News Briefs (April 8, 2002)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/14/2002

FIRST NATIONS ANTI-LABOUR?

Regina

— The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) wants to create its own labour code that would apply in Native-owned organizations and other First Nation institutions. The Assembly of First Nations claims Native bands have a right to conduct labour relations without government interference. But the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour says the FSIN is only interested in keeping unions out of its workplaces. The FSIN claims non-First Nation unions create adversarial relationships with employers that contrast with their “conciliatory manner of dealing with issues.”