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Doctors walk away from ER that limits care they’re allowed to give 2020-01-23 [CLI]

Federation of Labour continues to support the Treaty Camp against Alton Gas 2020-01-13 [NSFL]

How 235 fishermen won our hearts and minds in 1970 strike 2020-01-05 [CLI]

Year-end message from the NSFL President Danny Cavanagh 2019-12-23 [NSFL]

Premier McNeil throws away 2,700 rural jobs 2019-12-21 [Unifor]

Province to purchase power loaders for 62 ambulances 2019-12-19 [Global]

Unifor blasts Nova Scotia Environment decision as an 'irresponsible' delay 2019-12-18 [Unifor]

Arbitrator again tells Education Department to issue special teaching certificates 2019-12-12 [CBC]

Labour board dismisses complaint of New Glasgow nurse accused of being impaired on jail duty 2019-12-07 [Saltwire]

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]

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]