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Saskatoon: Chanting Macaroni sucks, we want bucks, more than 100 union activists marched to the Saskatchewan cabinet office on October 1, to demand Premier Calvert keep his promise to workers in community-based organizations (CBOs.)

Carrying signs and four foot tall hands with strings tied to the index finger, the noisy crowd urged the premier to not only remember his promise, but act on it.

Two years ago, the then newly elected NDP leader promised workers in group homes, child care centres, transition houses and other community-based agencies that his government would take action to improve their wages and working conditions.

But the promise remains unfulfilled and most workers in this pink job sector continue to earn less than $10 an hour.

On the eve of a provincial election, the CBO workers reminded the Mr. Calvert they needed to see the cash on the dash, because promises even from a premier - dont pay the bills.

The rally was organized by CUPE, SGEU and SEIU.