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Labour Relations Officer 2023-02-02 [SGEU]

Privatization by stealth is undermining SaskTel 2023-02-01 [StarPhoenix]

Time is running out for Mosaic to avoid job action 2023-01-28 [Unifor]

SLGA liquor store employees go from 'disbelief to sadness to now anger' as severance packages offered: union 2023-01-17 [CBC]

Utility to pay damages after subjecting employees to 'unjustified' drug tests 2023-01-16 [The Western Standard]

'It’s the worst they’ve seen it': Saskatoon children’s hospital overwhelmed 2023-01-12 [CTV]

What does Canada’s new child care plan mean for frontline workers? 2022-12-27 [The Leader-Post]

More questions than answers about the future of long-term care in Regina 2022-12-17 [CUPE]

Off-site parking still a safety issue for Saskatoon hospital staff: SEIU-West president 2022-12-15 [The Star-Phoenix]

SUN Makes Donation to Food Banks of Saskatchewan 2022-12-13 [SUN]

More than 2,000 health-care workers needed over next 5 years, auditor says 2022-12-07 [CBC]

$1 billion surplus shows Sask. Party leaving workers behind 2022-11-30 [SFL]

Saskatchewan nurses union says short-term actions needed to address health care issues 2022-11-23 [Global TV]

Province updates workplace violence and harassment law 2022-11-24 [CUPE]

Paramedic on psychological injury leave warns of mental health impact of strained system 2022-11-18 [CBC]

Unifor files for mediation after Mosaic Potash negotiations reach impasse 2022-11-17 [Unifor]

New Sask. marshals service 'completely unnecessary,' police union argues 2022-11-06 [CBC]

'Scary and dangerous': Health-care union says Sask. faces mass ambulance shortages, long EMS wait times 2022-10-28 [CBC]

Workers protest Sask. closing government liquor stores, minister calls it a 'business decision' 2022-10-28 [CBC]

SEIU-West workers rally in Saskatoon before start of bargaining with province 2022-10-20 [MSN]

Scathing report reveals Co-op Refinery managers acted illegally 2022-10-19 [Unifor]

Sask. woman exempted from union membership due to religious beliefs, says labour board 2022-10-17 [CBC]

Province formally takes over Extendicare homes in Sask. 2022-10-13 [The Star-Phoenix]

Minimum wage increase not enough, workers need bigger raises to match skyrocketing inflation 2022-09-30 [SFL]

'A crisis in family medicine': SMA prez talks with Moose Jaw-area physicians 2022-09-25 [Today]

CUPE 5430 health care workers gathered in Prince Albert for annual general meeting 2022-09-23 [CUPE]

SFL launches petition, renews call to make September 30th a provincial holiday 2022-09-20 [SFL]

Staff at Extendicare facilities say they are in the dark as SHA takeover approaches 2022-09-16 [CBC]

Labour Day 2022 2022-09-05 [SUN]

Health care provider unions concerned about new recruitment Crown corporation: more red tape is not the answer 2022-09-03 [CUPE]

Enough is Enough- Workers send Moe and the Sask Party a message at Saskatoon cabinet office 2022-08-21 [SFL]

Nurse says she's burnt out only 8 months into the job 2022-08-16 [CBC]

More uncertainty for Evraz workers as Russian steelmaker seeks buyer 2022-08-12 [The Leader-Post]

CUPE demands transparency from govt on health service disruptions 2022-08-11 [The Leader-Post]

SUN Files Policy Grievance Regarding the Cancelling of Casual Shifts 2022-08-03 [SUN]

CUPE criticizes Sask. government plan to outsource some knee and hip surgeries 2022-07-30 [CTV]

CUPE 5430 demands more transparency around health disruptions 2022-07-29 [CUPE]

Shipping surgical patients out of province is unacceptable, says CUPE 5430 2022-07-27 [CUPE]

Education funding won't distract from the Sask. Party government record 2022-07-26 [CUPE]

Finance Minister’s $8K flight an insult to workers struggling to make ends meet 2022-07-24 [SFL]

CUPE concerned about impact health care ‘Superboard' may have on quality of care 2017-01-07 [CUPE]

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

Companies surprised IBEW has them on ‘hot' list 2017-06-01 [The Journal of Commerce]

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

SFL calls on Sask. Party government to make ‘hero pay' available to all workers 2020-12-07 [SFL]

UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship winner: Madison Hoffmeyer 2017-07-08 [UFCW]

Big win for library funding – but what does it mean for workers who were already laid off? 2017-04-26 [CUPE]

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

CUPE 650 votes in favour of strike action, joining CUPE 3766 to tell Regina Public School Division: “Our schools work because we do” 2019-07-25 [CUPE]

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

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-02-1939 The first group of Canadian veterans of the Spanish Civil War disembark at Halifax. Of the almost 1,700 Canadians who fought fascism in Spain, more than 400 were killed. Many of the volunteers were union activists and others radicalized in the 1930s. [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1912 Male garment workers at the Eaton’s factory in Toronto are locked out when they protest changes that deprive women workers of jobs. More than a thousand employees join the protest. Solidarity marches and public boycotts continue for several months. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003, which requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This breakthrough sets a standard for postwar labour relations. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]

26-02-1979 The Farmworkers Organizing Committee (FWOC) is established at a meeting in a room in the New Westminster library. Eight people are present including: Raj Chouhan, Harinder Mahil, Sarwan Sidhu, Pritam Singh, Amarit Pal Mann, Gurnam Sahota. [more]

29-02-1956 In Sudbury, Ontario, the great African-American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs at the Mine Mill union hall. It is his last concert in Canada, as the Canadian government soon afterwards blocks his return for an extensive concert tour. [more]