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Today's news - Saskatchewan

No bargaining dates scheduled as Co-op strike nears three-month mark 2019-01-22 [The Star-Phoenix]

Stop Greed at Saskatoon Co-op 2019-01-18 [UFCW]

Speak out for public libraries 2019-01-18 [CUPE]

Palliser Regional Library workers in Moose Jaw, Sask., accept new 3-year contract 2019-01-18 [CBC]

Grocery workers refuse a two-tier wage system 2019-01-16 [Organizing Work]

Judge dismisses petition to remove Saskatoon Co-op board of directors 2019-01-15 [Global]

Court rejects application to force meeting to oust Saskatoon Co-op board 2019-01-15 [The Star-Phoenix]

Court rejects petition to remove Saskatoon Co-op board during strike 2019-01-15 [CBC]

Global Transportation Hub divestment has SGEU questioning government's fiscal priorities 2019-01-12 [NUPGE]

UFCW brings labour rights workshop to Waterhen Lake First Nation students 2019-01-09 [UFCW]

Striking Saskatoon Co-op employees reject latest contract offer 2019-01-08 [Global]

Saskatoon Co-op workers vote against company’s latest offer 2019-01-06 [CKOM]

Saskatoon Co-op workers reject latest offer, months-long strike to continue 2019-01-06 [CBC]

Saskatoon Co-op employees voting on new contract 2019-01-05 [Global]

UFCW to vote on new offer from Saskatoon Co-op 2019-01-04 [The Star-Phoenix]

Saskatoon Co-op employees to vote on new offer after 2-month-long strike 2019-01-04 [CBC]

Activists, community members rally with UFCW 1400 strikers at Saskatoon Co-op 2018-12-25 [UFCW]

'We're trying to spread the holidays': Striking co-op employees supporting each other over Christmas 2018-12-25 [The Star-Phoenix]

Co-op strike supporter hit by car during rally at 33rd Street location 2018-12-22 [The Star-Phoenix]

Picketer hit by vehicle in front of Saskatoon Co-op 2018-12-21 [CBC]

Co-op strike: No union vote coming, no negotiations planned 2018-12-21 [CKOM]

Workers from other unions rally in support of Saskatoon Co-op strikers 2018-12-21 [CBC]

U of S student raising Christmas cash for striking Co-op workers 2018-12-19 [CBC]

Saskatoon protesters storm Liberal fundraiser over Canada Post back-to-work legislation  ActNOW!  2018-12-19 [CBC]

Police called after protesters impede Saskatoon Canada Post depot  ActNOW!  2018-12-18 [CBC]

Saskatoon Co-op claims workers and customers returning despite picket lines 2018-12-14 [CBC]

CUPE concerned provincial library review taking place without consultation 2018-12-13 [CUPE]

'This is a really important strike': Sask. expert weighs in on Co-op labour action 2018-12-12 [CBC]

Unprecedented move by U of S will see workers lose the right to determine the terms of their own pensions 2018-12-12 [CUPE]

No sign of resolution as Co-op strike enters sixth week 2018-12-11 [The Star-Phoenix]

SFL offers to host emergency meeting to develop a Worker Fatalities Crisis Strategy 2018-12-09 [SFL]

Regina postal workers and allies join in nationwide protest rally 2018-12-02 [The Leader-Post]

Saskatoon Co-op strike to continue as latest round of talks fails 2018-12-01 [The Star-Phoenix]

Saskatoon Co-op, union to return to bargaining table 2018-11-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

Nutrien workers in Lanigan, Sask., ratify collective agreement 2018-11-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Saskatoon Co-op board refusing to hold special meetings in response to petitions 2018-11-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

Legal Aid, union settle unfair labour practice complaint 2018-11-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

The Co-op Strike: Big Solidarity in Little Martensville 2018-11-26 [Rank and File]

Province, feds invest in treatment for people with substance use disorders 2018-11-19 [SUN]

Saskatoon Radisson employees ratify new contract 2018-11-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

SFL organizes community conversations on how to win the Fight for 15 2018-11-13 [SFL]

Saskatoon Co-op files unfair labour practice in ongoing strike 2018-11-10 [Global]

University of Regina academic staff vote in favour of strike mandate 2018-11-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Co-op workers back on the job in Moose Jaw 2018-11-09 [Global]

University Heights business owners feel effects of Co-op's strike 2018-11-08 [The Star-Phoenix]

Sask. government says 3.5% wage rollback was 'disruptive' to labour talks 2018-11-08 [CBC]

Moose Jaw Co-op strike ends after agreement reached 2018-11-08 [CBC]

Co-op workers strike in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon 2018-11-08 [Rank and File]

Moose Jaw, Sask., Co-op reaches agreement with UFCW 2018-11-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Picketers moved after Saskatoon Co-op neighbours lose sales 2018-11-07 [CKOM]

This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

6-01-1882 The Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorses the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women. [more]

9-01-1974 Workers at United Aircraft in Longueiul, Québec begin a bitter confrontation that lasts 20 months. One result is the anti-scab law introduced by the new Parti Québécois government in 1977. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is sent to prison for defying a back-to-work law. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]