OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and
Paperworkers Union of Canada says changes in the new Saskatchewan Employment Act undermine the 8-hour workday, restrict strikes, interfere with dues
remittance, allow for the decertification of a union at any time and
exclude employees with some supervisory duties from being part of the
same bargaining unit.
The move to eliminate successor rights for cafeteria, janitorial and
security employees in government-owned buildings is particularly
"By removing these rights only for cafeteria, security and janitorial
staff the Saskatchewan Party is telling workers in these fields that
they don't even deserve the 12 or 13 bucks they currently make" said
Dave Coles, National President of the Communications, Energy and
Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP).
Successor rights allow employees to keep their jobs as well as their
union, collective agreement, wages, seniority and benefits when a new
contractor takes over their work.
"This is a mean-spirited attack against some of the most vulnerable
workers" said Coles. "If the Saskatchewan Party doesn't want to be seen
as a bully picking on the weakest workers they must scrap this reform."
SOURCE: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA
For further information:
Dave Coles, National President, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-299-5628