Saskatchewan unveils new employment statute

Act is ‘step in the right direction,’ but minimum wage still too low: Union
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/17/2012

The Saskatchewan government recently introduced a new employment act, a 184-page document that rolls 12 employment-related acts into one.

It makes a number of significant changes, many of which are welcomed by both organized labour and business leaders. But both sides say there are still a number of outstanding, bigger picture issues that need to be resolved before the bill becomes law next year.

The province’s minimum wage will now be indexed based on a formula that gives equal weight to the annual change in average hourly wage and the Consumer Price Index (CPI).