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Category: Labour in the News


Unprecedented move by U of S will see workers lose the right to determine the terms of their own pension

Posted on December 11, 2018 – CUPE Saskatchewan Yesterday, hundreds of members of CUPE 1975 joined together with friends and supporters at the University of Saskatchewan’s University Bowl to tell members of the Executive Board to keep their “Paws off…

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Back-to-work legislation may come back to haunt Justin Trudeau

Written by Charles Smith and Larry Savage The Justin Trudeau government’s use of back-to-work legislation effectively put an end to the rotating strikes waged by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). But the legislation could haunt the governing Liberals…

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CUPW Challenges Back to Work Legislation in Court

Right to Strike Ruled a Charter Right in 2016 Ontario Superior Court Decision OTTAWA, Dec. 11, 2018 /CNW/ – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) will file a constitutional challenge today with the Ontario Superior Court after being legislated back…

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University of Regina academic staff vote overwhelmingly in favour of a strike mandate

Ashley Martin, Regina Leader-Post, November 7, 2018 The University of Regina’s academic staff members have voted overwhelmingly in support of a strike, but the union and university administration remain “optimistic” that one won’t be necessary. About 87.4 per cent of…

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U of R academic staff taking strike vote during “unworkable” bargaining

Ashley Martin, Regina Leader – Post November 1, 2018 The Union representing the University of Regina’s academic staff should know Monday whether its 1.050 members are in favour of a strike, after 16 months without a contract.  READ MORE

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UFCW Workers at Saskatoon Coop – on Strike

by David GilesSenior Web Producer  Global News – November 1, 2018 Picketers outside the Co-op gas bar at Avenue C North and Circle Drive chanted “don’t shop Co-op” as vehicles drove by. Shoppers at the Co-op grocery stores on 33rd Street West…

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1,900 U of S employees to hold strike vote Sept. 27

by Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, September 18, 2018 One day after serving notice that contract negotiations had reached an impasse, a union representing around 1,900 University of Saskatchewan employees has directed its bargaining committee to hold a strike vote…

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Unlimited leave is working so well, some companies are offering it fully paid

By Chris Pash, August 28, 2018 Annual leave, long stuck at a non-stretchable four weeks, is starting to open up for Australians.  Until recently it has been rare for employers to offer anything more than the legal minimum. Now there’s a…

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Why a Union Drive at Tim Horton’s in small town Saskatchewan Matters

By Gerard Di Trolio On Thursday August 16, workers at the Tim Horton’s in the small town of Canora, Saskatchewan will vote for the second time on whether to certify Workers United Canada Council to represent them. The previous certification…

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Legal Aid layoffs cause concern among Saskatoon legal community

Angelina Irinici, Reporter,  @angelinaiCTV, Published Wednesday, July 4, 2018 6:28PM CST, Last Updated Wednesday, July 4, 2018 6:43PM CST Layoff notices have been issued for staff at Legal Aid in Saskatoon. Some of the legal work will now be contracted out to private…

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