PRINCE ALBERT – Over 40 North Sask Laundry workers and supporters rallied outside of MLA Victoria Jurgens’ office on Friday and called on her to add her voice to the growing chorus of community concern over the looming closure of the North Sask Laundry facility.
Over a year has passed since the Brad Wall government signed a deal to privatize laundry services in the province and shut down regional public linen services, contracting out to K-Bro Linens, an Alberta-based private company. More than 75 jobs will be lost in Prince Albert alone, leaving many workers wondering what kind of re-training support and severance they could expect.
“We would like to see our local representatives in the Legislature inquire on our behalf whether there will be a fair and respectful transition plan for us to ensure that we can continue to contribute to our local economy and support our families,” said Anita Labossiere, President of CUPE Local 3736.
NDP MLA for Cumberland, Doyle Vermette, attended the rally, and spoke in support of the North Sask Workers.