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Unifor Avoids Strike Action as Loblaw Negotiations Continue 2020-01-13 [VOCM]

Plant Workers Applaud Announcement for Safety Sector Council 2020-01-13 [FFAW/Unifor]

Demand Action on Seal Overpopulation 2020-01-13 [FFAW/Unifor]

South Coast Harvesters Call for Immediate Action to Protect Cod Fishery 2020-01-13 [FFAW/Unifor]

Harvesters Have Been Long Aware of Problems with 3PS Fish Stock: FFAW 2020-01-11 [VOCM]

Collective Bargaining Process Continues for NAPE 2020-01-06 [VOCM]

FFAW Raises Concerns Over Oil and Gas Exploration in Marine Refuges 2020-01-06 [VOCM]

NLTA Urges Review of Teacher Allocation Model 2020-01-05 [VOCM]

FISH-NL Taught FFAW A Lesson About Communication, says President 2020-01-02 [VOCM]

FFAW Raises Alarm Over “Cartel-Like” Behaviour in 2019 Fishery 2020-01-01 [VOCM]

Staffing Shortages Significant in Long-Term Care, says NAPE President 2020-01-01 [VOCM]

Workers Protest Outside Oceanex Ahead of Contract Negotiations 2019-12-31 [VOCM]

NAPE Concerned with NL’s Rising Deficit 2019-12-29 [VOCM]

Dollar a Day foundation teams up with St. John's firefighters 2019-12-24 [CBC]

Living Well Amid Waste: Wealth, Wages, and Food Insecurity 2019-12-24 [The Independent]

St. John’s Firefighters Partner with Dollar A Day Foundation 2019-12-24 [VOCM]

NAPE launches advertising campaign for the holiday season: Buy local 2019-12-23 [NUPGE]

Teachers Send Out Warning of Increasing Violence in Schools 2019-12-23 [VOCM]

Message from the President 2019-12-22 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Holds Regional Women’s Meetings 2019-12-22 [FFAW/Unifor]

Details of Workers’ Compensation Review Coming in New Year 2019-12-19 [VOCM]

CUPE welcomes flight attendants at PAL Airlines 2019-12-18 [CUPE]

NAPE Launches Campaign to Support Local Businesses 2019-12-17 [VOCM]

Short Films By and With Sex Workers Explore Ending Violence Against Them 2019-12-17 [VOCM]

Minister hopes for resolution in Bull Arm trades dispute 2019-12-16 [The Daily Commercial News]

Doctors 'exasperated' with lack of negotiations with government 2019-12-12 [CBC]

NAPE ‘No Mass Layoff’ Clause Does Not Mean No Layoffs, says Osborne 2019-12-12 [VOCM]

CUPE Workers to Protest in Grand Falls-Windsor Today 2019-12-11 [VOCM]

Office to Advance Women Apprentices opening new career doors for 10 years 2019-12-09 [The Chronicle-Herald]

RNC Chief Stresses Importance of Workplace Safety at Federation of Labour Conference 2019-12-05 [VOCM]

'People can't make ends meet': Dominion staff say they are ready to strike 2019-12-04 [CBC]

FISH-NL to Dissolve Following Second Membership Drive 2019-12-04 [VOCM]

OHS Charges Laid in Fatal Workplace Accident in Labrador 2019-12-04 [VOCM]

Minimum Wage Increase Boosting Ontario Employment, Could Do More Here says Workers Action Centre 2019-12-04 [VOCM]

Seal Overpopulation Linked to Threatened Extinction of Two NL Cod Stocks 2019-12-02 [FFAW/Unifor]

South Coast Harvesters Call for Immediate Action to Protect Cod Fishery 2019-12-02 [FFAW/Unifor]

Tentative deal for 3,000 home-care workers, but hundreds still in talks 2019-11-29 [CBC]

Three Cod Stocks Threatened with Extinction Due Mainly to Seal Predation: FFAW 2019-11-28 [VOCM]

Fixing conditions of work will improve care for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians living in long-term care facilities 2019-11-28 [CUPE]

Doctor Shortage Driving Up Cases of Advanced-Stage Illness at Emergency Rooms: NLMA 2019-11-28 [VOCM]

Astaldi Muskrat Workers Still Waiting for Pay a Year Later 2019-11-28 [VOCM]

CUPE bargaining team members meeting November 23-24 to strategize for upcoming negotiations with the province 2019-11-24 [CUPE]

Loblaw negotiations break off 2019-11-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Dominion workers considering strike before Christmas 2019-11-19 [CBC]

Negotiations break off in NL as Loblaw refuses to stop job cuts 2019-11-18 [Unifor]

Minimum Wage Review Looks for Public Input 2019-11-17 [VOCM]

Advocacy group wants legislated staff-to-patient ratio at Newfoundland and Labrador long-term care facilities 2019-11-14 [Saltwire]

Trades NL calls for disclosure of lease agreement with DF Barnes at Bull Arm site 2019-11-14 [The Western Star]

Tradespeople take Bull Arm protest to Confederation Building 2019-11-14 [CBC]

Contract talks begin between Dominion employees and Loblaw 2019-11-13 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

7-01-1949 Quebec Premier Duplessis' UN government introduces a new labour code that directly attacks the province's labour movement. [more]

8-01-2007 The 21,000 members of ACTRA, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, begin the first strike in their 64-year history. An agreement is reached after 17 months of bargaining. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

24-01-2009 Le Journal de Montréal declares a lockout in an attempt to “gigify” the workers' collective agreement. The dispute lasts for 764 days. [more]

24-01-1979 The first bank strike in Canadian history begins when workers picket branches of La Banque d'épargne de la cité et du district de Montréal. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

26-01-1983 Instructors at Quebec CEGEPs walk out, beginning a Common Front strike against rollbacks in collective agreements introduced by the Parti Québécois. Primary and high school teachers and other public sector workers join the protest. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is sent to prison for defying a back-to-work law. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]