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Free mental health walk-in services are expanding 2019-08-22 [SUN]

Greed and Mismanagement in the Rural Municipality of Sherwood 2019-08-19 [Teamsters]

FR Bargaining reaches an impasse with SaskEnergy 2019-08-17 [Unifor]

Union says rejected SaskTel offer is 'an insult to all our members' 2019-08-17 [CBC]

RFP for whistleblower hotline a waste of money and an insult to staff 2019-08-15 [CUPE]

Understanding Sask’s new essential services legislation 2019-08-07 [Rank and File]

Crown corporation workers at DirectWest vote to strike 2019-08-04 [Unifor]

Stop Pretending - Choose Care Not Cuts 2019-08-04 [SUN]

Strike mandates could sweep across Crown sector, says union rep 2019-08-02 [The Leader-Post]

Workers at SaskTel subsidiary DirectWest vote to strike 2019-08-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Crown corporation workers at DirectWest vote to strike 2019-08-01 [Unifor]

Union agreement for legal aid workers includes vision care, sick leave 2019-07-30 [Benefits Canada]

Legal Aid workers in Saskatchewan sign tentative agreement 2019-07-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

New national survey studying mental health in nurses for first time 2019-07-27 [The Leader-Post]

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]

After a long and challenging round of bargaining, CUPE 1949 Legal Aid workers get a tentative agreement 2019-07-25 [CUPE]

Casino Regina employees vote in favour of strike mandate 2019-07-25 [CBC]

Agreement reached for employees at Regina airport 2019-07-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Casino Regina employees prepare to strike 2019-07-24 [CTV]

Second Regina Public School Division union local says yes to strike mandate 2019-07-24 [The Leader-Post]

Casino Regina employees prepared to strike 2019-07-24 [CITY]

CUPE threatens job action against Regina Public School Division 2019-07-24 [CBC]

SaskTel workers give strike mandate but await more talks before any job action 2019-07-24 [Canada.com]

SaskTel workers vote in favour of potential strike action over contracts 2019-07-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Strong majority of Unifor members vote in favour of strike at SaskTel 2019-07-23 [Unifor]

SaskTel workers in hope of getting new contract give union strike mandate 2019-07-23 [The Leader-Post]

SaskTel workers vote in favour of potential strike action over contracts 2019-07-23 [CITY]

School support workers could strike over unused sick leave retirement benefits 2019-07-18 [Benefits Canada]

Zambory on sex-ed: Our youth need the tools to be able to make healthy decisions 2019-07-16 [SUN]

Strike vote underway for SaskTel workers, planned mediation cancelled 2019-07-12 [CBC]

University of Saskatchewan workers ratify collective agreement 2019-07-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE 1975 members vote to ratify collective agreement with University of Saskatchewan 2019-07-12 [CUPE]

CUPE, U of S ratify collective agreement 2019-07-11 [CBC]

Unions, businesses ready for premiers meeting in Saskatoon 2019-07-10 [Global]

Strike mandate from CUPE Local 3766 sends strong message to Regina Public School Board: education support workers are worth more 2019-07-07 [CUPE]

CUPE Saskatchewan delivers pizza lunch in support of Saskatoon’s Summer Snack Program 2019-07-07 [CUPE]

Education support staff at the Prairie South School Division vote to strike for retirement benefits and wages 2019-07-07 [CUPE]

Saskatoon Co-op strike didn’t beat two-tier 2019-07-06 [Rank and File]

Education support staff in Prairie South School Division vote to strike 2019-07-06 [CTV]

34 workers trapped in Canadian potash mine 2019-07-04 [AA]

Workers who were trapped in Saskatchewan mine safely back on surface 2019-07-04 [CTV]

Nutrien says 34 workers trapped in Sask. potash mine now safely back on surface 2019-07-04 [Canada.com]

Regina Public Schools support workers vote in favour of strike mandate 2019-07-03 [CBC]

$63 million, five-year plan to end homelessness in Regina unveiled 2019-07-02 [SUN]

Workers’ rights held up by Essential Services Tribunal 2019-06-30 [CUPE]

CUPE 1975, University of Saskatchewan reach tentative deal on new contract 2019-06-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

Union representing SaskTel employees says it's asking members for strike mandate 2019-06-29 [The Star-Phoenix]

Union, U of Sask. reach tentative agreement for 2,000 workers 2019-06-29 [CBC]

Union for 3,000 SaskTel employees seeks strike mandate 2019-06-29 [CBC]

Six-Month Retail Strike in Freezing Saskatchewan Didn’t Beat Two-Tier 2019-06-29 [Labour Notes]

This month in labour history

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]

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]

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]

31-08-2013 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]

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]