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Unifor donation in support of the Mi'Kmaw Friendship Centre 2018-08-20 [Unifor]

Loss of experienced educational leaders will negatively impact schools 2018-08-20 [NSTU]

Health care workers awarded increase in shift and weekend premiums 2018-08-18 [CUPE]

New agreement for N.S. health-care workers includes retention incentive, retirement allowance 2018-08-18 [Benefits Canada]

Halifax transit union boss worried driver assaults could rise over route changes 2018-08-17 [The Star]

Highway workers awarded 'bittersweet' collective agreement after lengthy fight 2018-08-17 [CBC]

Highway workers reach deal 2018-08-15 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Collective agreement with East Coast Credit Union ratified 2018-08-14 [Unifor]

Where’s the justice for striking restorative justice workers? 2018-08-14 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Joint NSGEU/PSC Safety Campaign Continues – Reminder to: Slow Down, Move Over 2018-08-12 [NSGEU]

Irving fined for 2016 sawmill death 2018-08-12 [Rank and File]

Collective agreement awarded for health care bargaining unit 2018-08-12 [CUPE]

Former clients praise striking restorative justice caseworkers 2018-08-10 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Premier says health-care agreement respects government's ability to pay 2018-08-10 [CBC]

Halifax restorative justice workers ask province to take responsibility in strike 2018-08-10 [The Star]

Mail delivery service to resume after contract drivers halt strike 2018-08-10 [CBC]

Premier satisfied with agreement for health-care workers 2018-08-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Justice for justice workers: ‘Many of us have stuck around because the work is so powerful’ 2018-08-09 [Rank and File]

Mediator's report settles simmering dispute between N.S. Health Authority, unions 2018-08-09 [CTV]

Postal delivery drivers launch strike 2018-08-09 [The Post]

Provincewide collective agreement reached for health-care workers 2018-08-09 [CBC]

Postal delivery drivers launch strike action 2018-08-09 [The Post]

Strike by contract drivers disrupts some Canada Post parcel service 2018-08-09 [CBC]

NOR-PEL Workers Strike in Cape Breton 2018-08-08 [CUPW]

Postal delivery drivers launch strike 2018-08-08 [The Post]

Taking a Stand for Workplace Health & Safety 2018-08-05 [NSGEU]

P3 highways are a slippery slope 2018-08-05 [NSFL]

Privatizing Highway 104 maintenance – A battle is brewing 2018-08-03 [The Advocate]

Strike averted after tentative agreement reached with East Coast Credit Union 2018-08-02 [Unifor]

Restorative justice workers strike for better pay after caseload spikes 2018-07-31 [The Star]

Small group of Nova Scotia restorative justice caseworkers strike for better pay 2018-07-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

 VIDEO Restorative justice caseworkers prepare to strike 2018-07-30 [CTV]

Why are so few charges laid when a worker dies? 2018-07-29 [NSFL]

Job loss for IAM members in Cape Breton 2018-07-29 [IAMAW]

Halifax restorative justice caseworkers serve 48-hour strike notice 2018-07-28 [Global]

Conciliation failing contract talks between crossing guards and Halifax Regional Municipality 2018-07-28 [CUPE]

Cape Breton union workers face job losses after contract changes hands 2018-07-27 [The Post]

Donkin mine punished for violations under temporary foreign worker program 2018-07-25 [CBC]

P3 highways greater cost to public, says CUPE 2018-07-25 [CUPE]

50 years strong with NSGEU 2018-07-21 [NSGEU]

 VIDEO Strike looming among Nova Scotia’s restorative justice workers 2018-07-21 [Global]

Strike looms as N.S. credit union proposes DB pension closure 2018-07-21 [Benefits Canada]

Strike looms as Credit Union cuts defined benefit pension 2018-07-20 [Unifor]

Restorative justice workers ready for a strike 2018-07-19 [The Coast]

The filth and fears inside one wing of Nova Scotia's largest jail 2018-07-09 [CBC]

Union for jail guards says the public should know more about attacks in jail 2018-07-09 [CBC]

Seniors pay the price for austerity in long-term care 2018-07-07 [CUPE]

Restorative justice caseworkers say government funding is 'exploitative' 2018-07-07 [CBC]

Conciliation Fails CUPE Justice Workers 2018-07-05 [CUPE]

Smiling Goat owner sues former employees and union, seeks over $600,000 in damages 2018-07-04 [Global]

This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]