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Union Starts Campaign To Keep Irving Shipbuilding Work In Halifax 2018-10-15 [The Huddle]

Union launches ‘Ships Stay Here’ campaign to keep shipbuilding work in Halifax 2018-10-15 [MRO]

NSTU statement re: Auditor General’s report on the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Pension Plan 2018-10-09 [NSTU]

P3 Model Wrong Choice for QEII Redevelopment 2018-10-09 [NSGEU]

Sock It To Poverty Campaign 2018 2018-10-09 [NSGEU]

Nova Scotians will pay a hefty price for private/public partnership plan (P3) for QEll New Generation Project 2018-10-09 [NSFL]

Staff, not studies, needed to fix gaps in long-term care, says nurses union 2018-10-09 [CBC]

NSGEU members ratify tentative agreement with Nova Scotia school board 2018-10-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nova Scotians say ‘shame’ on province for having lowest minimum wage in Canada 2018-10-03 [The Star]

Sick leave days one of many badly needed updates to Labour Standards 2018-10-01 [NSFL]

Scallop fishermen net more money, security at Clearwater seafood 2018-09-24 [UFCW]

NDP proposes legislation to establish sick days for all workers 2018-09-21 [CTV]

14 Wing Greenwood hands cleaning contracts back to unionized workers 2018-09-21 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Support for 400 school support staff as potential job action approaches at Chignecto-Central schools 2018-09-20 [CUPE]

Contract talks fail between support staff, Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education in Truro 2018-09-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Improving inclusive education requires transparency and accountability 2018-09-17 [NSTU]

Contract talks fail between education support staff and Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education 2018-09-16 [CUPE]

Contract talks fail between education support staff and Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education 2018-09-15 [CUPE]

Labour Day statement by the prisoners of Burnside 2018-09-09 [Rank and File]

Nursing Bargaining Update 2018-09-09 [CUPE]

Halifax crossing guards ratify new contract 2018-09-09 [CUPE]

Haligonians magnify the message of Burnside jail’s striking inmates 2018-09-07 [The Star]

Restaurant operators desperate for staff, says industry rep 2018-09-07 [CBC]

Workers at Tandus Carpets in Truro, N.S., ratify collective agreement 2018-09-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Why Canadian Prisoners Are Participating in the US Prison Strike 2018-09-06 [Jacobin]

Halifax crossing guards ratify new contract 2018-09-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Halifax restorative justice caseworkers achieve new collective agreement as strike ends 2018-09-05 [CUPE]

Restorative justice caseworkers achieve new agreement 2018-09-05 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

 VIDEO Labour Day rally draws hundreds in solidarity 2018-09-04 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Union leaders on what Labour Day means to them 2018-09-04 [The Star]

Our Communities Matter – A Labour Day 2018 Message from NSFL President Danny Cavanagh 2018-09-02 [NSFL]

No annual Labour Day picnic in Sydney this year 2018-09-01 [The Post]

New radio ad – Labour Day message from Nan McFadgen 2018-09-01 [CUPE]

Students likely to start classes without full complement of support staff 2018-08-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Feds to privatize unionized cleaning work at CFB Greenwood 2018-08-27 [CBC]

Summer of uncertainty for Nova Scotia’s education specialists 2018-08-26 [NSTU]

Women’s Committee Plans to Match NSGEU Milestone for a Good Cause 2018-08-26 [NSGEU]

Financial appeal for striking restorative justice workers 2018-08-26 [NSFL]

It’s time to protect workers’ pensions from legal corporate theft 2018-08-26 [NSFL]

Jails get body scanners, but guards say telling drugs from anatomy is a struggle 2018-08-26 [CBC]

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]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of CUPE after six years as Secretary-Treasurer, becoming the first woman to lead a major union in North American history. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]