November 26, 2010 - High Weekley Earnings Should Mean More for the Most Vulnerable
According to a recent report by statistics Canada, the average weekly earnings in Saskatchewan for September places our province third among all provinces. The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour is extremely pleased with the ranking.
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.