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Healthcare Delayed is Healthcare Denied: Reopen Clinic 554 2020-10-22 [CUPE]

Moncton to privatize garbage collection, sticks with bag system 2020-10-20 [CBC]

Province faces severe nursing shortage during COVID-19 2020-10-17 [The Media Co-op]

New Brunswick Nurses Union calls for an end to nursing home privatization 2020-10-15 [NB Media Co-op]

Nurses union calls for independent inquiry into long-term care sector 2020-10-16 [CBC]

COVID-19 on St. Stephen's 'doorstep' after Maine mill worker tests positive, says mayor Social Sharing 2020-10-02 [CBC]

Unifor calls closure of Clinic 554 Higgs' failure to protect New Brunswickers 2020-10-01 [Unifor]

Six months later: Union says employees at N.B. entry points face burnout Social Sharing 2020-09-24 [CBC]

Moncton eyes switch from garbage bags to carts, privatization of collection 2020-09-24 [CBC]

Following election win, Unifor urges Higgs follow through and deliver stability to New Brunswick families 2020-09-15 [Unifor]

Acadieville man found guilty of assaulting two nurses 2020-09-11 [CBC]

More than 100 election-related CUPE signs stolen across New Brunswick: union 2020-09-11 [Canadian Press]

2020 NB Election: Support and setbacks for pay equity 2020-09-07 [The Media Co-op]

Political parties must put people at the centre of their election platforms 2020-09-06 [NBFL]

Pat Riley First Recipient of Owen MacLennan Trade Unionist of the Year Award 2020-09-06 [NBFL]

Labour Day: unions call on governments to disaster-proof their economic recovery plans 2020-09-06 [NBFL]

Premier Should Not Deny Seniors’ Right to Vote 2020-09-02 [CUPE]

Liberals promise to keep nurses in N.B. with boost in salaries and tuition rebate 2020-08-29 [CBC]

Workplace Death Threats Must Be Treated Seriously 2020-08-27 [CUPE]

N.B. Liberals make play for senior vote with recruitment of nursing home workers’ union head 2020-08-19 [Global News]

Higgs spins a story – misleading New Brunswickers 2020-08-15 [ATU Canada]

Saint John transit union wants province to take federal money 2020-08-12 [CBC]

Two-Year-Old Tragedy Finally Answered with Criminal Charges 2020-08-11 [USW]

‘It’s unrealistic’: N.B. nursing home workers union questions long-term care home voting plans 2020-08-07 [Global News]

Transit union calls Higgs government “short-sighted” for refusing to accept federal funding relief for transit operations 2020-08-03 [ATU Canada]

Lowest-paid workers in Shannex homes in New Brunswick excluded from federal wage top-up 2020-08-01 [The Media Co-op]

Lowest paid workers in New Brunswick retirement homes being excluded from federal wage top-up 2020-08-01 [CUPE]

Canada’s only CUPE lock-out ends in New Brunswick 2020-07-30 [NB Media Co-op]

Westray Law Should Have Applied in New Brunswick Fatality 2020-07-30 [USW]

Red Pine workers end lockout, achieve strong collective agreement 2020-07-30 [CUPE]

Paramedic who crashed into car after running red light acquitted 2020-07-29 [CBC]

Westray Law Should Have Applied in New Brunswick Fatality, Say Steelworkers 2020-07-29 [Kingston Whig-Standard]

No justice or accountability in NB court ruling on the death of CUPE member Jimmy Martin 2020-07-29 [CUPE]

N.B. Nurses union concerned over level of casual staffing in long-term care homes 2020-07-24 [Global News]

Nurses Union says nursing homes have too many casual staff when residents need familiarity 2020-07-23 [CTV]

Major changes to pension legislation need proper consultation 2020-07-19 [NBFL]

ANALYSIS: A low-key deal with big consequences 2020-07-12 [Telegraph Journal]

Union Wants Investigation Into Private Nursing Homes 2020-07-10 [94.1]

Irving Oil blames pandemic for decision to cut 250 employees 2020-07-08 [CBC]

Irving Oil laying off 250 workers due to COVID-19 pandemic 2020-07-08 [Global News]

New Brunswick Union urges government to protect blood and plasma supply 2020-07-08 [NB Media Co-op]

Addressing working conditions top priority as new agreement ratified: Nursing home union 2020-07-08 [Global]

Most nursing home workers vote to accept tentative agreement 2020-07-07 [CBC]

Majority of NB nursing home workers ratify new agreement 2020-07-07 [CUPE]

Protect Canada’s blood and plasma supply 2020-07-04 [NUPGE]

CUPE’s first virtual division convention 2020-06-27 [CUPE]

Talks between fire, police unions and municipalities go nowhere 2020-06-26 [CBC]

‘A legal swamp’: Arbitration talks fail between police, re unions and municipalities 2020-06-26 [Telegraph Journal]

Poley Mountain fined $3,000 for workplace safety violation 2020-06-26 [CBC]

New Brunswick holds CUPE’s first virtual division convention 2020-06-27 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

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 the Canadian Union of Public Employees. She becomes the first woman in North American history to lead a major union. [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 of Canada 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]

19-10-1996 When General Motors tries to break a Canadian Autoworkers strike by removing equipment, union members occupy the Oshawa plants. [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]