May 4, 2012 - Working People Across Saskatchewan Puzzled By Government "Consultation" Paper
Working people across Saskatchewan are expressing growing concern today over the government’s “consultation” paper, released Tuesday. The sweeping document solicits answers to questions on 15 different pieces of legislation, and resurrects social policy issues that have been settled for decades. Just some of the troubling questions posed in the paper include whether or not it is appropriate to pay people with disabilities at the same rate as others, if there should be any restrictions on the number of hours that employers can ask people to work, and if government should limit people’s constitutional right to stage demonstrations and to protest.
View SFL President Larry Hubich's letter to the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.
View the SFL Consultation Framework.
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).