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'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]

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]

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]