Safety among concerns at NDP forum

Brigid McNutt
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NDP labour critic David Forbes speaks at the'Your Work,Your Say' forum.

Roughly 75 people were out to discuss the province’s workplace laws on Monday evening at the Heritage Inn for the ‘Your Work, Your Say’ forum hosted by the NDP.

David Forbes, the NDP labour critic, headed the consultation meeting, which was one of nine public forums to be held across the province.

The forums are being held in response to the Saskatchewan Party’s plan to rewrite the 15 workplace laws, which cover areas such as minimum wages, statutory holidays, overtime hours and occupational health.

Forbes has criticized the Saskatchewan Party for having only a three-month consultation period with no public meetings to gather responses from the community.

The evening started with presentations by representatives from the Saskatchewan Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council and the Service Employees International Union. Afterwards, the public were free to ask questions. A wide range of topics were brought up, including challenges that Aboriginal people face in the work force, provincial bargaining rights, and unions in the province.

 For more on this story read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: NDP, Saskatchewan Party, Heritage Inn Saskatchewan Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council Service Employees International Union Times-Herald

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