November 9, 2010 - SFL concludes meeting with Minimum Wage Board
Yesterday afternoon the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour made a presentation to the province’s Minimum Wage Board concerning the indexation of the minimum wage. SFL president, Larry Hubich, reaffirmed that Saskatchewan’s minimum wage should first be raised to 75 percent of Canada’s Average Industrial Wage and then indexed to the all-Saskatchewan Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Working people across Saskatchewan were concerned today to learn that the provincial government’s plan for a new so-called “essential services” law includes taking a significant step backwards in terms of its scope.
In light of recent revelations about how a handful of Saskatchewan construction companies donated more than $64, 000 to the current government in 2011 alone – the same government that passed Bill 80 at the industry’s request in 2008 – the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour is calling for a ban on corporate political donations in the province.