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Union claims fish farming not benefitting workers 2018-08-21 [Undercurrent News]

FISH-NL appears before labour board as it attempts to be a certified union 2018-08-20 [CBC]

Labour Relations Board Hearings on FISH-NL Begin Today 2018-08-20 [VOCM]

Signs of squid positive as price negotiations underway 2018-08-19 [FFAW/Unifor]

Aquaculture industry not delivering for workers, says FFAW 2018-08-18 [CBC]

Provincial government offering make-work programs to workers 2018-08-17 [CBC]

FISH-NL Blasts Decision to Deny Broadcasting Labour Relations Hearing 2018-08-15 [VOCM]

Workplace drug testing must link to an incident, says union lawyer 2018-08-08 [The Lawyer's Daily]

D-J Composites workers host barbecue on Day 597 of lockout 2018-08-08 [CBC]

Rally to support workers locked out 597 days 2018-08-08 [Unifor]

Work Continues to Improve Quality of NL Fish Product, says FFAW 2018-08-06 [VOCM]

Hearing for FISH-NL Set for August 2018-08-05 [VOCM]

Rally to support workers locked out for 597 days in Gander 2018-08-04 [Unifor]

Corner Brook mill union president glad American tariff won’t be as drastic as first proposed 2018-08-04 [The Compass]

Passing of Inshore Council Member Wayne Russell 2018-08-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

The Mclean Family and Traditional Fishing in Sally’s Cove 2018-08-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

Domestic Violence @ Work – A Project of the St. John’s Status of Women Council 2018-07-29 [NLFL]

Nurses Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour 2018-07-29 [CFNU]

Court denies Hibernia's request to review rehiring of worker fired for failing drug test 2018-07-28 [CBC]

Offshore oil worker who tested positive for drug use ordered reinstated: court 2018-07-28 [The National Post]

Study Examining Impact of Domestic Violence on Workers in NL 2018-07-25 [VOCM]

Nurses’ Union Lobbies for Pharmacare 2018-07-23 [VOCM]

Federal Tories fanning flames of racial intolerance, xenophobia and division 2018-07-22 [The Telegram]

NLFL Meets With Independent Tax Review Committee to Talk Progressive Taxation, Jobs, Fairness and Sustainability 2018-07-21 [NLFL]

FFAW-Unifor Welcomes New Fisheries Minister 2018-07-21 [Unifor]

Locked-out Gander workers to receive EI benefits 2018-07-19 [The Northern Pen]

Locked-out workers win EI fight in Gander 2018-07-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Locked-out workers win employment insurance fight 2018-07-19 [Unifor]

Progress made with union heads, say protesting electrical workers 2018-07-18 [CBC]

Electrical Workers say Election Back On, but Concerns Not Yet Resolved 2018-07-18 [VOCM]

NAPE Standing By Correctional Officers in Wake of Prison Deaths 2018-07-11 [VOCM]

Labour board holding FISH-NL certification hearing Aug. 20 2018-07-06 [The Packet]

Number of Accidents Raising Concerns About Workplace Safety in Province 2018-07-06 [VOCM]

School board says changes to hours for Corner Brook area bus drivers not worked out yet 2018-07-04 [The Telegram]

C-NLOPB identifies 1.5-million-hectare area in N.L. offshore 2018-07-04 [The Northern Pen]

Opening Marine Protected Areas for Oil Exploration Unfair, says FFAW 2018-07-04 [VOCM]

Delayed Management Plans Frustrate Harvesters 2018-07-03 [FFAW/Unifor]

Mount Pearl Reaches Tentative Deal With CUPE 2018-07-01 [VOCM]

CUPE deal heads to ratification process 2018-06-29 [The Northern Pen]

Changes to bus driver hours in the Corner Brook area could send some back into the casual pool 2018-06-29 [The Northern Pen]

Court asked to review arbitrator's dismissal of man's grievance for being denied work due to medical marijuana 2018-06-29 [The Northern Pen]

Overcrowded Labrador prison causing problems for inmates, guards, says NAPE president 2018-06-26 [CBC]

NAPE Questions Overcrowding at Labrador Correctional Centre 2018-06-26 [VOCM]

WorkplaceNL Report Shows Sustainable Injury Fund & Responsible Management Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour Says “Good Time to Further Improve Benefits for Injured Workers” 2018-06-22 [NLFL]

Court grants injunction limiting activity of ironworkers protesting at Corner Brook hospital site 2018-06-22 [The Northern Pen]

RNC to start criminal investigation at every workplace where serious injury, death occur 2018-06-21 [CBC]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]