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Today's news - Saskatchewan

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]

Hundreds rally at Saskatchewan legislature against public sector wage cuts 2017-03-09 [Metro]

Job action an option for Co-op refinery workers, union says 2017-03-08 [CBC]

Wall calls for 3.5 per cent cut to compensation costs for Saskatchewan workers 2017-03-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Negotiations break down at Co-op Refinery 2017-03-08 [Unifor]

Pre-Board Screeners at Saskatoon International Airport Join Teamsters 2017-03-08 [Teamsters]

Forced Unpaid Days off Unfairly Blames Workers for the Government's own Mess 2017-03-08 [SFL]

New animated video shows threat to Saskatchewan's Crown corporations 2017-03-07 [Unifor]

CUPE health care workers launch TV ad 2017-03-01 [CUPE]

Unions, labour organizing for March 8 rally at Legislature 2017-02-09 [The Review]

Union firing back on government talk of wage rollbacks, layoffs 2017-02-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Health and safety report confirms Deputy Sheriff job cuts unsafe: SGEU 2017-02-01 [NUPGE]

Changes to emergency medical services need to listen to needs of frontline workers 2017-01-25 [CUPE]

CUPE concerned that the rushed review of the K-12 education system will hurt students and workers 2017-01-25 [CUPE]

Labour Relations Board rejects employer’s attempt to carve out “supervisory employees” 2017-01-22 [Rank and File]

Labour board closes book on Saskatoon library's bid for union exclusion 2017-01-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

SGEU says firing custodial workers won't fix the economy 2017-01-19 [NUPGE]

Wage rollback in Saskatchewan could be messy: Labour lawyer 2017-01-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Labour president says Sask. government looking for deficit 'scapegoat' 2017-01-18 [CBC]

Government tells public sector employers to reduce salary costs, opens door to renegotiate contracts 2017-01-18 [The Leader-Post]

Balancing budget on the backs of workers just plain wrong, says CUPE Saskatchewan 2017-01-17 [CUPE]

Health restructuring must not reduce existing services or disrupt patient care: SGEU 2017-01-13 [NUPGE]

'Extremely marginal saving': Critics sceptical of cleaning service privatization 2017-01-13 [CBC]

Province looks at privatizing cleaners for government buildings 2017-01-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Province laying off 251 custodial workers, 'lowest paid government employees,' says union 2017-01-12 [The Leader-Post]

Province looking to privatize cleaning services in government buildings 2017-01-12 [CBC]

Government cancels meeting: SGEU 2017-01-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Minister of Social Services refuses to meet with SGEU to discuss vacancies 2017-01-09 [NUPGE]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia kills 58 men on a crew clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The dead include 32 Japanese workers. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day they adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]