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Today's news - Saskatchewan

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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the Sydney steel plant in Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. When the mineworkers come out in support, their leaders are arrested. Memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]