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Category: Labour in the News


Postdocs at the University of Saskatchewan

by Issac Armstrong, PSAC Regional Representative The Postdocs of the PSAC 40004 Local have been bargaining with the University for our first collective agreement since October 2017. We are into the hardest part of bargaining – negotiating improvements to salaries…

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University, postdocs headed to mediation for first collective agreement

By Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon Star Phoenix The union representing some University of Saskatchewan researchers and instructors is calling the institution’s approach to bargaining “unfair,” and urging the provincial government to get involved.  READ MORE

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The SFL Labour Reporter

The SFL Summer edition of the SFL Labour Reporter  is now available.  Check out page 5 where the SFL acknowledges ASPA’s recent affiliation.  

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Saskatchewan workers celebrate the repeal of Bill 40, vow to continue protecting Crown corporations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 25, 2018 The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) is celebrating a hard-fought victory – the full repeal of Bill 40. Bill 40 was the Sask. Party government’s Crown corporation privatization law. It allowed the government to…

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SGEU members reject offer from provincial government

Published on April 25, 2018 by D.C. Fraser, Regina Leader – Post Members of Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) bargaining unit have rejected a Memorandum of Agreement deal with the province. The deal on the table for members…

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Elmwood Residences failed to provide evidence strike would harm residents

The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board dismissed the request eight days later. In a written decision published this week, the three-member panel said Elmwood had an arguable case but failed to demonstrate that the “very circumscribed” strike launched in mid-February could…

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Staff at Carleton University, CUPE 2424, ratify agreement

Members of CUPE 2424, staff at Carleton University, were jubilant last night following ratification of a new contract with the university. After a four-week strike, the local got a deal that guarantees a defined benefit pension plan for workers and prevents…

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Unions are Great!

Check out this great video put out by NUPGE.

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Labour news update for March 10, 2018

By Evan Johnston Manitoba Safeway workers vote to strike, Ontario university workers on strike, Tim Hortons workers organize!, Human rights complaint filed against Air Canada READ MORE

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Union fires back after care home operator deems job action “illegal”

Alex McPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, February 21, 2018 One of Saskatchewan’s largest labour unions is firing back after a Saskatoon group home operator blasted some of its employees for undertaking an “illegal” job action.” READ MORE

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