REGINA – CUPE members and hundreds of other working people from across the province rallied at the legislature in Regina today to urge the Wall government to adopt a 10 point plan to make life better for Saskatchewan people.
“We want the government to support a legislative agenda that lifts people’s spirits and improves their lives,” says Saskatchewan Federation of Labour President Larry Hubich, noting many working families are living pay cheque to pay cheque.
The 10 point plan calls on the provincial government to:
- Raise the standards for Saskatchewan’s labour standards by requiring employers to provide paid sick leave, improved vacation leaves and other benefits
- Establish a provincial Pharmacare Plan because Saskatchewan people can’t afford not to have one
- Implement Jimmy’s Law to make shift worker safer
- Establish a universal public system of early learning and child care
- Restore the school-based dental program so 1,800 children under the age of five don’t have to be hospitalized each year for dental surgeries
Almost 1,000 people attended the rally, which was held in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour Convention.
To view all of the proposals in the labour movement’s 10 point plan, go to: makinglifebettertogether.ca.