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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]

Province tells schools to cut wages, benefits 2017-04-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Working families feel the cuts of Brad Wall’s budget 2017-04-10 [UFCW]

Thousands rally for libraries at Drop Everything and Read events across Saskatchewan 2017-04-09 [CUPE]

Parkland Regional Library moves forward with layoffs and service reductions 2017-04-06 [CUPE]

Cuts at Regina Public Schools will hurt most vulnerable children 2017-04-06 [CUPE]

Co-op Refinery workers ratify contract, avoid strike or lockout 2017-04-05 [CBC]

Provincial budget cuts cause layoffs at Palliser Regional Library 2017-04-02 [CUPE]

Downloading Saskatchewan's debt on to municipalities wrong approach 2017-04-02 [CUPE]

Tentative deal reached in Co-op Refinery labour negotiation 2017-04-01 [CBC]

Premier has alternatives to high-handed approach that could bring court case 2017-04-01 [CBC]

Government must respect patients and frontline workers transitioning to one health authority 2017-04-01 [NUPGE]

Workers at Regina refinery told to prepare for potential lockout: Report 2017-04-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Co-op refinery workers prepare for potential lockout 2017-03-31 [CJME]

Government not listening to northerners 2017-03-30 [NUPGE]

Clock ticking on Co-op Refinery labour deal 2017-03-30 [CBC]

Bill to combine health regions introduced as unions make their own proposals 2017-03-29 [The Leader-Post]

Union representing STC workers asks federal labour board to intervene 2017-03-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

Unions propose joint bargaining in consolidation of Saskatchewan health regions 2017-03-29 [CLR]

Provincial budget means big cuts and tough decisions for school divisions, says CUPE 2017-03-28 [CUPE]

Losing Hospital Home Team a 'front-line' cut: Nurses Union 2017-03-27 [SUN]

‘Shock’ and ‘Sadness’: union president reacts to province’s STC decision 2017-03-25 [Global]

Families and public services continue to pay the price 2017-03-25 [NUPGE]

Provincial budget makes families pay for Sask Party's mistakes 2017-03-23 [Unifor]

Cutting public sector workers wages would be unfair and unwise 2017-03-22 [CUPE]

Co-op refinery workers reject final offer 2017-03-22 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]