Sunday, December 27, 2009

CEP's Construction Arm Wants to be on The Menu in Saskatchewan

read article at CEP Union weblog: "Here is what Dave Coles said about choice....

“With 80% of construction workers in the province being non-union, and the remainder represented by American unions, this is giant step forward for construction workers in the province,” says Dave Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.

Here is what the CEP's National Construction coordinator said about choice....

'We just want to be able to put ourselves on the menu and help defend workers if they so choose us,' said Josh Coles, CEP's national construction strategy coordinator,

“The public policy results the people of this province, I think, deserve — and that is the protection of essential services, the democratic ethos that we see in the amendments to the Trade Union Act, the expansion and reinvigoration of the construction sector with Bill 80,” said Norris, who noted even some unions, namely the Communications Energy and Paperworkers, support the proposed construction bill."

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