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Price Setting Panel Selects FFAW Price for Capelin, 46% Increase 2019-06-23 [FFAW/Unifor]

Crab pricing commentary a ‘confused and conspiratorial mess’ 2019-06-23 [FFAW/Unifor]

Union, Ocean Choice at odds over workers’ agreement 2019-06-20 [Undercurrent News]

Thirty-Six Workplace Fatalities in NL in 2018 2019-06-20 [VOCM]

Unifor Accuses Loblaw of Exploiting Workers Through Cuts to Full-Time Positions 2019-06-20 [VOCM]

'People need to work,' Unifor says as Newfoundland Dominion stores restructure 2019-06-19 [CBC]

Labour Welcomes RNC Investigation Training on Workplace Fatalities 2019-06-17 [NLFL]

DFO Announces 15% Increase to Gulf Halibut Quota 2019-06-17 [FFAW/Unifor]

Uncontrolled Seal Population Biggest Threat to Declining Gulf Cod Stock 2019-06-17 [FFAW/Unifor]

Trades NL Wants Province to Do More to Protect Local Workers 2019-06-17 [VOCM]

Seal Population a Major Threat to Declining Cod Stocks, FFAW says 2019-06-15 [VOCM]

Processors push back on union’s calls for more transparency 2019-06-11 [Undercurrent News]

VP of troubled N.L. union local says newly elected officers did nothing wrong 2019-06-08 [CBC]

OSHA Charges Laid in Deaths of Transmission Line Workers Two Years Ago 2019-06-08 [VOCM]

Newfoundland snow crab prices changed yet again to CAD 5.07 2019-06-07 [Undercurrent News]

Electrical workers union local suspended, facing allegations of financial wrongdoing 2019-06-07 [CBC]

Electrical Workers Local 2330 Suspended by National Union, Under Audit 2019-06-07 [VOCM]

FFAW Calls on Province to Make Good on Election Promises 2019-06-03 [VOCM]

Tom Osborne Not Concerned About Contract Talks Following CUPE Demonstration 2019-06-03 [VOCM]

Government, Nurses Looking for Solutions to Reduce Overtime 2019-06-03 [VOCM]

CUPE Not Giving up Concessions During Next Round of Bargaining 2019-06-02 [VOCM]

CUPE members go to 'strike school' to practise picket lines — and send a message 2019-06-01 [CBC]

RNU Ratifies New Four-Year Agreement 2019-06-01 [VOCM]

CUPE Launches a Preemptive ‘Strike’ as it Readies for Collective Bargaining 2019-06-01 [VOCM]

Vale, United Steelworkers blame each other as talks break off at Voisey's Bay 2019-05-29 [CBC]

Art and Experiences of NL Sex Workers Showcased at Craft Council 2019-05-29 [VOCM]

Don't blame N.L. workers for Muskrat woes, union leaders tell inquiry 2019-05-28 [CBC]

Worker Living Conditions Brought Under the Scope at Muskrat Falls Inquiry 2019-05-28 [VOCM]

FFAW Calls for Improved OHS Regulations at Fish Plants 2019-05-27 [VOCM]

Federal Government Announces Funding for Harvesters Affected by Severe Ice Conditions 2019-05-26 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Calls for More Stringent Fish Plant Inspections 2019-05-26 [FFAW/Unifor]

Talks break off between Vale and USW at Voisey’s Bay 2019-05-25 [The CompasS]

Carbon monoxide leak at fish plant has union, processors at loggerheads 2019-05-25 [CBC]

Mobilization Campaign Slogan Contest 2019-05-22 [CUPE]

Process for Snow Crab Price Reconsideration 2019-05-19 [FFAW/Unifor]

Price Setting Panel Sides with ASP in Snow Crab Reconsideration 2019-05-19 [FFAW/Unifor]

Contract Talks Between Vale and Voisey’s Bay Mine Workers Break Down 2019-05-19 [VOCM]

Christopher Mitchelmore Meets with Union for Workers at Black Duck Cove Plant 2019-05-19 [VOCM]

Workers deciding on compensation offer after Black Duck Cove fish plant fire 2019-05-18 [CBC]

Rival Newfoundland harvester group rips negotiated cod price 2019-05-17 [Undercurrent News]

Ball, Crosbie No-Shows at NLTA Leader’s Debate on Education 2019-05-15 [VOCM]

Fishery Has Been Sidelined as Election Issue, says FFAW 2019-05-15 [VOCM]

RNC Association Presses Candidates on Issues Facing Officers 2019-05-11 [VOCM]

NLTA Accuses School District of Muzzling Teachers 2019-05-10 [VOCM]

FFAW Keeps Pressure on Government for Benefits Extension 2019-05-06 [FFAW/Unifor]

Grieg Aquaculture Applications Raise Alarm for Placentia Bay Fish Harvesters 2019-05-06 [FFAW/Unifor]

Walk Helps Shed Light on Workplace Tragedies 2019-05-06 [VOCM]

Corrections Officers Remember Leo Puddester 2019-05-05 [VOCM]

Fishing for the future: Routes to a better fishery 2019-05-04 [The Western Star]

National Union mourns passing of Leo Puddister 2019-05-04 [NUPGE]

This month in labour history

1-06-1987 In British Columbia, 250,000 workers walk off the job in a one-day general strike against restrictive new labour laws introduced by the Social Credit government. The legislation was repealed when the New Democratic Party returned to power in 1992. [more]

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour. This is the beginning of the Federation’s long struggle for workers’ rights in Alberta. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. The day is marked by an annual union memorial service and calls for renewed attention to health, safety and emergency preparedness. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Many are wounded, and two men lose their lives as a result of Bloody Saturday. [more]

25-06-1919 The Strike Committee announces the end of the Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]

29-06-1981 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins a 42-day strike that succeeds in winning a contract with 17 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This breakthrough agreement sets a standard for other unions. [more]