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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]

Union knew nothing of Pangnirtung deficit 2013-12-03 [CBC]

Union asks GN for “forensic” investigation of Pangnirtung deficit 2013-12-05 [Nunatsiaq Online]

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]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of CUPE after six years as Secretary-Treasurer, becoming the first woman to lead a major union in North American history. [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 Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now 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]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [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]