Workers Are Not to Blame for Government Mismanagement

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 26, 2017

 

Workers are not to blame for government mismanagement

 

Leaders from Saskatchewan’s Labour Movement have come together through a series of meetings to share information on what people are hearing from public employers. One thing has become clear: the provincial government is setting the stage to blame Saskatchewan workers for the government’s own budget mismanagement, waste, and lack of leadership.

 

“Janitors, teachers, and healthcare providers did not cause the government’s billion dollar deficit, so it makes no sense whatsoever for the premier to be bullying these, and other, public servants,” said Larry Hubich, president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL), “the government should be looking at its own costly privatization schemes and boondoggle projects – like the privatized bypass around Regina, the GTH land scandal, the Lean scam, smart meters, and giving away our liquor stores – to save the province some money,” he added.

 

In response to the provincial government’s attacks on working people, families, students, and communities, a rally is being organized to take place within the next two months.

 

“People around the province are, quite frankly, fed-up with the government’s excuses and scapegoating,” said Hubich, “the Rally for Saskatchewan is an opportunity for everyone to come together and fight for what we value here in Saskatchewan: public Crowns and strong public services, world-class public healthcare, schools and teachers that have the resources they need to teach our kids, a seniors’ care system that is properly staffed, and a positive direction that believes in the promise of this province. Why is the Premier attacking the people who voted for his government?” he added.

 

People can share information about privatization and take action to protect our Crowns and public services by visiting: www.ownyoursask.ca.

 

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For additional information, contact:

 

Kent Peterson

Strategic Advisor

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

o: 1 (306) 525-0197

m: 1 (306) 570-1855
e: k.peterson@sfl.sk.ca

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