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Today's news - Saskatchewan

City of Weyburn Offer Inadequate, CUPE Local 90 Files for Impasse 2018-08-18 [CUPE]

Negotiations break down between City of Weyburn and employees 2018-08-17 [CTV]

Negotiations between CUPE Local 90 and the City of Weyburn have stalled 2018-08-17 [Global]

Evraz, union applaud new federal steel industry protection plan 2018-08-17 [The Star-Phoenix]

Why a union drive at a Tim Horton’s in small town Saskatchewan matters 2018-08-15 [Rank and File]

Fellows and researchers unionize at University of Regina 2018-08-14 [The Leader-Post]

Non-student researchers, post-doctoral fellows at University of Regina unionize 2018-08-14 [CBC]

Labour Board calls for a new vote by Canora Tim Hortons employees 2018-08-11 [The Courier]

Thousands of Sask. workers in limbo with contract negotiations open 2018-08-09 [The Leader-Post]

Previous SGEU strike cost Sask. government millions: a 2007 look back 2018-08-04 [Global]

CUPE 5430 launches “On guard for public” 2018-08-03 [CUPE]

Nutrien workers feel insecure after more layoffs at Vanscoy site: union 2018-08-03 [The Star-Phoenix]

Strike mandate given to SGEU's Public Service/Government Employment Negotiating Committee 2018-08-03 [NUPGE]

SGEU unit representing 12,000 Sask. government workers votes in favour of strike mandate 2018-08-02 [CBC]

SGEU says members give union strike mandate to press for contract 2018-08-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE 859 members share their stories for Saskatoon’s Respect Workzone Campaign 2018-08-01 [CUPE]

Addressing Workload Issues in Health Care: Victory in the Battlefords 2018-07-28 [CUPE]

Safety concerns persist at downtown library as managers take action 2018-07-28 [The Leader-Post]

Indigenous leader, union concerned about Cameco mine shutdowns 2018-07-28 [The Star-Phoenix]

Secret recordings and not-so-secret ballots: Canora Tim Hortons' union bid hits bump 2018-07-28 [CBC]

Cameco employees in 'shock' after company announces hundreds of Sask. layoffs 2018-07-27 [CBC]

Legal Aid Saskatchewan issues layoff notices amid “waves of concern” from across the justice system 2018-07-25 [CUPE]

The fight to preserve Legal Aid Saskatchewan 2018-07-22 [CUPE]

Health Care Security Review could open the door for more privatization 2018-07-22 [CUPE]

Education Support workers at Horizon School Division faced with Reduction in Days Worked 2018-07-14 [CUPE]

CUPE Local 1949 worried about what changes to Legal Aid structure will mean for clients in Prince Albert 2018-07-14 [CUPE]

'He had the right to return home safe': Saskatoon company fined $80,000 in workplace death of Austyn Schenstead 2018-07-14 [The Leader-Post]

Workers at Impact Security Group in Saskatchewan sign new contract 2018-07-10 [UFCW]

Province wants feedback on cannabis impairment in workplace, union says no need for panic 2018-07-07 [Now]

Contracting out bus services in Ile-a la-Crosse wrong choice for students 2018-07-05 [CUPE]

Union for Saskatchewan Legal Aid staff fears for organization’s clients, amid lay offs and contracting out 2018-07-05 [CUPE]

Support staff at Good Spirit School Division in Saskatchewan ratify new deal 2018-07-05 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Need a Legal Aid lawyer in Saskatoon? Get ready to phone a Regina call centre 2018-06-30 [CBC]

Correctional centres a 'powder keg' due to poor Sask Party government policies 2018-06-27 [SGEU]

SGEU to hold provincewide strike vote next month 2018-06-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Filipino trade union leader visits Saskatchewan 2018-06-23 [CUPE]

Public service seeks strike mandate from members 2018-06-23 [SGEU]

SGEU seeks strike mandate as negotiations hit impasse 2018-06-23 [The Leader-Post]

SFL celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day, encourages members to take part in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise 2018-06-22 [SFL]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]