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Arbitration for P.E.I. health-care unions fighting vaccinate-or-mask flu policy 2019-11-16 [CBC]

Minimum wage to hit $12.85 an hour in 2020 2019-11-11 [CBC]

Ferry workers reject tentative agreement 2019-11-07 [CBC]

Paid leave for victims of domestic violence will soon be law 2019-10-19 [CBC]

90% of P.E.I. health care workers report workplace violence in survey 2019-09-25 [CBC]

Some Health PEI workers to receive wage increase 2019-08-25 [CBC]

UPSE releases results of workplace violence survey 2019-08-17 [NUPGE]

UFCW EPC activists show their Pride at P.E.I. parade 2019-08-04 [UFCW Canada]

Provincial Budget 2019-2020: Status Quo Budget 2019-06-30 [CUPE]

'Status quo' or 'encouraging'? Interest groups react to P.E.I. budget 2019-06-26 [CBC]

Leonard Gallant Elected President of CUPE PEI 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

Nurses encouraged to report violence in the workplace 2019-06-06 [CBC]

Union leader, lobbyist among deputy ministers appointed 2019-05-11 [CBC]

Plumbers union on strike for better wages, benefits 2019-05-08 [CBC]

Dozens rally for workers' rights in Charlottetown 2019-05-02 [CBC]

Union members take strike action in P.E.I. 2019-04-30 [The Journal-Pioneer]

Plumbers, pipe fitters and welders union striking for better wages 2019-04-30 [CBC]

Provincial Election – CUPE Candidates Survey 2019-04-21 [CUPE]

Funding announced will not end Phoenix nightmare, says Atlantic PSAC VP 2019-03-23 [The Pioneer]

'Here we go again': Union frustrated by veterans affairs minister's resignation 2019-02-18 [CBC]

Health-care unions fight vaccinate or mask policy 2019-01-23 [CBC]

Charlottetown firefighters break away from city union 2019-01-18 [CBC]

Artists share their insights into the issues surrounding work in Atlantic Canada 2019-01-13 [The Guardian]

Postal workers deserve fairness  ActNOW!  2018-12-15 [The Guardian]

MP Sean Casey addresses rallying postal workers at Charlottetown office 2018-12-02 [The Guardian]

Unions rally outside Charlottetown MP's office in support of postal workers 2018-12-02 [CBC]

Charlottetown postal workers forced back to work Tuesday 2018-11-28 [CBC]

Widow thrilled her lobbying paid off with anti-bullying legislation 2018-11-10 [CBC]

Paramedics 'stretched to the max,' says union 2018-11-08 [CBC]

CUPW begins rotating strike in Charlottetown and Summerside 2018-10-31 [CUPW]

Lots of case law in CRA worker’s paid leave grievance, lawyer says 2018-09-28 [The Lawyer's Daily]

Phoenix pay issues should dispel image of 'lazy public servant,' PSAC member says 2018-09-27 [CBC]

PSAC says Phoenix system still causing headaches, urges federal government to negotiate fairly 2018-09-27 [The Guardian]

Unions celebrate Labour Day calling for public pharmacare 2018-09-01 [The Guardian]

Federation of Labour's Annual Labour Day Picnic 2018-08-30 [PEIFL]

UFCW shows PRIDE 2018-08-02 [UFCW]

MacLeod first PEITF official ever elected as President-Designate of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation 2018-07-14 [CTF]

Health practitioners question new ER hours at Montague hospital 2018-07-06 [CBC]

Union leader fears hospital kiosks will lead to job cuts 2018-06-14 [CBC]

PTSD now covered under P.E.I. Workers Compensation Act 2018-05-24 [The Guardian]

PTSD bill enacted in P.E.I. legislature, then quickly amended 2018-05-23 [CBC]

Unions in PEI collaborate to send strong message to government 2018-05-18 [NUPGE]

Enact Bill 102 Immediately 2018-05-13 [CUPE]

PTSD bill victim of 'crass partisanship,' unions charge 2018-05-09 [CBC]

CUPE PEI Members Participate in Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2018-04-29 [CUPE]

Minister of Workforce and Advance Learning Declares April 28th 2018-04-21 [CUPE]

P.E.I.'s Confederation Centre of the Arts’ union celebrating 50 years 2018-04-14 [The Guardian]

Provincial Budget 2018-2019: Some near hits and several misses 2018-04-10 [CUPE]

Review concluded serious security breaches 'inevitable' at Hillsborough Hospital 2018-02-03 [CBC]

Workplace violence has become No. 1 issue in health care, union says 2018-01-24 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

5-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to blockade the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 Forty-five thousand postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarrier routes. [more]

22-11-2000 Workers at a McDonald's restaurant in Montreal gain union recognition. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is enacted in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' unpaid leave before giving birth. It also prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. [more]