On March 8, hundreds of Unifor members from around Saskatchewan joined other union members and allies to demonstrate at the legislature in Regina.
The rally was called to protest the conservative provincial government’s plans to roll back public sector wages and privatize Crown corporations.
“Brad Wall is mistaken if he thinks that the people of Saskatchewan will give up their cherished Crown corporations without a fight,” said Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Director.
Earlier in the week Unifor published an animated video that uses the fable of the Goose that Laid Golden Eggs to demonstrate how the Sask Party government’s handling of the Crowns threatens the future of the province. To view Unifor’s Goose that Laid Golden Eggs video visit Youtube.com/UniforCanada.
“Saskatchewan Crown corporations save people money every day and help fund hospitals and schools,” said Warnock.
Despite explicitly promising to not privatize any of the Crowns during the spring 2016 election, the Sask Party introduced Bill 40 in October and the legislation’s sole purpose is to define the terms of Crown corporation sell-offs.
In response to Bill 40 and the attack on public services, Unifor launched the “Stand up for your Crowns” campaign. A petition and other materials are online at myCrowns.ca.