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Today's news - Saskatchewan

How hard will the Saskatoon Co-op brand be hurt by the ongoing strike? 2019-02-13 [CBC]

The scab, his mom, and the soul of the Co-op 2019-02-12 [Rank and File]

Saskatoon Co-op members holding strong as community shows full support 2019-02-10 [UFCW Canada]

Steelworkers Union raising money for injured Evraz worker 2019-02-08 [The Leader-Post]

Co-op hires replacement workers, employees remain on strike 2019-02-08 [CTV]

Standardizing hospital security across province advised in new Saskatchewan Health Authority report 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Saskatoon Co-op hires hundreds of scabs 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Mediator sought in faculty contract talks with University of Regina 2019-02-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Support staff union asks U of S students to put pressure on admin 2019-02-06 [CBC]

U of S reassures students ahead of possible job action 2019-02-05 [The Leader-Post]

SaskTel employees slam 'unfair' work conditions on launch day for bargaining 2019-01-30 [The Leader-Post]

Union objects to University of Saskatchewan’s proposal to replace DB plan 2019-01-30 [Benefits Canada]

'Bargaining is at a standstill': Strike looms as talks between CUPE, U of S break down 2019-01-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

CUPE Local 5430 members bring workload concerns forward in meeting with Minister for Rural and Remote Health 2019-01-28 [CUPE]

'Take a breath, and try to put yourself in the shoes of the individuals who are out there': Co-op supporter urges caution after being hit by car during rally 2019-01-26 [The Star-Phoenix]

No bargaining dates scheduled as Co-op strike nears three-month mark 2019-01-22 [The Star-Phoenix]

Stop Greed at Saskatoon Co-op 2019-01-18 [UFCW]

Speak out for public libraries 2019-01-18 [CUPE]

Palliser Regional Library workers in Moose Jaw, Sask., accept new 3-year contract 2019-01-18 [CBC]

Grocery workers refuse a two-tier wage system 2019-01-16 [Organizing Work]

Judge dismisses petition to remove Saskatoon Co-op board of directors 2019-01-15 [Global]

Court rejects application to force meeting to oust Saskatoon Co-op board 2019-01-15 [The Star-Phoenix]

Court rejects petition to remove Saskatoon Co-op board during strike 2019-01-15 [CBC]

Global Transportation Hub divestment has SGEU questioning government's fiscal priorities 2019-01-12 [NUPGE]

UFCW brings labour rights workshop to Waterhen Lake First Nation students 2019-01-09 [UFCW]

Striking Saskatoon Co-op employees reject latest contract offer 2019-01-08 [Global]

Saskatoon Co-op workers vote against company’s latest offer 2019-01-06 [CKOM]

Saskatoon Co-op workers reject latest offer, months-long strike to continue 2019-01-06 [CBC]

Saskatoon Co-op employees voting on new contract 2019-01-05 [Global]

UFCW to vote on new offer from Saskatoon Co-op 2019-01-04 [The Star-Phoenix]

Saskatoon Co-op employees to vote on new offer after 2-month-long strike 2019-01-04 [CBC]

Activists, community members rally with UFCW 1400 strikers at Saskatoon Co-op  ActNOW!  2018-12-25 [UFCW]

'We're trying to spread the holidays': Striking co-op employees supporting each other over Christmas 2018-12-25 [The Star-Phoenix]

 VIDEO Co-op strike supporter hit by car during rally at 33rd Street location 2018-12-22 [The Star-Phoenix]

Picketer hit by vehicle in front of Saskatoon Co-op 2018-12-21 [CBC]

Co-op strike: No union vote coming, no negotiations planned 2018-12-21 [CKOM]

Workers from other unions rally in support of Saskatoon Co-op strikers 2018-12-21 [CBC]

U of S student raising Christmas cash for striking Co-op workers 2018-12-19 [CBC]

Saskatoon protesters storm Liberal fundraiser over Canada Post back-to-work legislation  ActNOW!  2018-12-19 [CBC]

Police called after protesters impede Saskatoon Canada Post depot  ActNOW!  2018-12-18 [CBC]

Saskatoon Co-op claims workers and customers returning despite picket lines 2018-12-14 [CBC]

CUPE concerned provincial library review taking place without consultation 2018-12-13 [CUPE]

'This is a really important strike': Sask. expert weighs in on Co-op labour action 2018-12-12 [CBC]

Unprecedented move by U of S will see workers lose the right to determine the terms of their own pensions 2018-12-12 [CUPE]

No sign of resolution as Co-op strike enters sixth week 2018-12-11 [The Star-Phoenix]

SFL offers to host emergency meeting to develop a Worker Fatalities Crisis Strategy 2018-12-09 [SFL]

Regina postal workers and allies join in nationwide protest rally 2018-12-02 [The Leader-Post]

Saskatoon Co-op strike to continue as latest round of talks fails 2018-12-01 [The Star-Phoenix]

Saskatoon Co-op, union to return to bargaining table 2018-11-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

Nutrien workers in Lanigan, Sask., ratify collective agreement 2018-11-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

This month in labour history

3-02-1939 The first group of Canadian veterans of the Spanish Civil War disembark at Halifax. Of the more than 1,300 Canadians who fought fascism in Spain, more than 400 were killed. Many of the volunteers were union activists and others radicalized in the 1930s. [more]

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]

11-02-1963 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]

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

26-02-1979 The Farmworkers Organizing Committee (FWOC) is established at a meeting in a room in the New Westminster library. Eight people are present including: Raj Chouhan, Harinder Mahil, Sarwan Sidhu, Pritam Singh, Amarit Pal Mann, Gurnam Sahota. [more]