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Today's news - Saskatchewan

University students worried about rising tuitions, labour strife after flat provincial budget 2019-03-22 [CBC]

Budget 2019: Post-secondary funding flat 2019-03-21 [CBC]

Provincial budget does nothing for workers 2019-03-21 [Unifor]

Province balancing the books on the backs of workers and cuts to public services 2019-03-20 [NUPGE]

CUPE rallies for workers at University of Saskatchewan 2019-03-20 [CBC]

Collective Voice: Behind the scenes of the Co-op strike 2019-03-18 [The Star-Phoenix]

Solidarity on full display at rally for striking Saskatoon Co-op members 2019-03-18 [UFCW]

Collective agreement set to expire at Sasktel 2019-03-17 [Unifor]

Residents of Grenfell and area communities call on government to restore publicly delivered long-term care 2019-03-16 [CUPE]

UFCW 1400 members at Saskatoon Co-op raise funds for community members in need 2019-03-11 [UFCW Canada]

PrintPrintEmailEmailRepublishRepublish Share New labour relations board vice-chairperson appointed 2019-03-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE 1975 calls for meeting with the U of S Board of Governors to resolve labour unrest 2019-03-02 [CUPE]

Saskatoon Co-op Strike: Reply to Pohler 2019-02-25 [RankAndFile.ca]

How hard will the Saskatoon Co-op brand be hurt by the ongoing strike? 2019-02-13 [CBC]

The scab, his mom, and the soul of the Co-op 2019-02-12 [Rank and File]

Saskatoon Co-op members holding strong as community shows full support 2019-02-10 [UFCW Canada]

Steelworkers Union raising money for injured Evraz worker 2019-02-08 [The Leader-Post]

Co-op hires replacement workers, employees remain on strike 2019-02-08 [CTV]

Standardizing hospital security across province advised in new Saskatchewan Health Authority report 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Saskatoon Co-op hires hundreds of scabs 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Mediator sought in faculty contract talks with University of Regina 2019-02-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Support staff union asks U of S students to put pressure on admin 2019-02-06 [CBC]

U of S reassures students ahead of possible job action 2019-02-05 [The Leader-Post]

SaskTel employees slam 'unfair' work conditions on launch day for bargaining 2019-01-30 [The Leader-Post]

Union objects to University of Saskatchewan’s proposal to replace DB plan 2019-01-30 [Benefits Canada]

'Bargaining is at a standstill': Strike looms as talks between CUPE, U of S break down 2019-01-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

CUPE Local 5430 members bring workload concerns forward in meeting with Minister for Rural and Remote Health 2019-01-28 [CUPE]

'Take a breath, and try to put yourself in the shoes of the individuals who are out there': Co-op supporter urges caution after being hit by car during rally 2019-01-26 [The Star-Phoenix]

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]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia, takes the lives of workers clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A total of 62 bodies are recovered, including four the following spring. The dead include 32 contract labourers from Japan. [more]

6-03-1925 12,000 Nova Scotia coal miners walk off the job after BESCO announced a 20% wage rollback and stopped company store credit for the miners. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back Into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

9-03-1906 Mineworkers in the Lethbridge, Alberta district go on strike against poverty wages and are met by scabs, police and private detectives. They win a small wage increase with the help of a mediator, but the company refuses to recognize the union. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, the Western Canadian Labour Conference calls for sweeping political and economic changes, including abolition of production for profit and the organization of workers on industrial lines. They adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]