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CUPE Nova Scotia Women's Committee calls on province for prevention strategies and services to combat femicide 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

NSTU says it's going to court to enforce arbitrator's ruling on specialists 2019-12-06 [CBC]

Premier McNeil’s health authority shakeup proof that merging N.S. health authorities not working 2019-12-02 [NSFL]

Government breached Nova Scotia Teachers Union agreement, arbitrator rules 2019-11-29 [CBC]

Government breached Nova Scotia Teachers Union agreement, arbitrator rules 2019-11-28 [CBC]

CN strike could trigger layoffs at Halifax port as rail activity hits the brakes 2019-11-24 [CTV]

Too few staff, too many dangers at Halifax police cells, says union 2019-11-19 [CBC]

Reduce Nova Scotia’s Work Week 2019-11-14 [Rank and File]

CBRM firefighters ratify new contract 2019-11-13 [Saltwire]

Public Private Partnerships are risky 2019-11-12 [NSFL]

14 staff at Dartmouth in-patient psychiatric ward receive layoff notices 2019-11-08 [CBC]

Traditional funding and operation for Cape Breton hospitals in the public’s best interest: CUPE Nova Scotia 2019-11-08 [CUPE]

 VIDEO Union representing shipbuilders upset over potential job cuts at Irving 2019-11-07 [Global]

Shipyard union miffed about plans to 'outsource' prefab pipes for navy ships 2019-11-06 [The Guardian]

Fighting for the rights of low-wage workers in Halifax 2019-11-06 [rabble]

Creating and maintaining good Canadian jobs should remain Irving Shipbuilding's top priority 2019-11-06 [Unifor]

NSGEU Union Matters Podcast: Allied Healthcare Professionals Week 2019-11-04 [NSGEU]

Recognizing Hidden Heroes- Allied Healthcare Professionals Week 2019-11-04 [NSGEU]

Delegates at NS Federation of Labour Convention re-elect President Danny Cavanagh 2019-11-04 [NSFL]

Black Rock long-term care worker featured in CUPE’s More Caring Hands Campaign 2019-10-29 [The News]

Government to return to talks with Crowns, as controversial law paused 2019-10-28 [CFJC]

The Crown attorneys are singing a new tune now that the Neoliberal state is attacking them 2019-10-28 [The Examiner]

Nurse practitioners filling health-care gaps, despite lack of funding 2019-10-27 [CTV]

Government to return to talks with Crowns, as controversial law paused 2019-10-27 [The Advocate]

Liberal bill renders injunction to force prosecutors back to work moot 2019-10-26 [Saltwire]

Government to return to talks with Crowns, as controversial law paused 2019-10-26 [The Globe and Mail]

With law expected to force Crowns back to work, N.S. government drops injunction 2019-10-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Crowns’ ‘illegal’ strike creating breakdown in justice system: province 2019-10-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Most Crown attorneys walking off the job in Nova Scotia over loss of arbitration 2019-10-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Crown attorneys to walk off job against government bill 2019-10-23 [The Star]

NSGEU calls on McNeil govt. to respect collective bargaining 2019-10-20 [NUPGE]

One Hundred crown attorneys have been stripped of their rights-another attack on public sector workers 2019-10-20 [NSFL]

The eradiction of poverty must be a priority 2019-10-20 [NSFL]

Once again we ask, is the Nova Scotia Government above the law? 2019-10-20 [NSFL]

NSFL tells Law Amendments Government should withdraw Bill 203 and bargain in good faith with crown attorneys 2019-10-20 [NSFL]

Premier defends bill withdrawing Crown prosecutors' arbitration rights 2019-10-19 [CTV]

Premier defends bill withdrawing Crown prosecutors’ arbitration rights 2019-10-18 [Global]

Get rid of sick notes 2019-10-17 [Rank and File]

The fight for decent work happens every day 2019-10-17 [NSFL]

Dozens of migrant workers have complained of poor conditions on Nova Scotia farms 2019-10-14 [The Star]

Educate, Organize, Resist! 2019-10-13 [Our Times]

Important details of Queen Elizabeth II Health Centre privatization scheme kept secret 2019-10-07 [NUPGE]

More than hope needed in long-term care 2019-10-07 [NSFL]

Is our provincial government above the law? 2019-10-07 [NSFL]

LPN reclassification ruling clears important hurdle: NSGEU 2019-09-30 [NUPGE]

Northside Guest Home long-term care workers vote in favour of strike 2019-09-29 [The Post]

Northside Guest Home long-term care workers take strike vote 2019-09-29 [CUPE]

Northside Guest Home long-term care workers take strike vote 2019-09-28 [CUPE]

Last-minute talks secure new agreement for IMP Aerospace workers on the verge of strike 2019-09-27 [Unifor]

Unifor welcomes innovative recruitment opportunities for N.S. long-term care 2019-09-26 [Unifor]

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]