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Saskatchewan Building Trades Working With Indigenous People

February 1st, 2017 | News, News & Events

The Saskatchewan Building Trades have recently adopted a new vision statement to direct and support on-going relationships with Indigenous people, governments and communities in Saskatchewan.

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Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Act Review

January 13th, 2017 | News, News & Events

The final report from the Committee, including recommendations, is now available.

In October and November 2015, the Workers’ Compensation Act Committee of Review held public consultations for individuals and organizations to provide feedback and make suggestions on improvements or reform of The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013, the regulations and the administration of the Act and regulations.

  1. Report and Recommendations
  2. Next Steps
  3. Written Submissions
  4. Information about COR

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The Labour Relations (Supervisory Employees) Regulations

January 13th, 2017 | News, News & Events

Chapter S-15.1 Reg 4 (effective April 29, 2014) as amended by Saskatchewan Regulations 109/2015 and 88/2016.

The Saskatchewan Employment Act


1 These regulations may be cited as The Labour Relations (Supervisory Employees) Regulations.


2 In these regulations, “Act” means The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

9 May 2014 cS-15.1 Reg 4 s2.

Certain occupations not included

3(1) For the purposes of clause 6-1(1)(o) of the Act, employees in the following occupations are not supervisory employees:

(a) registered psychiatric nurse, as defined in The Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act;
(b) registered nurse, as defined in The Registered Nurses Act, 1988;
(c) non-commissioned officer, within the meaning of The Police Act, 1990;
(d) foreman, general foreman and journey person in the construction industry.

(2) For the purpose of clause (1)(d), the construction industry:

(a) is the industry in which the activities of constructing, erecting, reconstructing, altering, remodelling, repairing, revamping, renovating, decorating or demolishing any building, structure, road, sewer, water main, pipeline, tunnel, shaft, bridge, wharf, pier, canal, dam or any other work or any part of a work are undertaken; and
(b) includes all activities undertaken with respect to all machinery, plant, fixtures, facilities, equipment, systems and processes contained in or used in connection with a work mentioned in clause (a), but does not include maintenance work.

9 May 2014 cS-15.1 Reg 4 s3; 31 Dec 2015 SR 109/2015 s2; 25 Nov 2016 SR 88/2016 s2.

Coming into force

4(1) Subject to subsection (2), these regulations come into force on the day on which section 6-1 of The Saskatchewan Employment Act comes into force.

(2) If these regulations are filed with the Registrar of Regulations after the day on which section 6-1 of The Saskatchewan Employment Act comes into force, these regulations come into force on the day on which they are filed with the Registrar of Regulations.

9 May 2014 cS-15.1 Reg 4 s4.

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Dads Day – July 31, 2015 – Dakota Dunes Golf Links

August 11th, 2015 | News, News & Events

Mixed Team Winners:

  • Ron Doepker
  • Darcy Doepker
  • Morley Burke
  • Karen Burke

Overall Winners:

  • Lee Naylor
  • Mike Malecki
  • Darren Shanks
  • Curtis Kennedy

Men’s Longest Drive: Kevin Zibbs

Ladies Longest Drive: Crystal Norbeck

Men’s Closest to the Pin: Doug Banzet

Ladies Closest to the Pin: Karen Burke

Longest Putt: Moe Kovatch

Saskatchewan Employment Code: Taking the Low Road to Growth?

November 1st, 2012 | News

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Labour Day Picnic Coverage

September 7th, 2012 | Events, News, News & Events

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Labour Fixation Wrong Priority

August 3rd, 2012 | News

The Saskatchewan government recently introduced a consultation paper outlining what it has termed the largest effort to review and consolidate labour legislation in the province’s history. The Saskatchewan Building Trades appreciate being consulted but have significant concerns with regard to the government’s direction.

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A Saskatchewan Employment code. For What Purpose.

July 30th, 2012 | News

The Saskatchewan Building Trades today publicly released “A Saskatchewan Employment Code: For What Purpose?” in response to the government of Saskatchewan’s consultations on labour legislation.

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Urgent Action Needed on Trades Training

June 4th, 2012 | News, News & Events, Uncategorized

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Lack of rental housing impacting Saskatchewan mega-project

May 23rd, 2012 | News, News & Events

“We have a lot of work in Estavan, so we have established a housing registry for our members on our web site”, said Terry Parker, business manager of the Saskatchewan Building and Trades Council. “We are encouraging people to advertise on our website.” –View Housing Registry

See full story at Journal of Commerce