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Provincial Budget 2019-2020: Status Quo Budget 2019-06-30 [CUPE]

'Status quo' or 'encouraging'? Interest groups react to P.E.I. budget 2019-06-26 [CBC]

Leonard Gallant Elected President of CUPE PEI 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

Nurses encouraged to report violence in the workplace 2019-06-06 [CBC]

Union leader, lobbyist among deputy ministers appointed 2019-05-11 [CBC]

Plumbers union on strike for better wages, benefits 2019-05-08 [CBC]

Dozens rally for workers' rights in Charlottetown 2019-05-02 [CBC]

Union members take strike action in P.E.I. 2019-04-30 [The Journal-Pioneer]

Plumbers, pipe fitters and welders union striking for better wages 2019-04-30 [CBC]

Provincial Election – CUPE Candidates Survey 2019-04-21 [CUPE]

Funding announced will not end Phoenix nightmare, says Atlantic PSAC VP 2019-03-23 [The Pioneer]

'Here we go again': Union frustrated by veterans affairs minister's resignation 2019-02-18 [CBC]

Health-care unions fight vaccinate or mask policy 2019-01-23 [CBC]

Charlottetown firefighters break away from city union 2019-01-18 [CBC]

Artists share their insights into the issues surrounding work in Atlantic Canada 2019-01-13 [The Guardian]

Postal workers deserve fairness  ActNOW!  2018-12-15 [The Guardian]

MP Sean Casey addresses rallying postal workers at Charlottetown office 2018-12-02 [The Guardian]

Unions rally outside Charlottetown MP's office in support of postal workers 2018-12-02 [CBC]

Charlottetown postal workers forced back to work Tuesday 2018-11-28 [CBC]

Widow thrilled her lobbying paid off with anti-bullying legislation 2018-11-10 [CBC]

Paramedics 'stretched to the max,' says union 2018-11-08 [CBC]

CUPW begins rotating strike in Charlottetown and Summerside 2018-10-31 [CUPW]

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]

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, they hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, the first woman to lead a major national union in North America. She was elected president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1975. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops members of the British Columbia Government Employees Union begin a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution and take control of the facility, after learning that the provincial government planned to close it. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]