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Category: Labour in the News


CUPE 1975 members vote to ratify Collective Agreement

Members of CUPE 1975 have voted to ratify the collective agreement reached with the University of Saskatchewan. “We want to thank all of our members for staying strong and united through a difficult round of bargaining. The gains we made…

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CUPE 1975 reaches tentative deal with University of Saskatchewan

Posted on June 28, 2019 “This deal has been a long time coming but, in the end, we were able to come an agreement that serves our members now and, in their future,” said Craig Hannah, President of CUPE Local…

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Bargaining rights bill passes after all-night session in Alberta legislature

The Canadian Press · Posted: Jun 20, 2019 8:46 AM MT Legislation that will strip away some bargaining rights for 180,000 Alberta public-sector workers passed Thursday after an all-night session in the legislature. Bill 9, the Public Sector Arbitration Deferral Act, was…

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The wild woman of the Winnipeg strike

Written by Darren Bernhardt, May 30, 2019, CBC News On a hot summer afternoon in Winnipeg’s Market Square in 1917, a crowd of 2,000 listened to labour activists urge them to resist conscription and burn their military registration cards. An…

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What the Winnipeg General Strike teaches every working person

Written by Hassan Yussuff, as published in the Winnipeg Free Press and in the Toronto Star, May 15, 2019 The year 1919 was fraught with discontent. Workers in Canada were struggling to make ends meet and inflation had risen by…

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State of the Unions: Century after Winnipeg General Strike, labour movement ‘trying to stay afloat’

Written by Scott Billeck – Winnipeg SUN, April 30, 2019 While it’s the season to celebrate labour and the far-reaching impact the Winnipeg General Strike had on labour movements, those bullish on the current state of unions 100 years on…

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Power to the People

Reviewed by: Matt Henderson Posted: 04/20/2019 3:00 AM A century ago, 35,000 Winnipeggers walked off the job in demand for a living wage, an eight-hour work day and the right to organize. In May and June 1919, with deplorable living…

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National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2019

Please consider attending an event in your area on April 28th: Prince Albert – no information at this time Regina – Ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 28th at 1:00pm at the Queen Elizabeth II Court, Regina City Hall…

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BC activists picket U of S alumni events in support of CUPE 1975

Posted on April 18, 2019 VANCOUVER: Peter Stoicheff, president of the University of Saskatchewan, was greeted with surprise information pickets in support of CUPE Local 1975 at recent alumni events in Victoria and Vancouver. READ MORE

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Saskatchewan’s labour movement form Solidarity Committee to help striking Saskatoon Co-op workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2019 Saskatchewan’s labour movement forms Solidarity Committee to help striking Saskatoon Co-op workers Leaders from unions across the province have come together to form a Solidarity Committee aimed at helping striking Saskatoon Co-op workers get…

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