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Category: Labour in the News


In unprecedented move, Sask. Party government rejects labour appointment to LRB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2017 In a letter dated July 31, 2017, the Deputy Minister for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, Mike Carr, wrote to the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) informing us that Minister Don Morgan has confirmed…

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‘Maybe the 78 departures will put the university close to the target’: ASPA boss optimistic U of S layoffs can be avoided

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix More from Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Published on: July 18, 2017 | Last Updated: July 18, 2017 8:15 PM CST Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix The head of a union representing about 1,100 administrative staff at…

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2 richest Canadians have more money than 11 million combined

David Thomson and Galen Weston Sr. as wealthy as poorest 30 per cent of the country combined, Oxfam calculates The Canadian Press Posted: Jan 15, 2017 8:47 PM ETLast Updated: Jan 16, 2017 2:49 PM ET A man holds up…

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Recent layoffs, tip of the iceberg?

University of Saskatchewan union concerned after 15 managers laid off CBC.ca  May 30, 2017 The Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association is concerned that recent layoffs at the University of Saskatchewan are only the tip of the …..Read more

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Voluntary Exit Program

‘The other shoe, when it drops, is layoffs’: Unions worried voluntary buyouts won’t be enough … May 26, 2017 Alex MacPherson Despite offering some of its employees the opportunity to take voluntary buyouts, the University of Saskatchewan has not ruled…

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Closure of International Centre for Northern Governance and Development

May 24, 2017 Canada Press University of Saskatchewan says provincial funding cut means closure of research centre The University of Saskatchewan says it has to close a research centre because funding was cut in the provincial budget. Read More

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University to offer buyouts to ASPA Union

University of Saskatchewan to offer voluntary buyouts to ASPA union members: memo May 24, 2017 Alex MacPherson The University of Saskatchewan is planning to offer voluntary buyouts to members of the 1,100-strong ASPA union as part of the school’s plan…

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SASKATCHEWAN’S 2017 AUSTERITY BUDGET

By Andrew Stevens and Charles Smith Saskatchewan’s 2017 budget landed with an unenthusiastic thud last week. Riddled with cuts, job losses, public sector wage reductions, and tax increases, the Saskatchewan Party’s austerity budget has garnered few friends, with critics ranging…

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Beyond Bread and Butter

Jacobin, December 27 When we think of strikes, we usually think of disputes over wages and benefits. Strikes make the case that it’s easier for bosses to pay workers more than to run a company without them. But unions often…

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STRIKING YORK FOOD SERVICE WORKERS WIN $15 AND FAIRNESS

Posted March 9, 2017  By Alia Karim and David Bush On Monday striking York food service workers, represented by Unite Here Local 75, voted to accept their new contract. The workers went on strike for and won a $15/hour starting…

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