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Cape Breton Post under fire for delivering Chronicle Herald during strike 2017-03-23 [CBC]

‘Hard times’: On strike 13 months, a daughter follows in her dad’s footsteps 2017-03-18 [Local Express]

What is next for Nova Scotia’s teachers? 2017-03-16 [Rank and File]

Cape Bretoners debate environmental, safety and gender merits of Donkin coal mine jobs 2017-03-11 [Local Xpress]

Major labour contracts remain unsigned as Nova Scotia budget looms 2017-03-09 [CBC]

Nearly 800 teachers apply for spots on classroom improvement committee 2017-03-02 [Local Xpress]

McNeil Liberals have created an unnecessary crisis for Nova Scotia labour relations: CUPE 2017-03-01 [CUPE]

Art of Working While Black Exhibit – March 1 in Halifax 2017-03-01 [CUPE]

Teachers not happy with imposed contract 2017-03-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Legislature being recalled to end ongoing teachers dispute 2017-02-12 [CTV]

Liberal government to legislate end to teachers dispute 2017-02-12 [Local Xpress]

Liberals to start imposing contract on teachers Monday 2017-02-12 [CBC]

Student-teachers wait while universities, NSTU go to court 2017-02-11 [Local Xpress]

Union says work-to-rule campaign back on 2017-02-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Halifax Chronicle Herald strike continues as contract talks break off 2017-02-10 [CTV]

Year-old Chronicle Herald strike continues as contract talks break off 2017-02-10 [Local Xpress]

Teachers reject tentative deal — again 2017-02-10 [Local Xpress]

Minister hopeful teachers will accept third tentative contract 2017-02-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Bad weather postpones vote on Nova Scotia teachers' latest contract offer 2017-02-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Sacrificing teachers for students a false solution to education stalemate 2017-02-08 [Local Xpress]

Education system in dire straits, teachers rally told 2017-02-06 [Local Xpress]

Only recourse was to sue NSTU, universities say 2017-02-04 [Local Xpress]

Cape Breton University, faculty union reach agreement 2017-02-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

NSTU modifies work-to-rule directives, parent group blasts government 2017-02-03 [Local Xpress]

Teachers get okay for some school trips 2017-02-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Talks to resume at strike-bound Halifax paper after labour complaint withdrawn 2017-02-01 [CBC]

Talks to resume at strike-bound Halifax paper after labour complaints withdrawn 2017-02-01 [Local Xpress]

Nine short films will be screened at the Canadian Labour International Film Festival 2017-01-31 [Local Xpress]

Happy 1st birthday to us at Local Xpress 2017-01-31 [Local Xpress]

Universities sue teachers union over work to rule 2017-01-31 [Local Xpress]

Five Nova Scotia universities sue teachers over work-to-rule job action 2017-01-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Teachers resume work-to-rule practices as labour dispute continues 2017-01-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union advises teachers to brace for 'personal disputes' during work-to-rule 2017-01-31 [CBC]

Keep Hospitals and Health Care Public 2017-01-30 [NUPGE]

Labour Federation says NS Government should avoid a costly P3 deal for the rebuild of the QEII 2017-01-30 [NSFL]

Tentative teachers' deal on shaky ground; work-to-rule to resume 2017-01-28 [Local Xpress]

Teachers to return to work-to-rule on Monday, says union 2017-01-28 [CBC]

Front-line long-term care workers meet with opposition parties 2017-01-26 [Unifor]

Province ups ante in tentative deal with teachers 2017-01-26 [Local Xpress]

Some teachers unhappy with third tentative deal with government 2017-01-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

We’re getting a little tired of this shit: Nova Scotia rallies on Herald strike anniversary 2017-01-25 [Rank and File]

Teachers express anger, concern over new deal in bitter contract fight 2017-01-25 [CBC]

End of work-to-rule might upend startup hockey league 2017-01-25 [Local Xpress]

Supporters rally for Chronicle Herald newsroom workers on anniversary of strike 2017-01-24 [Local Xpress]

Striking Chronicle Herald workers mark 1-year anniversary of labour dispute 2017-01-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Day of Protest as Halifax strike enters 2nd year; labour board hearing postponed 2017-01-23 [CWA]

End of work to rule 'a big relief' for students 2017-01-23 [Local Xpress]

Join the Day of Protest - One Year on Strike at The Chronicle-Herald 2017-01-22 [Local Xpress]

Report calls for safety and security assessments of all community ERs 2017-01-21 [CBC]

Convene industrial inquiry commission into yearlong Chronicle Herald strike 2017-01-21 [Local Xpress]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia kills 58 men on a crew clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The dead include 32 Japanese workers. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day they adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]