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Today's news - Saskatchewan

Unions call for 'rapid phase-in' of $15 minimum wage 2018-04-22 [The Star-Phoenix]

Government misleading public about cleaning contracts 2018-04-21 [SGEU]

2018 Education budget fails to pass the grade for Saskatchewan kids, say K-12 support workers 2018-04-20 [CUPE]

Group home operator accuses union of opportunistic bargaining in Elmwood dispute 2018-04-19 [The Star-Phoenix]

Sask. Party government misses opportunity to invest in Saskatchewan workers 2018-04-17 [SFL]

SUN Response to Strom Appeal Decision 2018-04-17 [SUN]

Nurses are Disturbed by Appeal Loss in Strom Case 2018-04-15 [CFNU]

Provincial budget 2018-19: Impact on CUPE members 2018-04-15 [CUPE]

Weyburn city employees hopeful about return to bargaining table 2018-04-15 [CUPE]

Unions call for resstoration of funding in April budget 2018-04-07 [The Herald]

Health-care workers, province continue contract negotiations 2018-04-05 [The Leader-Post]

Group home workers at Saskatoon's Elmwood Residences ramp up strike action 2018-04-05 [CBC]

CUPE K-12 Support Workers in South East Cornerstone Public School Division Reject Government Mandate, Ratify New Agreement 2018-04-03 [CUPE]

Medical students raise concerns about mental health crisis with MLAs 2018-03-26 [SUN]

Violence an increasing cause of injuries to health-care workers 2018-03-26 [SUN]

Women's Conference helps #PressForProgress 2018-03-18 [UFCW]

'I've been kicked in the throat': Sask. health care workers give glimpse into violence at work 2018-03-17 [CBC]

Collective bargaining not meeting province's 3.5-per-cent reduction goal 2018-03-16 [The Leader-Post]

Former CUPE Local 5111 Executive Board and Members receive the Woodrow S. Lloyd Award for Collective Action 2018-03-15 [CUPE]

Canora Tim Hortons first in Sask. to unionize 2018-03-13 [CTV]

Workers at Canora Tim Hortons successfully form union 2018-03-11 [Yahoo]

 VIDEO Union conference hopes to address myths about the gender wage gap 2018-03-11 [The Star-Phoenix]

Tim Hortons workers win battle to organize union local in Canora 2018-03-07 [The Leader-Post]

People can't afford Sask Party government’s proposed cut to the public service 2018-03-06 [NUPGE]

Cameco union satisfied with government response after workers left unpaid 2018-02-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

Union blasts group home operator for 'bad faith bargaining' as job action enters third week 2018-02-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

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]

This month in labour history

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress marks the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [more]