3 unions call on Sask. government to increase pandemic wages
SEIU, CUPE, SGEU call for $400 top-up
Three unions want the Saskatchewan government to increase the wages of health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
They include the Service Employees International Union, CUPE and the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union.
The unions are calling for a 400-dollar wage top-up for health-care workers and note that other provinces are already doing this.
One union leader says it would be a tangible recognition for frontline health-care workers who are the ones running into this fire to protect the people of Saskatchewan from this pandemic.
The province is paying some workers a bonus, including people who staff long-term care facilities, private daycares and approved private service homes.