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Today's news - Saskatchewan

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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

6-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to begin a blockade of the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against legislative attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 45,000 postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarriers' routes. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is passed in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' leave before giving birth and prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. The leaves are unpaid. [more]