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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]

Government agrees to include cuts to Service Award in its judicial review of Bill 148 2017-10-08 [NUPGE]

He's the 'poster boy' for PTSD, but Halifax police chief is now accused of hypocrisy 2017-10-05 [CBC]

Retired teachers won't get pension increases 'for many years,' AG warns 2017-10-05 [CBC]

Province agrees to let court vet contentious freeze of retirement bonus 2017-10-05 [The National Post]

Labour Federation wants criminal investigation into all workplace deaths 2017-10-01 [NSFL]

Veterans Affairs workers rally amid Phoenix pay fiasco 2017-09-30 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Liberal Government stomping on workers’ rights 2017-09-29 [CUPE]

Worker hit with chair raises alarm about violence at Sydney youth centre 2017-09-29 [CBC]

Youth prison workers 'fearful' of violent inmate's return 2017-09-26 [CBC]

There is a better way – Nan McFadgen 2017-09-25 [CUPE]

Liberal Government stomping on workers’ rights 2017-09-25 [CUPE]

Show your support for our fight to Repeal Bill 148 2017-09-18 [NSGEU]

McNeil government to blame for shortage of deputy sheriffs in courts 2017-09-12 [NUPGE]

Unions ask to be included in legal review of wage-freeze law 2017-09-09 [rabble]

Nurses raise spectre of disruptions over Nova Scotia bill 2017-09-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nurses raise spectre of disruptions over N.S. bill: 'They'd have to close units' 2017-09-07 [The National Post]

Seven N.S. unions want legal right to fight Bill 148 2017-09-07 [CBC]

Several Nova Scotia unions to seek status in appeal over imposed wage package 2017-09-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Crowd turns out for Annapolis Valley Labour Council’s annual Labour Day Picnic 2017-09-05 [The News]

History and solidarity in Cape Breton 2017-09-05 [The Post]

Unions – Standing strong for Nova Scotians 2017-09-04 [NSFL]

Premier McNeil’s Bill 148 takes us back to the dark ages 2017-09-02 [The Advocate]

NSGEU Launches Charter Challenge to Bill 148 2017-08-31 [NSGEU]

Union gives notice of charter challenge of contentious labour bill 2017-08-31 [The National Post]

Reflections on the Chronicle Herald stirke 2017-08-29 [Rank and File]

Federation President says government needs to provide Nova Scotians with more clarity on Bill 148 intentions 2017-08-28 [NSFL]

Trampling on Freedom of Association: The arrogance of Stephen McNeil 2017-08-27 [CUPE]

Standing up for what is right 2017-08-26 [NSGEU]

NSGEU turns up heat over lost retirement bonus for public sector 2017-08-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Trampling on Freedom of Association: The arrogance of Stephen McNeil 2017-08-25 [CUPE]

Union cries foul over limited constitutional review of wage package deal 2017-08-25 [CBC]

“The McNeil Liberals continue to make one bad choice after another, and imposing bill 148 is just another example” 2017-08-23 [NSFL]

Join in the Labour Day festivities across Nova Scotia on Monday, September 4! 2017-08-23 [NSFL]

McNeil Government blatantly ignoring lessons of other provinces, moves ahead with attack on working people 2017-08-23 [CUPE]

McNeil Government interferes: Bargaining moves backward for workers at Sherbrooke Village 2017-08-23 [NUPGE]

Unions condemn Grits for proclaiming bill imposing wage package 2017-08-23 [CBC]

Arbitration board gives Halifax police new contract 2017-08-23 [CBC]

Government to impose wage package on 75,000 civil servants 2017-08-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Sajjan says Thales contract won't hurt union workers 2017-08-22 [CTV]

Defence minister urges calm for Halifax shipyard workers after Thales wins contract 2017-08-21 [CTV]

NSGEU members at Sherbrooke Village rally for fair contract 2017-08-21 [NUPGE]

'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]

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]

12-10-1973 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 Union Local 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, 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]

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]