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Today's news - Newfoundland and Labrador

Inshore union blasts ‘unachievable’ rebuilding plan for northern shrimp 2017-09-19 [Undercurrent News]

FFAW President Presents to Federal Cabinet 2017-09-18 [FFAW/Unifor]

DFO ignores largest stakeholder, moves ahead with flawed science in northern shrimp 2017-09-18 [FFAW/Unifor]

FISH-NL Calls for Terms of Union Review Regarding Fisheries 2017-09-15 [VOCM]

PSAC Stages Rally for Phoenix Pay Fix 2017-09-14 [VOCM]

SHOP Working to Find Safe Solutions for Sex Workers 2017-09-12 [VOCM]

United Steelworkers president hospitalized after 156-km trek to St. John's 2017-09-12 [The Packet]

Federation President Demands Answers for Court Decision on Worker’s Death 2017-09-12 [NLFL]

NLFL President Calls on Newfoundland and Labrador Government to Stand Up For Locked Out Workers in Gander 2017-09-12 [NLFL]

Indexing An $11/Hour Minimum Wage Is A Terrible Idea 2017-09-12 [NLFL]

New Committee Seeks Fair Access to Adjacent Resources 2017-09-11 [FFAW/Unifor]

NLFL Demands Accountability for Death of Young Worker 2017-09-09 [VOCM]

New Committee to Focus on Access to Adjacent Resources: FFAW 2017-09-08 [VOCM]

Fishermen sound off in battle between Canadian unions 2017-09-07 [Undercurrent News]

Come by Chance union leaders hit the highway to draw attention to safety concerns 2017-09-06 [CBC]

Fisherman who made 's--t down your neck' threat given conditional discharge 2017-09-06 [CBC]

Unions Push for Pharmacare 2017-09-05 [VOCM]

Government Ignoring Safety Concerns at NARL Refinery 2017-09-04 [USW]

Labour Day Message and Events Around the Province 2017-09-04 [FFAW/Unifor]

Labour Relations Board denies FISH-NL harvester vote request 2017-09-02 [The Telegram]

Another tragedy in the making? Union at Come by Chance refinery says safety concerns ignored 2017-09-01 [CBC]

Government ignoring safety concerns at NARL refinery: Union 2017-09-01 [COHS]

Government Ignoring Safety Concerns at NARL Refinery: Union 2017-08-31 [Insider]

FFAW leadership meets with NL MPs to discuss fisheries issues 2017-08-28 [FFAW/Unifor]

FISH-NL Ups Pressure on Labour Relations Board 2017-08-27 [VOCM]

Union, government still high on underground prospects for Voisey's Bay mine 2017-08-25 [CBC]

Government Support Helpful, But Not a Solution: FFAW 2017-08-25 [VOCM]

Indigenous workers at Voisey's Bay anxious about Vale review of nickel operations 2017-08-24 [The National Post]

Unifor hosts free family BBQ in Gander to support locked-out workers 2017-08-23 [Unifor]

Province to spend $5.5M to help fish plant workers qualify for E.I. 2017-08-22 [CBC]

Steel Fab Industries donates crucial infrastructure as show of solidarity with fellow FFAW-Unifor union members 2017-08-20 [FFAW/Unifor]

Union upset over Canadian regulator’s mackerel quota ruling 2017-08-18 [Undercurrent News]

Paradise company donates jib crane to Torbay fish harvesters 2017-08-18 [CBC]

Dangerous Drugs Continue to Pose Concern for Corrections: NAPE 2017-08-18 [VOCM]

FFAW admits error in handling Calvin Tobin death benefit 2017-08-16 [CBC]

New Finance Minister Intends to Keep Union Negotiations Respectful 2017-08-16 [VOCM]

FFAW negotiates higher price for mackerel in 2017 2017-08-14 [FFAW/Unifor]

Calvin Tobin's family should get $15K from Sun Life, says FFAW didn't know insurance plan 2017-08-12 [CBC]

A day late, $30,000 short: Union blames insurer for denying death benefit to fisherman's family 2017-08-11 [CBC]

FISH-NL Again Calls for Out-of-Province Buyers for Provincial Fish Market 2017-08-08 [VOCM]

We need more women leaders, not fewer 2017-08-07 [The Telegram]

Hunger strike rumours surround Unifor Local 597 members in Gander 2017-08-04 [The Beacon]

Meet our Trojan Horse at the Royal St. John’s Regatta 2017-08-03 [CUPE]

Fish Harvesters Welcome Minister’s Commitment to Protect the Independence of the Inshore Fishery 2017-07-31 [FFAW/Unifor]

Natalie Mehra talks about P3s on The Good Morning Corner Brook Show 2017-07-27 [CUPE]

CUPE NL mourns the passing of Sister Susan Shiner 2017-07-27 [CUPE]

New Radio Ads: Defending Our Jobs and Your Public Services 2017-07-26 [CUPE]

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]

This month in labour history

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers launch a strike against the Ford Motor Company that lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations and soon becomes a major force in the union movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montreal East. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montreal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labour. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head with the fatal shooting by police of three strikers during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]