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Casualization of Full-time Work Is Dishonest 2020-02-19 [CUPE]

Fredericton contracts elite “union-busters” after locking out its outside workers 2020-02-19 [The Media Co-op]

Fredericton's outside workers return to work after reaching tentative deal 2020-02-18 [CBC]

Unfinished business: banning replacement workers in New Brunswick 2020-02-18 [The Media Co-op]

Fredericton’s outside workers head back to work after city, union reach tentative agreement 2020-02-18 [Global]

Major pension victory at Saint John Airport 2020-02-18 [PSAC]

Fredericton outside workers ratify agreement 2020-02-18 [The Media Co-op]

 VIDEO Scabs brought in as Fredericton outside workers remain locked out 2020-02-17 [Global]

Fredericton brings in scabs during lockout 2020-02-16 [CBC]

Fredericton outside workers locked out amid wage dispute 2020-02-15 [CBC]

Breaking: Professional and Technical Staff Union rallies in front of Student Union buildings, calls for first contract 2020-02-14 [The Brunswickan]

Employees locked out at landfill for all of northeastern New Brunswick 2020-02-14 [CBC]

Fredericton will lock out outside workers after union delivers strike notice 2020-02-14 [CBC]

Fredericton council votes for lockout if union gives strike notice 2020-02-11 [CBC]

Mount Allison students returning to classes Monday after tentative agreements end six-day strike 2020-02-11 [The Media Co-op]

Fair taxes for heavy industry in Saint John would fund fair wages for municipal workers 2020-02-11 [The Media Co-op]

NBU members to help fight wildfires in Australia 2020-02-10 [NUPGE]

New Award to Recognize Excellence in Trade Unionism 2020-02-10 [NBFL]

People’s Alliance tells nursing home workers to leave rally 2020-02-06 [The Media Co-op]

Classes cancelled as Mount Allison professors and librarians walk off the job 2020-02-06 [The Media Co-op]

 VIDEO Strike cancels classes indefinitely at New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University 2020-02-04 [Global]

First Contract for CUPW Cleaners In Postal Facilities in Moncton and Saint John New Brunswick 2020-02-03 [CUPW]

Nurses Union demands better security as trial begins for man accused of assaulting nurse 2020-02-01 [CBC]

Mount Allison University heading for second faculty strike in six years 2020-02-01 [The Media Co-op]

Paramedic reclassification: province is breaking its own law 2020-01-31 [CUPE]

Education Dept Recognize it Had no Right to Ban Solidarity Symbols in Schools 2020-01-25 [CUPE]

Edmundston pulp mill workers win wage increase and other benefits 2020-01-23 [The Media Co-op]

Labour board says attempt to lure nurses to Restigouche Hospital Centre failed, violated law 2020-01-22 [CBC]

MLA's executive assistant charged with assault of provincial employee 2020-01-22 [CBC]

 VIDEO Border workers rally in Saint John for better work-life balance 2020-01-08 [Global]

Border officers rally for 'respect' as contract negotiations go into second year 2020-01-08 [CBC]

Snowplow operators' strike could see some rural roads plowed only after storms, email shows 2020-01-07 [CBC]

Sad milestone for Nursing Home Workers and Registered Nurses 2020-01-06 [NBFL]

Facing staffing crunch, province seeks to slash number of hospital labs by more than half 2020-01-06 [CBC]

Family relieved after nursing home law changes push back possibility of strike 2020-01-02 [CBC]

Worker injured after accident at mine west of Bathurst 2019-12-30 [CBC]

Minority NB Government Circumvents Free Collective Bargaining Process 2019-12-23 [NBFL]

Letter to the families and loved ones of nursing home residents 2019-12-22 [The Media Co-op]

CUPE appalled by NB Premier Higgs's assault on charter rights 2019-12-20 [CUPE]

Legislative committee passes essential-services bill after late-night sitting 2019-12-19 [CBC]

Higgs willing to bring on election over nursing home bill 2019-12-16 [CBC]

Higgs promises to change nursing home bill to get People's Alliance support 2019-12-14 [Yahoo]

NBFL Statement for December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 2019-12-06 [NBFL]

Services of Remembrance & Action to End Violence Against Women 2019-12-06 [NBFL]

Government Refuses Electronic Voting: Strike vote suspended 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Province Sets Dangerous Precedents 2019-12-02 [NBFL]

Labour leaders vow to fight bill on essential services in nursing homes 2019-11-29 [CBC]

‘This law was unjust’: N.B unions oppose amendment to essential services in Nursing Homes Act 2019-11-29 [Global]

Province moves to fix law that violates right of nursing home workers to strike 2019-11-27 [CBC]

 VIDEO N.B. moves to give nursing home workers conditional binding arbitration rights 2019-11-27 [Global]

This month in labour history

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal Minister of Education Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector. [more]

3-02-1939 The first group of Canadian veterans of the Spanish Civil War disembark at Halifax. Of the almost 1,700 Canadians who fought fascism in Spain, more than 400 were killed. Many of the volunteers were union activists and others radicalized in the 1930s. [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

13-02-1988 14,000 Alberta nurses return to work after 19 days of a diificult but successful strike against concessions. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

15-02-1912 Jewish tailors go on strike at Eaton’s in Toronto. The community unites and causes a boycott of the company. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003. It requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This sets a standard for postwar labour relations law. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

19-02-1901 The Calgary Trades and Labour Council is founded. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]

26-02-1979 The Farmworkers Organizing Committee (FWOC) is established at a meeting in a room in the New Westminster library. Eight people are present including: Raj Chouhan, Harinder Mahil, Sarwan Sidhu, Pritam Singh, Amarit Pal Mann, Gurnam Sahota. [more]