Saskatchewan labour law passes third, final reading

Changes to hours of work, bargaining units
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/03/2013

The government of Saskatchewan has passed a bill to overhaul the province’s labour legislation.

Bill 85, the Saskatchewan Employment Act, passed third and final reading in the legislative assembly on May 13. The new act consolidates 12 pieces of labour legislation — including the Trade Union Act, Labour Standards Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act — into one updated act.

“The new Saskatchewan Employment Act clearly defines the rights and responsibilities of employees, employers and unions,” said Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan. “The new act will improve Saskatchewan’s labour legislation to better protect workers, promote growth and increase accountability.”