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Steele Honda workers end 3-week strike after accepting new offer 2019-08-19 [CBC]

Placentia municipal workers are ready for a fair deal to get back to work 2019-08-19 [cupe]

Fish Harvesters Welcome Minister’s Announcement of Task Team on Seals 2019-08-16 [FFAW]

Processors Fabricate Excuses for Illegal Cod Lockout 2019-08-16 [FFAW]

Outside buyers allowed in cod market as fishermen protest in St. John's, Old Perlican 2019-08-14 [CBC]

Placentia's mayor needs to focus less on grandstanding, more on finalizing new contract 2019-08-14 [CUPE]

Now is the Time for a $15 Minimum Wage 2019-08-12 [NLFL]

Panel Sides with FFAW on Squid Price 2019-08-08 [FFAW/Unifor]

CUPE’s national union president stands with striking Placentia municipal workers 2019-08-08 [CUPE]

Placentia mayor calls on striking municipal workers to return to bargaining table 2019-08-07 [NTV]

Steele Honda workers in St. John’s strike 2019-08-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Placentia mayor and town workers clash amid CUPE strike 2019-08-01 [CBC]

NAPE President Jerry Earle to join striking Placentia municipal workers on picket line Tuesday 2019-07-30 [CUPE]

CUPE NL Division and CUPE 1615 present strike fund cheques to Town of Placentia municipal workers 2019-07-27 [CUPE]

Workers striking at Steele Honda dealership in St. John's 2019-07-26 [CBC]

Company Addresses Strike at Honda Dealership 2019-07-26 [VOCM]

NLTA Defends Contract Clause That Favours Seniority in Hiring 2019-07-24 [VOCM]

Taxi Drivers to Hold Protest at Confederation Building 2019-07-24 [VOCM]

Raising Minimum Wage to Living Rate Needed to Address Inequality: Common Front NL 2019-07-22 [VOCM]

CUPE workers walk off job in Town of Placentia 2019-07-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

New Report Finds Few Places Where Minimum Wage Workers Can Afford Housing 2019-07-19 [VOCM]

Strike continues for Placentia municipal workers 2019-07-19 [ntv.ca]

NAPE Workers Hold Demonstration Over Casualization of Jobs in Carbonear 2019-07-18 [VOCM]

Placentia Municipal Workers Strike After 14 Months of Negotiations Break Down 2019-07-18 [VOCM]

CUPE municipal workers walk off the job in Town of Placentia 2019-07-16 [CUPE]

Loblaw increasing part-time workers in Newfoundland, may affect benefits 2019-07-11 [Benefits Canada]

Can you live on part-time wages in N.L.? Sort of 2019-07-10 [CBC]

DFO Announces 15% Increase for 2019 Capelin Fishery 2019-07-09 [FFAW/Unifor]

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

DFO’s Northern Cod Plan Overly Cautious Given Growth of Stock 2019-07-02 [FFAW/Unifor]

#NLStandDown4Safety on July 5 2019-07-01 [NLFL]

Letter from Kyungkyu Yang of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union 2019-06-30 [CUPE]

Unifor launches public campaign against Loblaw job cuts at Dominion stores 2019-06-30 [Unifor]

Increase in Cod Quota a Step in the Right Direction, says FFAW 2019-06-26 [VOCM]

Alleged mismanagement has 'finally come to a head,' say IBEW Local 2330 workers 2019-06-25 [CBC]

Price Setting Panel Selects FFAW Price for Capelin, 46% Increase 2019-06-23 [FFAW/Unifor]

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

Union, Ocean Choice at odds over workers’ agreement 2019-06-20 [Undercurrent News]

Thirty-Six Workplace Fatalities in NL in 2018 2019-06-20 [VOCM]

Unifor Accuses Loblaw of Exploiting Workers Through Cuts to Full-Time Positions 2019-06-20 [VOCM]

'People need to work,' Unifor says as Newfoundland Dominion stores restructure 2019-06-19 [CBC]

Labour Welcomes RNC Investigation Training on Workplace Fatalities 2019-06-17 [NLFL]

DFO Announces 15% Increase to Gulf Halibut Quota 2019-06-17 [FFAW/Unifor]

Uncontrolled Seal Population Biggest Threat to Declining Gulf Cod Stock 2019-06-17 [FFAW/Unifor]

Trades NL Wants Province to Do More to Protect Local Workers 2019-06-17 [VOCM]

Seal Population a Major Threat to Declining Cod Stocks, FFAW says 2019-06-15 [VOCM]

Processors push back on union’s calls for more transparency 2019-06-11 [Undercurrent News]

VP of troubled N.L. union local says newly elected officers did nothing wrong 2019-06-08 [CBC]

OSHA Charges Laid in Deaths of Transmission Line Workers Two Years Ago 2019-06-08 [VOCM]

Newfoundland snow crab prices changed yet again to CAD 5.07 2019-06-07 [Undercurrent News]

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]

10-08-1966 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]

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]