REGINA, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The tired Saskatchewan Party government of Scott Moe continues to do nothing for Saskatchewan families with its lacklustre budget that caters to big corporations at the expense of working people, says Unifor.
"Scott Moe continues to disappoint working Saskatchewan families by focusing on deficit cutting at the expense of good jobs, education funding, health care and hurting the very people who provide public services," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
Finance Minister Donna Harpauer tabled a budget today that reports a small surplus – a surplus created by cuts to education, public transportation, and increasing the debt load of the Crowns.
"Saskatchewan Party politicians gave nothing to working people in this budget," said Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Regional Director. "The lowest minimum wage in the country, post-secondary education costs more and let's not forget the deficit they created in the first place with their mismanagement."
Unifor was looking for signs of a fair deal for Crown workers and a hike to the minimum wage, but despite a 5.5 per cent increase in provincial revenue, workers are left out from benefitting from what the government calls a strengthening economy."
Unifor, Canada's largest union in the private sector represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For further information: please contact Unifor Director of Communications Natalie Clancy: Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org or (416) 707-5794.