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Today's news - Saskatchewan

Strike plans on hold while negotiations continue between Evraz and unionized workers 2017-08-23 [The Leader-Post]

Sask Writers’ Guild: Respect your workers’ right to unionize 2017-08-19 [CUPE]

New report shows long term impacts of Sask Party’s regressive tax changes on women and low income families 2017-08-19 [CUPE]

USW in Mediation Over Impasse in Evraz Negotiations 2017-08-14 [USW]

Evraz workers considering strike after mediation talks fail 2017-08-12 [The Leader-Post]

In unprecedented move, Sask. Party government rejects labour appointment to LRB 2017-08-09 [SFL]

Review of ground EMS in Saskatchewan should recommend fully public system 2017-08-03 [CUPE]

How the Saskatchewan government killed STC 2017-08-02 [Rank and File]

38 beds lost at Regina long-term care home 2017-07-31 [SUN]

Sobeys to open new Safeway store at Lawson Heights Mall in 2018 2017-07-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

STC closure leaves transportation for medical laboratory testing in uncertainty 2017-07-26 [CUPE]

Rural labs struggling to send medical samples for testing in cities without STC, union says 2017-07-25 [The Star-Phoenix]

Protesters picket Sask Party AGM 2017-07-16 [CUPE]

SEIU rally in Outlook, Sask. draws people from around the province 2017-07-12 [SEIU]

Talks continue between Outlook group home and locked out workers 2017-07-12 [The Star-Phoenix]

UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship winner: Madison Hoffmeyer 2017-07-08 [UFCW]

Increased workload for Saskatchewan medical technicians jeopardizing health care: Report 2017-07-01 [rabble]

Government to fire hundreds of cleaners from living-wage jobs 2017-06-29 [NUPGE]

New report highlights critical situation facing medical technologists and technicians 2017-06-29 [CUPE]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

10-08-1966 9 workers died and 55 were injured in Ontario's largest industrial accident when the Heron Bridge collapses in Ottawa. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]