Letter to the Premier - Frontline Health Care Provider, May 2020

Letter to the Premier - Frontline Health Care Provider, May 2020

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Dear Premier,

As a support worker with Sask Health Authority I would like to thank you for donating your annual pay raise to charity.

I thought that was a really nice gesture, for about 2 seconds.

I then realized that I did not get an annual pay raise.

After this Pandemic is over I hope the outstanding contract negotiations are different.

I hope the province remembers the support workers.

We are coming to work every day. We are following all the rules.

We are keeping your mothers, uncles, cousins alive in the long term care homes.

We are lining up to do whatever job needs to be done so they will be healthy.

We are caring people who do our jobs proudly even though we are just the janitors and cooks and caregivers.

We are the last line of defense for the people in long term care.

We are doing our best.

I do not receive an annual pay raise, let alone one that will keep up with the cost of living.

If I did get a raise I will just waste it on bills and food.

Thank you for donating your annual pay raise to charity.

SEIU-West Member