organization that speaks for the province’s working people may
implement a boycott of all Saskatchewan businesses belonging to the
Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
Saskatchewan Federation of Labour says the move is prompted by the constant
attacks the CFIB makes on wage earners, employee rights, workers’
organizations and the laws that protect the health and safety of working
president Larry Hubich said he is considering asking the Federation’s
Executive Council to call on working people across the province to avoid
any commercial transaction with companies that are members of the business
SFL pointed to the CFIB’s recent calls for a lower minimum wage
to newly hired workers, the elimination of fines for employers who break
Occupational Health and Safety laws, an end to overtime pay, statutory
holidays reassigned to suit the boss, disbanding unions when a company
is sold, ending the rights and benefits of part-time workers and opposing
accelerated access to Workers’ Compensation benefits for firefighters
stricken with job-related cancers.
CFIB also advocates cutting the minimum wage for anyone who may receive
tips, and also proposes ending the current provision that entitles employees
to at least three hours work when called to their job.
CFIB wants to make it much harder for workers to have any democratic
voice in the workplace, and easier for employers to intimidate and bully
this business lobbyist outfit can’t find anything better to do
with it’s time than attack working people then we have every legal
and moral right to respond appropriately", Hubich said.
almost every federal or provincial budget in the last two decades there
have been tax cuts for business, along with legislative amendments that
cater to the constant complaining of corporate lobbyists. But it is
never enough for this crowd. They continually run down their employees
and their country and their province. If anyone is contributing to out
migration from the province of Saskatchewan it’s groups like the
CFIB. If they want to keep skilled workers here they should start being
positive about Saskatchewan. This province is a great place to live,
and Saskatchewan working people are the best employees anywhere,"
more information contact Larry Hubich at 537-7330 in Regina
This was a press release circulated by SEN on April 24, 2022