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Groups Rally in Support of Dominion Workers on Month-Long Strike 2020-09-25 [VOCM]

$15 Minimum Wage Not the Job Killer People Think says Advocate 2020-09-25 [VOCM]

Metrobus Drivers Vote Today on Whether to Strike 2020-09-24 [VOCM]

NLMA says Free Flu Shots This Fall a “Win for the Population” 2020-09-24 [VOCM]

Metrobus union president talking strike after negotiations stall with City of St. John's 2020-09-23 [CBC]

Talks Stall with Transit Union, Strike Looming for Metrobus 2020-09-23 [VOCM]

NAPE reports dangerously low staffing levels in long-term care homes in Newfoundland 2020-09-21 [NUPGE]

Survey: St. John’s Status of Women Centre 2020-09-21 [NLFL]

Dominion Employees Now Getting Their Share of Feds’ Essential Worker Support Pay 2020-09-21 [VOCM]

Striking Dominion workers fighting for all grocery employees 2020-09-19 [RadioLabour]

Offshore workers call on government to stabilize industry 2020-09-17 [Unifor]

Rally in support of oil industry workers planned at Confederation Building 2020-09-16 [NTV]

Ferry Schedules Returning to Normal After Tentative Deal Reached 2020-09-15 [VOCM]

Unifor's Jerry Dias warns Loblaw of a coming national campaign as Newfoundland workers head into fourth week of strike 2020-09-12 [rabble]

Conciliation sought as N.L. ferry strike drags on 2020-09-11 [CBC]

Carpenters’ Union Accuses Minister of Absolving Himself of Responsibility in Privacy Breach 2020-09-10 [VOCM]

Province Bringing In Conciliation Services to Resolve Ongoing Ferry Captains Strike 2020-09-10 [VOCM]

Federation of Labour reveals its economic recovery plan 2020-09-09 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Union Calls Lack of Construction Industry Reps on Labour Board a “Significant Oversight” 2020-09-09 [VOCM]

Amid 2 major strikes, N.L. labour federation wants seat at the table for economic recovery plan 2020-09-08 [CBC]

Grand Falls-Windsor 100th Labour Day parade stifled by pandemic 2020-09-08 [CBC]

Dominion Workers Continue Their Strike on Labour Day 2020-09-08 [VOCM]

Labour Relations Board Breach Poses Serious Damage to Workers’ Rights 2020-09-06 [NLFL]

Labour Day 2020 – Livestream 2020-09-06 [NLFL]

Project to Collect Lost Fishing Gear Kicks Off in Bay St. George 2020-09-06 [FFAW/Unifor]

Labour Day Events in Grand Falls-Windsor Altered Due to COVID-19 2020-09-06 [VOCM]

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

Loblaw vows no 'improved offer' as Unifor digs in heels on Dominion strike 2020-09-04 [CBC]

Embarrassing privacy breach prompts tighter rules but union says workers have been terminated 2020-09-04 [CBC]

Dominion Tells Workers Not to Expect Improved Offer, Union Challenges Assertion 2020-09-04 [VOCM]

Union’s ‘Worst Fears’ Realized in Privacy Breach at Labour Relations Board 2020-09-04 [VOCM]

Federation of Labour wants investigation into alleged breach of workers’ privacy during organizing drive 2020-09-03 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Union representing Dominion workers in Newfoundland and Labrador will 'ratchet up' strike action 2020-09-03 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Labour groups want investigation into alleged breach of workers’ privacy 2020-09-02 [The Journal-Pioneer]

Labour federation slams 'atrocious' privacy breach affecting Marystown workers 2020-09-02 [CBC]

Concerned Parents and Teachers Rally for a Safe Back-to-School Plan 2020-09-02 [VOCM]

MHA Sounds Alarm Over Reports of Layoffs Following Union Card Privacy Breach 2020-09-02 [VOCM]

Carpenters union files complaint after unionization cards signed by workers sent to employer 2020-09-01 [CBC]

Carpenters Union Highlights Loss of Trust Following Alleged Labour Board Privacy Breach 2020-09-01 [VOCM]

N.L. Supreme court grants Loblaw injunction against striking Dominion workers 2020-08-31 [CBC]

Dominion workers to stream rally from picket lines across Newfoundland 2020-08-29 [Unifor]

Striking Dominion Workers Get Boost From Unions on Picket Line 2020-08-28 [VOCM]

Province Not Considering Private Operators to Meet Demand During Ferry Captains Strike 2020-08-28 [VOCM]

NLTA’s Safe Return to School Petition Gains Over 12,000 Signatures 2020-08-27 [VOCM]

Single Mother Still Supportive of Dominion Strike Following Confrontation at the Picket Line 2020-08-27 [VOCM]

Non-profits dip into cash, as Dominion gift cards nullified by strike 2020-08-26 [CBC]

Communities Working to Adjust as Ferry Captains Strike Enters Second Day 2020-08-26 [VOCM]

Liquor stores close due to Dominion strike 2020-08-25 [The Journal-Pioneer]

Striking Workers Offer to Donate Store Perishables to Local Food Banks 2020-08-25 [VOCM]

Dominion workers strike after tentative deal rejected 2020-08-24 [CBC]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick, with James L. Sugrue as president. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télesphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]