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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]

Janitorial Workers at Long Harbour Nickel Plant Celebrate New Contract After Five Year Battle 2019-11-13 [VOCM]

Union Representing Bull Arm Maintenance Workers Responds to Protests from Other Unions 2019-11-13 [VOCM]

Harvesters Ask Government to Refuse Bids on Important Fishing Area 2019-11-10 [FFAW/Unifor]

FFAW Calls on FISH-NL to End Failing Campaign to Represent Harvesters 2019-11-10 [FFAW/Unifor]

Long Harbour Workers Awarded Collective Agreement and Signing Bonus After 5 Year Battle 2019-11-10 [FFAW/Unifor]

FISH-NL Extends Membership Drive, FFAW Calls it a ‘Desperate Attempt’ 2019-11-09 [VOCM]

Union, Lawyer Clash Over Call for Inquiry Into Death at HMP 2019-11-09 [VOCM]

Clock ticking on FISH-NL's 2nd certification drive 2019-11-07 [CBC]

CUPE Wants Investigation Completed Before Return of Mount Pearl City Manager 2019-11-07 [VOCM]

CUPE sounds alarm about status of Mount Pearl HR probe, employee mental health 2019-11-06 [CBC]

CUPE Highlights Morale Problem Among Mount Pearl City Workers 2019-11-06 [VOCM]

Local Workers Protest Being “Pushed Out” of Bull Arm Trades Work 2019-11-06 [VOCM]

Fisheries union presents giant novelty cheque for $1 billion to C-NLOPB 2019-11-05 [CBC]

Unifor headed to bargaining table with Loblaw seeking new collective agreement for N.L. workers 2019-11-05 [Saltwire]

FFAW Put in Mock Bid for Oil Exploration to Draw Attention to Crab Grounds at Risk 2019-11-05 [VOCM]

Former Shipyard Workers Claim They’re Being Denied Compensation for Work-Related Illness 2019-11-05 [VOCM]

Unifor prepares for Loblaw bargaining, good jobs at stake in NL 2019-11-04 [Unifor]

Plant Workers Applaud Announcement for Safety Sector Council 2019-11-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

DFO Signs Over Yellowtail to USA, Refuses Access to Inshore Harvesters 2019-11-01 [FFAW/Unifor]

DFO says No Reallocation of Yellowtail Quota to Inshore: FFAW 2019-11-01 [VOCM]

NLTA Concerned About Increasing Class Sizes Without Teacher Allocation Review 2019-11-01 [VOCM]

Sex Work is Not the Same as Sexual Exploitation 2019-10-27 [The Independent]

Long-term care workers protest in Stephenville Crossing 2019-10-25 [CBC]

NAPE not accepting status quo in next round of negotiations with government 2019-10-25 [Saltwire]

Harvester union chief sees opportunity in minority government 2019-10-24 [Undercurrent News]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]

31-12-2011 In Alma, Quebec, Rio Tinto Alcan locks out members of Local 9490, United Steelworkers, in an attempt to replace all retiring workers with non-union contract employees. This is followed by a successful six-month global solidarity campaign. [more]