Sask. Party attack on workers will hurt the economy: NDP

The Sask. Party has already threatened Saskatchewan workers with ripping up contracts, pay cuts, job losses and now, they’re saying they want to cut even deeper.

 

During a media interview, the Sask. Party Minister of Finance admitted he’s considering cutting the salaries of public sector workers by an additional day of pay every month.

“This mean-spirited cut is just the latest example of the Sask. Party forcing Saskatchewan people to pay the price for Sask. Party mismanagement, scandal and waste,” said NDP Jobs critic Warren McCall. “Saskatchewan workers and their families are not to blame for the Sask. Party’s massive deficits and growing debt. It’s not fair and it’s not right to make them pay the price now.”

McCall noted that cuts like these would have a damaging effect on Saskatchewan people, especially at a time when unemployment is high.

 “A cut is a cut is a cut. The Minister says that this move would take and this move would save $132 million a year. Well, that’s also $132 million right out the pockets of Saskatchewan workers and $132 million less to stimulate the Saskatchewan economy,” McCall said. "Frankly, it’s unbelievable that the Sask. Party would even consider forcing something so damaging onto Saskatchewan people at a time when our economy is already suffering. Right now, people are looking to the government for stability. Instead, the Sask. Party is making threats to their jobs and their livelihoods. It’s time for the Sask. Party to stop blaming Saskatchewan people and start taking responsibility for cleaning up the mess they’ve created.”