Saskatoon: Representatives from child care centres, group homes and women’s shelters in Saskatoon will deliver a “Past Due Statement” to Premier Calvert tomorrow, November 2, at 2:00 p.m. at his constituency office. The notice reminds the Premier of his government’s promise to produce a long-term funding plan to improve wages in community-based organizations (CBOs).
Past Due Statements are being served on the Premier and MLAs across the province this week, as the government begins preparations on the 2002 Saskatchewan budget. It’s part of a provincial campaign by community-based workers represented by SEIU, SGEU and CUPE.
Although CBOs are a significant delivery arm of the Department of Social Services, the government has underfunded these agencies for years. Most community-based workers earn between $7 - $9 an hour – much less than government employees doing work of equal value.
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For more information contact Judy Smith-Jones at 653-2921