Category Archives: Government

Federal government repeals controversial anti-union legislation

Canada’s unions are celebrating the June 14, 2017 adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former federal government’s controversial anti-union Bills C-377 and C-525. Bill C-377 would have seen unions, their suppliers, and other businesses they work with spend millions … Continue reading

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General Secretary Hugh Wagner’s letter to the editor: Farm workers and Alberta Bill 17 – The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act

The government of Alberta’s efforts under Bill 17 – Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act seek to modernize labour legislation in the province and extend it to corporate farm operations. Small family farms will be exempt from coverage by Bill 17. … Continue reading

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SIMON ENOCH ARTICLE: Saskatchewan’s Cruel and Unusual Budget

Simon Enoch (Director of the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) assesses the province’s 2017-2018 provincial budget: Saskatchewan’s Cruel and Unusual Budget Saskatchewan’s Cruel and Unusual Budget  

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Labour movement applauds bill that supports victims of domestic violence

On March 15, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) representatives were at the Saskatchewan legislature to witness the introduction of a private member’s bill that would see necessary supports put into place for victims of domestic violence. “The SFL has worked … Continue reading

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Rally for Saskatchewan shows huge support for crowns, investments in public services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2017 RALLY FOR SASKATCHEWAN SHOWS HUGE SUPPORT FOR CROWNS AND INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC SERVICES People from across the province came together to Rally for Saskatchewan – and say NO to the Sask. Party government’s cuts … Continue reading

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Work continues on Canada Labour Code health and safety, confined spaces rules

For the past five years GSU staff rep Lawrence Maier has served as a union representative on the Government of Canada co-ordinated committee which reviews and advises on changes to the Canada Labour Code with respect to occupational health and … Continue reading

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