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Belledune smelter workers 'in the dark' as community braces for closure 2019-11-16 [CBC]

Glencore, Government Must Do Right by New Brunswick Workers, Communities 2019-11-14 [USW]

Glencore to shut Canadian smelter by year-end, over 400 jobs lost 2019-11-14 [Mining]

Urgent need for committee to help 420 Brunswick Smelter employees losing jobs in closure 2019-11-14 [CBC]

Hospital Assault Leads to Lockdown: Union 2019-11-05 [The Telegraph-Journal]

 VIDEO  Higgs vows to either appeal court ruling or fight election over right-to-strike issue 2019-10-31 [CTV]

School Library Hours Must be Increased 2019-10-31 [CUPE]

Victory in court for NB nursing home workers 2019-10-31 [CUPE]

Higgs threatens Supreme Court appeal after nursing home union wins right to strike 2019-10-30 [CBC]

Negotiations deadlocked between province and general labour and trades workers 2019-10-27 [The Media Co-op]

Deadlock declared in CUPE negotiations with New Brunswick 2019-10-23 [CBC]

Statement on GNB’s Education Reform “Green Paper” 2019-10-22 [CUPE]

 VIDEO CUPE rallies outside Saint John Laundry over workplace bullying 2019-10-20 [Global]

Hospital laundry workers ordered back to work 2019-10-19 [CBC]

Hospital laundry workers walk out, province files labour board complaint 2019-10-18 [CBC]

NBFL Brings Together All Public Sector Unions 2019-10-17 [NBFL]

'A lot of guys are hurting': Brunswick Smelter contract dispute nears 6th-month mark 2019-10-10 [CBC]

Saint John group home workers vote in favour of strike action 2019-10-02 [CBC]

'Angry' nursing home workers prepared to vote on final offer, union says 2019-10-01 [CBC]

Premier promises nursing home workers a new wage proposal they won't like 2019-09-25 [CBC]

Locked-Out New Brunswick Workers Build Solidarity in Colombia 2019-09-24 [USW]

Health-care workers under 'constant threat of violence' 2019-09-12 [CBC]

Nurses union calls on province to address 'security crisis' at hospitals 2019-09-11 [CBC]

Date set for province's appeal of ruling in favour of nursing home unions 2019-09-10 [CBC]

Is Bathurst Using The Lockout To Hide Mismanagement? 2019-09-07 [CUPE]

Sawmill workers join Unifor 2019-09-06 [Unifor]

NBFL Labour Day Message 2019-09-01 [NBFL]

Man accused of assaulting 2 Moncton nurses pleads not guilty 2019-08-20 [CBC]

Bathurst workers reject city's latest offer as lockout enters third week 2019-08-17 [CBC]

Blair Doucet Youth Summer Camp: NBFL’s Crown Jewel 2019-08-16 [NBFL]

Frustration mounts after another plea delay in alleged attack on Moncton nurses 2019-08-07 [CBC]

19th annual NBFL Blair Doucet Youth Summer Camp 2019-08-04 [NBFL]

Sides in Bathurst lockout wait for each other to blink 2019-07-30 [CBC]

Bathurst City Council Didn’t vote on the Lockout 2019-07-28 [CUPE]

The City of Bathurst imposes a lockout on members of CUPE Local 1282 2019-07-25 [CUPE]

Bathurst locks out 20 administrative employees in contract standoff 2019-07-25 [CBC]

Plea delayed for man accused of assaulting Moncton nurse 2019-07-17 [CBC]

Province to consider municipal request to change fire, police arbitration rules 2019-07-11 [CBC]

Justice Deware maintains the Labour and Employment Board decision 2019-07-07 [CUPE]

 VIDEO ‘Public commitment:’ Paramedics says province changes mind on reclassification issue 2019-07-06 [Global]

Court upholds labour board ruling in nursing home case, but strike not allowed for now 2019-07-04 [CBC]

Union favoured by licensed practical nurses guilty of raiding, says labour congress 2019-07-04 [CBC]

Educational Assistants Condemn Education Department Funding Shortfalls 2019-06-30 [CUPE]

$64M Brunswick Smelter project in jeopardy if workforce dispute continues, says company 2019-06-25 [CBC]

Auditor General finds privatizing highway maintenance pushed up costs 2019-06-17 [NUPGE]

Statement in support of a moritorum on hydraulic fracking 2019-06-17 [NBFL]

Auditor General Validates CUPE 1190’s Position: Outsourcing Costs More 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council Lights the Night in Moncton 2019-06-10 [UFCW Canada]

Workers Want to Halt Murray Beach Provincial Park Privatization 2019-06-09 [SCFP]

Nurses march in Fredericton to focus attention on their workplace safety concerns 2019-06-08 [CTV]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

5-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to blockade the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 Forty-five thousand postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarrier routes. [more]

22-11-2000 Workers at a McDonald's restaurant in Montreal gain union recognition. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is enacted in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' unpaid leave before giving birth. It also prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. [more]