It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to Tracey Kurtenbach, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. After a long and courageous battle with breast cancer, Tracey passed away peacefully on December 9th, 2012.
By 1:18pm on January 2nd, the first official working day of the year, Canada’s top 100 CEOs had already pocketed $45,448. It takes the average Canadian an entire year of full-time work to earn that.
The Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has produced a fact sheet, Overcompensating: Executive Pay in Canada, which highlights some key numbers around executive pay in Canada and also includes a list of Canada's highest paid 100 CEOs.
The recent Federal court decision recognizing that Métis and non-status Indians in Canada are "Indians" under the Constitution Act should be applauded, not appealed, according to SGEU and its Fostering Acceptance of Indigenous Rights (FAIR) committee.
”It should have been done long ago,” said Sharon Rose, Chair of the SGEU FAIR committee.
“Métis, Non-Status and Status Indians are all Aboriginals. It’s about time they are treated the same.”
If you are interested in women’s rights, in connecting with individuals and organizations who have been working on women’s issues recently and through the decades, and in spending a weekend learning, having fun, and moving a women’s agenda forward in our province, then:
Please set aside Friday, January 18 (evening) and Saturday, January 19, 2013!
Last week, more than 600 working people from communities across the province gathered at the Queensburry Convention Centre in Regina for the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour's (SFL) 57th annual convention.
A rally took place on the front steps of the legislature on the Thursday afternoon of convention (Nov.1), in an effort to convince the provincial government to reconsider its priorities as they relate to the province’s working people.
Health Care Providers' Week recognizes the thousands of men and women who provide health care services across Saskatchewan.
Each and every day, health care providers work largely behind the scenes to care for you and your loved ones. An important part of the health care team, health care providers ensure high quality care for residents and patients.
Celebrate all that health care providers bring to public health care during Health Care Providers’ Week designated October 28 – November 4, 2012.
Public liquor stores provide greater social and economic benefits to families and communities than private liquor retailers, according to a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, (CCPA), and Alberta-based Parkland Institute.
"Saskatchewan's public liquor system is superior to both Alberta and British Columbia's private liquor delivery system in terms of price, revenue generation and the mitigation of social harm," according to the CCPA research.
A move toward even partial privatization of liquor sales in our province could have serious, unwanted consequences for the safety and well-being of Saskatchewan families and communities, based on the experience in British Columbia, according to SGEU.
Premier Brad Wall has recently indicated that his government is looking at increasing the number of liquor stores in Saskatchewan and potentially allowing private, for-profit businesses to own and operate these new outlets.
"What is the net benefit to Saskatchewan people if the government sells off Information Services Corporation (ISC)?" asks SGEU President Bob Bymoen.
The government recently acknowledged that it is considering privatizing the Crown corporation that is responsible for land titles and other registries for the province. It is preparing legislation - that could be introduced as early as the fall sitting of the legislature - to make the sale possible, according to a CBC news report.
Overhauling workplace and employment laws is a risky move to fix what isn’t broken, according to a report by NDP labour critic David Forbes.
After consulting with more than 700 people face-to-face on the Sask. Party government’s plan to rewrite employment laws, Forbes released his findings on Oct. 18, 2012. The report details common themes that were raised by workers, employers and community members who attended the public Your Work, Your Say forums.