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Category: Labour in the News


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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U of S support workers’ union rallies to ‘send a message’ before new contract talks

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon, Star Phoenix, updated: March 19, 2019 Hundreds of union members cheered, chanted and blew into plastic noisemakers outside the University of Saskatchewan’s main administration building, a gesture of support amid an ongoing pension dispute between the university…

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U of S employee pension plan debate heats up, strike possible in April

Bridget Yard · CBC News · Posted: Feb 26, 2019 3:41 PM CT | Last Updated: February 26 There may not be a strike at the University of Saskatchewan in the next week or so, but CUPE Local 1975 leadership…

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Mediator sought in faculty contract talks with University of Regina

The Canadian Press: updated February 6, 2019 The Saskatchewan government has been asked by the University of Regina Faculty Association to appoint a mediator to help reach an agreement in its lengthy contract talks with the university. The association is…

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Canadian workers have a fundamental right to strike, top court rules

Wow, has it really been four (4) years since the Supreme Courts decision?  Doesn’t seem possible….. Sean Fine Justice Reporter Published January 30, 2015 The Supreme Court of Canada has declared the right to strike to be fundamental and protected…

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Labour complaint against Amazon Canada alleges workers who tried to unionize were fired

The Canadian Press · Posted: Jan 30, 2019 12:32 PM ET | Last Updated: January 30 A union representing Ontario couriers delivering packages for Amazon.com Inc., are alleging the e-commerce giant engaged in unfair labour practices that resulted in the…

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“Bargaining is at a standstill”: Strike looms as talks between CUPE, Uof S break down

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Updated: January 28, 2019 Contract talks between the University of Saskatchewan and the union representing its support workers have broken down, paving the way for a possible job action. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local…

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100th anniversary of Winnipeg’s 1919 General Strike will be marked with monument, movie, books

Darren Bernhardt · CBC News · Posted: May 19, 2018 12:00 The site of the bloodiest clash of Winnipeg’s 1919 General Strike is set to be cast in bronze and glass — and illuminated. A tilted and half-sunken streetcar is being designed…

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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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