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Health P.E.I. support staff walk away from wage offer, says union 2024-04-12 [Saltwire]

Health workers confront P.E.I. premier, health minister at legislature over wages 2024-04-12 [CBC]

Statement Regarding P.E.I. Sick-Day Legislation 2024-03-27 [UFCW]

UFCW Local 864 Statement Regarding PEI Sick-Day Legislation 2024-03-26 [UFCW Canada]

Majority of PCs vote no on paying bonuses to P.E.I. health workers 2024-03-15 [CBC]

Unions frustrated by lack of consultation with Health P.E.I. 2024-03-12 [CBC]

CUPE PEI’s Analysis of the Government of PEI’s 2024-2025 Operating Budget 2024-03-12 [CUPE]

Budget Fails to Adequately Address Public Sector Concerns 2024-03-05 [CUPE]

Charlottetown PEI fire fighters welcome significant gains in arbitration award 2024-03-02 [IAFF]

Budget fails to adequately address public sector concerns 2024-03-02 [CUPE]

School bus drivers on P.E.I. call for changes as students are crammed in, 'one cheek on the seat' 2024-01-25 [CBC]

Government's positive comments on health-care system 'demoralizing,' says nurses' union 2024-01-23 [CBC]

Low immunization rate for P.E.I. health-care workers points to 'vaccine fatigue' 2024-01-10 [CBC]

A message from CUPE PEI President, Ashley Clark 2024-01-10 [CUPE]

UPEI faculty union says changes promised in university's action plan need to happen now 2024-01-09 [CBC]

Front commun on strike: Do’s and Don’ts 2023-11-06 [PSAC]

Health P.E.I. has hired 100s of new nurses this year, but union says it's not enough 2023-11-07 [CBC]

Guardian & Journal Pioneer Workers File to Unionize 2023-11-01 [CWA]

Long-Term Care Review fails to add new insights 2023-10-28 [CUPE]

The Guardian, Journal Pioneer workers file for union certification 2023-10-27 [Saltwire]

CUPE's president on P.E.I. wants private homes out of long-term care business 2023-10-27 [CBC]

Rally in Charlottetown calls for universal pharmacare and an end to health care privatization 2023-10-13 [Saltwire]

Canada’s nurses unions bring nursing shortage solutions to health ministers at policy briefing 2023-10-12 [CFNU]

Federal health minister and national nurse union leaders discuss critical strategies to end health crisis 2023-10-11 [CFNU]

UPEI violated P.E.I.'s health and safety act during pandemic, board rules 2023-10-05 [CBC]

Celebrating Labour Day 2023-09-02 [CUPE]

Quebec asks P.E.I. for nurses, but union says that's 'not going to happen' 2023-08-31 [CBC]

Gold Cup and Saucer Parade 2023 2023-08-19 [CUPE]

Long-Term Care Rate Hike Is Cause for Concern 2023-08-07 [CUPE]

'Do we want to negatively impact anyone? Absolutely not': Union representing Maritime Electric workers says negotiations will continue 2023-07-22 [Saltwire]

Maritime Electric activates contingency plan as union votes to strike 2023-07-07 [CBC]

CUPE members visit legislature looking for meeting with Premier Dennis King 2023-06-16 [CBC]

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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-04-1903 In Montréal, more than 2000 longshoremen go on strike at the beginning of the shipping season in the port. Militia are called out, and crowds rally to support the strikers. After five weeks, they win union recognition and more pay. [more]

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its founding convention at Douglas College in Vancouver. Delegates elect Raj Chouhan as president of the CFU, Canada's first union of agricultural workers [more]

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

9-04-1983 A tractor trailer drives through a picket line at a strikebound Alcan plant in Scarborough, Ontario, causing the death of Claude Dougdeen, 51, a Trinidad immigrant and father of seven. Outraged union leaders call on the province to bring in anti-scab laws. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1872 Toronto printers attract a massive crowd of 10,000 people to Queen's Park in support of their strike for the nine-hour day. Union leaders are arrested for conspiracy the next day. [more]

15-04-1937 More than 5,000 Montreal “midinettes”, most of them French Canadian women, surprise garment factory owners by going on strike for shorter hours and overtime pay. Within weeks they win a victory for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

19-04-2023 After more than a year of bargaining, 155,000 public service workers across 30 federal government departments go out on a successful strike, marking one of the largest strikes by federal employees in Canadian history. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

25-04-2004 The British Columbia Liberal government imposes a 15 per cent wages cut on health services workers. This leads to an illegal strike by 40,000 members of the Hospital Employees Union and a settlement that fails to stop the privatization of services. [more]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress establishes the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]