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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]

Baristas fight back after Halifax coffee shop closes 2019-09-25 [Rank and File]

CUPE Nova Scotia supports youth-led Global Week of Climate Action 2019-09-24 [CUPE]

Labour condemns Trudeau’s racist actions 2019-09-23 [NSFL]

Government headed in right direction with plan to make lives of African Nova Scotians better 2019-09-23 [NSFL]

Paramedics could see new contract early next month, union says 2019-09-22 [Today]

CUPE Nova Scotia's executive board endorses Christine Saulnier for Halifax in federal election 2019-09-19 [CUPE]

Provine's workers are falling behind 2019-09-12 [Rank and File]

This weekend’s crane collapse very concerning says Labour Federation 2019-09-12 [NSFL]

Teachers Union see positives in latest contract bargaining 2019-09-05 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Hundreds turn out for Labour Day celebrations in Halifax 2019-09-03 [The Chronicle-Herald]

The role unions play in the age of the gig economy 2019-09-02 [Today]

Des membres de la région de Truro organisent une dernière célébration pour les membres licenciés de Tandus Carpets 2019-09-01 [Unifor]

Truro area members throw one last celebration for laid-off Tandus Carpets members 2019-09-01 [Unifor]

Labour Day Message from Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh 2019-09-01 [NSFL]

 VIDEO Our Work in Your Community: Video 2019-08-31 [CUPE]

The Economic Gospel of J.B. McLachlan 2019-08-28 [The Advocate]

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]

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]