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Lots of case law in CRA worker’s paid leave grievance, lawyer says 2018-09-28 [The Lawyer's Daily]

Phoenix pay issues should dispel image of 'lazy public servant,' PSAC member says 2018-09-27 [CBC]

PSAC says Phoenix system still causing headaches, urges federal government to negotiate fairly 2018-09-27 [The Guardian]

Unions celebrate Labour Day calling for public pharmacare 2018-09-01 [The Guardian]

Federation of Labour's Annual Labour Day Picnic 2018-08-30 [PEIFL]

UFCW shows PRIDE 2018-08-02 [UFCW]

MacLeod first PEITF official ever elected as President-Designate of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation 2018-07-14 [CTF]

Health practitioners question new ER hours at Montague hospital 2018-07-06 [CBC]

Union leader fears hospital kiosks will lead to job cuts 2018-06-14 [CBC]

PTSD now covered under P.E.I. Workers Compensation Act 2018-05-24 [The Guardian]

PTSD bill enacted in P.E.I. legislature, then quickly amended 2018-05-23 [CBC]

Unions in PEI collaborate to send strong message to government 2018-05-18 [NUPGE]

Enact Bill 102 Immediately 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

PTSD bill victim of 'crass partisanship,' unions charge 2018-05-09 [CBC]

CUPE PEI Members Participate in Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2018-04-29 [CUPE]

Minister of Workforce and Advance Learning Declares April 28th 2018-04-21 [CUPE]

P.E.I.'s Confederation Centre of the Arts’ union celebrating 50 years 2018-04-14 [The Guardian]

Provincial Budget 2018-2019: Some near hits and several misses 2018-04-10 [CUPE]

Review concluded serious security breaches 'inevitable' at Hillsborough Hospital 2018-02-03 [CBC]

Workplace violence has become No. 1 issue in health care, union says 2018-01-24 [CBC]

Can P.E.I. expect same reaction as Ontario to minimum wage increase? 2018-01-10 [CBC]

Our Holiday Message 2017-12-23 [CUPE]

CUPE PEI applauds new PTSD legislation 2017-12-15 [CUPE]

'No end in sight' for Phoenix pay system woes: Sean Casey 2017-12-08 [CBC]

Nursing shortage on P.E.I. taking toll on morale, union says 2017-12-01 [CBC]

Join the Purple Ribbon pinning bee! 2017-11-06 [NUPGE]

Charlottetown city hall employee group joined larger union for help with grievances, UPSE says 2017-10-26 [CBC]

UPSE now representing City of Charlottetown workers 2017-10-25 [CBC]

New vehicle tracking systems result in serious savings for Charlottetown 2017-10-11 [CBC]

Speaker on seniors' health to address PEI UPSE retirees' meeting 2017-10-08 [NUPGE]

Unions mark P.E.I. Labour Day by calling for national drug plan 2017-09-06 [The Guardian]

Labour Day Celebrations in PEI 2017-08-31 [CUPE]

Mexican fish-plant workers want more hours, stay home in protest 2017-08-12 [CBC]

UPSE at Pride celebrations 2017-07-31 [NUPGE]

Casey unsure that door-to-door delivery will be restored 2017-07-22 [CBC]

Federation of Labour urges premiers to discuss pharmacare 2017-07-20 [The Guardian]

PSAC members boycott Public Service Workers Week because of pay system 2017-06-14 [The Journal-Pioneer]

'We have members eating at the food bank': Workers want payroll fiasco fixed 2017-06-14 [CBC]

Labour honours injured and killed workers on National Day of Mourning 2017-04-29 [CBC]

Widow awarded benefits after husband's death linked to workplace bullying 2017-03-31 [CBC]

Federal government employees on P.E.I. protest broken payroll system 2017-03-01 [The Guardian]

49 layoffs at Mill River Resort, incoming owner says staff can re-apply if they’re interested in working for 'private-sector wages' 2017-02-03 [CBC]

PEIUPSE members encouraged to take workplace violence survey 2017-01-19 [NUPGE]

UPEI reaches tentative agreement with support staff 2017-01-12 [The Guardian]

Victory for voting reform 2016-11-13 [Victory for voting reform in P.E.I.]

Josie Baker recognized for migrant workers' rights work 2016-11-05 [CBC]

'It's hurting people': Veterans Affairs union says caseload promise taking too long 2016-10-19 [CBC]

Teachers' Federation Frustrated Over Issue of Back Pay 2016-09-02 [PEITF]

NSUPE Local 19 Back to Work After Nearly a Year On Strike 2016-08-29 [CCU]

Strike is over for Canadian Blood Services workers 2016-08-24 [The Journal-Pioneer]

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]