Polling shows strong support for P.A. city workers

Recent public polling conducted in Prince Albert shows strong support for Prince Albert city workers, as the job action by CUPE 882 inside workers continues into its second week.

To the question, ‘do you agree or disagree that city workers in Prince Albert should get wage increases that reflects the growing cost of living?’ a full 71% agree, including fully half of respondents who strongly agree (50.2%).

City council recently gave themselves raises that significantly exceed the rate of inflation, yet are demanding that city workers make less. When asked, over three-quarters of respondents think this is somewhat unfair (16.6%) or very unfair (60.6%).

“I have walked the picket line with these dedicated workers,” said President Johb. “I’m not surprised by this polling at all. This should be a serious wake-up call for city council.”

These are results from an automated phone survey (IVR) fielded to landline and cell (RDD) numbers from September 12th to 13th, 2023, conducted by Strategic Communications, and resulting in a sample size of 638 adult Prince Albert residents. The data is statistically weighted to match the composition of Prince Albert by nested gender and age as per most recently available Census data. The margin of error for a sample of this size is +/- 3.8%, 19 times out of 20.