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June 28, 2012

Every Saskatchewan worker stands to lose in government overhaul of labour legislation. Have your voice heard. Write to the Minister today!

Regina (03 July 2012) - A new campaign has been launched to educate and mobilize workers and the public about the changes to labour laws the Saskatchewan government is trying to introduce.

June 12, 2012

"Our right to be consulted - in a meaningful way - is supported by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, international law, and, most recently, in Justice Dennis Ball's landmark ruling that found our government's essential services law to be illegal," he adds.

June 6, 2012

The Conservative government, with its Parliamentary majority, is pursuing an agenda of fiscal austerity, cuts to public services and jobs and a renewed determination to attack trade union righs, all while giving further tax breaks to corporations.

June 5, 2012

Employers have hijacked the process based on a misplaced ideological conviction that the right to strike, guaranteed under numerous laws, domestic constitutions and international instruments, poses a threat to corporate greed.

June 5, 2012

“The OCA decision denying the right of RCMP officers to join a union and engage in meaningful collective bargaining is simply a repeat of the bad Fraser decision.”

May 31, 2012

“Here we have a government that denies workers their basic human right to take strike action to defend their economic interests. Yet, it is prepared to take the side of a very profitable company, CP Rail which made nearly $700 million last year, to help them attack the pensions of CP workers.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

May 28, 2012

Ten years of supporting migrant workers was celebrated this past weekend.

May 27, 2012

Allowing employers to pay migrant workers 15 per cent less is a blatant effort to drive all wages down in everything from resource extraction and manufacturing to the services sector.

May 25, 2012

Visit the www.labourrights.ca website to send Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt an email to tell her to stop interfering with collective bargaining!

May 14, 2012

"Every employee in this province has the right to know more about where this is coming from and what might be in store for us," Bymoen adds.