All posts in Labour

  • Strike or lockout looms at Canada Post
    June 29, 2016, by Robert Devet for the NS Advocate

    KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – All signs point to work interruptions at Canada Post some time after July 2nd, be it a lockout of its workers by Canada Post or a strike […]

  • $15/hour minimum wage campaign launches in NB [updated]
    March 24, 2016, by Tracy Glynn

    The NB Common Front for Social Justice, backed by over 35 community and labour organizations, is calling on the New Brunswick government to implement a $15/hour minimum wage. New Brunswick’s […]

  • Mayworks Fredericton seeking submissions from NB artists
    January 30, 2016, by Fredericton District Labour Council

    Mayworks Fredericton is seeking submissions from New Brunswick artists for an upcoming arts festival in celebration of International Workers’ Day on May 1, 2016. Mayworks Fredericton is a multi-disciplinary arts […]

  • Not our choices: Unions protest NB budget consultation
    January 14, 2016, by Asaf Rashid

    New Brunswick union representatives and supporters protested planned cuts to education and health care and moves to privatize at the latest government of New Brunswick public consultation on the upcoming […]

  • The incarcerated vote [audio]
    September 24, 2015, by From the Margins

    John Chaif is a federal inmate serving a life sentence in Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ontario. He aims to vote in the upcoming Canadian federal election and is attempting to […]

  • The great continuing mystery of Labour Day
    September 4, 2015, by David Frank

    It comes around every year, but it seems that fewer and fewer Canadians know why. It’s a long weekend at the end of summer, and we happily accept it as […]

  • Honouring NB’s labour heroes
    September 4, 2015, by David Frank

    For their long years of service to organized labour in this province, two names were added to the Honour Roll of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour at their biennial […]

  • Looking behind the mask of austerity in New Brunswick
    June 22, 2015, by Asaf Rashid

    One word defines the New Brunswick 2015 /2016 budget and its aftermath: austerity, largely felt through cuts to public services. The cuts have galvanized the creation of the NB Prosperity […]

  • NB Liberals steer towards privatized services
    May 26, 2015, by What's Left This Week

    Nothing hiding behind a curtain here: this week, the Liberals in New Brunswick promoted privatization and outsourcing of public services as the saviour of all problems in the province. Promoting […]

  • Universities and the austerity agenda [audio]
    May 17, 2015, by From the Margins

    Robin Vose is the president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and a professor of history at St. Thomas University. Delegates of faculty unions across the country attended […]

  • Tim McCarthy: A New Brunswick Citizen-Worker
    April 13, 2015, by David Frank

    New Brunswick last month lost a man who fits the classic description of the citizen-worker. That’s a term historians use to talk about union activists who see their work as […]

  • Give the gift of permanent status to migrant workers
    December 16, 2014, by Daniel Legere, President, CUPE - SCFP - NB

    This holiday season while Canadians gather with their family and friends, thousands of migrant live-in caregivers, the vast majority of them women, will be separated from their families.  These women […]

  • Workers picket Dieppe postal depot
    October 24, 2014, by Patrick Colford

    On the evening of October 16, 40 people demonstrated outside the Dieppe Canada Post mailing process plant to protest mail leaving New Brunswick for sorting in Nova Scotia. The demonstration […]

  • NB worst in region in jobs created per tree harvested
    July 31, 2014, by Lawrence Wuest

    An article in the NB Naturalist, published July 1, 2014, highlights New Brunswick’s current unwise and uneconomic use of its forest resource. The article “Forestry Jobs and Forestry Management in […]

  • Fredericton joins calls to maintain mail delivery
    March 26, 2014, by Ruth Breen

    The city of Fredericton is calling on the Canadian government to direct Canada Post to maintain door-to-door delivery.  From Victoria, BC to Saint John’s, NL, cities and towns across Canada […]

  • NB Federation of Labour: scrap EI changes
    March 12, 2014, by Asaf Rashid

    Fredericton – The New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) is demanding that the federal government scrap its 2012 and 2013 Employment Insurance (EI) reforms, which have pushed many workers down […]

  • More women living in poverty in New Brunswick
    March 7, 2014, by Linda McCaustlin

    The feminization of poverty is seen in New Brunswick. The Common Front for Social Justice is marking International Women’s Day, Saturday, March 8, by revealing how New Brunswickers in the […]

  • AUNBT members learn about labour history
    February 6, 2014, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    On Tuesday, January 28, the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) held a public talk at its Fredericton Strike Headquarters, located at 698 MacLeod St., Fredericton. Titled “Labour […]

  • Education at the heart of Mount Allison strike
    February 5, 2014, by Dave Thomas

    Professors, librarians, and archivists at Mount Allison University have been on strike for 10 days A labour dispute between Mount Allison University and the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has culminated […]

  • Reasons for the faculty strike at UNB
    February 2, 2014, by Rod Hill

    After three weeks, the strike by UNB faculty and librarians has concluded with a tentative agreement that leaves some important issues to be decided by arbitration. Despite considerable media coverage, […]

  • Protests against postal service cuts as Parliament opens
    January 29, 2014, by Tony Seed

    Workers’ Forum and Forum Ouvrier journalists spoke with participants throughout the postal workers’ demonstration in Ottawa on January 26. Here is what they had to say. Postal worker, Sherbrooke I am here because […]