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Province Waiting for Dates from NAPE to Resume Bargaining: Bennett 2017-03-24 [VOCM]

Operating Engineer President Defends Actions as Concerns Widen 2017-03-24 [VOCM]

Spoiling for a Fight: McCurdy Accuses Government of Seeking Union Confrontation 2017-03-24 [VOCM]

D-J Composites looking to 'break' locked out workers with new concessions, says union 2017-03-22 [CBC]

Local Operating Engineers Temporarily Loses Autonomy 2017-03-22 [VOCM]

Heart pills or food? Wabush Mines pensioners struggle after benefits cut 2017-03-21 [CBC]

USW says government needs to step in for Wabush pensioners 2017-03-17 [The Aurora]

Fishers Walk Out of Transport Canada Meeting 2017-03-17 [VOCM]

FISH-NL pleased with labour board’s ruling on FFAW’s membership list 2017-03-14 [The Packet]

5 Wing Goose Bay civilian workers rally against wage cuts, shift changes 2017-03-09 [CBC]

Employees to protest Wednesday about changes in 5 Wing Goose Bay working conditions 2017-03-08 [The Citizen]

Government files for conciliation in public sector bargaining 2017-03-08 [NUPGE]

NLFL President Mary Shortall Presents at the Provincial Government’s Minimum Wage Consultation 2017-03-08 [NLFL]

Shrimp decline may halt industrial product’s return to market 2017-03-07 [Undercurrent News]

St. Lawrence Picket Line Comes to an End 2017-03-06 [VOCM]

Province Should Bargain at the Table, Not in Public: CUPE 2017-03-04 [VOCM]

Uncertainty Over Job Security in Public Sector Union 2017-03-04 [VOCM]

Public sector bargaining tensions rise with 'insulting' conciliation request 2017-03-03 [Metro]

Bargaining bypass: Conciliator requested by government in NAPE, CUPE contract talks 2017-03-03 [CBC]

FFAW Executive Holds Doubts on Crab Stock Report 2017-03-03 [VOCM]

Government Going to Early Conciliation Either Goading Union or Incompetence: Opposition 2017-03-03 [VOCM]

Government requests conciliation board for public sector bargaining 2017-03-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Employer's Council Plan for Drastic Austerity Will Not Build a Prosperous Economy 2017-03-02 [NLFL]

Moving offices Crown lands to Corner Brook makes no sense: NAPE 2017-03-01 [NUPGE]

There's no room for profit in seniors' care 2017-02-12 [CUPE]

Tell the Ball Government there's no room for profit in seniors' care Rally February 13 in Corner Brook 2017-02-11 [CUPE]

FFAW Says Fish-NL Application Should be Dismissed 2017-02-10 [VOCM]

Results of silica dust study on IOC mine workers 'a little bit alarming' 2017-02-05 [CBC]

Minister Kirby’s Words a ‘Positive First Step, says NLTA 2017-02-05 [VOCM]

Vote Extends Temporary Worker Trial Period at IOC 2017-02-04 [VOCM]

IOC workers vote in favour of temporary workers 2017-02-03 [CBC]

Red lights are flashing; will the Liberal Government heed the warning? 2017-02-03 [CUPE]

Lone laundry worker at Bonne Bay Health Centre losing job, union protesting 2017-02-02 [CBC]

Labrador whistleblower's 'heart is broken,' faces deportation 2017-01-28 [CBC]

NDP Questions Government Silence on NLMA Report 2017-01-27 [VOCM]

Earle says More Information Needed on P3 in Corner Brook Long-Term Care 2017-01-24 [VOCM]

CUPE Unimpressed with Corner Brook Long Term Care Announcement 2017-01-22 [VOCM]

Labour unions rally in Gander to support locked out aerospace workers 2017-01-13 [CBC]

Sunken tugboat a consequence of letting foreign crews in Canadian waters, says union 2017-01-13 [CBC]

Restrict foreign workers on Canadian boats: Longshoremen's union 2017-01-13 [CBC]

Statement on FISH-NL Application to Labour Board 2017-01-12 [FFAW/Unifor]

Declining South Coast Cod Stocks Signal Need for Sustainable Inshore Fishery 2017-01-12 [FFAW/Unifor]

NAPE Files Information Request on Snow Clearing Availability 2017-01-12 [VOCM]

FISH-NL says yes, FFAW says no 2017-01-10 [The Telegram]

Elevator contractors set up picket line outside St. John's hotel 2017-01-10 [CBC]

No end in sight for D-J Composites lockout in Gander 2017-01-10 [CBC]

FISH-NL Certification Numbers Don’t Line Up, says FFAW 2017-01-10 [VOCM]

Province must reinstate 24-hour snow clearing 2017-01-09 [NUPGE]

Upstart fishing union says more than 2,300 fish harvesters have joined 2017-01-09 [CBC]

Snowclearing cuts pose 'serious risk' to drivers, after years of neglect: NAPE 2017-01-05 [CBC]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia kills 58 men on a crew clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The dead include 32 Japanese workers. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day they adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]