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Nurses mark World Environment Day at opening of biennial convention in P.E.I. 2023-06-06 [CFNU]

Ashley Clark named new CUPE P.E.I. president 2023-06-04 [Saltwire]

Nurses' Union calls for more transparency, review of mobile mental health teams 2023-06-02 [CBC]

Worker retention, better planning key to meeting P.E.I.'s need for health-care professionals 2023-05-19 [CBC]

Tax centre union considering strike pending negotiations 2023-04-11 [Saltwire]

Workers’ voices must be amplified following PEI election 2023-04-04 [Unifor]

Contractless unions demand their voices be heard ahead of P.E.I. vote 2023-03-29 [CBC]

UFCW Canada EPC stands in solidarity with striking UPEI faculty 2023-03-25 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW Canada EPC stands in solidarity with striking UPEI faculty 2023-03-24 [UFCW]

'It is a mess': How to fix health care dominates P.E.I. election campaign 2023-03-21 [CBC]

UPEI faculty union goes on strike as negotiations with university break down 2023-03-20 [CBC]

P.E.I. nurses, without a contract for 2 years, see further delays because of election 2023-03-17 [CBC]

Union says labour law exemption for Elections P.E.I. erodes workers' rights 2023-03-02 [CBC]

Commentary -- P.E.I. nurses at a breaking point 2023-02-04 [Saltwire]

Mediator to be appointed in UPEI faculty union bargaining 2023-01-10 [Saltwire]

P.E.I. triage nurses understaffed and regularly facing physical, verbal abuse: union 2022-12-09 [CBC]

Another P.E.I. health-care union enraged over selective retention bonuses 2022-10-20 [CBC]

'A slap in the face': CUPE P.E.I. says its members overlooked in new health-care bonus program 2022-10-19 [CBC]

Temporary foreign workers rescued from abusive situation on P.E.I. farm 2022-08-17 [CBC]

P.E.I. nurses lead country in working overtime in July 2022-08-09 [CBC]

Holiday Island fire 'very stressful' for ferry workers 2022-07-29 [CBC]

Unifor members expertly handled emergency aboard PEI-Nova Scotia ferry, saving lives 2022-07-26 [Unifor]

Health-care workers with COVID-19 brought in to support 'miserable' summer, says Health P.E.I. CEO 2022-07-26 [CBC]

“Bold and Necessary” resolutions passed at CUPE PEI's first virtual Division Convention 2020-06-30 [CUPE]

Provincial Election – CUPE Candidates Survey 2019-04-21 [CUPE]

U of T's fall reopening plan ‘unacceptable,' says union 2020-10-21 [Remi]

‘Rest easy, sister': P.E.I. first responder killed June 18 in highway collision 2022-06-22 [Saltwire]

MacLeod first PEITF official ever elected as President-Designate of the Canadian Teachers' Federation 2018-07-14 [CTF]

P.E.I.'s Confederation Centre of the Arts' union celebrating 50 years 2018-04-14 [The Guardian]

Maritime Fishermen's Union and lobster processors call for delay of season 2020-04-11 [The Guardian]

Lots of case law in CRA worker's paid leave grievance, lawyer says 2018-09-28 [The Lawyer's Daily]

Over 100 Health P.E.I. staff self-isolating 2022-07-19 [Saltwire]

Healthcare workers ought not have to worry about being threatened or assaulted while on the job 2022-06-30 [Saltwire]

ER staff need more protection from violence and abuse, health-care workers say 2022-06-22 [CBC]

P.E.I. LTC workers struggle to provide care under staffing crisis, hears committee 2022-06-10 [Saltwire]

LTC workers struggle to provide care under staffing crisis, hears committee 2022-06-10 [Saltwire]

'We are defeated' say long-term care staff 2022-06-09 [Saltwire]

Long-term care in crisis on P.E.I., nurses' union says 2022-06-09 [CBC]

UPEI governors neglecting own policy, P.E.I. law by employing interim instead of acting admins, union says 2022-05-28 [Saltwire]

Staffing shortages result in vacation denials for some health-care workers 2022-05-27 [CBC]

Union eying cost of living in contract negotiations 2022-04-28 [CBC ]

'I love a challenge': New P.E.I. NDP leader ready to get to work 2022-04-24 [CBC]

Construction pay on P.E.I. 32% below national average 2022-03-30 [CBC]

45 nurses extend contract with Veterans Affairs as P.E.I. struggles with 'widespread vacancies' 2022-03-22 [CBC]

PEI UPSE President's commentary says change needs to come to long-term care 2022-03-20 [NUPGE]

Culture of Health P.E.I. encourages silence, say frontline workers, unions 2022-03-15 [Saltwire]

Culture of Health P.E.I. encourages silence, say frontline workers, unions 2022-03-14 [Saltwire]

Rollout of nurse 'float pool' raises questions on P.E.I. 2022-03-05 [CBC]

Government responsive to CUPE PEI recommendations in budget, but still more to do 2022-03-05 [CUPE]

Health-care workers can speak freely, says Premier 2022-03-02 [Saltwire]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes wieners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police in the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour. This is the beginning of the Federation’s long struggle for workers’ rights in Alberta. [more]

14-06-1872 Royal assent is given the Trade Union Act, legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to large public protests against the arrest of striking Toronto printers on conspiracy charges. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

19-06-1938 On Bloody Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia, hundreds of unemployed workers are violently evicted from government buildings, including the post office and art gallery, after weeks of sit-ins to protest cutbacks in relief projects. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury, Ontario. The day is remembered in an annual union memorial service and with calls for renewed attention to health, safety and emergency preparedness. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Many are wounded, and two men lose their lives as a result of Bloody Saturday. [more]

25-06-1999 The Fédération des Infirmières du Québec begins an illegal one-day provincial strike, one of several this summer and one of many across the country during the year over nurses’ workload and wages. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]

29-06-1981 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins a 42-day strike that succeeds in winning a contract with 17 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This breakthrough agreement sets a standard for other unions. [more]