According to the CBC Web-site today, the Brad Wall government has decided to set up a "working group" to study (investigate) why workers are getting killed in Saskatchewan.
Give me a break already!
We don't need a "study" - we need enforcement of the existing law. We need workers to be confident that they will be supported when they report a "bad employer". We need some bosses to go to jail for killing their workers through negligence.
We NEED a government that cares about workers, instead of pandering to the bosses, the Chambers of Commerce, and the CFIB, etc.
Brad Wall, Rob Norris, et al, can claim responsibility for the rash of workplace deaths in Saskatchewan since they signalled to the crappy employers that their government will look the other way.
My next question: Who's on the so-called "working group"?
Attention employers: Don't worry about Saskatchewan's labour laws, Brad Wall won't enforce them anyway. In fact, he's just as likely to change them so you can get away with ripping off workers even easier.
Attention workers: Want your rights protected, want to get paid for the hours you work? Don't count on Premier Brad Wall, or Labour Minister Rob Norris, or the Sask. Party government to help. Get a Union!
The saga of Poverino's rip-off of 135+ workers and the theft of over $62,000 in wages continues. Today's Regina Leader-Post ran these two articles: