This week, the Minister of Health announced that the proposed budget cuts to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) will no longer take place! Thanks to the collective efforts of people across Saskatchewan, the pressure to reverse cruel budget decisions is working.
SEIU-West is especially proud of the members of SEIU-West and SGEU who ‘greeted’ Minister Reiter at his annual cash-for-access golf tournament at Sask Landing Golf Resort in July. These members rallied to voice their concerns over the 10 per cent cut to CBOs and called on the Minister of Health to reverse this vicious cut.
SEIU-West and SGEU also launched a campaign in response to the CBO cuts, called Stand Up for CBOs. The website www.standupforCBOs.ca serves as a hub to learn more about the work of CBOs and the valuable services they provide to their communities. This campaign page also offered a petition and a letter to the Minister of Health demanding a reversal to the CBO cuts. The efforts of all those who are keeping the pressure on this government to reverse the cuts is working, and we encourage you to keep the pressure up! With our collective voices, we can stop all the cuts.