Saskatchewan

3 unions call on Sask. government to increase pandemic wages

Three unions in Saskatchewan are calling for a 400-dollar wage top-up for health-care workers.

SEIU, CUPE, SGEU call for $400 top-up

Three unions in Saskatchewan are calling for the government to introduce a wage top-up for healthcare workers. (Bryan Eneas/CBC)

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.

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