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There is an announcement

August 25, 2008

today in the Miramichi Leader of a new website, a joint project between UNB and U de M: Labour History in New Brunswick/Histoire du Travail au Nouveau-Brunswick. And how timely, particularly for Saint John! The following is from the welcome page:

We are a Community-University Research Alliance that focuses on the need for an informed public memory related to the history of work in the Province of New Brunswick. The project involves researchers at the two provincial universities, the University of New Brunswick and the Université de Moncton, working in partnership with the province’s union organizations and heritage institutions. Our goal is to make the history of work and labour in New Brunswick over the past century more accessible to the academic community and the general public.

Below is an image of a painting by Richard Peachey which was presented to the Saint John and District Labour Council by the NO CANDU Committee in recognition of their solidarity with the workers of Argentina: the Saint John longshoremen refused to load a cargo of heavy water destined for Argentina. According to the LHTNB project, “[t]he event has been described as ‘the single most dramatic example of Canadian trade union solidarity with workers in the Third World’.”

[Can’t help but notice that the announcement was not covered in the three larger papers.]

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