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Nurses Win Reduced Penalty for Strike Against Premier McNeil 2018-01-16 [NSGEU]

Book Review: The Mill – 50 years of pulp and protest 2018-01-07 [Rank and File]

Class warfare and the Irving Shipyard 2018-01-05 [The Coast]

Dalhousie faculty association seeks conciliator in labour dispute 2018-01-01 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Reboot of underground Cape Breton coal mine runs into trouble amid complaints of unsafe conditions, layoffs 2017-12-25 [The Financial Post]

Labour Federation says the distribution of wealth is alarming 2017-12-24 [NSFL]

Our seniors deserve better 2017-12-23 [CUPE]

#MeToo Halifax firefighter vindicated 2017-12-21 [Rank and File]

Vindicated Halifax firefighter Liane Tessier: I want the truth out there, I want to expose the structure of misogyny 2017-12-21 [The Advocate]

Civil service arbitration award – less than meets the eye 2017-12-21 [The Advocate]

Wishy washy apologies and an unpleasant email in the Liane Tessier gender discrimination case 2017-12-21 [The Advocate]

Back Story – Liane Tessier and the Halifax Regional Fire Service 2017-12-21 [The Advocate]

Xmas blues: Labour standards for the holiday season 2017-12-21 [Advocate]

Valley View deficit and layoffs spur Saturday information picket in Riverton 2017-12-18 [The News]

Other unions not rushing to seize civil servants' deal 2017-12-13 [CBC]

Halifax fire department admits to systemic gender discrimination 2017-12-13 [CBC]

Union holding information picket at Valley View Villa 2017-12-12 [The News]

Safety questions arise at struggling Donkin coal mine 2017-12-12 [Canadian Manufacturing]

Province to distribute cannabis through publicly owned and regulated Liquor Corp. 2017-12-11 [NUPGE]

Labour Federation pleased with today’s decision that breaks wage restraint 2017-12-11 [NSFL]

International Human Rights Day 2017-12-11 [NSFL]

Civil Service Bargaining Arbitration Decision 2017-12-10 [NSGEU]

CUPE members to hold information picket about cuts to long-term care 2017-12-10 [CUPE]

Province accepts arbitrator's decision for wage hikes for civil servants 2017-12-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers at Irving shipyard in Halifax vote to strike 2017-12-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Halifax Shipyard workers vote 99 per cent in favour of strike 2017-12-04 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Unionized Halifax Shipyard workers to vote on strike mandate 2017-12-03 [CBC]

McNeil must take ownership for the health care crisis he helped create 2017-11-30 [NSGEU]

Strike averted for faculty members at Acadia University 2017-11-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Teachers union and province begin long legal journey in Bill 75 fight 2017-11-24 [CBC]

Union applies for conciliation in bargaining with the Halifax Regional School Board 2017-11-21 [CUPE]

UPDATED: PSAC members protest Phoenix pay system ‘debacle’ at Kings-Hants MP’s office 2017-11-21 [The Advertiser]

A year after youth jail riot, union says safety changes slow to come 2017-11-21 [CBC]

Acadia University's faculty association sets Nov. 27 strike deadline 2017-11-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Submission to the Pension Funding Framework Review and other issues affecting pension plans 2017-11-13 [CUPE]

Childhood educators in peril 2017-11-13 [CUPE]

Workers Action Centre, fight for decent work coming to Halifax 2017-11-10 [Rank and File]

Living wages 2017-11-08 [CUPE]

ECEs will continue to deliver quality play-based learning 2017-11-08 [CUPE]

Food service workers cook up a union 2017-11-05 [Rank and File]

Province legislates workers compensation benefits for nurses with PTSD 2017-10-30 [CFNU]

Impasse declared in negotiations between province, Nova Scotia highway workers 2017-10-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Acadia University faculty members in Wolfville, N.S., vote to strike 2017-10-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Irving Shipyard union questions hiring practices 2017-10-21 [The Chronicle-Herald]

CUPE members at Valley View Villa concerned with lack of oversight by provincial government 2017-10-21 [CUPE]

Labour Federation urges Liberals to keep our blood supply safe and available for patients 2017-10-20 [NSFL]

Conciliator could start next week in Nova Scotia health-contract talks: minister 2017-10-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

'Start listening to workers': Labour rally takes aim at Liberals 2017-10-15 [CBC]

Child Protection Social Workers burning out on McNeil’s watch 2017-10-08 [NSGEU]

‘End Workers Pension Theft’ road show kicks off in Halifax! 2017-10-08 [IAMAW]

This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

6-01-1882 The Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorses the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women. [more]

9-01-1974 Workers at United Aircraft in Longueiul, Québec begin a bitter confrontation that lasts 20 months. One result is the anti-scab law introduced by the new Parti Québécois government in 1977. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When a Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montreal. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]