Today essential workers who kept us safe and helped get Saskatchewan through the pandemic are getting a measly $0.13 raise from Scott Moe and the Sask. Party.
Workers might be asking themselves “that doesn’t seem like enough, can you even get anything for $0.13 these days?”
The short answer is no.
But what exactly can workers buy with their so-called raise?
- A dozen eggs – but only if they have a time machine to take them back to 1948
- A half a cup of oatmeal – but only if it’s on sale – breakfast is only once a week though right?
- A single timbit - but they have to pool their money together with another co-worker before they can afford it
- A pin telling them to “stay positive” – because when you’re making the lowest minimum wage in the country you need all the positive reinforcement you can get
- One hair scrunchie – but only if they put in an extra 70 hours so they can afford the $8.99 bulk discount price
Essential workers deserve more than the nickel and dime Scott Moe and the Sask Party managed to find in the couch cushions for them.
They deserve better.
They deserve $15 an hour.