Friday, 31 July 2009

CFIB supports Child Labour

There's an excellent posting over on the "Owls and Roosters" blog entitled: "Sask. Party gov’t sets ‘absolute’ minimum age of employment at 14, CFIB complains it’s not lower; labour shortage main reason for change".

Citizen blogger, Joe Kuchta pulls the covers off the real reason why Labour Minister Rob Norris and his team are lowering the miminum working age in Saskatchewan - it's because the CFIB told them to.

Read all about it here.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Attention Businesses: Come to Saskatchewan, kill a worker, get off scot-free

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"?

Monday, 20 July 2009

Think the Sask. Party government will protect you against an employer who rips you off? Think again!

Graphic by CALM

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:

Left in the dark: How Poverino's walked away without paying 137 young people owed wages

Fighting Poverino's is personal for SFL's Hubich

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Bill Moyers Journal: Insurance Industry vs Michael Moore

"Bill Moyers interviews former health insurance industry executive Wendell Potter, who left the field after almost 20 years to become a health reform advocate."