December 16, 2011 - SFL Supports Private Member's Bill to Establish Jimmy's Law
The SFL is offering its support for a private member’s bill, introduced into the Saskatchewan Legislature yesterday, that would establish Jimmy’s Law. Named for the late Jimmy Ray Wiebe, who was tragically murdered at work in Yorkton in the early morning hours of June 20th, 2011, the law would protect vulnerable people working late hours without a co-worker.
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.