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Today's news - Nunavut

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

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]