Friday, January 1, 2010

Saskatchewan Labour Protests Wage Controls - 1977

CBC Broadcast Date: Oct. 17, 1977

Saskatchewan's labour movement has never been one to back down from a fight, and wage and price controls are well worth a protest. In 1975 the Trudeau government passed legislation restricting wage increases in Canada  alledgedly in a bid to control inflation. The Saskatchewan NDP government followed suit with their own version of wage controls. The effects of the law were so unpopular that one million workers mobilized for a one-day strike on Oct. 14, 1976. A year later, Saskatchewan workers are still protesting, reported Gerry Sperling for CBC Regina's 24 Hours.

Wage and Price Controls by Leo Panitch
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