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Throw out FISH-NL application, FFAW says after labour board ruling 2018-04-21 [CBC]

FFAW Calls for Immediate Dismissal of FISH-NL Application 2018-04-21 [VOCM]

NDP Calls on Government to Tackle 16 Months-long DJ Composites Dispute 2018-04-20 [VOCM]

Week four and counting in Labrador West strike 2018-04-19 [The Aurora]

Iron Ore workers remain on strike after rejecting latest offer 2018-04-19 [The Telegram]

Seals Worse for Groundfish Than Food Fishery, says FFAW 2018-04-19 [VOCM]

Snow crab harvesters still fuming over new rate 2018-04-18 [Undercurrent News]

Iron Ore workers remain on strike after rejecting latest offer 2018-04-18 [The Herald]

Striking IOC workers reject latest offer with cheers, clapping and fists in the air 2018-04-18 [CBC]

IOC Workers Reject Tentative Agreement 2018-04-18 [VOCM]

Mixed feelings on the picket line as IOC workers head to vote on latest offer 2018-04-17 [CBC]

 VIDEO CUPE calls for public auto insurance in N.L. 2018-04-17 [NTV]

Lobster Negotiations Head to Panel for Decision on Price 2018-04-15 [FFAW/Unifor]

Plant Workers Meet with Minister to Discuss Concerns 2018-04-15 [FFAW/Unifor]

Labrador City steelworkers union reaches tentative agreement with IOC 2018-04-15 [CBC]

Steelworkers, IOC Reach Tentative Deal 2018-04-15 [VOCM]

Osborne drops the ball in bargaining 2018-04-15 [CUPE]

CUPE makes submission to the Newfoundland and Labrador automobile insurance system review 2018-04-15 [CUPE]

CUPE, Province Ready to Return to Negotiations 2018-04-13 [VOCM]

CUPE Responds to Minister’s Statements on Negotiation Conflict 2018-04-12 [VOCM]

Locked-out workers in Gander, N.L., reject D-J Composites offer 2018-04-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Focus on seals to rebuild cod stocks: FFAW 2018-04-10 [The Beacon]

Striking steelworkers in Labrador West and IOC possibly going back to the table 2018-04-10 [The Labradorian]

Locked out workers reject D-J Composites offer, start 17th month on picket line 2018-04-10 [Unifor]

Striking IOC workers heading back to the bargaining table 2018-04-10 [CBC]

Fish harvesters fed up with ‘bad news’ 2018-04-07 [The Telegram]

FFAW Frustrated with Fisheries Management 2018-04-07 [VOCM]

Rally in support of striking IOC workers rescheduled to Monday due to bad weather 2018-04-06 [The Aurora]

NAPE certified to represent workers at Alt Hotel in St. John’s 2018-04-06 [NUPGE]

IOC workers dig in as strike enters second week 2018-04-06 [CBC]

NAPE certified to represent workers at Alt Hotel in St. John’s 2018-04-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Province and NAPE finalize 15 collective agreements 2018-04-06 [The Telegram]

Prices Set For Snow Crab Very Disappointing, says FFAW 2018-04-05 [VOCM]

Federation Of Labour Sees Missed Opportunities In 2018 Provincial Budget 2018-04-05 [NLFL]

Snow Crab Negotiations Head to Price Setting Panel 2018-04-05 [FFAW/Unifor]

Fish Harvesters Shortchanged by 2018 Crab Price Decision 2018-04-05 [FFAW/Unifor]

Peaceful rally planned to support striking IOC workers 2018-04-04 [The Labradorian]

Labour, Business Weigh In On $15 Minimum Wage 2018-04-04 [VOCM]

Campaign Aims to Shed Light on Wage Gap in NL 2018-04-04 [VOCM]

Labour Council Organizes Protest as IOC Strike Continues 2018-04-03 [VOCM]

Striking Steelworkers in Labrador City get visit from local 9344 executive 2018-03-31 [The Northern Pen]

They pushed, they protested, they won: NL public libraries saved 2018-03-31 [CUPE]

Striking Labrador steelworkers on picket line thankful for community support 2018-03-29 [CBC]

Temporary jobs the main issue in Steelworkers strike at IOC in Labrador West 2018-03-28 [The Telegram]

Strike at IOC in Labrador City as Steelworkers reject company's offer 2018-03-27 [CBC]

Lab City IOC Workers Vote to Strike 2018-03-27 [VOCM]

Rural, urban mail carriers rally for pay equity outside Supreme Court in St. John’s 2018-03-25 [The Western Star]

Postal Workers to Protest Over Pay Equity 2018-03-24 [VOCM]

Postal Protest Set for Today in St. John’s 2018-03-24 [VOCM]

Some St. John's councillors exploring how to make city safer for sex workers 2018-03-23 [CBC]

This month in labour history

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress marks the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [more]