Speak out for workers in Saskatchewan
Responding to the Saskatchewan Party's Consultation on unions
The Saskatchewan government wants to overhaul all of the province's labour legislation. It has introduced a consultation process with very short delays.
Their plan is to re-write laws and legal precedents built up over a century in the province, and have new legislation ready for the fall.
Saskatchewan people were given just 90 days to provide input.
CEP has produced the following resources to explain the consultation process and respond to it.
President Dave Coles delivered the union's response to Saskatchewan's labour consultations on July 24 in Regina. The delivery was symbolically made on the steps of the Court of appeal on the very day where, fifty years earlier, after the doctors ended their strike, Saskatchewan created the model for the current health care system in Canada.
Read CEP's official submission to the Government of Saskatchewan.
Consultation or Con Job?
Rewriting a century's worth of labour legislation is a big job, and the government is not taking the consultation process seriously.
On the table: Workplace Rights
Workplace rights such as the 40-hour work week and minimum wage are now on the table. This fact sheet provides an overview of the government’s questions.
On the table: Union Rights
Union rights that every Saskatchewan worker enjoys today were won by working people who joined together in unions to make life better for themselves and others are also on the table. This fact sheet provides an overview of the government’s questions.
Read the opinion letter by National President Dave Coles published in the Regina Leader-Post.