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Category: Labour in the News


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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Cap employee compensation, Sask. government tells school boards

Province looking for help tackling $1B deficit CBC News Posted: Jan 16, 2017 12:03 PM CTLast Updated: Jan 16, 2017 12:03 PM CT Education Minister Don Morgan ordered school boards to look for ways to reduce compensation costs in a…

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Sask. Party Government Must Remove Failed ‘Supervisory Exclusions’ From Legislation

January 19, 2017 The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) is urging the Sask. Party government to remove its failed ‘supervisory exclusions’ from the Saskatchewan Employment Act (SEA), before it causes anymore distress for workers and wasted taxpayers’ dollars. On January…

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2016: THE CANADIAN LABOUR MOVEMENT IN REVIEW

By Doug Nesbitt It’s been a year of bruising battles and bully governments for Canadian workers. But despite all this, there have always been glimpses of what’s possible when workers organize and fight. During the October 2015 federal election, millions…

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