Friday, January 12, 2007
Well-known B.C. labour lawyer Vince Ready is getting down to work trying to settle Saskatchewan's public sector strike.
Ready has a long and impressive record of solving Saskatchewan work stoppages, including previous labour disputes between the provincial government and the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU).
He's been given 10 days to try to negotiate a settlement.
However, he told CBC News in Regina Thursday that he doesn't see himself as a miracle-worker.
"This is another dispute for me, you know," Ready said. "I don't view myself as any kind of a Superman. I just try and do my job."
About 1,200 workers are on the picket line, representing departments of corrections, environment, justice and finance.
by:CBC Saskatchewan, Canada