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Today's news - Saskatchewan

NDP pipeline pitch backed by steelworkers 2018-06-13 [CBC]

Sask Party shows double standard toward public workers by MLA wage increase 2018-06-10 [NUPGE]

Richardson Milling employees in Martensville, Sask., achieve new agreement 2018-06-08 [CLR]

Elmwood group home employees ratify contract after bitter dispute 2018-05-30 [The Star-Phoenix]

Library workers unhappy with confidentiality clause in new job contracts 2018-05-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

Support staff at group homes in Saskatoon ratify deal that gives wage increase 2018-05-29 [The Herald]

Elmwood group home workers 'relieved' to end Saskatoon strike 2018-05-29 [CBC]

Workers celebrate the repeal of Bill 40, vow to continue protecting Crown corporations 2018-05-28 [SFL]

Employees at Affinity Credit Union in Hudson Bay 2018-05-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Projects show how Social Impact Bonds investors can cherry pick 2018-05-20 [NUPGE]

Timing, choice of security review in health care raises serious questions 2018-05-19 [CUPE]

STC breached collective bargaining agreement during shutdown: arbitrator 2018-05-11 [The Star-Phoenix]

STC union pleased after arbitrator awards $1.2 million in owed wages 2018-05-10 [The Star-Phoenix]

UFCW 1400 members make a difference at Saskatoon school 2018-05-06 [UFCW]

Staff union raises concern over Sask Polytech layoffs 2018-05-04 [NUPGE]

Library workers, supporters protest 'top-down toxicity' 2018-05-03 [The Star-Phoenix]

Resilience and Women: Elmwood Group Homes Support Workers 2018-05-03 [SEIU]

Protesters at Saskatoon city hall unhappy with past layoffs 2018-05-02 [CBC]

Labour board dismisses pot-smoking Zamboni driver's grievance against Town of Kindersley 2018-04-30 [CBC]

Dozens gather at Regina City Hall for National Day of Mourning 2018-04-29 [Global]

Vanscoy potash miners adjusting after first layoff in nine years, union says 2018-04-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

Pipeline pawns no more: Evraz workers fight for jobs as politicians bicker over tariffs and pipelines 2018-04-28 [The Leader-Post]

Registered nurses bring Saskatchewan’s HIV crisis out of the shadows 2018-04-28 [SUN]

WCB coverage for taxi drivers should be mandatory, and all other WCB exemptions eliminated 2018-04-28 [SFL]

Day of Mourning 2018-04-28 [SFL]

SGEU members reject offer from provincial government 2018-04-26 [The Leader-Post]

Memorandum of Agreement voted down 2018-04-26 [SGEU]

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]

This month in labour history

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 and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [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]

20-06-1959 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]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. [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. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [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]