Media Releases

  • SFL Statement on Saskatchewan Conservative MPs voting in favour of harmful conversion therapy

    The names of the 13 Conservative Saskatchewan MPs who voted against conversion therapy, along with their contact information, are listed below. We urge everyone, especially LGBTQ2S+ allies, to contact them and ask why they voted in favour of continuing this dangerous practice.

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  • SFL statement on the discovery of unmarked graves at Cowessess First Nation

    The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour is joining Indigenous peoples across Saskatchewan and around the country in expressing our profound sadness, grief and anger at the discovery of 751 unmarked graves at Cowessess First Nation.

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  • Minimum wage change an insult to frontline heroes

    Today’s embarrassing announcement from the provincial government of a change in the minimum wage from $11.45 an hour to $11.81 an hour- an increase of just 36 cents- is an insult to the frontline heroes who have remained on the job throughout the pandemic while earning the lowest wages in the entire country.

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  • Sask. Party must support opposition bill for paid sick leave

    Over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and in the midst of a third wave of the virus that is spreading across workplaces, the Sask. Party government must support the NDP Opposition’s bill introduced today to provide paid sick leave for all workers in Saskatchewan.

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  • Day of Mourning must be recognized with immediate action to keep workers safe

    Today, April 28th, is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job. As Saskatchewan battles a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour is urging the provincial government to take immediate action to protect workers and ensure that there are no more preventable illnesses or deaths from COVID-19 contracted by workers while on the job.

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  • Sask. Party’s budget fails workers during a time of crisis

    Today’s provincial budget missed a crucial opportunity to invest in working people in Saskatchewan at a time when workers are struggling due to unemployment, illness, and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a continued lack of action by the Sask. Party government to enact measures to contain the spread of the virus.

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  • Provincial budget must include a plan for workers: SFL

    With the release of the provincial budget just one week away, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) is releasing its priorities for the 2021-22 provincial budget, which must be focused on putting workers first through significant investment in job creation, public services, and making life better for working people in Saskatchewan.

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  • Labour: Protect worker rights, not gig employers

    The Canadian Labour Congress and provincial and territorial federations of labour find Uber’s self serving proposal for Flexible Work+ dangerous, undermining and offensive to the rights and dignity of workers. The plan, rolled out over the past few weeks, signals the companies’ intention to pressure governments to invent a niche category for app-based employment. Like Proposition 22 in California, Uber now wants to enshrine insecurity and inferior work conditions into Canadian legislation while undermining the right of workers to organize.

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  • Paid time off for vaccines shows need for paid sick leave: SFL

    The provincial government’s announcement today of paid time off for workers to get their vaccines highlights the importance of workers being healthy and safe in their workplaces and proves the need for paid sick leave for all workers in Saskatchewan, especially while workers wait for their turn to get vaccinated, according to the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL).

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  • We can't afford to wait. It's time for paid sick leave for every worker in Canada

    In advance of the federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers’ meeting, provincial and territorial federations of labour are united in demanding that provincial and territorial governments guarantee seamless access to universal, permanent and adequate employer-paid sick days for all workers.

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  • Premier’s comments show Sask. Party has no respect for workers

    The Premier’s comments while speaking at the Saskatchewan Municipalities convention yesterday shows that the Sask. Party government has no respect for the workers in Saskatchewan who are putting their health and safety at risk on the front lines as cases of COVID-19 in the province continue to grow.

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  • Report shows Sask. Party leaving workers behind on COVID-19 response

    A new report shows that the Sask. Party government is leaving workers behind when it comes to their response on COVID-19, with millions of federal dollars earmarked for supporting workers being left on the table as the virus continues to spread across the province.

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