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Health care workers should be included under PIDAJuly 29th, 2014
PIDA annual report, released Tuesday, says health workers should be included
In agreement with the commissioner, the NDP wants the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) to be changed to include employees of health regions.
“Of those public employees who contact the official Opposition with concerns about their workplace, the majority are health care workers,” said NDP justice critic John Nilson. “Many health care professionals are concerned about patient safety with the implementation of Lean. They have contacted us about specific incidents they say put patients at risk, but so often they want to maintain anonymity because they fear losing their jobs or being punished for speaking out.”
The Public Interest Disclosure commissioner’s annual report says a “significant number” of the inquiries from public employees came from the health care sector this year – but the commissioner’s office doesn’t have the jurisdiction to follow up and protect those workers.Read Full Article...
Government must address smart meter problemsJuly 28th, 2014
The NDP is renewing its call for the government to actively address serious concerns with its smart meter program after yet another house fire was sparked.
“Families have questions, and they deserve answers from the government,” said Cathy Sproule, NDP critic for SaskPower.Read Full Article...