January 31, 2012 - SFL Calls on Provincial Government to Reject Harper Pension Cuts
Thousands of Saskatchewan people are concerned today about looming changes to Canada’s universal pension plan, specifically Old Age Security (OAS). Despite the nation’s strong economic position, especially in relation to the US and Europe, and despite the Harper Government’s fondness for dolling out tax breaks to corporations, the Prime Minister has indicated that he intends to make cuts to Canada’s highly-regarded pension program.
For more than a century, people across the nation, from various backgrounds and traditions, from several generations, and representing a spectrum of occupations and professions, have gathered together on the first Monday in September to celebrate Labour Day.
In response to the City of Saskatoon’s refusal to bargain in good faith, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615 have been forced to file an unfair labour practice application with the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (LRB).