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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]

Remember William Davis and his fight for justice on June 11 2017-06-08 [NSFL]

Contract for N.S. women's society among 1st to grant domestic violence leave 2017-06-07 [CBC]

Chronicle Herald strike hits 500th day 2017-06-06 [CBC]

CUPE celebrates as two former members elected to Nova Scotia Legislature 2017-06-04 [CUPE]

Re-elected McNeil signals tough line with N.S. unions, new help for health 2017-06-01 [Local Xpress]

Education Department releases data on violence faced by teachers: 1,800 incidents last year 2017-05-29 [Local Xpress]

Schools see average 1,100 threats or acts of physical violence monthly 2017-05-26 [Occupational Safety]

Burnside jail guards may refuse to work over safety concerns 2017-05-26 [CBC]

Le SCFP se joint à la réclamation d’une élaboration d’un plan exhaustif pour améliorer les services de santé à Digby 2017-05-24 [SCFP]

NSGEU filing for arbitration for civil service workers 2017-05-22 [NUPGE]

Cape Breton education workers devastated by layoff notices 2017-05-19 [CUPE]

CUPE joins call for comprehensive plan to improve health care services in Digby 2017-05-19 [CUPE]

NSGEU to ask for binding arbitration in negotiations 2017-05-18 [Global]

Teachers to take province to court over contract, civil servants seek arbitration 2017-05-18 [CBC]

Teachers formally file for court to end imposed labour contract 2017-05-18 [Local Xpress]

Mayworks Halifax: A Radical Celebration 2017-05-17 [Our Times]

'Volatile' provincial jails leave guards with mental scars 2017-05-13 [CBC]

We will have another Westray 2017-05-12 [The Coast]

Ceremony marks 25th anniversary of Westray mine disaster in Nova Scotia 2017-05-10 [The Star]

Remembering our men of Westray 2017-05-10 [Local Xpress]

Westray tragedy to be marked, 25 years later: 'Pure greed that took lives' 2017-05-09 [CTV]

‘Pure greed that took lives’: 25th anniversary of Westray tragedy to be marked 2017-05-09 [Local Xpress]

Westray: A brother remembers the hazards, cruel happenstance 2017-05-09 [Local Xpress]

Victory for workers at Potlotek First Nations fishery 2017-05-08 [UFCW]

Striking journalists ‘still in shock’ at $40,000 donation to strike 2017-05-08 [CWA]

Support for teachers 2017-05-07 [Castanet]

Enforce, reinforce workplace safety laws 25 years after Westray 2017-05-01 [Local Xpress]

Immortalized in Lego: HTU strike becomes part of the Halifax landscape 2017-05-01 [Local Express]

Westray exhibit marks 25 years since mining disaster 2017-04-29 [Local Xpress]

Gardiner Mines murder accused to return to court Friday 2017-04-27 [The Post]

Unifor demands NS government restore long-term care funding 2017-04-27 [Unifor]

'He does want us back': Union hopeful after meeting with newspaper president 2017-04-22 [CBC]

Halifax Chronicle Herald's strike publication gets twice as many award nods as paper itself 2017-04-22 [CBC]

Bad for readers, bad for newsroom workers 2017-04-17 [Rank and File]

Chronicle Herald union to file labour complaint in wake of purchase of 28 news outlets 2017-04-14 [CBC]

NSGEU members Sock It to Poverty, again! 2017-04-10 [NUPGE]

Cape Breton University staff move from DC plan to public service pension 2017-04-05 [Benefits Canada]

Arbitrator finalizes Kentville police contract with town 2017-04-01 [Local Xpress]

Patients at Nova Scotia's largest hospital 'not safe,' says union 2017-03-28 [CBC]

News site created by strikers earns six Atlantic Journalism Award nominations 2017-03-28 [Local Xpress]

This month in labour history

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 11 June 1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the long 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act, promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers, comes into force. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]