In a January 17, 2017 decision, the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB) denied an employer’s attempt to remove supervisory employees from a unit of CUPE at the Saskatoon Public Library. In its revision to Saskatchewan’s labour relations legislation in 2014, the government crafted a new, supervisory class of employee. As Rankandfile.ca co-editor, Andrew Stevens, wrote in 2014, some Continue readingSask Labour Relations Board rejects employer’s attempt to carve out “supervisory employees”
By Denise Leduc In advance of the provincial election in April, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL), representing over 500 union locals and 100,000 workers in Saskatchewan, has been running workshops throughout the province through an initiative called Project: Community School. “In October of the past year, Canadians rejected the divisive and mean-spirited conservative government Continue readingSFL preps for the election with Project: Community School
Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan By Charles Smith On January 30, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) made its long anticipated ruling in Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) v. Saskatchewan. In its decision, the SCC overturned its 1987 decision in Reference Re Public Service Employee Relations Act (Alta) (Alberta Reference). In the Alberta Continue readingThe Politics of the Constitutional Right to Strike
Supreme Court on right to strike | Quebec municipal pensions | Ontario CCAC strike | Saskatoon transit | Port Metro Vancouver truckers | Paramedics’ mental health | West Van nursing home layoffs | IKEA Richmond | Federal workplace childcare | Tim Hortons A Constitutional Right to Strike Comes to Canada Professor David Doorey, Law of Continue readingR&F’s Labour News Update – February 2, 2015
By Kent Peterson and Donna Smith On December 8, 2014 the Government of Saskatchewan passed Bill 171 – an act to amended the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code (SHRC). The bill went through second reading, committee, and third reading all in one afternoon. After the bill was passed, Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant-Governor arrived at the Legislature to give Continue readingBill 171: An important victory for trans* rights, and a call to action for Canada’s labour movement
By Andrew Stevens Sweeping changes to Saskatchewan’s labour relations and employment standards legislation are on the verge of being passed. Bill 85, the Saskatchewan Employment Act, will dramatically transform the laws governing trade unions and industrial relations in the province. The Saskatchewan Party government, led by Premier Brad Wall, insists that the changes will simply Continue readingSaskatchewan: A Beachhead of Labour Law Reform?