Sounds Like Brad Wall Vs. SGEU Fight Might Be Over

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A tentative agreement on a new three-year contract for 470 unionized Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation employees has been reached, the Saskatchewan Party government and the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union (SGEU) announced on Friday. The agreement means the special sitting of the legislature called for Monday by the government to pass back-to-work legislation to end the strike will not take place.

I thought Wall showed some slick political moves when he came out hard against SGEU workers, but then he overplayed his hand with ongoing, over-the-top hostility to workers who haven’t had a contract since 2009. Not surprising. This is a guy who, before he was elected, once agreed with an interviewer that his relations with labour would be like warfare. He needs to dial it back. He’s kicked labour pretty hard already but the beehive  is still mostly sleepy. He’ll want to keep it that way, I’d think.

(I mean, his anti-labour stance is still over the top and rather appalling. But in Saskatchewan, which is all drunken on Boom Fumes, he can get away with it right now.)

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

5 thoughts on “Sounds Like Brad Wall Vs. SGEU Fight Might Be Over”

  1. Atta boy Brian! Let’s put those bastards in line! Last thing we want here is people earning a good living. Dog knows they would just take their money and piss it away in far off places. You know what else we don’t need? People living in rural Saskatchewan! Let the crop adjusting pricks go to the city and find work! Get ’em outta small towns so we don’t have to have stupid shit like grocery stores.

    Let’s take the money we’re rolling in and give tax breaks to ensure only wealthy people get anything out of the “good times”. Kick ’em Brad you super awesome hero man.

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