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Today's news - Saskatchewan

CUPE 600 to fight plans to dismantle Saskatchewan bargaining unit 2017-06-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Health worker union opposes move by Sask. gov't to merge it 2017-06-22 [CBC]

Postal union asks city council to support reinstatement of door-to-door 2017-06-15 [The News-Optimist]

UFCW activists build strength at Saskatchewan Provincial Council 2017-06-12 [UFCW]

Lockout in small town Saskatchewan 2017-06-11 [Rank and File]

Sask. school workers say 'it's an absolute no' to 3.5% pay cut 2017-06-08 [CBC]

Union surprised by sudden layoffs at the Saskatoon Public Library 2017-06-04 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan Polytechnic lays off staff while looking to hire more managers: Union 2017-06-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Variety Place Care Workers Locked Out 2017-06-02 [The Outlook]

Union applies to Labour Relations Board to end lockout at Outlook group home 2017-06-02 [The Star-Phoenix]

School workers join CUPE 2017-06-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Companies surprised IBEW has them on ‘hot’ list 2017-06-01 [The Journal of Commerce]

CUPE 1975 concerned about potential contracting out at the University of Saskatchewan 2017-05-31 [CUPE]

CUPE welcomes dozens of new members to Local 4254 following organizing efforts in Prairie Spirit School Division 2017-05-31 [CUPE]

University of Saskatchewan union concerned after 15 managers laid off 2017-05-31 [CBC]

Strong Strike Vote by Steelworkers in Response to Evraz Attacks 2017-05-28 [USW]

Pipemakers at Evraz in Regina vote to give union executive power to call strike 2017-05-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Evraz Regina steelworkers vote to strike 2017-05-26 [CBC]

45 Sask. care home employees locked out amid bargaining woes 2017-05-25 [CBC]

Union workers locked out of group home in Outlook 2017-05-24 [CKRM]

Catholic school division cuts aboriginal retention worker jobs 2017-05-24 [The Star-Phoenix]

Express decision: Judge expected to rule on STC injunction next week 2017-05-20 [CBC]

Awaiting judge’s decision after union fights STC closure 2017-05-19 [Global]

Court hears arguments today for putting brakes on STC closure 2017-05-19 [CBC]

Union representing transit workers seeks injunction to block closure of bus company 2017-05-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union for STC workers taking province to court over bus service closure 2017-05-17 [CBC]

'We don't see the plan as a whole': Unions concerned about communication amid health region amalgamation 2017-05-11 [The Star-Phoenix]

Cuts at Sask Rivers continue to hurt students 2017-05-10 [CUPE]

Registered nurses sound alarm regarding Saskatchewan patients being put at risk 2017-05-08 [SUN]

Bill to cut bargaining units gives commissioner sweeping powers 2017-05-08 [CBC]

Passing of Bill 63 a sad day for education in Saskatchewan 2017-05-07 [CUPE]

Caretakers in Nipawin, Sask., schools vote overwhelmingly to join CUPE 2017-05-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Panel discussion features unions talking about effects of provincial cuts 2017-04-30 [The Leader-Post]

More Sask. health workers compensated for workplace violence than police, jail guards 2017-04-30 [CBC]

Premier Goes to Big-Money, Cash-for-Access Fundraiser Giving the Gift of Bill 40 2017-04-28 [SFL]

Bill 40 just received royal assent--what is Brad Wall up to? 2017-04-28 [Unifor]

Sask Party successful in forcing through privatization bill 2017-04-27 [Unifor]

Big win for library funding – but what does it mean for workers who were already laid off? 2017-04-26 [CUPE]

Parkland Regional Library concerned cuts will hurt customers 2017-04-18 [The Times]

Domestic Violence Changes a Step in the Right Direction, Much More Action Required 2017-04-16 [SFL]

Ministry of Education’s wage mandate unfair 2017-04-12 [CUPE]

School kids with special needs treated as if 'expendable', parent says 2017-04-12 [CBC]

Finance minister says school boards may need to lay workers off 2017-04-11 [CBC]

Province tells schools to cut wages, benefits 2017-04-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Working families feel the cuts of Brad Wall’s budget 2017-04-10 [UFCW]

Thousands rally for libraries at Drop Everything and Read events across Saskatchewan 2017-04-09 [CUPE]

Parkland Regional Library moves forward with layoffs and service reductions 2017-04-06 [CUPE]

Cuts at Regina Public Schools will hurt most vulnerable children 2017-04-06 [CUPE]

Co-op Refinery workers ratify contract, avoid strike or lockout 2017-04-05 [CBC]

Provincial budget cuts cause layoffs at Palliser Regional Library 2017-04-02 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 11 June 1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the long 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act, promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers, comes into force. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]