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DFO commits to review FFAW’s request to extend mackerel season 2017-11-22 [FFAW/Unifor]

Back to work in Paradise 2017-11-20 [rabble]

Used Smartphones Wanted to Help Those Involved in Sex Trade 2017-11-19 [VOCM]

Steelworkers in Labrador City prepare to negotiate a new contract 2017-11-17 [The Telegram]

Fishermen's union wants draggers out of vulnerable south coast cod fishery 2017-11-14 [CBC]

Corner Brook's long-term care centre to open in 2020, funded by public-private partnership 2017-11-04 [CBC]

NAPE members with Country Ribbon vote in favour of agreement 2017-11-02 [NUPGE]

Mediator appointed in 11-month old D-J Composites lockout 2017-11-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Groundfish Council Reveals Plan for Future of Fishery 2017-11-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Meets with Minister of Natural Resources 2017-11-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

Country Ribbon workers approve new contract 2017-10-31 [CBC]

Peace in Paradise as NAPE members, town reach labour deal 2017-10-29 [The Telegram]

Town of Paradise and NAPE reach deal, town facilities to open on Monday 2017-10-28 [CBC]

Town of Paradise, NAPE Reach Agreement 2017-10-28 [VOCM]

Lockout Begins in Paradise 2017-10-23 [VOCM]

Town of Paradise locks out unionized workers, garbage trucks blocked at picket line 2017-10-23 [CBC]

NAPE reaches tentative agreement with Country Ribbon 2017-10-23 [NUPGE]

NAPE Questions Government on Gemalto Contract 2017-10-22 [VOCM]

NAPE Optimistic About Bargaining Under New Finance Minister 2017-10-21 [VOCM]

Minister Appointing Independent Mediator in D-J Composites Dispute 2017-10-21 [VOCM]

Mediator called in to help settle 10-month DJ Composites lockout 2017-10-21 [CBC]

Tina Pretty Appointed to Iris Kirby House Board of Directors 2017-10-20 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Statement Regarding FISH-NL and Labour Relations Board 2017-10-20 [FFAW/Unifor]

NAPE, Country Ribbon Reach Tentative Agreement 2017-10-20 [VOCM]

NAPE says Country Ribbon CEO bullying workers with threats of downtime 2017-10-19 [CBC]

Town of Paradise workers vote in favour of strike 2017-10-17 [CBC]

Former Business Manager Pushes for Union Locals to Remain Independent 2017-10-09 [VOCM]

NLBTC Donates $50,000 to Rainbow Riders ‘Raise it Up’ Campaign 2017-10-03 [VOCM]

New gulf halibut management system leads to 102% price increase since start 2017-10-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

Province needs to act now to end 10-month lockout: Unions 2017-09-29 [rabble]

No evidence P3s are cost effective 2017-09-25 [CUPE]

NAPE awards 22 scholarships totaling $11,000 to students 2017-09-19 [NUPGE]

McCurdy to Step Down as Provincial NDP Leader 2017-09-19 [VOCM]

Inshore union blasts ‘unachievable’ rebuilding plan for northern shrimp 2017-09-19 [Undercurrent News]

FFAW President Presents to Federal Cabinet 2017-09-18 [FFAW/Unifor]

DFO ignores largest stakeholder, moves ahead with flawed science in northern shrimp 2017-09-18 [FFAW/Unifor]

FISH-NL Calls for Terms of Union Review Regarding Fisheries 2017-09-15 [VOCM]

PSAC Stages Rally for Phoenix Pay Fix 2017-09-14 [VOCM]

SHOP Working to Find Safe Solutions for Sex Workers 2017-09-12 [VOCM]

United Steelworkers president hospitalized after 156-km trek to St. John's 2017-09-12 [The Packet]

Federation President Demands Answers for Court Decision on Worker’s Death 2017-09-12 [NLFL]

NLFL President Calls on Newfoundland and Labrador Government to Stand Up For Locked Out Workers in Gander 2017-09-12 [NLFL]

Indexing An $11/Hour Minimum Wage Is A Terrible Idea 2017-09-12 [NLFL]

New Committee Seeks Fair Access to Adjacent Resources 2017-09-11 [FFAW/Unifor]

NLFL Demands Accountability for Death of Young Worker 2017-09-09 [VOCM]

New Committee to Focus on Access to Adjacent Resources: FFAW 2017-09-08 [VOCM]

Fishermen sound off in battle between Canadian unions 2017-09-07 [Undercurrent News]

Come by Chance union leaders hit the highway to draw attention to safety concerns 2017-09-06 [CBC]

Fisherman who made 's--t down your neck' threat given conditional discharge 2017-09-06 [CBC]

Unions Push for Pharmacare 2017-09-05 [VOCM]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

6-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to begin a blockade of the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against legislative attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 45,000 postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarriers' routes. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is passed in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' leave before giving birth and prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. The leaves are unpaid. [more]