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Today's news - Newfoundland and Labrador

Consultation with FFAW results in DFO announcing full stock assessment for northern cod 2017-04-23 [FFAW/Unifor]

'Richard is very, very weak': Fisherman's hunger strike enters Day 10 2017-04-23 [CBC]

Fisherman continues hunger strike protest after call from minister 2017-04-22 [The Telegram]

Gillett Enters Tenth Day of Hunger Strike 2017-04-22 [VOCM]

Trapped in Twillingate: Iced-in crab fishermen need compensation, FFAW says 2017-04-20 [CBC]

Celebrity fisherman says he's prepared to die on hunger strike against Ottawa 2017-04-20 [CITY]

Union Wants EI Benefits Extended to Harvesters Affected by Ice 2017-04-20 [VOCM]

Protest at DFO in White Hills 2017-04-20 [VOCM]

Fishing gear burned in Port au Choix protest 2017-04-19 [CBC]

Angry Protests, Hunger Strike Just the Beginning Says Fish Harvester 2017-04-19 [VOCM]

Weaker but steadfast: Richard Gillett's hunger strike outside DFO 2017-04-18 [CBC]

Hunger strike heads into Day 6 2017-04-18 [The Telegram]

Police Called to Picket Line for Striking Elevator Workers 2017-04-18 [VOCM]

Elevator strikers escalate tactics 2017-04-18 [telegr]

FISH-NL VP's hunger strike in front of DFO in St. John's enters fourth day 2017-04-17 [CBC]

FFAW leadership discuss shrimp cuts, transition to cod with Federal MPs and Fisheries Minister 2017-04-16 [FFAW/Unifor]

FISH-NL Vice President Launches Hunger Strike 2017-04-14 [VOCM]

FFAW meets with government over shrimp cuts, cod transition 2017-04-14 [Undercurrent News]

FISH-NL VP protesting outside DFO in St. John's 2017-04-14 [CBC]

Union stands by its decision to picket at Terry French's home 2017-04-14 [CBC]

Unifor Wary of TC Media Sale 2017-04-14 [VOCM]

MUNFA Wants Continued Tuition Freeze 2017-04-14 [VOCM]

NLTA Welcomes Pike Switch 2017-04-14 [VOCM]

Dwight Ball’s Crossroads – A game of budgets and cuts 2017-04-13 [CUPE]

Picket line outside home 'was just too much,' says Terry French 2017-04-12 [CBC]

Staffing cuts may endanger workers at oil refinery, says union 2017-04-12 [OHS Canada]

Letter: Bad trade deals put worker safety at risk Published on April 10, 2017 2017-04-10 [thetelegram]

NLFL Stands in Solidarity with Journalist Justin Brake. 2017-04-10 [NLFL]

Budget Offers No Real Plan to Support Workers, Grow Economy 2017-04-10 [NLFL]

Frustrations mount against drastic cuts to inshore shrimp quota 2017-04-09 [FFAW/Unifor]

Future of Newfoundland and Labrador public libraries remains uncertain 2017-04-09 [CUPE]

St. John's library board creates new non-union position while frontline workers face potential job layoffs 2017-04-09 [CUPE]

Harvesters Secure Letter After Storming DFO Offices 2017-04-08 [VOCM]

'Devil is in the details': NAPE says budget wording vague about layoffs 2017-04-07 [CBC]

Locked out D-J Composites workers block managers from entering offices 2017-04-07 [CBC]

Unions Wary of Layoff-Free Budget 2017-04-07 [VOCM]

D-J Composites trying to break union in Gander, Unifor charges 2017-04-06 [The Beacon]

Unifor files labour complaint against D-J Composites as lockout continues 2017-04-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

FISH-NL apologizes for calling FFAW 'salt-water mafia' 2017-04-05 [The Packet]

NAPE launches 'All You've Done is Make Things Worse' ad campaign 2017-04-04 [NUPGE]

Cuts to snow crab quotas amplifies crisis facing NL fishing industry 2017-04-04 [FFAW/Unifor]

Price setting panel sides with Union's price of $4.39 for crab 2017-04-04 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW calls for reconsideration of Canadian shrimp quota cut 2017-04-04 [Undercurrent News]

DFO slashes crab quota in latest blow to N.L. fishing industry 2017-04-04 [CBC]

CUPE and Government of Newfoundland Labrador representatives discuss P3 contracts for infrastructure 2017-04-02 [CUPE]

Gutting of quota 'nail in the coffin' for inshore shrimp industry, says FFAW 2017-04-01 [CBC]

Workers launch radio ad defending good jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador 2017-03-28 [CUPE]

Fisheries union calling for 'significant' quota increases amid growth of northern cod stocks 2017-03-28 [CBC]

Government denies own request for conciliation boards 2017-03-27 [NUPGE]

'I'm a little nervous': Workers question refinery safety following cuts 2017-03-27 [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 Quebec Common Front, begin a 10-day strike. Three leaders are arrested and jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

14-04-1872 1 in 10 Torontonians join a solidarity demonstration in support of the city's printers, on strike for a 9-hour work day. [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 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]