All posts in Labour

  • Lives lived: Saint John’s working-class heroes
    June 20, 2017, by David Frank

    Almost all of them were born before the end of the First World War, several as early as the 1870s and 1880s. Their formal education was limited, and they entered […]

  • Fredericton activists: “I can’t keep quiet”
    May 15, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Twenty local enthusiasts recently joined voices in solidarity against oppression, corruption and patriarchy. Closing out a 10-day festival with flair, singer-songwriter Moon Joyce hosted an evening of song on May […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]