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Today's news - Saskatchewan

Union representing government workers angry over increase in Crown CEO salaries 2018-09-22 [CTV]

Sask Energy sell-off breaks election promise 2018-09-22 [Unifor]

Sask Party government proves double standard with ballooning Crown executive wage increases 2018-09-21 [SGEU]

H.E.L.P. Homes of Regina workers ratify contract 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Legal Aid Saskatchewan CEO threatens CUPE member with defamation lawsuit 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CEO of Legal Aid Saskatchewan threatening CUPE member with defamation lawsuit 2018-09-19 [CUPE]

1,900 U of S employees to hold strike vote Sept. 27 2018-09-19 [The Star-Phoenix]

Crackdown on sex advertising harming workers in Sask. and beyond, says study 2018-09-18 [CBC]

Teacher's union, government disagree over who was willing to return to bargaining 2018-09-11 [CBC]

CUPE Education Workers welcome students to new school year; hopes Sask Party will fully restore funding 2018-09-09 [CUPE]

CUPE 5512 is back to school and the bargaining table 2018-09-09 [CUPE]

Larry Hubich retiring as Saskatchewan Federation of Labour president 2018-09-05 [Global]

SFL president Larry Hubich not seeking re-election 2018-09-05 [The Leader-Post]

Labour Board Delivers Decision on Injunction Against Legal Aid Commission layoffs 2018-09-01 [CUPE]

Will accept upcoming labour arbitrator’s decision for teachers: premier 2018-08-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Steelworkers at Evraz Regina face triple threat to their jobs 2018-08-23 [The Journal of Commerce]

City of Weyburn Offer Inadequate, CUPE Local 90 Files for Impasse 2018-08-18 [CUPE]

Negotiations break down between City of Weyburn and employees 2018-08-17 [CTV]

Negotiations between CUPE Local 90 and the City of Weyburn have stalled 2018-08-17 [Global]

Evraz, union applaud new federal steel industry protection plan 2018-08-17 [The Star-Phoenix]

Why a union drive at a Tim Horton’s in small town Saskatchewan matters 2018-08-15 [Rank and File]

Fellows and researchers unionize at University of Regina 2018-08-14 [The Leader-Post]

Non-student researchers, post-doctoral fellows at University of Regina unionize 2018-08-14 [CBC]

Labour Board calls for a new vote by Canora Tim Hortons employees 2018-08-11 [The Courier]

Thousands of Sask. workers in limbo with contract negotiations open 2018-08-09 [The Leader-Post]

Previous SGEU strike cost Sask. government millions: a 2007 look back 2018-08-04 [Global]

CUPE 5430 launches “On guard for public” 2018-08-03 [CUPE]

Nutrien workers feel insecure after more layoffs at Vanscoy site: union 2018-08-03 [The Star-Phoenix]

Strike mandate given to SGEU's Public Service/Government Employment Negotiating Committee 2018-08-03 [NUPGE]

SGEU unit representing 12,000 Sask. government workers votes in favour of strike mandate 2018-08-02 [CBC]

SGEU says members give union strike mandate to press for contract 2018-08-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE 859 members share their stories for Saskatoon’s Respect Workzone Campaign 2018-08-01 [CUPE]

Addressing Workload Issues in Health Care: Victory in the Battlefords 2018-07-28 [CUPE]

Safety concerns persist at downtown library as managers take action 2018-07-28 [The Leader-Post]

Indigenous leader, union concerned about Cameco mine shutdowns 2018-07-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

Secret recordings and not-so-secret ballots: Canora Tim Hortons' union bid hits bump 2018-07-28 [CBC]

Cameco employees in 'shock' after company announces hundreds of Sask. layoffs 2018-07-27 [CBC]

Legal Aid Saskatchewan issues layoff notices amid “waves of concern” from across the justice system 2018-07-25 [CUPE]

The fight to preserve Legal Aid Saskatchewan 2018-07-22 [CUPE]

Health Care Security Review could open the door for more privatization 2018-07-22 [CUPE]

Education Support workers at Horizon School Division faced with Reduction in Days Worked 2018-07-14 [CUPE]

CUPE Local 1949 worried about what changes to Legal Aid structure will mean for clients in Prince Albert 2018-07-14 [CUPE]

'He had the right to return home safe': Saskatoon company fined $80,000 in workplace death of Austyn Schenstead 2018-07-14 [The Leader-Post]

Workers at Impact Security Group in Saskatchewan sign new contract 2018-07-10 [UFCW]

Province wants feedback on cannabis impairment in workplace, union says no need for panic 2018-07-07 [Now]

Contracting out bus services in Ile-a la-Crosse wrong choice for students 2018-07-05 [CUPE]

Union for Saskatchewan Legal Aid staff fears for organization’s clients, amid lay offs and contracting out 2018-07-05 [CUPE]

Support staff at Good Spirit School Division in Saskatchewan ratify new deal 2018-07-05 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Need a Legal Aid lawyer in Saskatoon? Get ready to phone a Regina call centre 2018-06-30 [CBC]

Correctional centres a 'powder keg' due to poor Sask Party government policies 2018-06-27 [SGEU]

This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]