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The Kids are Alright, But Mount Pearl’s Municipal Workers are Not 2022-08-15 [The Independent]

NL labour movement mourning Reg Anstey 2022-08-09 [Saltwire]

Longtime Labour Activist Reg Anstey Dead at 76 2022-08-08 [VOCM]

Amid hundreds of vacant positions, N.L. rolls out incentives to retain nurses 2022-08-03 [CBC]

RNU President Hopeful New Incentives Can Address Nursing Challenges 2022-08-03 [VOCM]

CUPE 569 ratifies new contract with City of St. John's 2022-08-03 [CUPE]

FFAW's secretary-treasurer resigns 2022-08-02 [Saltwire]

FFAW Doubles Down on Call for Increased Mackerel Research 2022-07-30 [VOCM]

Tentative agreement reached between CUPE 569 and City of St. John’s 2022-07-30 [CUPE]

Mount Pearl strike, entering its 4th week, is in a stalemate, say city, union 2022-07-29 [CBC]

Workers’ Action Network Holds Solidarity Rally to Show Support for Striking Mount Pearl Workers 2022-07-29 [VOCM]

“We Are Mount Pearl” outdoor billboard campaign 2022-07-27 [CUPE]

Seafood Producers Association go to court over price setting panel, FFAW 2022-07-26 [Saltwire]

Harvesters Meet with Ministers, Systemic Crisis of Corporate Control Must be Addressed 2022-07-24 [FFAW-Unifor]

Crab pricing commentary a ‘confused and conspiratorial mess' 2019-06-23 [FFAW/Unifor]

Crab pricing commentary a ‘confused and conspiratorial mess' 2019-07-02 [FFAW/Unifor]

Court Rules Teacher Information Can Be Included on ‘Sunshine List' 2018-09-20 [VOCM]

‘Don't Poke the Bear': NAPE Fires Back at BoT Over Tentative Deal 2018-01-22 [VOCM]

Eastern Health Responds After RNU says System in ‘Crisis' 2019-04-30 [VOCM]

FISH-NL, FFAW Debate Who the ‘True' Fish Harvesters Are 2018-05-16 [VOCM]

Lack of ‘Sunset Clause' for NAPE's No Layoff Clause Concerns Board of Trade 2018-01-20 [VOCM]

Minister Kirby's Words a ‘Positive First Step, says NLTA 2017-02-05 [VOCM]

MUNFA Challenging ‘Precarious Employment' at Memorial University 2018-10-31 [VOCM]

NAPE Members Rally Over Work Conditions on ‘Eve of a Crisis' 2019-04-24 [VOCM]

New Domestic Violence Leave Legislation “Very Important,” Says Rogers. 2019-01-07 [VOCM]

NLBTC Donates $50,000 to Rainbow Riders ‘Raise it Up' Campaign 2017-10-03 [VOCM]

NLTA Calls on Senate to Preserve ‘Spanking Law' in Criminal Code 2019-04-26 [VOCM]

NLTA Campaign Calls for Province to ‘Invest in Our Kids' 2018-01-24 [VOCM]

NLTA Takes ‘Sunshine List' Privacy Concerns to Supreme Court 2018-11-20 [VOCM]

No-Layoff Clause ‘Exceedingly Dangerous': Employers' Council 2018-01-12 [VOCM]

No Work Leaves Marine Workers Union in ‘Crisis Mode' 2016-12-14 [VOCM]

Portobello's Owner “Not Picking Sides” After Posting NAPE Sticker 2018-01-31 [VOCM]

Post Workers Frustrated by ‘Lack of Due Diligence' by Employer: Union 2017-06-03 [VOCM]

Supreme Court Decision a ‘Huge Boost' for FISH-NL, says Cleary 2019-01-24 [VOCM]

Workers strike Dominion stores; call for fair pay to make ‘respect' real 2020-09-04 [CLI]

Cod, the saviour: Twillingate shrimp workers hope plant will reopen — at some point 2017-06-23 [CBC]

Local refinery union president says: ‘We're not hard liners' 2016-12-21 [The Gazette]

FISH-NL ‘confident' labour board will soon green light vote for inshore harvesters 2018-08-26 [The Telegram]

Fish harvesters fed up with ‘bad news' 2018-04-07 [The Telegram]

‘Meet the scabs': Unifor Canada video exposes workers crossing picket line 2018-09-10 [The Financial Post]

CUPE NL radio ad: Pharmacare – Let's get it right 2018-09-01 [CUPE]

Dwight Ball's Crossroads – A game of budgets and cuts 2017-04-13 [CUPE]

Santa Calls radio program for children – Sponsored by CUPE Newfoundland Labrado 2020-12-12 [CUPE]

Webinar – The Dangers of Public-Private Partnerships: Another Muskrat Falls in the Making? 2020-10-06 [CUPE]

Minister Ignores Established Precautionary Approach for Shrimp – Slashes Quotas in Struggling Fishery 2022-04-25 [FFAW-Unifor]

FFAW—UNIFOR urges provincial and federal government to focus upcoming consultations on matters within their jurisdictions 2021-09-13 [FFAW/Unifor]

DFO is Weakest Link in New ‘Weak Rope' Policy 2021-12-05 [FFAW-Unifor]

Message from the President – 30 Years Since Cod Moratorium 2022-07-03 [FFAW-Unifor]

“Someone, reach out and save me in this eleventh hour”: Brian Tobin and the Turbot War 2022-01-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans – Address from Keith Sullivan to Committee 2022-06-06 [FFAW/Unifor]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

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]

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]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [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]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [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]

13-08-1946 A strike at Montreal Cottons in Valleyfield, Québec erupts in violence when police use tear gas to disperse thousands of women workers and their supporters. Union organizer Madeleine Parent is later arrested, but the strike wins union recognition. [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]

26-08-1946 10,000 veterans march across Hamilton to the Stelco plant to show solidarity with the striking steelworkers. [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]