Frontline heroes are worth more than 13 cents

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

June 5, 2020

 

Frontline heroes are worth more than 13 cents

 

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced an embarrassing change to the province’s minimum wage – moving from $11.32 per hour to $11.45 per hour. The announced change does not take effective until October 1, 2020.

 

“It is embarrassing that the provincial government would announce a 13-cent raise for frontline heroes working in grocery stores, gas stations, and many other workplaces,” said SFL President Lori Johb, “at a time when we need to stimulate the economy and invest in local communities, any minimum wage less than $15 per hour is woefully inadequate,” she added.

 

Minimum wage facts:

 

 

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For more information, contact:

 

Kent Peterson 

Strategic Advisor

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL)

1 (306) 570-1855

k.peterson@sfl.sk.ca

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