More than 3,000 workers vote this week on contentious settlement with Brazilian nickel giant Vale.
Legislation will remove a longstanding RCMP Act prohibition against unionization after being declared unconstitutional in a 2009 court ruling.
Protracted legal battle dates back to layoffs imposed by the Newfoundland and Labrador government in 2005.
National poll finds widespread support for a staff association with real bargaining power or a traditional trade union.
All direct and indirect employees will be paid at least $16.74 an hour, well above minimum wage rates in B.C. and across Canada.
'From a legal perspective it's a tremendous victory.' - Naveen Mehta.
Anti-labour Wall government takes side of construction contractors against building trade unions.
Like Canada's Westray tragedy in 1992, the deaths of 29 coal miners in West Virginia could have been prevented with tougher laws to crack down on negligent corporate operators.
NUPGE president James Clancy says decision by United Nations body 'damages the human rights reputation of both the province and the Canadian government.'
UN body instructs government of Premier Brad Wall to consult and with labour and work out a more balanced approach to essential services legislation, union organizing votes and a labour relations board all parties can trust.