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Union Wants Investigation Into Private Nursing Homes 2020-07-10 [94.1]

Irving Oil blames pandemic for decision to cut 250 employees 2020-07-08 [CBC]

Irving Oil laying off 250 workers due to COVID-19 pandemic 2020-07-08 [Global News]

New Brunswick Union urges government to protect blood and plasma supply 2020-07-08 [NB Media Co-op]

Addressing working conditions top priority as new agreement ratified: Nursing home union 2020-07-08 [Global]

Most nursing home workers vote to accept tentative agreement 2020-07-07 [CBC]

Majority of NB nursing home workers ratify new agreement 2020-07-07 [CUPE]

Protect Canada’s blood and plasma supply 2020-07-04 [NUPGE]

CUPE’s first virtual division convention 2020-06-27 [CUPE]

Talks between fire, police unions and municipalities go nowhere 2020-06-26 [CBC]

‘A legal swamp’: Arbitration talks fail between police, re unions and municipalities 2020-06-26 [Telegraph Journal]

Poley Mountain fined $3,000 for workplace safety violation 2020-06-26 [CBC]

New Brunswick holds CUPE’s first virtual division convention 2020-06-27 [CUPE]

Oromocto doctor says physicians 'must have freedom' to sound alarm for safety risks 2020-06-25 [CBC]

Atlantic Lottery lays off 61 employees, citing digital demand and COVID-19 2020-06-25 [CBC]

Firefighters cut, station to close as part of new Saint John fire budget 2020-06-25 [Global News]

Mount Allison University lays off employees, prepares for lower enrolment 2020-06-24 [CBC]

Six-year nursing home contract includes wage increases of 9.75 per cent 2020-06-19 [CBC]

'It's not safe': Campbellton hospital staff troubled by working conditions amid COVID-19 outbreak 2020-06-18 [CBC]

NB Federation of Labour supports anti-scab legislation introduced yesterday by MLA Kevin Arseneau 2020-06-12 [NB Media Co-op]

New Brunswickers Need Good Jobs, not “Work Ethic” Lessons 2020-06-11 [NBFL]

It’s Time NB Enacted Real Anti-Scab Laws 2020-06-11 [CUPE NB]

Pulp mill members win workplace changes for safety 2020-06-05 [Unifor]

Will CUPE nursing home workers in New Brunswick accept the new tentative agreement? 2020-05-29 [NB Media Co-op]

Province has 'massive double standard' for COVID-19 health guidelines 2020-05-29 [Unifor]

Province, nursing home workers reach tentative agreement 2020-05-27 [CBC]

Legislative changes required to support essential workers in New Brunswick 2020-05-26 [The Media Co-op]

Coronavirus: N.B. farmers relieved over lifting of temporary foreign worker ban 2020-05-24 [Global News]

Open Letter to Premier Higgs & Members of All-party Cabinet Committee on Novel Coronavirus 2020-05-24 [NBFL]

Community Care Workers Recognized as Essential Workers 2020-05-22 [CUPE]

N.B. students as young as 13 fill lobster processing jobs left by barred temporary foreign workers 2020-05-18 [Global News]

Union questions consultant's Saint John Transit review during pandemic 2020-05-19 [CBC]

Spring lobster season opens amid manpower concerns for processors 2020-05-17 [Global News]

Hayes Farm: redefining how farming knowledge is passed on in New Brunswick 2020-05-15 [NB Media Co-op]

 VIDEO Coloniality of Coronavirus [video] 2020-05-17 [NB Media Co-op]

Time to take care of the workers who take care of us: Social work student to Premier Higgs 2020-05-16 [NB Media Co-op]

A New Normal – Post Covid-19. What have we Learned? 2020-05-14 [NBFL]

24-hour picket by workers locked-out in Northern New Brunswick 2020-05-14 [The Media Co-op]

After COVID-19: Rebuilding the economy 2020-05-11 [NB Media Co-op]

Migrant workers deserve protection and respect, not scapegoating 2020-05-10 [NB Media Co-op]

NB Front-Line Workers Deserve Wage Recognition 2020-05-08 [CUPE NB]

A disastrous lockout for workers and the environment 2020-05-07 [CUPE NB]

Police association calls for more provincial help to aid financially-strained Saint John 2020-05-06 [Global News]

Under COVID-19, New Brunswick has the only CUPE lockout in Canada 2020-05-06 [NB Media Co-op]

New Brunswick debate on migrant workers leaves a lot to be desired 2020-05-06 [NB Media Co-op]

Time to value care of older adults in New Brunswick: future social worker 2020-05-05 [NB Media Co-op]

Debate on migrant workers leaves a lot to be desired 2020-05-05 [rabble]

Premier’s comments on workers lack context 2020-05-05 [NUPGE]

NB Media Co-op invites everyone to join Virtual May Day 2020-05-01 [NB Media Co-op]

N.B. to launch new website for 600 positions left vacant without temporary foreign workers 2020-04-30 [Global News]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

2-07-2008 After 14 months of an acrimonious labor dispute, the employees of Journal de Québec accept an agreement in principle concluded between their union and their employer. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, they hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, the first woman to lead a major national union in North America. She was elected president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1975. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops members of the British Columbia Government Employees Union begin a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution and take control of the facility, after learning that the provincial government planned to close it. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]