Unions raise concerns about 'raiding'

Saskatchewan government called on to make changes to open periods
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/20/2015

Both the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour and the Christian Labour Association of Canada are raising concerns the Saskatchewan Employment Act will encourage union "raiding" and lead to increasingly disruptive labour campaigns.

The act — passed in May 2013 — condensed 12 previous pieces of labour legislation into one comprehensive law. Among the changes, the act extended open periods during which one union could attempt to displace another.