Swift Current in Action – Stop the Cuts!

Communities across Saskatchewan will be participating in a series of actions and events in the aftermath of the cruel provincial budget.

We invite you to join SEIU-West members and COPE 397 by participating in two important events happening in Swift Current next week:

  1. Town Hall: Protect and Strengthen Public Services!

Janice Platzke, your SEIU-West Treasurer and Swift Current resident, will be joining the Town Hall to discuss transformational change in health care and education.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20 at 7:00pm

WHERE: Holiday Inn Express – 1301 North Service Rd E, Swift Current

  1. Rally at Brad Wall’s Office to Stop the Cuts!

This is a rally to let your MLA and Premier know that cuts to health care, libraries, education, pastures and the STC are not okay.

WHEN: Friday, April 21– join SEIU-West members at their local union office at 11:45am then head to Brad Wall’s Office!

WHERE: SEIU-West Office – 333 Central Avenue North, Swift Current at 11:45am. Or you can meet us at 233 Central Avenue N at 12pm!

We’ll have signs for the ready but feel free to make your own! And don’t forget, wear purple!

Remember, the budget included:

  • Phasing out of five different health care programs, so more layoffs in health care.
  • Libraries and park budgets slashed.
  • Education budgets (K-12) ransacked and layoffs are imminent.
  • STC eliminated and 224 jobs slashed.
  • Pastures gone.
  • Higher PST including a whole new PST on children’s clothing and on food.
  • Seniors paying more for long-term care.
  • The elimination of 12 health regions and a shift to one mega health region.

At the same time, corporate taxes are reduced to the lowest in Canada.

Silence is Acceptance – Take a Stand to Stop the Cuts!

 

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