For Immediate Release – March 8, 2012
Saskatoon – SEIU-West members and leadership are disappointed by the announcement that the Government of Saskatchewan will be appealing the Court of Queen’s Bench decision, which struck down the Public Service Essential Services Act (PSES) as unconstitutional.
“Our members were hopeful that the government would accept the decision of the court and we could work together to create legislation that protects public safety and upholds the Charter Rights of working people,” said Barbara Cape, President of SEIU-West.
The plaintiffs have 15 days to reply to this appeal and SEIU-West will be seeking intervenor status again.
“Do we want to work on this piece of legislation with the government? Yes we do. Our members have always recognized the important role they play in providing services for the public good and this has not changed through the court challenge nor will it in the future,” continued Cape.
SEIU-West represents approximately twelve thousand working people in the province of Saskatchewan. They include members who work in healthcare, education, municipalities, community-based organizations, retirement homes and other sectors.
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