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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]

University students worried about rising tuitions, labour strife after flat provincial budget 2019-03-22 [CBC]

Budget 2019: Post-secondary funding flat 2019-03-21 [CBC]

Provincial budget does nothing for workers 2019-03-21 [Unifor]

Province balancing the books on the backs of workers and cuts to public services 2019-03-20 [NUPGE]

CUPE rallies for workers at University of Saskatchewan 2019-03-20 [CBC]

Collective Voice: Behind the scenes of the Co-op strike 2019-03-18 [The Star-Phoenix]

Solidarity on full display at rally for striking Saskatoon Co-op members 2019-03-18 [UFCW]

Collective agreement set to expire at Sasktel 2019-03-17 [Unifor]

Residents of Grenfell and area communities call on government to restore publicly delivered long-term care 2019-03-16 [CUPE]

UFCW 1400 members at Saskatoon Co-op raise funds for community members in need 2019-03-11 [UFCW Canada]

PrintPrintEmailEmailRepublishRepublish Share New labour relations board vice-chairperson appointed 2019-03-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE 1975 calls for meeting with the U of S Board of Governors to resolve labour unrest 2019-03-02 [CUPE]

Saskatoon Co-op Strike: Reply to Pohler 2019-02-25 [RankAndFile.ca]

How hard will the Saskatoon Co-op brand be hurt by the ongoing strike? 2019-02-13 [CBC]

The scab, his mom, and the soul of the Co-op 2019-02-12 [Rank and File]

Saskatoon Co-op members holding strong as community shows full support 2019-02-10 [UFCW Canada]

Steelworkers Union raising money for injured Evraz worker 2019-02-08 [The Leader-Post]

Co-op hires replacement workers, employees remain on strike 2019-02-08 [CTV]

Standardizing hospital security across province advised in new Saskatchewan Health Authority report 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Saskatoon Co-op hires hundreds of scabs 2019-02-07 [CBC]

Mediator sought in faculty contract talks with University of Regina 2019-02-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Support staff union asks U of S students to put pressure on admin 2019-02-06 [CBC]

U of S reassures students ahead of possible job action 2019-02-05 [The Leader-Post]

SaskTel employees slam 'unfair' work conditions on launch day for bargaining 2019-01-30 [The Leader-Post]

Union objects to University of Saskatchewan’s proposal to replace DB plan 2019-01-30 [Benefits Canada]

'Bargaining is at a standstill': Strike looms as talks between CUPE, U of S break down 2019-01-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

This month in labour history

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its Founding Convention at Douglas College and delegates elect FWOC President Raj Chouhan as CFU president. The CFU is Canada's first agricultural workers union. [more]

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 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]

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]

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]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [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 establishes 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 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]

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]