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Harvesters’ union surveys Canadian parties ahead of election 2019-10-18 [Undercurrent News]

Atlantic Salmon Federation raises concerns about Mowi's planned Stephenville aquaculture expansion 2019-10-18 [Saltwire]

FFAW says Federal Questionnaire Shows “Mixed Commitments” to Fisheries Issues 2019-10-18 [VOCM]

FFAW Met With Northern Harvest After Die-Off First Reported, but Before it Was Made Public 2019-10-13 [VOCM]

Health-care workers at 'breaking point' in Lewisporte, says NAPE 2019-10-12 [CBC]

Low Income Families Hit Hardest by Physician Shortage, says NLMA 2019-10-11 [VOCM]

'It was overdue,' says 1st female elected as FFAW vice-president 2019-10-10 [CBC]

Aramark Employees in Labrador City Join United Steelworkers 2019-10-09 [USW]

Black Duck Cove plant workers still don't know what future holds 2019-10-09 [The Western Star]

Newfoundlanders raise a stink after as many as 1.8 million dead farmed salmon are dumped on south shore 2019-10-09 [The Globe and Mail]

Aramark employees in Labrador City, N.L. join union 2019-10-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Women’s Regional Meeting – Clarenville 2019-10-07 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW President Visits South Coast 2019-10-07 [FFAW/Unifor]

“I Teach for a Better World”: NLTA Marks World Teachers’ Day 2019-10-06 [VOCM]

Keep laundry services in-house: CUPE 879 2019-10-06 [CUPE]

Aramark Employees in Labrador City Join United Steelworkers 2019-10-05 [USW]

Minimum Wage Second-Lowest in Canada as Prairie Provinces Adjust Rates 2019-10-02 [VOCM]

Changes to Laundry Services at St. Pat’s Put Eight Jobs at Risk: CUPE 2019-10-01 [VOCM]

Unifor members on Hibernia ratify Energy Pattern Agreement 2019-10-01 [Unifor]

Newly-Unionized Pilots Accuse PAL Airlines of Unfair Labour Practices 2019-09-28 [VOCM]

Sale of Marystown shipyard raises hopes for aquaculture growth, job creation 2019-09-27 [CBC]

Northern Harvest's failure to report die-off in salmon pens hurts public trust: Byrne 2019-09-25 [CBC]

Wildcat Strike at Husky Site in Argentia Resolved 2019-09-25 [VOCM]

Now in Trusteeship, Former Union Execs say Local 2330 Should Have Been in Better Shape 2019-09-25 [VOCM]

Brief construction work stoppage in Argentia as labour tension simmers 2019-09-25 [CBC]

Harvesters Speak Out on FISH-NL Disturbance at Baie Verte Meeting 2019-09-23 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Meets with Premier, Minister Byrne and Minister Coady 2019-09-23 [FFAW/Unifor]

FISH-NL Raids FFAW Meeting, Physically Escorted Out by Harvesters 2019-09-20 [VOCM]

Police called as FISH-NL execs crash FFAW meeting in Baie Verte 2019-09-20 [CBC]

Fish harvesters slam 'cartel-like behaviour' of some processors 2019-09-19 [CBC]

Seafood Processors Dispute FFAW Claims of Illegally Refusing to Buy Cod and Squid 2019-09-19 [VOCM]

FFAW Accuses Processing Companies of Exhibiting ‘Cartel-Like’ Behaviour 2019-09-18 [VOCM]

Squid and Water Weight at Centre of Dispute Between FFAW and Processors 2019-09-15 [VOCM]

Fatal Workplace Incident in Ming’s Bight 2019-09-13 [VOCM]

FFAW Responds to FISH-NL Card Drive 2019-09-12 [FFAW/Unifor]

Standing Fish Price Setting Panel Sets New Squid Price 2019-09-12 [FFAW/Unifor]

C-NLOPB Releases Details on Incident That Left Offshore Worker Seriously Injured 2019-09-10 [VOCM]

FFAW vows to stop oil and gas exploration in crab fishing area 2019-09-06 [CBC]

FFAW Warns of Losing Up to 50% of Crab Quota with Proposed Oil and Gas Development 2019-09-06 [VOCM]

As Kids Go Back to School, NLTA Calls for More Support for Teachers 2019-09-04 [VOCM]

Province’s Largest Union Marks Labour Day Remembering Successes, Staying Vigilant for Future Struggles 2019-09-03 [VOCM]

NL’s Rich Labour History Explored in New Album, Compiled by Local Musician 2019-09-03 [VOCM]

FFAW Calls for Emergency Mackerel Meeting with Minister 2019-09-03 [VOCM]

The FFAW’s role in mitigating impacts of oil and gas activities on the fishing industry 2019-09-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Leadership and Fish Harvesters Discuss Mackerel with Federal Minister 2019-09-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

Boots on the Ground: CUPE NL Tour Dates 2019-08-31 [CUPE]

Labour Day: a celebration of workers and unions 2019-08-31 [The Western Star]

Steelworkers Enhance Community Fund for Wabush Retirees 2019-08-30 [USW]

CUPE 1761 achieves new contract with the Town of Placentia 2019-08-29 [CUPE]

Town of Placentia, N.L. workers strike over with new deal 2019-08-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees after six years as Secretary-Treasurer. She becomes the first woman in North American history to lead a major union. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

19-10-1996 When General Motors tries to break a Canadian Autoworkers strike by removing equipment, union members occupy the Oshawa plants. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]