November 17, 2011 - SFL et al Conclude Argument in Chief
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, along with two dozen additional plaintiffs (unions), will conclude their argument-in-chief in court today. This will set the stage for the arguments of the intervenor unions in support of the SFL’s case.
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.