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March 30, 2021

 

 

Provincial budget must include a plan for workers: SFL

 

With the release of the provincial budget just one week away, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) is releasing its priorities for the 2021-22 provincial budget, which must be focused on putting workers first through significant investment in job creation, public services, and making life better for working people in Saskatchewan.

 

“Saskatchewan workers have shown incredible strength and resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said SFL President Lori Johb. “This year’s budget should recognize the sacrifices working people in Saskatchewan have made over the past year to ensure that we all had access to the vital services that we all rely on.”

 

Johb highlighted some of the things the SFL would be looking for in the 2021-22 Provincial Budget, including:

 

 

“The past year has been difficult for workers, and even before the pandemic, working people were struggling with low wages, eroding working conditions, reduced job security, and an increased cost of living,” Johb said. “Next week’s budget is a chance for the government to make a significant investment in working people that is focused on COVID-19 recovery. It’s time to invest in our province’s future. It’s time to build back better.”

 

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