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Bus drivers leaving Regina Transit at high rate, with union citing time pressures and abuse 2018-02-09 [The Leader-Post]

Workers' Comp. decision attributing suicide to workplace could lead to more claims: prof 2018-02-07 [CBC]

CUPE Saskatchewan Congratulates Premier-Designate Scott Moe 2018-02-04 [CUPE]

Labour relations 'minefield' awaits Scott Moe as Sask. premier 2018-02-01 [CBC]

Library union questions $200K admin office reno as possible branch relocation looms 2018-01-18 [CBC]

Teachers’ union warns of more cuts 2018-01-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Over 50 jobs lost in Saskatoon Public Schools since Sask Party’s Austerity Budget 2018-01-14 [CUPE]

USW Potash Locals United Like Never Before Following Strategic Meetings 2018-01-13 [USW]

Bid to unionize Tim Hortons in Canora complicated by unfair labour practice application 2018-01-13 [The Courier]

Union raises concerns about fentanyl in Saskatchewan correctional facilities 2018-01-07 [The Leader-Post]

Union raises concerns about fentanyl in correctional facilities 2018-01-06 [The National Post]

Dispute brewing amid Tim Hortons union drive in Canora 2018-01-05 [CBC]

Fatal Workplace Accident at CN in Melville 2017-12-24 [Teamsters]

CN Rail worker dies after suffering injury in Saskatchewan railway yard 2017-12-24 [Global]

Unions launch People Who Care website 2017-12-23 [CUPE]

Season’s Greetings from CUPE Saskatchewan 2017-12-23 [CUPE]

Union worried 29 fewer educational assistants will hurt Saskatoon students 2017-12-23 [CBC]

Employees purchase local newspaper in Prince Albert to keep it from closing 2017-12-20 [The Star]

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]

This month in labour history

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal minister Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003. It requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This sets a standard for postwar labour relations law. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]