Proposed labour code changes designed to benefit Saskatchewan part time workers should apply to all not just to those in large workplaces, CUPE Saskatchewan told a government commission this week.
The changes, called the most available hours regulations, require employers to give out extra and overtime hours to part time employees by seniority. But the regulations only apply to workplaces with more than 50 employees.
The NDP government approved the changes in 1994, and Saskatchewans business community got in such a froth that the government never implemented them.
The union presented its brief this week to a government commission which has been travelling the province, hearing from people on both sides of the issue.
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour has planned a rally in support of the changes for Feb 7, in Saskatoon.