Green Party of Saskatchewan
Worker's Rights Resolutions 1998-2007:
1998.5. Just transition policy
Be it resolved that the Green Party of Saskatchewan support the concept of just transition for all workers currently working in unsound industries and publicly discuss the concept of just transition as a way of taking workers into the new sustainable economy.
1998.6. Labour legislation
Be it resolved that the Green Party of Saskatchewan work with our labour allies to implement legislation pertaining to anti-scab provisions, pay equity and most available hours.
1998.7. Labour rights
Be it resolved that the Green Party of Saskatchewan include promote the rights of workers including those under the conventions of the International Labour Organization, which are the common rights of all workers, and
Be it further resolved that the New Green Alliance help to educate all Saskatchewan workers about their current rights.
1998.13. Labour standards
Be it resolved that the Green Party of Saskatchewan promote the implementation of a 32 hour week, with no cut in pay, to reduce unemployment and provide more leisure time for the overworked, and
Bit it further resolved that the Green Party of Saskatchewan support the placing of firm restrictions on the use of overtime, including the right for workers to refuse overtime work after 32 hours, and time off in lieu of overtime pay, and
Be it further resolved that the Green Party of Saskatchewan also support the extension of pro-rated benefits to all part-time workers in the province.
2000.5 - Labour History
RESOLVED that the Green Party of Saskatchewan will work to pressure the provincial government to amend the education curriculum at both the elementary and secondary levels to include courses about the history of cooperative and labour movements.
Presented by member, Richard Zwolinski, 1812 Grant Drive, Regina, Sask. S4S 4V4
2003.27. Regulate work hours of truckers
BE IT RESOLVED that a Green Party of Saskatchewan Government act to limit truckers work hours to protect truckers and all citizens on our roadways.
2003.28. Pay equity legislation
BE IT RESOLVED that a Green Party of Saskatchewan Government will introduce pay-equity legislation.
2005.10. Non-smoking work places
Be it resolved that the GPS support non-smoking workplaces including aboriginal ones.
Be it resolved that the GPS supports: immediately raising the minimum wage to $7.50/hour, condemning the 0-1-1% public wage controls and supports free collective bargaining instead, implementation of anti-scab legislation like in BC and Quebec, remove the minimum "hours required" to get pro-rated benefits as stated in the Labour Standards Act.
A Green Party of Saskatchewan government will pass "anti-scab" legislation, undertake a major overhaul of the Workers Compensation Board and improve the Trade Union and Labour Standards Acts.
A Green Party of Saskatchewan government will act to limit truckers work hours to protect truckers and all citizens on our roadways. A Green Party of Saskatchewan government will introduce pay-equity legislation.