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Category: Labour in the News


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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Teachers have a fundamental right to strike

By Roy J. Adams During the recent college teacher’s strike in Ontario there was a lot of media coverage of the inconvenience suffered by the students and of the possible consequences to their futures. On the other hand there was…

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Media gets it wrong on Bank of Canada minimum wage study

January 4, 2018 by Michal Rozworski Over a million workers in Ontario just got a big raise thanks to tireless, bottom-up orgainizing, but if you look to the media it’s a bad news story. The same, tired headlines are back. Yesterday, the CBC…

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Who in Saskatchewan benefits if the minimum wage goes up to $15?

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No 3.5% wage cut? Sask. unions say they’ll believe it when they see it

By Guy Quenneville, CBC News Posted: Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM CT Unions with their eyes warily cast on future contract-bargaining sessions are reacting mutedly to the news that the Saskatchewan government will not achieve an across-the-board 3.5 per cent wage cut…

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