April 11, 2012 - Station 20 West Launches Foodstock Lottery
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour is pleased to partner with a number of its affiliates in sponsoring Station 20 West’s 2012 Foodstock Lottery. The lottery is expected to provide much-needed funding that will be allocated to the initial stocking of the food store, providing affordable, nutritious food to clients in Saskatoon.
Today’s Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) report, which found that Saskatchewan is the fastest growing jurisdiction for temporary foreign workers in Canada, is the latest in a series of indicators showing that the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has become a first resort of employers looking to drive down wages.
Late last week, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 529, which represents working people in the Saskatoon area and further north, filed an unfair labour practice application against employer Alliance Energy Industrial.