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Category: Labour in the News


UFCW Workers at Saskatoon Coop – on Strike

by David GilesSenior Web Producer  Global News – November 1, 2018 Picketers outside the Co-op gas bar at Avenue C North and Circle Drive chanted “don’t shop Co-op” as vehicles drove by. Shoppers at the Co-op grocery stores on 33rd Street West…

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1,900 U of S employees to hold strike vote Sept. 27

by Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, September 18, 2018 One day after serving notice that contract negotiations had reached an impasse, a union representing around 1,900 University of Saskatchewan employees has directed its bargaining committee to hold a strike vote…

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Unlimited leave is working so well, some companies are offering it fully paid

By Chris Pash, August 28, 2018 Annual leave, long stuck at a non-stretchable four weeks, is starting to open up for Australians.  Until recently it has been rare for employers to offer anything more than the legal minimum. Now there’s a…

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Why a Union Drive at Tim Horton’s in small town Saskatchewan Matters

By Gerard Di Trolio On Thursday August 16, workers at the Tim Horton’s in the small town of Canora, Saskatchewan will vote for the second time on whether to certify Workers United Canada Council to represent them. The previous certification…

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Legal Aid layoffs cause concern among Saskatoon legal community

Angelina Irinici, Reporter,  @angelinaiCTV, Published Wednesday, July 4, 2018 6:28PM CST, Last Updated Wednesday, July 4, 2018 6:43PM CST Layoff notices have been issued for staff at Legal Aid in Saskatoon. Some of the legal work will now be contracted out to private…

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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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Introducing one of the University’s newest Unions.

By Issac Armstrong, PSAC Regional Representative We are Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 40004. Our local represents approximately 1100 members on campus. Our membership is comprised of three main groups: The graduate workers (Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant/Student Assistant), who…

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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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