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Human Resources, Labour and Employment - 2004
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March 12
Labour relations success achieved on three fronts with the assistance of provincial

March 30
Government Expands Supported Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities


April 1
Income support services to continue during public sector strike

April 12
Ministerial Statement - Results of employment survey

April 20
Ministerial Statement - Mediators to conduct exploratory talks with government and union negotiators

April 28
Ministerial Statement - National Day of Mourning


May 11
Department moves to next step of Redesign Initative
Governments announce extension of renovation funds

May 12
Ministerial Statement - Interchange on Canadian Studies

May 13
New shelter and resource centre for women and their children fleeing abusive situations officially opened

May 27
Ministerial Statement - Safe Work program launched
CEO of Labour Relations Agency to represent Canada at International Labour Conference


June 8
Labour Relations Agency facilitates successful end to contract negotiations

June 11
Minister reports on employment initiatives and opportunities for province’s youth

June 28
Minister announces appointments to the Labour Relations Board


July 6
Funding boost for Mother Baby Nutrition Supplement now in effect

July 15
Full calendar for labour negotiations across Newfoundland and Labrador

July 30
High school students make waves with government support


August 9
Labour market conditions continue to improve in Newfoundland and Labrador

August 17
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister one of Habitat for Humanities newest volunteers

August 18
Talks to resume between IOCC and Steelworkers Union

August 25
Minister meets with provincial and territorial colleagues in Quebec

August 26
All signs indicate a successful season for participants of Student Work and Services Program

August 27
Minister responds to statements about current labour situation


September 1
Government encouraged by tentative deal between IOCC and the United Steelworkers

September 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, September 3, Subject: Employment Projects

September 3
Government of Canada and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador fund employment projects in St. John’s

September 13
Government contributes to Kids Eat Smart Foundation

September 21
Government to seek input on the minimum wage

September 28
Government pleased with progress on labour front in Labrador


October 1
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation: Great things get done when working as one: NLHC’s 19th Annual Tenant Conference

October 14
Minister Burke to help serve breakfast in recognition of Kids Eat Smart Week

October 19
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award flag flies on Confederation Hill

October 28
Minister discusses issues of importance in Labrador; Meets with Chief of Sheshatshui and other Labrador community advocates


November 1
Canada Career Week - Make Career Connections - Team Up!

November 9
Minister announces Youth at Promise Challenge project

November 10
New shelter and resource centre for youth officially opens in St. John’s

November 17
Minister announces changes beneficial to both employers and injured workers

November 18
Minister provides information on service delivery at Metro St. John’s office

November 22
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Students awarded scholarships sponsored by NLHC 
Ministerial Statement - National Housing Day

November 25
Ministerial Statement - Recipient of 2004 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration

November 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Minister attending meeting for ministers responsible for housing

November 29
Minister welcomes new members to board of Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission


December 1
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Minister encouraged by progress at national housing conference

December 7
Ministerial Statement - Income and Employment Support Act

December 8
Grand Falls-Windsor Youth Centre receives $10,000

December 9
Ministerial Statement - Act to Amend the Labour Standards Act

December 13
NOTE TO EDITORS - Association for New Canadians Christmas sing-along

December 16
Minister releases report on labour market agreement for persons with disabilities

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