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'Lives and jobs are going to be impacted:' Union worried about how navy service deal will hurt Halifax workers 2017-08-18 [Metro]

The end of the Chronicle Herald strike brings relief, but at a steep cost 2017-08-16 [rabble]

No clear winners as Chronicle Herald strike ends 2017-08-16 [rabble]

After 565 days it is finally over! 2017-08-14 [CWA]

Federation President says recent report on P3 privatization schemes should be cautionary 2017-08-14 [NSFL]

“The province can do and must do better” – NSFL President Danny Cavanagh responds to Chamber of Commerce 2017-08-14 [NSFL]

Unionized Cape Breton painters stage protest 2017-08-12 [The Post]

Chronicle Herald workers ratify deal that will see layoffs and wage cuts 2017-08-11 [CBC]

Striking workers at Halifax newspaper vote overwhelmingly in favour of new deal 2017-08-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Layoffs and wage cuts in tentative Chronicle Herald deal 2017-08-10 [The Coast]

Chronicle Herald workers to vote on tentative agreement today 2017-08-10 [CBC]

Cape Breton union leader Carmie Erickson was ‘at her best fighting for people’ 2017-08-10 [Local Xpress]

NSGEU report that Civil Service Conciliation talks fail 2017-08-09 [NUPGE]

Civil servants to seek arbitration after conciliation talks fail 2017-08-09 [The National Post]

Civil service union to file for arbitration after contract talks fail 2017-08-09 [CBC]

After 18 months, Halifax Chronicle Herald and striking employees reach tentative deal 2017-08-07 [The Globe and Mail]

Tentative deal reached between Chronicle Herald, striking employees 2017-08-06 [CBC]

Tentative deal reached in Chronicle Herald strike 2017-08-06 [Local Xpress]

Donkin coal mine racks up dozens of safety violations in first few months 2017-08-04 [CBC]

Seeking common ground: Mediation in months-long Chronicle Herald strike starts 2017-08-04 [CBC]

Mining union warning thrill seekers to not venture into abandoned mines 2017-08-02 [CTV]

Government workers return to conciliation 2017-08-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Province and civil servants headed back to bargaining table 2017-07-29 [CBC]

Davis Day: Coal Miners & Community Connection 2017-07-27 [Our Times]

A Burning Question: Coal or Tires 2017-07-27 [Our Times]

'Didn't take guff': Former coal miners union leader Joe Burke dies 2017-07-27 [CBC]

Early childhood educators say new pre-primary program is unrealistic and unsustainable 2017-07-26 [CUPE]

Billion Dollar Trojan Horse 2017-07-26 [CUPE]

BDM Scholarship winner: Trevor Atwater 2017-07-23 [UFCW]

Billion Dollar Trojan Horse 2017-07-22 [CUPE]

Early childhood educators say new pre-primary program is unrealistic and unsustainable 2017-07-22 [CUPE]

CUPE welcomes new members at Grand View Manor, Berwick 2017-07-21 [CUPE]

CWA Canada welcomes inquiry into Chronicle Herald strike 2017-07-16 [CWA]

Sears workers emphasize need for stronger protections for workers 2017-07-16 [NSFL]

Industrial inquiry commissioned to mediate Chronicle Herald labour dispute 2017-07-16 [NSFL]

Province using rarely used power to help end Chronicle Herald strike 2017-07-14 [CBC]

Inquiry commission to mediate long labour dispute at the Chronicle Herald 2017-07-14 [Local Xpress]

Inquiry commission to mediate ongoing labour dispute at Halifax Herald 2017-07-14 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Members at Comeau’s Sea Foods join the NDF 2017-07-11 [UFCW]

Labour and the very poor 2017-07-01 [Rank and File]

Arbitrator vindicates teachers who upgraded skills via online Drake courses 2017-06-25 [Local Xpress]

Rally marks 511 days on picket line for Chronicle Herald workers 2017-06-22 [Rank and File]

Herald labour impasse cries out for government intervention 2017-06-20 [Local Xpress]

New cabinet, same position on labour negotiations for McNeil government 2017-06-16 [CBC]

A Strike That’s Gone On Too Long 2017-06-15 [All About Work]

Miners union will try to organize workers at Donkin 2017-06-14 [CBC]

NSGEU members at E Fry Society get domestic violence leave in new contract 2017-06-14 [NUPGE]

Hundreds honour coal miners' sacrifices at Davis Day ceremony in Glace Bay 2017-06-12 [Local Xpress]

Remembering the miners in Florence 2017-06-09 [The Post]

Halifax Transit union reaches $256K back pay settlement with city 2017-06-09 [CBC]

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]

10-08-1966 9 workers died and 55 were injured in Ontario's largest industrial accident when the Heron Bridge collapses in Ottawa. [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]

31-08-2013 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]

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]