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
Dear sisters, brothers and friends:
Last week, we saw the unveiling of the first ever national survey on workplace violence and harassment in Canada. The survey is being conducted by the Canadian Labour Congress and researchers at the University of Toronto and Western University in London, Ontario.
Eliminating violence and harassment in the workplace is and will always be a top priority for CUPE. In order to take up this challenge most effectively, we need more information and better information about how it happens, and how to stop it. The information gathered from this survey will go a long way to help unions, employers and policymakers create safer workplaces for everyone.
For that reason, we are strongly encouraging all of our members and locals to complete the survey over the coming months. It doesn’t take long (30 minutes or so) and the survey is completely anonymous. We’re asking you today to share this survey far and wide, and encourage your members to participate.
All of us have a role to play in ending workplace violence and harassment. Please help make our workplaces safer by encouraging your members to have their say today.
As CUPE members, we know that our work delivering a reliable network of public services enrich our communities and peoples’ lives.
But, we need a government that will reliably fund and keep our services public.
That’s why as we approach provincial and community elections this fall, it’s important to vote for public services.
Through the Public Service Voter campaign launched last week, CUPE Saskatchewan will highlight the many public services that keep our communities safe, cared for, and an affordable place to live and raise our families – and we will also highlight the facts and track record of governments at the community and provincial level.
Each week from now and until November, Local Unions will receive a Public Service Voter Update For Locals with information to share and links to online actions members can take to support public services.
Campaign information will be shared on CUPE Saskatchewan’s facebook page and available online at: https://www.publicservicevoter.ca
Join and share the campaign to support Saskatchewan’s public services.
General Membership Meeting Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Attention CUPE 2268 members:
Due to COVID-19, the April General Membership Meeting will be postponed until a later, undetermined, date.
Remember to check your GSCS email or our webpage, cupe2268.ca, for the new date and other updates.
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