Essential Service legislation (Bill 5) and changes to The Trade Union Act (Bill 6) have created unfairness for all public sector workers. It took away the right to strike, and made it impossible to achieve a fair collective agreement. It took away the right to organize, and it invited employers like SAHO (Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations) to waste thousands of tax payer dollars on media campaigns against health care workers. What are you planning to do about Bill 5 & Bill 6? (more…)
jonathan stempel AND reuters
Globe and Mail Update
Published Friday, Sep. 23, 2011 12:32PM EDT
A U.S. federal appeals court threw out an antitrust class-action lawsuit accusing seven companies of engaging in a global conspiracy to raise the price of potash, a mineral used mainly in fertilizer. (more…)
By Tim Switzer, Leader-PostSeptember 21, 2011
Wanting more action out of provincial governments, First Nations in Saskatchewan are planning their own Day of Action.
“I feel like this government is treating us like we don’t belong to Saskatchewan,” Chief Glen Pratt of the George Gordon First Nation said at a news conference Tuesday.
“The cost of not working with us for a solution is going to be enormous for Saskatchewan people,” he added. “So we have an opportunity to create a respectful relationship and come together to work on issues together to deal with social issues and create a better future for all Saskatchewan people.” (more…)
What inspired these ads? Quite simply, our members. The work SEIU-West members do is a valuable contribution to the day-to-day life of the people of Saskatchewan.
Published: Saturday, February 12, 2011
PotashCorp’s “pledge-to-Saskatchewan” announcement on Monday should produce a corporate commitment befitting one of the province’s largest corporations, whose providence is tied to what’s arguably our most unique resource. (more…)
Saskatchewan’s Right wing Premier, Brad Wall, has a lot of apologists for the dismal return that the province is realizing from its vast Potash reserves. For those who are new to the topic, potash is used in the creation of a highly valued agricultural fertilizer and Saskatchewan has over half the worlds supply. (more…)
In 2009, (the so-called bad year for potash) PotashCorp made a profit of $988 Million (third highest in their history) and ultimately paid NO ROYALTIES! (Note: the $29 Million initially paid to the province was later calculated as an overpayment).
-In 2010, (a good year for potash) PotashCorp made a profit of $1.8 BILLION and paid $76.8 Million in royalties to the province. (more…)
NDP Leader Dwain Lingenfelter said record Second Quarter earnings from PotashCorp, combined with the company’s positive outyear projections, strengthens the case for an independent review of the province’s potash royalty structure. Lingenfelter said with all signs pointing to increased demand in worldwide markets and higher prices, Saskatchewan people deserve to know if they are receiving the maximum benefit from the potash resource they own. (more…)