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Gardiner Mines murder accused to return to court Friday 2017-04-27 [The Post]

Unifor demands NS government restore long-term care funding 2017-04-27 [Unifor]

'He does want us back': Union hopeful after meeting with newspaper president 2017-04-22 [CBC]

Halifax Chronicle Herald's strike publication gets twice as many award nods as paper itself 2017-04-22 [CBC]

Bad for readers, bad for newsroom workers 2017-04-17 [Rank and File]

Chronicle Herald union to file labour complaint in wake of purchase of 28 news outlets 2017-04-14 [CBC]

NSGEU members Sock It to Poverty, again! 2017-04-10 [NUPGE]

Cape Breton University staff move from DC plan to public service pension 2017-04-05 [Benefits Canada]

Arbitrator finalizes Kentville police contract with town 2017-04-01 [Local Xpress]

Patients at Nova Scotia's largest hospital 'not safe,' says union 2017-03-28 [CBC]

News site created by strikers earns six Atlantic Journalism Award nominations 2017-03-28 [Local Xpress]

NSGEU report cites critical overcrowding in QEII emergency department 2017-03-28 [Local Xpress]

Cape Breton Post under fire for delivering Chronicle Herald during strike 2017-03-23 [CBC]

‘Hard times’: On strike 13 months, a daughter follows in her dad’s footsteps 2017-03-18 [Local Express]

What is next for Nova Scotia’s teachers? 2017-03-16 [Rank and File]

Cape Bretoners debate environmental, safety and gender merits of Donkin coal mine jobs 2017-03-11 [Local Xpress]

Major labour contracts remain unsigned as Nova Scotia budget looms 2017-03-09 [CBC]

Nearly 800 teachers apply for spots on classroom improvement committee 2017-03-02 [Local Xpress]

McNeil Liberals have created an unnecessary crisis for Nova Scotia labour relations: CUPE 2017-03-01 [CUPE]

Art of Working While Black Exhibit – March 1 in Halifax 2017-03-01 [CUPE]

Teachers not happy with imposed contract 2017-03-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Legislature being recalled to end ongoing teachers dispute 2017-02-12 [CTV]

Liberal government to legislate end to teachers dispute 2017-02-12 [Local Xpress]

Liberals to start imposing contract on teachers Monday 2017-02-12 [CBC]

Student-teachers wait while universities, NSTU go to court 2017-02-11 [Local Xpress]

Union says work-to-rule campaign back on 2017-02-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Halifax Chronicle Herald strike continues as contract talks break off 2017-02-10 [CTV]

Year-old Chronicle Herald strike continues as contract talks break off 2017-02-10 [Local Xpress]

Teachers reject tentative deal — again 2017-02-10 [Local Xpress]

Minister hopeful teachers will accept third tentative contract 2017-02-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Bad weather postpones vote on Nova Scotia teachers' latest contract offer 2017-02-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Sacrificing teachers for students a false solution to education stalemate 2017-02-08 [Local Xpress]

Education system in dire straits, teachers rally told 2017-02-06 [Local Xpress]

Only recourse was to sue NSTU, universities say 2017-02-04 [Local Xpress]

Cape Breton University, faculty union reach agreement 2017-02-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

NSTU modifies work-to-rule directives, parent group blasts government 2017-02-03 [Local Xpress]

Teachers get okay for some school trips 2017-02-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Talks to resume at strike-bound Halifax paper after labour complaint withdrawn 2017-02-01 [CBC]

Talks to resume at strike-bound Halifax paper after labour complaints withdrawn 2017-02-01 [Local Xpress]

Nine short films will be screened at the Canadian Labour International Film Festival 2017-01-31 [Local Xpress]

Happy 1st birthday to us at Local Xpress 2017-01-31 [Local Xpress]

Universities sue teachers union over work to rule 2017-01-31 [Local Xpress]

Five Nova Scotia universities sue teachers over work-to-rule job action 2017-01-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Teachers resume work-to-rule practices as labour dispute continues 2017-01-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union advises teachers to brace for 'personal disputes' during work-to-rule 2017-01-31 [CBC]

Keep Hospitals and Health Care Public 2017-01-30 [NUPGE]

Labour Federation says NS Government should avoid a costly P3 deal for the rebuild of the QEII 2017-01-30 [NSFL]

Tentative teachers' deal on shaky ground; work-to-rule to resume 2017-01-28 [Local Xpress]

Teachers to return to work-to-rule on Monday, says union 2017-01-28 [CBC]

Front-line long-term care workers meet with opposition parties 2017-01-26 [Unifor]

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 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]

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]

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]

28-04-1903 The Militia is called out to break the Montreal dock strike after 10,000 rally in support of the strikers. [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]