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Union says lobster bargaining agreement will stay 2019-04-20 [Undercurrent]

Unelected and unaccountable board to cut health care spending 2019-04-19 [NUPGE]

NAPE surprised by Ches Crosbie pledge to retool health-care spending 2019-04-19 [CBC]

Strike — or lockout — looms for Placentia municipal workers 2019-04-19 [CBC]

Placentia Municipal Workers Vote in Favour of Strike Action 2019-04-19 [VOCM]

Budget passes on responsibilities and debt to future generations 2019-04-17 [CUPE]

'Don't be that guy,' NAPE advises in anti-violence campaign 2019-04-15 [CBC]

New NAPE Campaign Challenges Men to Join the Fight Against Gender Violence 2019-04-15 [VOCM]

Funding Announcement Welcome News for Province’s Fish Processing Workers 2019-04-14 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Opposes Offshore Proposal to Put Draggers on Pre-Spawning Grounds of Northern Cod 2019-04-14 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Against Allowing Draggers on Cod Pre-Spawning Grounds 2019-04-13 [VOCM]

Court Affirms that Inability to Measure Impairment Caused by Medical Cannabis Can Constitute an Undue Hardship 2019-04-12 [JD Supra]

Supreme Court Declines NLTA Case on Public Access to Teacher Salaries 2019-04-12 [VOCM]

Last Stand for FISH-NL: Union Looks for $150,000 2019-04-09 [VOCM]

Strong Support for Pay Equity Legislation, But Little Movement in House 2019-04-08 [VOCM]

NAPE reaches tentative agreement with the Town of Pouch Cove 2019-04-06 [NUPGE]

FFAW President Speaks to Senate Committee on Fisheries 2019-04-06 [FFAW/Unifor]

PAL and Air Borealis Pilots Sign Union Cards with ALPA 2019-04-05 [VOCM]

Small rebound for N.L.'s northern cod, but stock still in critical zone 2019-04-03 [CTV]

Latest Minimum Wage Increase Doesn’t Help Low-Wage Workers: NLFL 2019-04-02 [VOCM]

LRP Review for Northern Shrimp Step in Right Direction for Inshore Fishery 2019-04-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

Volunteer Snapshot: A Week in the Life 2019-04-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

Contract Flipping in the Workplace 2019-04-01 [Unifor]

Trades NL Calling on Government for Support in Upcoming Provincial Budget 2019-03-30 [VOCM]

Federal Workers Protest at Metro MP’s Office 2019-03-30 [VOCM]

Union opens new office in Labrador ahead of megaproject work explosion 2019-03-29 [CBC]

One western Newfoundland seat up for grabs in voting for FFAW-Unifor inshore council 2019-03-28 [The Western Star]

Tentative Deal Accepts Trade-Offs to Bring Benefits to Nurses: RNU 2019-03-28 [VOCM]

Nurses reach tentative agreement 2019-03-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

NAPE members at Collin’s Ambulance Service ratify first agreement 2019-03-27 [NUPGE]

Registered Nurses Union, Province Reach Tentative Agreement 2019-03-27 [VOCM]

NAPE certified to represent workers with Collin’s Ambulance Service 2019-03-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE declares impasse in talks with Town of Placentia 2019-03-25 [CUPE]

Contract talks at impasse with Town of Placentia 2019-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Crowd Fills Duckworth Street in Support of Inshore Fishery 2019-03-21 [FFAW/Unifor]

'Put the crab back on the table,' frustrated fishermen chant at rally 2019-03-21 [CBC]

 VIDEO Frustrated Fish Harvesters Protest Through St. John’s Downtown 2019-03-21 [VOCM]

Mass Demonstration on Wednesday 2019-03-20 [FFAW/Unifor]

Hundreds Gather in Grand Falls to Discuss Potential Snow Crab Quota Cuts 2019-03-17 [FFAW/Unifor]

Snow crab harvesters to rally in protest of TAC cuts 2019-03-16 [Undercurrent]

Union says Ambulance Workers Will Receive Owed Wages 2019-03-16 [VOCM]

Ambulance workers 'at their breaking point,' face uncertain future after funding pulled: union 2019-03-12 [CBC]

Moore’s Paramedics Shocked by Contract Cancellation 2019-03-12 [VOCM]

NAPE celebrates National Social Work Month: Concern about workload, stress, strain 2019-03-11 [NUPGE]

Unfair Sharing Arrangement for Atlantic Halibut Shortchanges 3Ps Harvesters 2019-03-11 [FFAW/Unifor]

Women Make Our Union Strong 2019-03-11 [FFAW/Unifor]

3K Fleet Chairs to Meet with DFO Officials Monday 2019-03-11 [FFAW/Unifor]

Wabush Mines pension increases coming soon but workers hit with increased taxes 2019-03-07 [The Western Star]

Teachers’ Union Reaches Collective Agreement 2019-03-07 [VOCM]

Hope and worry amongst Newfoundland’s northeast coast harvesters for snow crab’s future 2019-03-05 [The Telegram]

This month in labour history

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its Founding Convention at Douglas College and delegates elect FWOC President Raj Chouhan as CFU president. The CFU is Canada's first agricultural workers union. [more]

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 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]

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]

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]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [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 establishes 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 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]

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]