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Today's news - Saskatchewan

Workplace injuries in health care related to insufficient staff levels, unions say 2017-12-14 [The Star-Phoenix]

CUPE joins community in call to reverse cut to lab services in Ituna 2017-12-10 [CUPE]

Saskatoon must level the playing field with vehicle-for-hire bylaw, says mayor 2017-12-06 [CBC]

Health region amalgamation to affect casual shifts worked by full-time employees 2017-12-04 [The Star-Phoenix]

Prison ombudsman confirms spike in assaults against staff at Regional Psychiatric Centre 2017-12-01 [CBC]

Bonus approved for Saskatoon library CEO who oversaw staff cuts 2017-12-01 [CBC]

No 3.5% wage cut? Sask. unions say they'll believe it when they see it 2017-11-30 [Saskatoon]

Workers deserve better than wage cut, disrespect from Sask. Party 2017-11-29 [The Leader-Post]

Over 1/3 of RPC Saskatoon correctional officers on workers’ compensation 2017-11-29 [Global]

55 staff at Saskatoon's Regional Psychiatric Centre on workers' comp because of assaults by inmates 2017-11-27 [CBC]

Province asking teachers to take 3.67-per-cent pay cut, sides far apart on wages 2017-11-22 [The Leader-Post]

Appeal court sides with City of Saskatoon in dispute with bus drivers 2017-11-16 [CBC]

'It's way more than I would ever have anticipated': Union thrilled with salary, benefits deal for laid-off Cameco workers 2017-11-15 [The Star-Phoenix]

SFL calls for adoption of Bill 605 to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave 2017-11-14 [SFL]

SaskPower workers first union to reject government wage cut 2017-11-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

'There was no indication this was going to happen': Union says workers shocked by temporary shutdowns and layoffs at Cameco uranium operations 2017-11-09 [The Star-Phoenix]

'It doesn't look promising': Sask. government faces opposition to wage cuts 2017-11-09 [CBC]

Backtracking on two-day-old promise to repeal Bill 40 shows Sask Party still wants to privatize Crowns 2017-11-08 [CUPE]

SaskPower workers 1st union to reject 3.5% wage cut 2017-11-08 [CBC]

UFCW 1400, Saskatchewan Provincial Council endorse Ryan Meili for leader of Saskatchewan NDP 2017-11-02 [UFCW]

Sexual harassment victim says faith in truth restored by Sask. labour board decision 2017-11-02 [CBC]

Restructuring, pay cuts loom for some library workers 2017-11-01 [The Star-Phoenix]

Union discriminated against women who filed sexual harassment claims: Sask. Labour Board 2017-11-01 [CBC]

United Steelworkers Endorse Wotherspoon for Saskatchewan NDP Leader 2017-10-27 [USW]

USW Taxi Workers Council Responds to Government's Move to Open Door to Uber, Lyft 2017-10-27 [USW]

Brutal Assaults on Saskatoon Taxi Drivers Must Stop 2017-10-26 [USW]

Unifor welcomes promise to repeal Bill 40 2017-10-26 [Unifor]

Taxi union renews call for safety measures after 'brutal' attack on driver 2017-10-21 [The Star-Phoenix]

Saskatoon, Regina among worst cities in Canada to be a woman: annual study 2017-10-20 [SUN]

Royal University Hospital approved for temporary mental health assessment unit 2017-10-20 [SUN]

Teacher' Federation suspends contract talks amid board dispute 2017-10-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Teachers ask courts to compel Sask. govt to appoint board 2017-10-05 [CBC]

United Steelworkers confident Cameco mine will form union this year 2017-09-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

Sick leave project continues for Saskatoon Transit 2017-09-27 [CBC]

CUPE Saskatchewan supports the leaders of tomorrow in Tisdale 2017-09-25 [CUPE]

TCU Place workers say 'Dream on' to idea of 0% wage increases 2017-09-24 [CBC]

CUPE statement regarding the death of a student at École Dundonald in Saskatoon 2017-09-17 [CUPE]

Union questions staffing levels after death of Saskatoon kindergarten student 2017-09-12 [CBC]

City still wants to farm out sick day management at Saskatoon Transit 2017-09-12 [CBC]

SFL partners with Hillberg & Berk to support survivors of domestic violence 2017-09-12 [SFL]

Strike avoided after union, Evraz reach agreement 2017-09-08 [The Leader-Post]

Evraz union workers give strike notice 2017-09-06 [Global]

Challenges faced by Sask. workers discussed at Regina Labour Day picnic 2017-09-05 [CBC]

Privacy chief says video use OK in case of fired Saskatoon bus driver 2017-09-01 [The Star-Phoenix]

Union employees on strike at Holiday Inn Express downtown 2017-08-31 [The Leader-Post]

Saskatoon Transit union says sick-day manager hired by city 'has created more problems' 2017-08-26 [CBC]

ATI documents show government still spending millions on flawed Lean projects 2017-08-24 [CUPE]

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]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister who was charged with seditious libel during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. An advocate for the rights of labour, he is re-elected five times. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]