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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. She is later buried in Chicago with the Haymarket martyrs. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]

28-05-1927 The House of Commons approves a limited old age pension plan. To qualify, Canadians must be 70 years of age and pass a means test. Also, they must live in a participating province. [more]