-19, protect workers

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

November 16, 2020 

Gov’t must act now to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect workers

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour is joining with unions, labour leaders, and health care professionals in urging the provincial government to take immediate action to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province.

“Over the past few weeks, the number of active COVID 19 cases have grown rapidly, and our health care system is at capacity,” said SFL President Lori Johb. “Healthcare workers in our hospitals and long term care facilities are feeling strained and overworked, teachers and education workers in overcrowded classrooms are worried about the health and safety of themselves and their students, and frontline workers in grocery stores and gas stations are also putting themselves at a higher risk as the virus continues to spread. The provincial government needs to take swift action immediately to control the spread of the virus and make sure that all frontline workers are kept safe.”

Johb said that some additional measures the provincial government needs to implement immediately include:

“It’s time for our provincial government to listen to the advice of healthcare professionals and frontline workers,” Johb said. “We’ve seen what has happened in other provinces that have mismanaged their response and caused cases to skyrocket as a result. It’s time to take action now, before its too late.”

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