October 3, 2011 - The SFL Mourns the Passing of Nancy Riche
Working people across Saskatchewan and across the county are mourning today the passing of Nancy Riche. Riche, a tireless advocate for the rights of working people and a determined activist for the rights of women, has left a proud legacy that people throughout the nation will commemorate.
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.