POLITICS

NDP report makes 14 recommendations for labour changes in Saskatchewan

10/18/2012 01:44 EDT | Updated 12/18/2012 05:12 EST
REGINA - The NDP Opposition has released a report on labour law changes in Saskatchewan that makes 14 recommendations, including continued mandatory collection of union dues.

The move comes as the province overhauls 15 separate pieces of legislation into one labour law.

New Democrat David Forbes says people he spoke to across the province are apprehensive about the changes.

The government has said most of the labour acts have not been comprehensively reviewed in at least 20 years and it's time for an update.

Labour Minister Don Morgan says the new legislation is being drafted and is to be tabled in the legislature this fall.

Morgan says the province has already taken action on some issues being raised by the NDP, such as increasing the minimum wage.