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Provincial employees bear burden of poor fiscal management: CUPE 2018-12-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

MUNSU Concerned About Possible Work Stoppage at Memorial University 2018-12-13 [VOCM]

Presumptive Mental Health Legislation for Work-Related PTSD a Big Victory for Workers – NL Employers Council Opposition Shameful 2018-12-09 [NLFL]

Funding for Experimental Redfish Fishery Brings Opportunity for Inshore Harvesters 2018-12-09 [FFAW/Unifor]

Federation of Labour Hails Presumptive PTSD Coverage as a Win for Workers 2018-12-07 [VOCM]

Province brings in presumptive workplace mental health legislation 2018-12-05 [NUPGE]

Twillingate fisherman concerned about proposed changes to crab stock classification 2018-12-05 [The Western Star]

D-J Composites Dispute is Exhibit A for Reformed Labour Laws, says Unifor 2018-12-05 [VOCM]

Labour Unions, First Responders Applaud Presumptive Coverage for Work-Related PTSD 2018-12-05 [VOCM]

MUN students worry as teaching staff put in strike vote position 2018-12-04 [CBC]

Lock out at D-J Composites finally over 2018-12-04 [Unifor]

Lockout over for D-J Composites workers, but not everyone gets to return to work 2018-12-04 [CBC]

D-J Composites Dispute Reaches End After Two-Year Lockout 2018-12-04 [VOCM]

D-J Composites lock-out ends with arbitrator decision 2018-12-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE Wants Tighter Legislation When it Comes to P3s 2018-11-30 [VOCM]

Marystown Marine Workers happy with final agreement with Marbase 2018-11-29 [The Western Star]

Moore’s Ambulance Service, Operators Reach Collective Agreement 2018-11-24 [VOCM]

Tentative deal awaits ratification for Moore’s Ambulance operators 2018-11-22 [The Telegram]

FFAW Questions Government Response to Oil Spill 2018-11-22 [VOCM]

Crab fishers taken aback by DFO's latest details on crab data 2018-11-21 [The Western Star]

Moore’s Ambulance Service Operators Vote in Favour of Strike Action 2018-11-21 [VOCM]

Harvesters Upset by Lack of Consultation in Snow Crab Management Plan, DFO Responds 2018-11-20 [VOCM]

NLTA Takes ‘Sunshine List’ Privacy Concerns to Supreme Court 2018-11-20 [VOCM]

Oil Spill at White Rose Oil Field 2018-11-18 [FFAW/Unifor]

DFO Science Lacks Respect and Consideration for Fish Harvesters 2018-11-18 [FFAW/Unifor]

Memorial University contract talks in St. John’s reach impasse: MUNFA 2018-11-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Rotating Postal Strike Returns to St. John’s 2018-11-15 [VOCM]

Union says Contract Negotiations at Memorial University at an Impasse 2018-11-15 [VOCM]

Canada Post workers back on the picket line in Newfoundland 2018-11-14 [CBC]

$15 Minimum Wage Would Help Economy, Equality: Common Front NL 2018-11-14 [VOCM]

NAPE launches Home Care: Our Best Choice campaign 2018-11-13 [NUPGE]

Oil and Gas Exploration Expands in Marine Refuge Area Closed to Fishing 2018-11-13 [FFAW/Unifor]

Nurse who witnessed murder-suicide speaking out about domestic, workplace violence 2018-11-13 [CBC]

N.L. introducing paid and unpaid leave for victims of domestic violence 2018-11-09 [CBC]

Longshoremen’s Union Welcomes First Female Inductees 2018-11-09 [VOCM]

Amendments to Add Family Violence Leave to Labour Standards Act 2018-11-09 [VOCM]

Registered Nurses’ Union Pays Tribute to Ethel Dickinson 2018-11-08 [VOCM]

'Devastating news': Union says Rona employees had no idea stores were closing 2018-11-06 [CBC]

Union Officials Meeting with RONA Management Following Shock Closure Announcement 2018-11-06 [VOCM]

Clarenville Canada Post on strike 2018-11-03 [The Packet]

Postal Workers Walk Off the Job as Rotating Strikes Arrive in NL 2018-11-03 [VOCM]

CUPW Strike Heads to Newfoundland and Labrador 2018-11-03 [CUPW]

Per-course instructors at Grenfell campus in Corner Brook want better pay, more benefits and job security 2018-11-02 [The Western Star]

University Community Holds Rally in Support of Instructors 2018-11-02 [VOCM]

Paramedics with private operators frustrated with pay and staffing regulations 2018-11-01 [CBC]

Astaldi's Muskrat Falls workers have been paid and laid off. Now their union wants to finish the job 2018-11-01 [CBC]

Former Astaldi Workers Receive Pay for Work at Muskrat Falls Site 2018-11-01 [VOCM]

MUNFA Challenging ‘Precarious Employment’ at Memorial University 2018-10-31 [VOCM]

DFO Closes Cod Fishery Despite Quota Remaining 2018-10-28 [FFAW/Unifor]

Ryan Cleary says FISH-NL needs cash — or else it will fold 2018-10-25 [CBC]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

18-12-1910 Ginger Goodwin is elected to his first union leadership position at the foundry in Trail BC. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]