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Workplace violence concerns at Breton Ability Centre prompt picket 2019-04-18 [CBC]

Truro workers in a 'state of shock' after layoff notices 2019-04-18 [CBC]

Prison guards raise safety concerns about needle-exchange program for inmates 2019-04-16 [CTV]

Change to government bill creates division between doctors and nurses 2019-04-09 [CBC]

Day of Mourning, 2019 2019-04-06 [NSFL]

Most nurses don’t feel safe, NSGEU survey finds 2019-04-05 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Premier meets with Northern Pulp union, stresses need for mill to meet environmental standards 2019-04-04 [The Globe and Mail]

Provincial budget 'epic disappointment' 2019-03-28 [NUPGE]

Nurses 'pretty fed up' with state of Nova Scotia's ERs 2019-03-26 [CBC]

Rally to Raise the ALARM on the CRISIS in Health Care! 2019-03-25 [NSGEU]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019-03-21 [NSFL]

Address the cause, not the symptoms of overcrowding in hospitals 2019-03-21 [CUPE]

‘He was a great guy’: N.S. firefighter injured during training session dies from injuries 2019-03-21 [Global]

Donkin Mine has received four orders and six suspensions since approval for limited mining began Jan. 25 2019-03-21 [The Chronicle-Herald]

‘Boiling point’ reached after Code Orange denied at Halifax ER: NSGEU 2019-03-17 [Global]

City workers say it’s time to bring Halifax snow clearing back in-house 2019-03-16 [CUPE]

Premier in a daze while Northern Pulp jobs hang in balance 2019-03-16 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Nurses' plea for Code Orange in overcrowded Halifax ER rejected 2019-03-16 [CBC]

Nurses union shows solidarity with paramedics on ER overcrowding problem 2019-03-16 [CTV]

Teachers to face criminal background checks every five years 2019-03-14 [CBC]

NSCAD strike comes to end, outstanding issues sent to mediator 2019-03-13 [CBC]

City workers say it's time to bring Halifax snow clearing back in-house 2019-03-12 [CUPE]

Credit union workers give unanimous strike mandate 2019-03-11 [Unifor]

Halifax has a Workers Action Centre! 2019-03-09 [Rank and File]

Members of NSCAD’s faculty union on strike 2019-03-05 [Global]

Stephen McNeil fails health care checkup 2019-03-02 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia Health Authority makes nursing shortages worse 2019-02-25 [NUPGE]

Union says dispute over OT payments to nurses exacerbating shortages 2019-02-21 [CBC]

1 year into code critical campaign, N.S. paramedics union say nothing has changed 2019-02-13 [CBC]

Town of Trenton municipal workers take strike vote 2019-02-10 [CUPE]

Airport and maintenance workers come to new agreement 2019-02-09 [The Post]

Town of Trenton municipal workers take strike vote 2019-02-08 [CUPE]

Trenton municipal workers vote to strike after town fails to ratify tentative agreement 2019-02-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Spat with unionized carpenters slows down opening of Cape Breton Farmers' Market 2019-02-06 [CBC]

Celebrate African Heritage Month 2019 2019-02-03 [NSFL]

Unappreciated and underpaid: Early Childcare Educators neglected at our peril, report suggests 2019-02-03 [Rank and File]

Teachers’ pension deficit needs to be part of contract talks: Premier 2019-02-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Early Childhood Educators in Nova Scotia feeling “unappreciated and underpaid' 2019-02-01 [CUPE]

Rebuild long-term care in Nova Scotia with qualified staff and a minimum 4.1 hours of care 2019-01-29 [CUPE]

Staff at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design give union strike mandate 2019-01-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

NSGEU and College of Social Workers call for support for child welfare services 2019-01-28 [NUPGE]

NUPGE mourns the passing of Dave Peters 2019-01-28 [NUPGE]

Tell the Premier you care! childwelfareonthebrink.org 2019-01-28 [NSGEU]

Special event January 30 – Child care and early learning panel discussion 2019-01-28 [CUPE]

Tentative agreement reached for CUPE long term care workers 2019-01-25 [CUPE]

Donkin coal mine proceeding with job fairs despite layoffs 2019-01-25 [CBC]

Tentative agreement reached for long-term care workers 2019-01-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Children at risk as Nova Scotia’s child welfare system is on the brink, union and social workers say 2019-01-24 [Rank and File]

Campaign aims to bolster child-welfare system 2019-01-22 [CBC]

Long-Term Care Recommendations Solid Starting Point 2019-01-20 [NSGEU]

This month in labour history

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its Founding Convention at Douglas College and delegates elect FWOC President Raj Chouhan as CFU president. The CFU is Canada's first agricultural workers union. [more]

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 Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [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 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, 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]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [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 establishes 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]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [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]