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What happened to the Co-op? 2019-06-17 [Briarpatch]

Legal Aid workers file for impasse as employer refuses to move forward 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

NDP education survey an important step toward fixing education in Saskatchewan 2019-06-09 [CUPE]

CUPE workers get behind new deal with Chinook School Division 2019-06-02 [CUPE]

Workers at Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community in Yorkton, Sask., joins CUPE 2019-05-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Unions launch campaign calling government to provide multi-year funding to CBOs 2019-05-28 [NUPGE]

Workers at Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community latest to join CUPE 2019-05-28 [CUPE]

Future of health authority's laundry facility in Selkirk muddy after minister's comments on jobs 2019-05-22 [CBC]

Yellow Vests and Migrant Worker Rights in Saskatchewan 2019-05-19 [Rank and File]

'Very, very good' deal: Union at Regina steel plant pleased tariffs are ending 2019-05-18 [CBC]

Government cuts hitting Saskatoon Public Schools again 2019-05-18 [CUPE]

Serve fair deal for workers, U of S President told at wine and cheese event 2019-05-15 [CUPE]

Teacher's union president says Sask. government's stated average class size of 19 not 'reality' 2019-05-11 [CBC]

Union worried about future of SLGA stores after Saskatoon mall refuses to renew lease 2019-05-11 [CBC]

Crown workers rally in countdown to legal strike position 2019-05-05 [Unifor]

Crown workers rally in countdown to legal strike position 2019-05-04 [Yahoo]

Town of Esterhazy SK workers vote to join CUPE, Canada’s largest union 2019-05-02 [CUPE]

Worker advances being celebrated 100 years after Winnipeg General Strike 2019-05-01 [The Leader-Post]

Day Of Mourning For Workers Remembered 2019-04-30 [Discover]

CUPE hosts Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured 2019-04-30 [This Week]

U of S withdraws pension options, says it will unilaterally make cuts to the pension plan 2019-04-28 [CUPE]

National Day of Mourning 2019-04-27 [Discover Moose Jaw]

PSAC questions federal government's sense of urgency 2019-04-27 [The Daily Herald]

Votes show unions differ on tentative agreement with SAHO 2019-04-24 [CJME]

Health unions split on contracts with province 2019-04-23 [The Leader-Post]

Strike ends at Saskatoon Co-op 2019-04-22 [UFCW Canada]

Saskatoon Co-op employees vote for deal to end strike 2019-04-17 [The Star-Phoenix]

SGEU takes issue with wildland firefighter fitness test 2019-04-17 [The Daily Herald]

Striking Saskatoon Co-op workers to vote on new agreement today 2019-04-17 [CBC]

 VIDEO Tentative deal reached in Saskatoon Co-op strike 2019-04-16 [Global]

Worker 'cautiously optimistic' as Saskatoon Co-op, union reach tentative deal 2019-04-16 [CBC]

Union, province disagree about planned use of modified wildland firefighter fitness test 2019-04-08 [The Star-Phoenix]

Labour movement forms Solidarity Committee to help striking Saskatoon Co-op workers 2019-04-07 [SFL]

Residents paying the price for camping fee increases 2019-04-06 [NUPGE]

Saskatoon Co-op board rejects resolutions submitted ahead of annual meeting 2019-04-06 [The Star-Phoenix]

Province now dead last when it comes to minimum wage 2019-04-06 [CUPE]

Organizing drive in Prairie Spirit School Division successful as new members join CUPE 4254 2019-04-06 [CUPE]

CUPE welcomes Eden View group home employees in Moose Jaw 2019-04-06 [CUPE]

Sask Party government’s liquor and cannabis privatization plan results in millions in lost revenue 2019-04-01 [NUPGE]

Organizing drive in Prairie Spirit School Division successful 2019-04-01 [CUPE]

CUPE 8443 reaches deal with Saskatoon Public Schools 2019-03-30 [CUPE]

Saskatoon Public Schools workers ratify new deal 2019-03-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

University of Saskatchewan support workers closer to strike over DB pension changes 2019-03-29 [Benefits Canada]

No sign of a settlement as Co-op strike nears five-month mark 2019-03-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

University of Regina, faculty reach tentative agreement 2019-03-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Unifor seeks conciliation after negotiations with SaskTel reach impasse 2019-03-26 [Unifor]

Unifor seeks conciliation after SaskTel negotiations reach impasse 2019-03-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Sask Party still has more work to do on restoring public services, signing collective agreements 2019-03-25 [NUPGE]

Over a thousand people rally outside U of S Board of Governors meeting to demand a fair deal for CUPE 1975 members 2019-03-25 [CUPE]

Provincial budget is balanced in favour of bureaucracy, at the expense of front line care 2019-03-25 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

1-06-1987 In British Columbia, 250,000 workers walk off the job in a one-day general strike against restrictive new labour laws introduced by the Social Credit government. The legislation was repealed when the New Democratic Party returned to power in 1992. [more]

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour. This is the beginning of the Federation’s long struggle for workers’ rights in Alberta. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. The day is marked by an annual union memorial service and calls for renewed attention to health, safety and emergency preparedness. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Many are wounded, and two men lose their lives as a result of Bloody Saturday. [more]

25-06-1919 The Strike Committee announces the end of the Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]

29-06-1981 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins a 42-day strike that succeeds in winning a contract with 17 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This breakthrough agreement sets a standard for other unions. [more]