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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]

Canadian Blood Services strike over 2016-08-24 [CBC]

Town of Kensington, union workers currently in contract negotiations 2016-08-20 [The Journal-Pioneer]

New contract deal for tax centre workers in Summerside 2016-08-19 [The Guardian]

UFCW Canada adds to the rainbow at PEI Pride Parade 2016-08-08 [UFCW]

UFCW Canada stands in solidarity with striking workers at Canadian Blood Services 2016-07-25 [UFCW]

UPEI 'will not lock out faculty and staff' this summer 2016-07-01 [CBC]

Tax centre employees facing ongoing payroll issues could go on strike 2016-06-25 [CBC]

Possible Canada Post strike could cost P.E.I. businesses thousands 2016-06-23 [CBC]

Island union members join national rally for 'fairness' in contract talks 2016-06-09 [CBC]

Arbitrator Rules on PEITF Contract 2016-06-07 [PEITF]

Migrant Workers Scholarship nominator profile: Zenaida Angeles 2016-05-29 [UFCW]

CCU Supports Striking Blood Services Workers 2016-05-26 [CCU]

UPSE welcome workers from Community Connections 2016-05-19 [NUPGE]

Striking blood services workers set up at Miscouche mobile clinic 2016-05-18 [The Journal-Pioneer]

Blood clinics on P.E.I. cross picket line, ignite debate online 2016-05-18 [CBC]

On strike since September, blood services workers picket mobile clinic 2016-05-17 [CBC]

Striking workers urge Islanders to boycott mobile blood clinics 2016-05-11 [Radio-Canada]

Mill River workers want job assurances from P.E.I. government 2016-04-30 [CBC]

University faculty group says school bargaining in bad faith 2016-04-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Charlottetown Canadian Blood Services workers reject contract offer 2016-04-21 [CBC]

Canadian Blood Services: A bloody shame 2016-04-20 [Rank and File]

CUPE P.E.I. seeks meeting with finance minister Allen Roach 2016-04-19 [CBC]

UPSE President alarmed after Throne Speech touches on retirement benefits 2016-04-15 [NUPGE]

Fishermen cautiously optimistic about spring lobster 2016-04-13 [CBC]

Charlottetown firefighters' union upset with $200K budget cut 2016-04-13 [CBC]

Coalition for Fair EI want changes made to employment insurance 2016-04-09 [CBC]

Cavendish Farms workers vote April 14 2016-04-06 [The Guardian]

 VIDEO PEI Budget 2016 : Public Services Matter! 2016-04-05 [CUPE]

Blood services strike affecting workers in N.B., N.S. say unions 2016-03-25 [CBC]

Blood donor frustrated with ongoing blood workers strike  ActNOW!  2016-02-25 [CBC]

Striking blood services workers get support from CUPE 2016-02-19 [CBC]

PEIUPSE members ratify multiple collective agreements 2016-02-13 [NUPGE]

This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

10-08-1966 9 workers died and 55 were injured in Ontario's largest industrial accident when the Heron Bridge collapses in Ottawa. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]