Released on December 31, 2015Starting New Year’s Day, amendments to essential service legislation (Part VII of The Saskatchewan Employment Act) will take effect.
“The amendments to the essential services legislation ensure alternative methods are available to settle workplace disputes,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “They foster on-going, productive and effective relationships between workers and employers while protecting the public.”
The new legislation received Royal Assent on November 19, 2015, and addresses all concerns raised by the Supreme Court of Canada in its January 30, 2015 decision. The ruling recognized essential services must be maintained while respecting workers’ rights to take job action.
“The amendments came from stakeholders working collaboratively with government,” Morgan said. “Together, we created legislation that is fair and balanced and does not diminish existing rights and privileges of the working people of Saskatchewan.”
For more information on these changes and how they affect Saskatchewan workers and employers, visit www.saskatchewan.ca.
For more information, contact:
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
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