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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]

Saskatoon Co-op board refusing to hold special meetings in response to petitions 2018-11-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

Legal Aid, union settle unfair labour practice complaint 2018-11-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

The Co-op Strike: Big Solidarity in Little Martensville 2018-11-26 [Rank and File]

Province, feds invest in treatment for people with substance use disorders 2018-11-19 [SUN]

Saskatoon Radisson employees ratify new contract 2018-11-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

SFL organizes community conversations on how to win the Fight for 15 2018-11-13 [SFL]

Saskatoon Co-op files unfair labour practice in ongoing strike 2018-11-10 [Global]

University of Regina academic staff vote in favour of strike mandate 2018-11-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Co-op workers back on the job in Moose Jaw 2018-11-09 [Global]

University Heights business owners feel effects of Co-op's strike 2018-11-08 [The Star-Phoenix]

Sask. government says 3.5% wage rollback was 'disruptive' to labour talks 2018-11-08 [CBC]

Moose Jaw Co-op strike ends after agreement reached 2018-11-08 [CBC]

Co-op workers strike in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon 2018-11-08 [Rank and File]

Moose Jaw, Sask., Co-op reaches agreement with UFCW 2018-11-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Picketers moved after Saskatoon Co-op neighbours lose sales 2018-11-07 [CKOM]

U of R prof hosting community discussion on refinery health and safety 2018-11-07 [The Leader-Post]

Unhappy Saskatoon Co-op members target board over strike 2018-11-07 [CBC]

Petition to remove Saskatoon Co-op directors set up by members 2018-11-06 [CTV]

CUPE shows solidarity and support to Moose Jaw Co-op workers on strike 2018-11-04 [CUPE]

CUPE Saskatchewan delivers solidarity to postal workers 2018-11-04 [CUPE]

Strike continues at Saskatoon Co-op after latest round of bargaining fails 2018-11-04 [The Star-Phoenix]

UFCW workers at Saskatoon Co-op on strike 2018-11-03 [Global]

Nurses start conversation about youth mental health 2018-11-03 [The Leader-Post]

Correctional officers protest prison needle exchange program outside Goodale’s Regina office 2018-11-03 [CKRM]

UFCW workers at Saskatoon Co-op on strike 2018-11-02 [Global]

More waste and mismanagement evident by Sask Party government's privatization agenda 2018-11-02 [NUPGE]

Union says Agrium still needs to be held accountable for death of Chad Wiklun 2018-11-02 [CBC]

Saskatoon Co-op workers hit picket lines for first time in 35 years 2018-11-02 [The Province]

Province's postal workers no longer on strike 2018-11-01 [CBC]

Humboldt Canada Post on Strike 2018-10-31 [Discover]

Postal workers picket Weyburn post office 2018-10-31 [The Review]

Tradespeople feeling left out of government procurement process ​ 2018-10-31 [Global]

Strike imminent at more than 20 Saskatoon Co-op locations 2018-10-31 [The Province]

Saskatoon Co-op workers set to strike for workplace fairness 2018-10-30 [UFCW]

Saskatoon Co-Op workers may hit picket lines Thursday 2018-10-30 [CBC]

'I'm up for the challenge': New SFL president hopes fresh face will open new doors 2018-10-28 [The Leader-Post]

CUPE Saskatchewan hosts meet and greet of Buenaventura Colombian Strike Committee in Regina 2018-10-28 [CUPE]

The SFL’s long-time president steps down and all the worst people are glad to see him go 2018-10-26 [Planet S]

Moose Jaw Co-op continues to reject higher wages than neighbouring competitors 2018-10-23 [Global]

Deal reached between the City of Weyburn and CUPE Local 90 2018-10-21 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]