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Today's news - Saskatchewan

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]

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]

This month in labour history

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers launch a strike against the Ford Motor Company that lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations and soon becomes a major force in the union movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montreal East. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montreal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labour. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head with the fatal shooting by police of three strikers during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]