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UA Local 179 Member News

Opposition to Hold Public Consultations on Labour Law changes since Government failed to do so 
September 5, 2012  

In light of the Sask. Party government’s inadequate labour review process, the Official Opposition NDP has launched a consultation tour to hear from the public about the labour review.

The Sask. Party’s consultation was only 90 days long, did not include face-to-face meetings and the identities of those making written submissions are kept secret.  “The process by which the Sask. Party plans to rewrite 100 years of work laws is abysmally incomplete. To provide real feedback on what employers and working women and men need, we’re going to hold the open and thorough consultations that the Sask. Party refused to hold,” said David Forbes, NDP labour critic.

Nine round-table and town-hall style open consultations will be held throughout the province, following which, Forbes will provide a full report to the Sask. Party government.   “We have to get labour laws right in order to have a modern and productive economy,” said Forbes. “The success of every employer; the rights, safety and paycheque of every worker and Saskatchewan’s economic stability depend on fair labour laws.”

“The Sask. Party government is putting ideology ahead of common sense by proposing this massive labour law overhaul without a thorough, transparent and meaningful process,” said Forbes, who added that it’s disappointing that the Opposition needs to pick up the slack. “We’re going to do what should have been done in the first place – we’re going to start a conversation with workers, employers and stakeholders.”


Upcoming dates of the your work your say tour are below:

NDP Consultation Tour Locations & Dates

 

1. Prince Albert

Thursday, September 6th

7:00 p.m.

Travelodge

3551 2nd Avenue West

Prince Albert, SK

 2. Regina

Tuesday, September 11th

7:00 p.m.

Core Richie Centre

445 – 14th Avenue

Regina, SK

3. La Ronge

Thursday, September 13th

7:00 p.m.

Legion Hall

1400 La Ronge Avenue

La Ronge, SK

 4. Yorkton

Monday, September 17th

7:00 p.m.

Yorkton Legion

General Alexander Ross Branch #77

380 Broadway Street West

Yorkton, SK

 5. Humboldt

Tuesday, September 18th

7:00 p.m.

Humboldt Uniplex

17th Street & Centennial Park
Humboldt, SK

  6. Battlefords

Wednesday, September 19th

7:00 p.m.

Third Avenue United Church

1301 102nd Street

North Battleford, SK

 7. Moose Jaw

Monday, September 24th

7:00 p.m.

Heritage Inn

1590 Main Street North  

Moose Jaw, SK

8. Swift Current

Tuesday, September 25th

7:00 p.m.

South West Entrepreneurial Centre

885 6th Avenue Northeast

Swift Current, SK
 

9. Saskatoon

Wednesday, September 26th

7:00 p.m.

Mayfair United Church

902 33rd Street West  

Saskatoon, SK

 

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UA Local 179 Member News

Opposition to Hold Public Consultations on Labour Law changes since Government failed to do so 
September 5, 2012  

In light of the Sask. Party government’s inadequate labour review process, the Official Opposition NDP has launched a consultation tour to hear from the public about the labour review.

The Sask. Party’s consultation was only 90 days long, did not include face-to-face meetings and the identities of those making written submissions are kept secret.  “The process by which the Sask. Party plans to rewrite 100 years of work laws is abysmally incomplete. To provide real feedback on what employers and working women and men need, we’re going to hold the open and thorough consultations that the Sask. Party refused to hold,” said David Forbes, NDP labour critic.

Nine round-table and town-hall style open consultations will be held throughout the province, following which, Forbes will provide a full report to the Sask. Party government.   “We have to get labour laws right in order to have a modern and productive economy,” said Forbes. “The success of every employer; the rights, safety and paycheque of every worker and Saskatchewan’s economic stability depend on fair labour laws.”

“The Sask. Party government is putting ideology ahead of common sense by proposing this massive labour law overhaul without a thorough, transparent and meaningful process,” said Forbes, who added that it’s disappointing that the Opposition needs to pick up the slack. “We’re going to do what should have been done in the first place – we’re going to start a conversation with workers, employers and stakeholders.”


Upcoming dates of the your work your say tour are below:

NDP Consultation Tour Locations & Dates

 

1. Prince Albert

Thursday, September 6th

7:00 p.m.

Travelodge

3551 2nd Avenue West

Prince Albert, SK

 2. Regina

Tuesday, September 11th

7:00 p.m.

Core Richie Centre

445 – 14th Avenue

Regina, SK

3. La Ronge

Thursday, September 13th

7:00 p.m.

Legion Hall

1400 La Ronge Avenue

La Ronge, SK

 4. Yorkton

Monday, September 17th

7:00 p.m.

Yorkton Legion

General Alexander Ross Branch #77

380 Broadway Street West

Yorkton, SK

 5. Humboldt

Tuesday, September 18th

7:00 p.m.

Humboldt Uniplex

17th Street & Centennial Park
Humboldt, SK

  6. Battlefords

Wednesday, September 19th

7:00 p.m.

Third Avenue United Church

1301 102nd Street

North Battleford, SK

 7. Moose Jaw

Monday, September 24th

7:00 p.m.

Heritage Inn

1590 Main Street North  

Moose Jaw, SK

8. Swift Current

Tuesday, September 25th

7:00 p.m.

South West Entrepreneurial Centre

885 6th Avenue Northeast

Swift Current, SK
 

9. Saskatoon

Wednesday, September 26th

7:00 p.m.

Mayfair United Church

902 33rd Street West  

Saskatoon, SK

 

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