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Category: Labour in the News


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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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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