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Today's news - Saskatchewan

Parkland Regional Library concerned cuts will hurt customers 2017-04-18 [The Times]

Domestic Violence Changes a Step in the Right Direction, Much More Action Required 2017-04-16 [SFL]

Ministry of Education’s wage mandate unfair 2017-04-12 [CUPE]

School kids with special needs treated as if 'expendable', parent says 2017-04-12 [CBC]

Finance minister says school boards may need to lay workers off 2017-04-11 [CBC]

Province tells schools to cut wages, benefits 2017-04-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Working families feel the cuts of Brad Wall’s budget 2017-04-10 [UFCW]

Thousands rally for libraries at Drop Everything and Read events across Saskatchewan 2017-04-09 [CUPE]

Parkland Regional Library moves forward with layoffs and service reductions 2017-04-06 [CUPE]

Cuts at Regina Public Schools will hurt most vulnerable children 2017-04-06 [CUPE]

Co-op Refinery workers ratify contract, avoid strike or lockout 2017-04-05 [CBC]

Provincial budget cuts cause layoffs at Palliser Regional Library 2017-04-02 [CUPE]

Downloading Saskatchewan's debt on to municipalities wrong approach 2017-04-02 [CUPE]

Tentative deal reached in Co-op Refinery labour negotiation 2017-04-01 [CBC]

Premier has alternatives to high-handed approach that could bring court case 2017-04-01 [CBC]

Government must respect patients and frontline workers transitioning to one health authority 2017-04-01 [NUPGE]

Workers at Regina refinery told to prepare for potential lockout: Report 2017-04-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Co-op refinery workers prepare for potential lockout 2017-03-31 [CJME]

Government not listening to northerners 2017-03-30 [NUPGE]

Clock ticking on Co-op Refinery labour deal 2017-03-30 [CBC]

Bill to combine health regions introduced as unions make their own proposals 2017-03-29 [The Leader-Post]

Union representing STC workers asks federal labour board to intervene 2017-03-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

Unions propose joint bargaining in consolidation of Saskatchewan health regions 2017-03-29 [CLR]

Provincial budget means big cuts and tough decisions for school divisions, says CUPE 2017-03-28 [CUPE]

Losing Hospital Home Team a 'front-line' cut: Nurses Union 2017-03-27 [SUN]

‘Shock’ and ‘Sadness’: union president reacts to province’s STC decision 2017-03-25 [Global]

Families and public services continue to pay the price 2017-03-25 [NUPGE]

Provincial budget makes families pay for Sask Party's mistakes 2017-03-23 [Unifor]

Cutting public sector workers wages would be unfair and unwise 2017-03-22 [CUPE]

Co-op refinery workers reject final offer 2017-03-22 [CBC]

Strike or lockout possible after Regina Co-op refinery contract offer rejected 2017-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Postal workers canvass Moose Jaw for mail delivery support 2017-03-21 [The Herald]

Teachers union president addresses hundreds of concerned teachers in Regina 2017-03-18 [The Leader-Post]

Trailers for scabs and managers installed as Co-op labour dispute simmers 2017-03-18 [CBC]

Support workers protest budget cuts to education 2017-03-17 [The Leader-Post]

UFCW Saskatchewan Women’s Conference 2017 2017-03-16 [UFCW]

Labour Movement Applauds Bill That Supports Victims of Domestic Violence 2017-03-16 [SFL]

Privatizing hundreds of cleaning jobs will cost Saskatchewan people 2017-03-16 [NUPGE]

Refinery brings in housing trailers as labour disruption looms 2017-03-16 [CJME]

Co-op Refinery uses final offer tactic with union 2017-03-16 [Unifor]

Union for government workers accuses province of unfair labour practice 2017-03-16 [Metro]

SGEU accuses Saskatchewan government of unfair labour practice 2017-03-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union calls privatized Sask. government cleaning services 'a mean-spirited move' 2017-03-14 [CBC]

Layoffs likely as Saskatchewan rolls back wages 3.5 per cent: Professor 2017-03-14 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Government privatizes cleaning of government buildings to save $3.5 million 2017-03-14 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Inadequate staffing numbers, training to blame for increased workplace violence in RQHR, says union 2017-03-13 [CBC]

Regina’s Co-Op refinery enters mediation as labour talks continue 2017-03-11 [Global]

Union threatens strike at refinery as talks stall 2017-03-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

SaskPower supervisor found guilty of breaking safety rules in death of lineman 2017-03-10 [CBC]

Saskatchewan government's contempt for bargaining process, public service is astounding 2017-03-10 [NUPGE]

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 Quebec Common Front, begin a 10-day strike. Three leaders are arrested and jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

14-04-1872 1 in 10 Torontonians join a solidarity demonstration in support of the city's printers, on strike for a 9-hour work day. [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 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]