By Joan Bell, The StarPhoenix October 14, 2011
With the media’s penchant for supporting rightwing parties, I question the results of The StarPhoenix and Leader-Post poll that showed the Saskatchewan Party ahead.
Saskatchewan led North America in programs for people: Universal hospitalization and medicare, progressive labour legislation, the arts board, regional library system, first Bill of Rights and Crown corporations that partnered with Saskatchewan businesses and purchased goods and services locally.
Now the United Nations has condemned the Brad Wall government’s labour bills as contrary to human rights. (more…)
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…)
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.
Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
When the NDP during the past spring session started to hammer the government on the issue of the Amicus nursing home, it clearly hoped to achieve results immediately.
The story of the contract to build a nursing home in Saskatoon going untendered to a construction firm owned by a large donor to the Saskatchewan Party seemed to have elements of a scandal right out of the Grant Devine era. (more…)
Health Region kept in the dark while Ministry negotiated deal directly with Amicus
NDP MLA Pat Atkinson criticized the Wall government today for proceeding with the construction of a 100-bed long-term care home in Saskatoon despite conflicts of interest on the part of key players involved in the project. She said a significant Sask Party donor and board member of the Saskatoon Health Region was given the contract to build the facility. As well, the Saskatoon Health Region confirmed it was unaware of discussions between Amicus Health Care Inc. and the government until January of this year those discussions having taken place months prior. (more…)