Sask. to revamp labour laws

Changes would end automatic certification
||Last Updated: 12/05/2007

A labour-law overhaul is the first order of business for Saskatchewan's new government when the first session of the legislature begins on Dec. 10.

Premier Brad Wall plans to introduce changes to labour laws that will put an end to the automatic certification of unions when a majority of employees in a workplace sign union cards and give employers greater latitude to communicate with employees during organizing drives.

Wall, whose Saskatchewan Party defeated the ruling NDP in a provincial election earlier this month, said the changes will make Saskatchewan's labour laws competitive with other provinces.