All posts in Labour

  • The struggle before and after the UNB strike
    January 24, 2014, by Fredericton IWW member # 374709

    The root of the problem behind the strike and students’ woes The central issue in the UNB strike is that the salary for professors isn’t comparable to other universities that […]

  • Students, profs prepare for strike
    January 8, 2014, by Asaf Rashid

    Fredericton – On Monday, January 6th, the leadership of the Association for University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) voted unanimously to announce a strike deadline of 12:01am, Monday January 13, […]

  • Invest NB and CGI: business as usual, as usual
    December 5, 2013, by Gary Heathcote

    Some CANADAEAST dailies recently (November 22) featured a front page story on “high end” jobs coming to Fredericton and Moncton. NB Minister of Economic Development and the President of Invest […]

  • Reducing poverty is fashionable where equality is unimaginable
    September 30, 2013, by Tracy Glynn

    Anti-poverty group hammers Alward’s poverty reduction plan Fredericton – An anti-poverty group says the New Brunswick Alward government’s poverty reduction plan will not alleviate poverty. The government renewed its povert ...

  • When losing your job is supposed to be good for you
    September 23, 2013, by Jean-Claude Basque

    Salesforce.com, an American IT company located in Fredericton, which received some of our hard earned tax dollars in wage subsidies, has dumped part of its workforce. Many workers lost their […]

  • Nova Scotia’s NDP revokes paramedics’ right-to-strike
    July 13, 2013, by David Bush and Doug Nesbitt

    On July 5, Nova Scotia’s New Democratic government reconvened the legislature to pass a special law revoking the right-to-strike for 800 ground and air ambulance paramedics of Local 727 of […]

  • What does Lac-Mégantic tell us about Canada’s railways
    July 8, 2013, by Robyn Benson

    Five people confirmed dead. Forty people missing, some of whom might have been literally vapourized. Shops, a crowded drinking spot, the library, the local archives—the downtown core was ripped away, […]

  • Scrap the EI Changes: International Women’s Day Rally
    February 28, 2013, by Fredericton Scrap the EI Changes Committee

    Rally against the EI changes on International Women’s Day! The rally will highlight the negative effects of Harper’s EI cuts on women. Friday, March 8th In Fredericton, at 12pm, at […]

  • Strike stops production of NB Power’s coal supply
    February 13, 2013, by Tracy Glynn

    Workplace hazards, fairness for subcontracted workers top union demands Workers at the Colombian mine that provides coal to NB Power’s plant in Belledune are on strike as of February 7th. […]

  • NBers rally against Harper’s changes to EI
    February 9, 2013, by NB Media Co-op

    A demonstration against the Harper government’s changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program took place on Saturday, January 26 in Moncton. The demonstration was held outside the Delta Beauséjour in […]

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    Conservative MPs get baked beans for cutting EI program
    December 11, 2012, by NB Media Co-op with files from the Commont Front for Social Justice

    Employment Insurance was the topic of discussion at the offices of six Conservative MPs in New Brunswick on Monday, Dec. 10th, International Human Rights Day. The Common Front for Social […]

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    CFIB study misleads on public-sector sick days, union says
    December 11, 2012, by Ben Sichel for the Halifax Media Co-op

    PSAC says business lobby group’s report ignores effects of job cuts, sick workers Halifax-The union representing tens of thousands of public-sector workers across Canada says the Canadian Federation of Independent […]

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    Court rules against Edmundston retirees’ claims of pension theft
    September 21, 2012, by Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP)

    Toronto – The union representing Fraser Papers retirees from Quebec and New Brunswick, who had their pensions cut by up to 40% when their employer filed for bankruptcy protection, have […]

  • 12th annual NBFL Blair Doucet Youth Summer Camp
    August 3, 2012, by NB Federation of Labour

    From August 6 to August 10, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour is hosting its 12th annual Blair Doucet Youth Summer Camp at the Moncton campus of l`Université de Moncton. […]

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    Rally against disposable linens in hospitals
    July 12, 2012, by NB Media Co-op

    About 30 people rallied against the use of disposal linens in New Brunswick’s hospital operating rooms on the corner of Regent and Prospect in Fredericton on July 10th. The purpose […]

  • Retirees seek justice over “corporate pension theft”
    June 28, 2012, by Victims of Brookfield Association

    Toronto – Fraser Papers retirees from Quebec and New Brunswick, who had their pensions cut by up to 40 percent when their employer filed for bankruptcy protection, will be at […]

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    NB Labour supports striking Fredericton airport workers
    June 7, 2012, by Jody Dallaire

    The New Brunswick Federation of Labour hosted its mid-term conference at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre from Sunday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 5. Conference delegates made their […]

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    A day of mourning for those killed on the job
    April 28, 2012, by Ethan Haslett

    Fredericton-Firefighters and residents of Fredericton gathered together on April 28th to remember the needless deaths of workers in Canada. The National Day of Mourning Ceremony was held along the south […]