Human Resources, Labour and Employment - 2006

January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December


January 3
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Review Committee - Two hotel venues changed for workersí compensation public meetings


February 10
NOTE TO EDITORS - Announcement on Workers' Compensation Spousal Benefits

Spouses of deceased workers to receive retroactive benefits

February 17
The Great Skate, February 19

NLHC awards tender for energy efficiency training seminars

February 21
Government to hold news conference and technical briefing for the media onchanges to
Fishing Industry Collective Bargaining Act

February 22
Government to implement collective bargaining recommendations in Cashin report

February 23
Website promotes Newfoundland and Labrador to skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs


March 10
Members of Fish Price Setting Panel announced

March 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Meetings of federal, provincial and territorial ministers of labour

March 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Notice of fraudulent Long Term Assistance cheques

March 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to discuss poverty reduction

March 29
Increased income support rates will add up to reduced poverty: Minister

March 30
The Right Choices: Reducing Poverty; Increasing Self-Reliance


April 4
Ministerial Statement - Meeting for Ministers Responsible for Labour

April 12
Request for extension granted to Workersí Compensation Review Committee'

April 27
National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job


May 9
Ministerial Statement - Full-time international students can apply for an Off-Campus Work Permit

May 12
Government receives request from FPI for labour relations assistance

May 26
Province reaffirms commitment to poverty reduction

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Olympic gold medalists Brad Gushue and Mark Nichols to deliver motivational sessions to children in communities throughout the province


June 1
Workerís Compensation Review Committee submits report to government

Another 25 cent increase in minimum wage as of June 1, 2006

June 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at 10th Annual Provincial Conference on Supported Employment

June 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Social Inclusion and Child and Family Poverty Forum

June 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers to release Poverty Reduction Strategy

June 23
New strategy to reduce poverty in the province

Workers compensation review report released for public comment

July 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to make presentation at Association of New Canadians

Regulation change helps clients with dependents access post-secondary education


August 1
Government expands partnership to support newcomers and immigrants

August 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister attending meeting of Atlantic Federal-Provincial Ministers of Immigration

August 9
Ministers meet on an Atlantic approach to immigration

August 10
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - $137,000 renovation contract awarded

August 11
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Painting contract awarded for NLHC housing units

August 15
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Residential oil tank replacement

August 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to officially re-open departmentís Baie Verte District Office

August 29
Another successful summer for youth and student employment

August 30
A year of success for the Canadian Tire JumpStart program



September 7
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Major renovations underway on NLHC housing units on Watson Crescent

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Renovations underway at Chalker Place

September 8
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Renovations in cityís west end

September 11
Minister encourages parties involved in the Voiseyís Bay dispute to return to bargaining table

September 14
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - NLHC spends $300,000 on modernization and improvement in St. Johnís South area

September 15
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Official opening of new Tommy Sexton Centre in St. Johnís

NOTE TO EDITORS: Provinceís inaugural immigration symposium being held in St. Johnís

September 19
Province hosts a successful and informative Immigration Symposium



October 2
Ministers join Kids Eat Smart Foundation to raise awareness about child wellness

October 12
Public Advisory: Shops Closing Holidays, 2007

October 13
Young Business Owners Take Home Awards

October 24
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing - Rabbittown Community Centre Celebrates 20 Years of Success

October 27
Business, Labour and Government to Host Provincial Labour Market Symposium

October 30
Minister Appoints Conciliation Board for FPI/FFAW Contract Negotiations


November 1
Media Advisory: Ministers Shelley and Burke to Open Career Information Resource Centre at Regatta Plaza

November 2
Career and Employment Services Open in St. Johnís

November 10
Minister Comments on WHSC Act Statutory Review

November 22
Ministerial Statement - Raising the Roof Toque Campaign


December 8
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Official Opening of Rawlins Cross Development

December 11
Amendments Will Bring Further Stability to Fishery

December 12
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Renovations on NLHC Housing Units in Port aux Basques Near Completion

December 13
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - New Neighbourhood Parking Lot for Buckmasterís Circle

December 14
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - NLHC Awards $127,000 Contract for Work on Bell Island

Media Advisory: New Canadian Voices to Perform at Confederation Building

December 15
Newcomers Choir Demonstrates Benefits of Immigration

December 18
After School Homework Program a Haven for Success

December 19
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation - Adult Students Awarded NLHC Scholarships

December 22
Improved Labour Legislation Reflects Employer-Employee Collaboration

December 28
Government Advances Social Policy Agenda in 2006

December 29
Minimum Wage Increases to $7.00 per Hour

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