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Northern Pulp and Unifor 2019-08-16 [Rank and File]

Lisa Cameron tells us how to get ahead of our bad bosses 2019-08-12 [The Coast]

Time to nominate the 2019 NSFL Trade Unionist of the Year! 2019-08-08 [NSFL]

Union-funded study says closure of pulp mill would destroy Nova Scotia forestry industry 2019-08-08 [The Star]

Union wants Northern Pulp effluent treatment plant built now 2019-08-08 [CBC]

Closing Nova Scotia pulp mill would cost 2,700 jobs, decimate industry: Unifor 2019-08-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Bursary announcement a step in the right direction for continuing care assistant recruitment 2019-07-30 [CUPE]

UFCW activists proudly march at Halifax Pride Parade 2019-07-29 [UFCW Canada]

Pride Parade Sydney, Saturday August 3, 2019 2019-07-29 [NSGEU]

Fight for 15 activists picket provincial Liberals’ fundraiser 2019-07-28 [Rank and File]

NSGEU supports investment in home care 2019-07-24 [http://nupge.ca]

RFP for Highway 104 twinning project kept secret 2019-07-11 [CUPE]

Louisiana-Pacific mill workers in East Chester, N.S., ratify agreement 2019-07-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Irving Shipyard accident victim remembered as ‘true friend’ to many 2019-07-09 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Report details how patient 'seriously injured' psychiatrist 2019-07-09 [CBC]

Man dies following workplace incident at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax 2019-07-07 [CTV]

Unifor members encouraged by progress made by Northern Pulp 2019-07-06 [Unifor]

Unifor sends support and solidarity to injured Irving Shipbuilding worker 2019-07-04 [Unifor]

Speaking Out on Behalf of Staff at Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department 2019-07-02 [NSGEU]

Why opioid crisis may be contributing to more injuries for long-term care workers 2019-07-02 [CBC]

Union concerned wage disparity will be overlooked amid childcare funding announcement 2019-06-30 [Today]

All early childhood educators in Nova Scotia deserve fair compensation including living wages, pensions and benefits 2019-06-30 [CUPE]

Westray Lessons Still Not Learned 2019-06-27 [USW]

Appeal Court clarifies use of ‘reliable’ hearsay evidence in labour arbitration, says lawyer 2019-06-27 [The Laqwyer's Daily]

If you die on the job in Nova Scotia, the public might not find out 2019-06-27 [CBC]

Health Authority ordered to conduct safety review at hospital: union 2019-06-20 [OHS Canada]

Health Authority ordered to conduct safety review at hospital: union 2019-06-19 [Today]

Health authority ordered to do safety review after pregnant nurse attacked 2019-06-19 [CBC]

Deep cuts to Options and Opportunities (O2) Program detrimental to students 2019-06-17 [NSTU]

Better protocol needed to protect healthcare workers: Nurses Union president 2019-06-13 [Today]

Cabinet minister gets the cold shoulder at Davis Day ceremony 2019-06-12 [CBC]

Health-care workers 'scared' about rise in weapons showing up at hospitals 2019-06-12 [CBC]

Unifor rallies for carpet factory workers in Truro 2019-06-08 [The News]

Public Town Halls June 4-5 in Antigonish and New Glasgow NS to discuss the twinning of Highway 104 2019-06-04 [CUPE]

CUPW grievance officer slams Canada Post response to Almon St. spill 2019-05-30 [Today]

Halifax postal workers walk off the job over concerns following chemical spill 2019-05-30 [CTV]

Cape Breton-Victoria school support staff schedule strike vote for June 5 2019-05-28 [The Post]

Commissionaires and union headed back to bargaining table 2019-05-28 [Today]

Ships Stay Here campaign proves successful in closing shipbuilding gap 2019-05-23 [Unifor]

Talks break down between employer, union representing Commissionaires 2019-05-22 [Today]

'Toxic, dysfunctional': Why workers at these federal prisons feel bullied, fearful 2019-05-22 [CBC]

Strike averted as agreement reached at Community Credit Union in Nova Scotia 2019-05-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Former Halifax transit worker receives record $593K award in harassment case 2019-05-16 [CBC]

Teachers' union calls for changes to guidance counsellor allocation 2019-05-08 [Today]

NSFL Presidents report April 2019 2019-05-06 [NSFL]

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre workers form union 2019-05-04 [The Coast]

Q&A with Nova Scotia Federation of Labour president on International Workers’ Day 2019-05-02 [Today]

Hospitality workers at Hilton Airport Halifax sign first contract 2019-04-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nova Scotians will pay a hefty price for private/public partnership plan (P3) for North Sydney and New Waterford healthcare facilities 2019-04-28 [NSFL]

Health authority, IWK backtrack on overtime changes for staff 2019-04-26 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]