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PSAC members prepare for bargaining 2018-10-09 [PSAC]

Details released of deal between City of Iqaluit and union 2018-01-06 [NunatsiaqOnline]

No deal: bargaining between union and City of Iqaluit nears two-year mark 2017-11-18 [NunatsiaqOnline]

Hamlet of Arctic Bay employees vote to strike, could 'cancel Christmas' 2017-11-07 [CBC]

Arctic Bay hamlet workers say yes to a strike 2017-11-03 [NunatsiaqOnline]

Nunavut employees union, GN power corp. reach tentative agreement 2017-07-07 [NunatsiaqOnline]

Union dumps First Air, partners with Canadian North 2017-02-03 [NunatsiaqOnline]

Federation of Labour Launches Prevention Program for Injured Workers 2016-11-13 [OFL]

Unionized city workers demonstrate at Iqaluit City Hall 2016-08-25 [NunatsiaqOnline]

Canada Post contract dispute could mean problems for Northerners 2016-06-28 [CBC]

Iqaluit council 'left in the dark' on worker struck by garbage truck 2016-04-28 [CBC]

Union cranks up the heat in contract talks with Iqaluit 2016-03-31 [NunatsiaqOnline]

City of Iqaluit employees protest management's latest bargaining position 2016-03-31 [CBC]

City of Iqaluit’s austerity pitch enrages union 2016-03-30 [NunatsiaqOnline]

Iqaluit to implement 2-year wage freeze for senior staff 2016-03-13 [CBC]

Workplace bullying poisons GN public service, former employees say 2015-10-17 [NunatsiaqOnline]

Iqaluit service changes aimed at getting finances in order, says official 2015-09-05 [CBC]

Union, Nunavut power utility sign new collective agreement 2015-08-21 [Nunatsiaq]

Qulliq Energy workers' union, Nunavut gov't ratify new contract 2015-08-21 [CBC]

Ratification vote could bring speedy end to Nunavut power strike: union 2015-08-13 [Nunatsiaq]

Strike over? QEC, NEU reach tentative wage-benefit deal 2015-08-13 [Nunatsiaq]

Striking Qulliq Energy workers welcome tentative agreement 2015-08-13 [CBC]

Qulliq Energy Corp, workers union reach tentative agreement 2015-08-12 [CBC]

“They’re anxious to get back to work before there are power outages across Nunavut'-union 2015-08-11 [Nunatsiaq]

No details on offer, counter offer, in QEC strike 2015-08-10 [CBC]

Striking energy workers' union presents counter-offer to Qulliq Energy 2015-08-08 [CBC]

QEC presents offer to Nunavut's striking energy workers 2015-08-07 [CBC]

QEC workers' housing subsidy will be covered, says union 2015-07-31 [CBC]

Housing threat aimed at striking workers 2015-07-29 [HRM]

DM: lawyers ponder cuts to strikers’ housing subsidies 2015-07-29 [Nunatsiaq]

Government, striking power workers launch war of words 2015-07-24 [Nunatsiaq]

Qulliq Energy workers' strike has had no impact on operations, says gov't 2015-07-24 [CBC]

Polar Ice Expeditions refuses to cross Qulliq Energy picket line 2015-07-22 [CBC]

Boots hit the picket lines across Nunavut 2015-07-17 [Nunatsiaq]

Qulliq Energy Corp. workers' union issues strike notice 2015-07-14 [CBC]

Power workers reject wage offer, threaten strike 2015-07-07 [Nunatsiaq]

Qulliq Energy workers union could serve strike notice next week 2015-07-04 [CBC]

Qulliq Energy Corp workers vote to strike 2015-03-04 [CBC]

Strike action at Nunavut power utility gains 92 per cent support 2015-03-04 [Nunatsiaq]

How the WSIB is failing the injured workers of Ontario 2014-12-08 [Rank and File]

NEU elects new president 2014-10-10 [CBC]

Union backs staff who spoke out on asbestos 2014-10-02 [CBC]

First Air lays off 9 cargo workers in Iqaluit 2014-10-01 [CBC]

Offer Rejected (Unifor Bombardier Strike) 2014-08-27 [Tbnewswatch]

Northern labour union questions TFW program in Nunavut 2014-05-22 [CBC]

Public service rep opposes Fair Elections Act 2014-05-13 [CBC]

This month in labour history

3-02-1939 The first group of Canadian veterans of the Spanish Civil War disembark at Halifax. Of the more than 1,300 Canadians who fought fascism in Spain, more than 400 were killed. Many of the volunteers were union activists and others radicalized in the 1930s. [more]

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal minister Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003. It requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This sets a standard for postwar labour relations law. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]

26-02-1979 The Farmworkers Organizing Committee (FWOC) is established at a meeting in a room in the New Westminster library. Eight people are present including: Raj Chouhan, Harinder Mahil, Sarwan Sidhu, Pritam Singh, Amarit Pal Mann, Gurnam Sahota. [more]