 [FFAW/Unifor]

Shrimp catchers attempt price hike amid doubts on market strength 2017-06-16 [Undercurrent News]

'They're not relevant': Fisheries union boss says Ryan Cleary desperate for a headline 2017-06-16 [CBC]

Federal workers protest problem-plagued Phoenix payroll system in St. John's 2017-06-16 [CBC]

O’Regan says Gov Working on Phoenix System, But More Rallies Today 2017-06-16 [VOCM]

FFAW denies allegation of conflict of interest in relation to Hebron tow-out 2017-06-15 [CBC]

Federal Employees Rally Against Phoenix Pay System 2017-06-15 [VOCM]

Sea ice, quota cuts hurting Bonavista fish plant workers too 2017-06-13 [CBC]

Federation of Labour Stands in Solidarity with Beatrice Hunter 2017-06-12 [NLFL]

Plant workers left out of income bridging program for harvesters impacted by severe ice 2017-06-12 [Unifor]

Labour unions close to an agreement for major oil project at Argentia 2017-06-08 [CBC]

'It's very comprehensive': N.L. education minister defends report on libraries 2017-06-06 [CBC]

The St. John’s Status of Women Council Implements Domestic Violence Leave Policy 2017-06-05 [NLFL]

CUPW Developing Protocol for Encounters with Dangerous Substances 2017-06-05 [VOCM]

NLTA Could Use More Women in Charge: Dinn 2017-06-04 [VOCM]

Post Workers Frustrated by ‘Lack of Due Diligence’ by Employer: Union 2017-06-03 [VOCM]

Town of Marystown avoids strike with municipal employees 2017-06-02 [The Gazette]

Postal worker finds white, powdery substance on community mailbox: union 2017-06-01 [Metro]

Finance Minister Growing Frustrated with Union Negotiations 2017-05-31 [VOCM]

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the Sydney steel plant in Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. When the mineworkers come out in support, their leaders are arrested. Memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]