The Saskatoon Public School Board has announced sweeping cuts to staffing levels and programs to deal with inadequate funding from the provincial government.
These cuts will impact Saskatoon’s most vulnerable students, with layoffs targeting community schools, supports for English as an additional language and libraries. Layoffs will impact both CUPE support staff, and teaching staff.
CUPE 8443 will be organizing a rally and information picket to galvanize opposition to these cuts and demand adequate education funding.
Join us on Wednesday, June 23 at 4:45 p.m., for a few speakers and a march from the school board office to the Saskatoon Cabinet office.
We will be following COVID-19 social distancing protocols, and ask that everyone participating wear a mask
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges and our front-line heroes are under ever-greater pressure, the provincial government has ended the Saskatchewan Temporary Wage Supplement Program.
It doesn’t need to be this way.
CUPE Saskatchewan has launched a campaign calling on the provincial government to step up its funding and expand the wage top-up program for all front-line workers.
You can help: Add your voice by sending a message!
Visit this link to send a letter to your MLA and the Ministers of Finance and Social Services: www.sk.cupe.ca/wage-topup
Add your own personal comments to the draft letter provided.
Once you fill in the form fields and click “Add Your Voice”, the letter will be sent to your MLA and government ministers. A copy of the letter will be provided to your email – along with links to share the campaign.
Together, let’s demand more support for our front-line heroes!
A new report shows that the Sask. Party government is leaving workers behind when it comes to their response on COVID-19, with millions of federal dollars earmarked for supporting workers being left on the table as the virus continues to spread across the province.
“The Sask. Party’s refusal to invest significant federal money on our provincial COVID-19 response highlights the lack of leadership that we’ve seen from our provincial government throughout the pandemic,” said Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) President Lori Johb. “It’s unbelievable that the Sask. Party government would leave so much money intended to support workers unspent.”
Dear CUPE Locals,
Each and every day, CUPE members are on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus, working hard to keep our communities strong and safe.
In challenging times like these, it’s more important than ever to stay connected.
Locals are invited to forward this email to members, inviting them to sign-up for a face mask and to stay connected through regular email updates from CUPE Saskatchewan.
Locals can also print off the attached poster to place on your union bulletin boards – providing members with a direct website link and QR code to sign-up using their smart phone (in the camera app). To request printed posters for your Local, contact the office.
To sign-up for a face mask, members can visit CUPE Saskatchewan’s campaign website: www.publicservicevoter.ca/mask
Together, let’s stay connected to fight for fairness, for more investments in public services, and for more recognition of our fellow CUPE members on the frontline showing exceptional courage and commitment to our communities.
Let’s show our solidarity across the province and stay safe!
You can subscribe and unsubscribe for email updates at any time.
Members will receive a confirmation email once they have signed up through the website.
President, CUPE Saskatchewan
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