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Bet that the government is playing politics with the wage-freeze threat

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty said Monday he’s no labour lawyer.

But that doesn’t mean his Saskatchewan Party government doesn’t know exactly what it’s doing by coercing public servants to take wage freezes under the threat of layoffs. 658 more words

Columnists

Supreme Court Declines to Hear W&LE Appeal

The Wheeling & Lake Erie has been rebuffed by the U.S. Supreme Court in its bid to have overturned  a federal appeals court decision that the use of managers in place of union conductors during a strike is a major dispute under the Railway Labor Act. 240 more words

Railroad News

Unions, employers react to government's wage rollback directive

With the threat of layoffs looming, unions representing public sector employees are continuing to speak out against the province’s plan to freeze or roll back wages. 547 more words

Saskatchewan

Government tells public sector employers to reduce salary costs, opens door to renegotiate contracts

The Saskatchewan government is asking more than 64,000 employees to freeze or rollback their wages, or potentially face future layoffs.

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty said Monday afternoon 41 employer groups received letters last week saying that salary costs would not rise from 2016-17 levels in the next fiscal year. 707 more words

Local News

Five RQHR home care workers laid off

Five registered nurses working in home care delivery have been laid off by the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR).

The laid off employees co-ordinated home care efforts for the health region. 650 more words

Saskatchewan

UC Workers on Strike for Fair Wages, Pensions

BY HANK REICHMAN

Today more than 12,000 University of California (UC) administrative, clerical and support workers, members of Teamsters Local 2010, walked off the job to protest numerous unfair labor practices and violations of state law committed by the UC administration. 295 more words

Collective Bargaining

John McNay Appears on America’s Workforce Radio

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

On January 3, John McNay, the President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP, appeared with Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on Ed Ferenc’s radio program “America’s Workforce Radio.” Among other topics related to the labor movement, they addressed “right to work” theats looming in Ohio and nationally. 15 more words

Collective Bargaining