May 1, 2020
SFL celebrates May Day by launching campaign to put workers first
May 1st – May Day – is International Workers’ Day, an opportunity to celebrate workers and their accomplishments. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the challenges many workers face today, and look ahead to what kind of province we want as we rebuild from COVID-19.
“As Saskatchewan re-opens and rebuilds, we need to put workers first,” said SFL President Lori Johb, “from hospitals to grocery stores, our frontlines heroes kept us safe and provided the essentials we needed. As we rebuild, we need to make sure we treat frontline workers with the respect they deserve,” she added.
Putting workers first is top of mind for Saskatchewan’s labour movement as we head towards the provincial election on October 26, 2020.
“As the province recovers from COVID-19, we will be looking for politicians to recognize the pivotal role working people played during the pandemic,” said Johb, “we need to see legislation to guarantee paid sick days for all workers, we need to stimulate the economy by raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and we definitely need to see a robust plan to ensure safer workplaces and access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),” she added.
Additional phases of the campaign will roll-out over the coming weeks and months. To show support for our frontline heroes, and to join the movement to put workers first, people can visit: www.puttingworkersfirst.ca.
For more information, contact:
Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL)
1 (306) 570-1855