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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick, with James L. Sugrue as president. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télesphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]