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Unifor members across Canada bolster Regina picket lines 2020-01-17 [Unifor]

Refinery strike travels to Weyburn as more blockades restrict access to Co-op gas 2020-01-14 [Global News]

Amid labour dispute, Unifor blocks access to Weyburn Co-op properties 2020-01-14 [980 CJME]

SGEU members voice concerns about the need for better addictions services 2020-01-13 [NUPGE]

Battlefords health care workers say region needs detox centre 2020-01-13 [SUN]

Unifor turns tables on FCL with lockout 2020-01-13 [Unifor]

Where are the Officers? OHS Officers Absent at Canadian Refinery Lockout 2020-01-13 [OHS Online]

Refinery strike a battle over values, not just pensions 2020-01-12 [The Carillon]

Unifor fences off fuel centre in latest job action escalation 2020-01-11 [CBC]

Unifor posts 'Meet the Scabs' video outing replacement workers 2020-01-10 [The Leader-Post]

Unifor 594 lockout at Co-op Refinery enters second month 2020-01-10 [Rank and File]

Unifor posts video “outing” replacement workers at refinery 2020-01-10 [CJME]

Spirits high among Co-op refinery workers as lockout reaches one month 2020-01-09 [CKRM]

Unifor promises to 'escalate' actions as Regina Co-op refinery lockout stretches into 2nd month 2020-01-08 [CBC]

CUPE 2669 ratifies tentative agreement 2020-01-08 [CUPE]

Update and rally for locked out workers at Co-op Refinery 2020-01-07 [Unifor]

How North Battleford is changing harm reduction 2020-01-06 [SUN]

Safe space: Della Magnusson provides compassionate care 2020-01-06 [The Sun]

Tensions linger months after bitter Saskatoon Co-op strike settled 2020-01-04 [The Star-Phoenix]

Volunteers help Buddhist Centre of Regina prepare for new boiler 2020-01-04 [CBC]

Regina refinery lockout is no “tea party” 2020-01-01 [Rank and File]

Locked out Co-op workers can only hold up trucks for 10 minutes: injunction 2019-12-30 [CBC]

Unifor dealt blow as labour unrest at Co-Op refinery continues 2019-12-28 [CKRM]

Company seeks injunction: Co-op, union in court over pickets at Regina refinery 2019-12-26 [CKPG]

Injunction sought as co-op, union in court over picketing at Regina refinery 2019-12-24 [The National Observer]

Co-op seeks injunction against locked out workers, union wants it thrown out 2019-12-24 [CBC]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 2019-12-23 [SUN]

Refinery resorts to lock out and scabs in bid to force workers to give in 2019-12-22 [CLI]

Many CUPE 3766 education support workers not safe at Regina Public Schools, but trustees refuse to meet 2019-12-21 [CUPE]

The Regina Co-op Refinery Lockout Lowdown 2019-12-20 [Rank and File Radio]

Co-Op Refinery lockout heads to court 2019-12-20 [Truck News]

Picketing refinery workers can only block trucks for 5 minutes, rules judge 2019-12-20 [CBC]

Co-op Refinery takes union to court over action on picket line 2019-12-18 [CBC]

Unifor Local 651 opens education fund for murdered woman’s daughter 2019-12-17 [Unifor]

Unifor calls for Canada-wide boycott of Co-ops as lockout continues 2019-12-16 [CBC]

Locked out refinery workers union calls for nation-wide boycott of all things Co-op 2019-12-16 [The Leader-Post]

Emergency rooms still face overcapacity: SHA 2019-12-14 [SUN]

Unifor 594 and the Lost History of Oil Worker Unionism 2019-12-13 [Rank and File]

Unifor disappointed by Regina Police Service siding with Co-op Refinery to push through picket lines 2019-12-11 [Unifor]

Co-op Refinery pointing fingers at workers to distract from dangerous operations 2019-12-10 [Unifor]

Co-op Refinery transporting scabs via helicopter as lockout continues 2019-12-10 [CTV]

‘This is people’s lives’: Co-op refinery workers rally over pensions 2019-12-07 [CKOM]

Unifor hosts rally in solidarity with Regina Co-op refinery workers 2019-12-07 [CBC]

CBO workers submit petitions to government, calling for multi-year funding for Community-Based Organizations 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Crumbling Away: New report on the state of long-term care in Saskatchewan paints startling picture 2019-12-06 [CUPE]

Regina Co-op refinery employees locked out by management 2019-12-06 [CBC]

Lockout begins for Co-op Refinery workers 2019-12-06 [CTV]

Co-op Refinery to lock out workers, plans to keep operating 2019-12-05 [BOE Report]

Co-op Refinery workers serve 48-hour strike notice 2019-12-04 [Unifor]

Co-op Refinery workers vote for strike 2019-12-04 [The National Post]

This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

7-01-1949 Quebec Premier Duplessis' UN government introduces a new labour code that directly attacks the province's labour movement. [more]

8-01-2007 The 21,000 members of ACTRA, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, begin the first strike in their 64-year history. An agreement is reached after 17 months of bargaining. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

24-01-2009 Le Journal de Montréal declares a lockout in an attempt to “gigify” the workers' collective agreement. The dispute lasts for 764 days. [more]

24-01-1979 The first bank strike in Canadian history begins when workers picket branches of La Banque d'épargne de la cité et du district de Montréal. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

26-01-1983 Instructors at Quebec CEGEPs walk out, beginning a Common Front strike against rollbacks in collective agreements introduced by the Parti Québécois. Primary and high school teachers and other public sector workers join the protest. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is sent to prison for defying a back-to-work law. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]