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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]

Nurses union wants to see more security guards in hospitals 2019-06-06 [CBC]

Nurses call for end to workplace violence as attacks mount 2019-06-05 [CBC]

MLAs siding with nursing home workers sends strong message to government, union says 2019-06-01 [CBC]

MLAs approve symbolic motion siding with nursing home workers 2019-05-31 [CBC]

Caregiver families preparing their Plan B in case of strike 2019-05-28 [CTV]

Judge reserves decision on labour board ruling allowing workers to strike 2019-05-25 [CBC]

Glencore Must Back Up Its Goodwill Pledge to Locked-Out Workers 2019-05-22 [USW]

Workers strike in Belledune over safety position 2019-05-17 [The Media Co-op]

Nursing home workers fire back after province says negotiations at impasse 2019-05-16 [Global]

Committee of experts on long-term care: a laudable process but serious problems must be resolved first 2019-05-16 [CUPE]

Higgs confronted as nursing home workers deny 'impasse' in contract talks 2019-05-16 [CBC]

Moncton city workers condemn privatization of water and garbage 2019-05-15 [CUPE]

Nursing home workers' union, province reach 'impasse' in contract dispute talks 2019-05-15 [CBC]

Judge made reversible error of law by removing strike stay, appeal panel says 2019-05-11 [CBC]

3 Days and 3 Nights: CUPE Occupation Ends 2019-05-08 [CUPE]

Nursing home workers occupy riding offices of 8 cabinet ministers 2019-05-07 [CBC]

Nursing home workers occupy minister’s office 2019-05-05 [CUPE]

May Day celebration in Saint John targets Irving 2019-05-05 [The Media Co-op]

CUPE ends sit-in outside social development minister's office 2019-05-04 [CBC]

Nursing home workers urged to end occupation of minister's office 2019-05-04 [CTV]

 VIDEO  CUPE protest turns physical 2019-05-04 [Global]

Social development minister labels union sit-in 'bullying,' but protesters stay put 2019-05-03 [CBC]

Nursing home workers stage sit-in at minister's office, hold protests across province 2019-05-02 [CBC]

Mayworks Festival begins in Fredericton 2019-05-01 [The Media Co-op]

Mourning for workers who died on the job in New Brunswick 2019-05-01 [The Media Co-op]

Glencore Smelter Lockout Culminates Years of Anti-Labour Hostility 2019-04-28 [USW]

Day to Mourn Workers Killed or Injured While Working 2019-04-28 [NBFL]

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]