As the province-wide strike and lockout of Crown workers drags into day seven, support for workers is growing across Saskatchewan and beyond.
“It is always heartwarming to see other unions’ members and even Unifor members from other provinces join our picket lines,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
Dias walked the picket lines as the strike began Friday October 4.
By October 7 SaskTel locked out 1600 Unifor members of Local 1S and 2S, while members from five other Crowns and the Water Security Agency remained on picket lines.
“Two point three! Good enough for Moe, good enough for me!” chanted Unifor members at several rallies this week, referring to the 2.3 per cent wage increase Premier Scott Moe gave himself and his MLAs while demanding a two-year wage freeze from Crown workers.