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CUPE Saskatchewan endorses Colin Byas for SFL Secretary-Treasurer 2018-10-15 [CUPE]

Les travailleurs de l'éducation de la Saskatchewan discutent des compressions et de la négociation 2018-10-13 [SCFP]

Education workers from Saskatchewan meeting to discuss cuts and bargaining 2018-10-13 [CUPE]

City administration opposes living wage policy for city employees 2018-10-10 [Global]

Moose Jaw Co-op employees returning to strike this week 2018-10-09 [CKRM]

Strike mandate approved in university pension dispute 2018-10-04 [The Leader-Post]

Strike mandate approved in university pension dispute 2018-10-03 [The Star-Phoenix]

Moose Jaw Co-Op workers strike over wage dispute 2018-10-03 [Global]

Pay inequity major issue as workers set to strike at Moose Jaw Co-op 2018-10-02 [UFCW]

Finding new approaches to old health care challenges 2018-10-01 [SUN]

The Legal Aid Commission needs to respond to the cuts and meet with workers, says CUPE 1949 2018-10-01 [CUPE]

CUPE Legal Aid workers to make delivery to Legal Aid Commission 2018-10-01 [CUPE]

Saskatoon city workers get drastically lower raises in latest contract 2018-09-27 [The Star-Phoenix]

Canola-processing workers in Saskatchewan win new deal with Bunge 2018-09-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

 VIDEO  Union representing government workers angry over increase in Crown CEO salaries 2018-09-22 [CTV]

Sask Energy sell-off breaks election promise 2018-09-22 [Unifor]

Sask Party government proves double standard with ballooning Crown executive wage increases 2018-09-21 [SGEU]

H.E.L.P. Homes of Regina workers ratify contract 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Legal Aid Saskatchewan CEO threatens CUPE member with defamation lawsuit 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CEO of Legal Aid Saskatchewan threatening CUPE member with defamation lawsuit 2018-09-19 [CUPE]

1,900 U of S employees to hold strike vote Sept. 27 2018-09-19 [The Star-Phoenix]

Crackdown on sex advertising harming workers in Sask. and beyond, says study 2018-09-18 [CBC]

Teacher's union, government disagree over who was willing to return to bargaining 2018-09-11 [CBC]

CUPE Education Workers welcome students to new school year; hopes Sask Party will fully restore funding 2018-09-09 [CUPE]

CUPE 5512 is back to school and the bargaining table 2018-09-09 [CUPE]

Larry Hubich retiring as Saskatchewan Federation of Labour president 2018-09-05 [Global]

SFL president Larry Hubich not seeking re-election 2018-09-05 [The Leader-Post]

Labour Board Delivers Decision on Injunction Against Legal Aid Commission layoffs 2018-09-01 [CUPE]

Will accept upcoming labour arbitrator’s decision for teachers: premier 2018-08-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Steelworkers at Evraz Regina face triple threat to their jobs 2018-08-23 [The Journal of Commerce]

City of Weyburn Offer Inadequate, CUPE Local 90 Files for Impasse 2018-08-18 [CUPE]

Negotiations break down between City of Weyburn and employees 2018-08-17 [CTV]

Negotiations between CUPE Local 90 and the City of Weyburn have stalled 2018-08-17 [Global]

Evraz, union applaud new federal steel industry protection plan 2018-08-17 [The Star-Phoenix]

Why a union drive at a Tim Horton’s in small town Saskatchewan matters 2018-08-15 [Rank and File]

Fellows and researchers unionize at University of Regina 2018-08-14 [The Leader-Post]

Non-student researchers, post-doctoral fellows at University of Regina unionize 2018-08-14 [CBC]

Labour Board calls for a new vote by Canora Tim Hortons employees 2018-08-11 [The Courier]

Thousands of Sask. workers in limbo with contract negotiations open 2018-08-09 [The Leader-Post]

Previous SGEU strike cost Sask. government millions: a 2007 look back 2018-08-04 [Global]

CUPE 5430 launches “On guard for public” 2018-08-03 [CUPE]

Nutrien workers feel insecure after more layoffs at Vanscoy site: union 2018-08-03 [The Star-Phoenix]

Strike mandate given to SGEU's Public Service/Government Employment Negotiating Committee 2018-08-03 [NUPGE]

SGEU unit representing 12,000 Sask. government workers votes in favour of strike mandate 2018-08-02 [CBC]

SGEU says members give union strike mandate to press for contract 2018-08-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE 859 members share their stories for Saskatoon’s Respect Workzone Campaign 2018-08-01 [CUPE]

Addressing Workload Issues in Health Care: Victory in the Battlefords 2018-07-28 [CUPE]

Safety concerns persist at downtown library as managers take action 2018-07-28 [The Leader-Post]

Indigenous leader, union concerned about Cameco mine shutdowns 2018-07-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

Secret recordings and not-so-secret ballots: Canora Tim Hortons' union bid hits bump 2018-07-28 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of CUPE after six years as Secretary-Treasurer, becoming the first woman to lead a major union in North American history. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]