Saskatchewan’s Bill 80 Proclaimed


Amendments to the Saskatchewan Construction Industry Labour Relations Act (Bill 80) become effective July 1, 2010.

An Order in Council providing for proclamation of the Act has been approved by the Saskatchewan Government. Bill 80 was passed in the legislature on May 20, 2010.

The amendments:

    •    allow a trade union to organize a company on a multi-trade, or “all employee” basis, as well as on a craft, or single trade basis;
    •    enable any trade union to certify an employer; and
    •    allow employers to choose the Representative Employers’ Organization that will represent them.

“This legislation is good for many unions, industry and for taxpayers,” Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris said. “Bill 80 will result in more competitive bidding and will help to sustain the province’s economic momentum and growth.”

Bill 80 also provides clarity to the issue of abandonment, as well as ensuring that Saskatchewan’s construction industry labour relations framework is constitutional.

“Our labour relations legislation is now in line with neighbouring provinces,” Norris said. “This is good news for the people of our province, especially those who want to choose a career in construction.”


For more information, contact:
Bill Stovin

Advanced Education, Employment and Labour
Phone: 306-787-0926