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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]

CUPE 7667 votes to reject EPCOR’s latest offer 2019-12-03 [CUPE]

CBO workers submit petitions to government, calling for multi-year funding for Community-Based Organizations 2019-12-03 [CUPE]

Regina wastewater workers reject latest contract offer from Epcor 2019-11-28 [CBC]

Cooling-off period over at refinery as government braces for job action 2019-11-27 [The Leader-Post]

Many CUPE education support workers not safe in Saskatchewan schools 2019-11-27 [CUPE]

Education support workers at Regina Public Schools file for impasse 2019-11-27 [CUPE]

Education Support workers at Regina Public Schools file for impasse 2019-11-24 [CUPE]

Unifor refinery workers take fight with Co-op to airwaves at Grey Cup 2019-11-23 [Unifor]

Health-care union sounding the alarm about understaffing 2019-11-21 [CKOM]

Support workers union at Regina Public Schools say bargaining has broken down 2019-11-21 [CBC]

Striking CN worker hit by truck on Saskatoon picket line 2019-11-21 [The Star-Phoenix]

Town of Tisdale stalling bargaining process 2019-11-19 [CUPE]

Conciliation sought to break impasse in Saskatchewan teacher contract talks 2019-11-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers at Saskatoon water and wastewater treatment plants vote to reject second offer 2019-11-15 [CUPE]

Mediation breakdown leaves Co-op Refinery workers feeling ‘frustrated’ 2019-11-14 [Global]

Town of Tisdale, unionized employees remain without deal 2019-11-14 [Northeast Now]

Co-op Refinery and union workers enter cooling off period 2019-11-14 [CTV]

Mediation over, cooling-off period next: Co-op Refinery firm 2019-11-14 [CBC]

Union Confirms Move Of Equipment From Mosaic Colonsay 2019-11-13 [Discover]

Safeway workers ratify collective agreement for FreshCo transition 2019-11-13 [The Star-Phoenix]

Refinery workers frustrated no fair deal reached after mediation breakdown 2019-11-13 [Unifor]

Expanded WCB cancer coverage coming for Saskatchewan firefighters 2019-11-13 [Global]

Government, SGEU ratify six-year collective agreement 2019-11-09 [The Province]

U of S shutters on-campus post office, jobs lost as result 2019-11-07 [CBC]

Mosaic union 'concerned' about decision to move equipment from shuttered mine 2019-11-06 [The Star-Phoenix]

‘What was the point?’: SaskTel employee frustrated with tentative contract 2019-11-01 [CJME]

Safeway employees to vote on new contract amid FreshCo conversion 2019-11-01 [The Star-Phoenix]

SecurTek and Directwest ratify new agreements with union 2019-10-31 [CTV]

Directwest, SecurTek ratify new collective agreements 2019-10-31 [CBC]

CUPE Social Services Workers Vote in Favour of Job Action 2019-10-25 [Discover]

Saskatchewan social service workers vote in favour of job action to fight for fair wages and work life balance 2019-10-25 [CUPE]

CUPE members in care homes, facilities across Sask. vote to strike 2019-10-24 [CBC]

Founding Meeting called to establish CBO Sector Committee 2019-10-22 [CUPE]

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with SaskCrowns 2019-10-21 [Unifor]

Sask. Crowns and Unifor reach tentative deals, ending picket lines 2019-10-21 [The Leader-Post]

Unifor offers binding arbitration to help end Crowns strike 2019-10-20 [Unifor]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]

31-12-2011 In Alma, Quebec, Rio Tinto Alcan locks out members of Local 9490, United Steelworkers, in an attempt to replace all retiring workers with non-union contract employees. This is followed by a successful six-month global solidarity campaign. [more]