Saskatoon Union Of Unemployed Workers
Year Published: 1986
Organization profile published 1986
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX3189
Abstract: THE SASKATOON UNION OF UNEMPLOYED WORKERS is concerned about the unemployed and Saskatchewan's "inadequate" welfare system, arguing that everyone should have an income allowing them to live in dignity. The 250-member group, established in 1983, has taken the government to court for "viciously attacking people on welfare" after welfare payments for single employable people were slashed from $445 to $343 a month.
The UNION is also concered about unionized workers whose wages have not been keeping pace with inflation, and about non-unionized workers and people making the minimum wage, whose salaries have been eaten by inflation.
Since its establishment, the UNION has lobbied the provincial Labour Standards Branch and City Council, and organized and supported demonstrations and picket line. It has published a four-page leaflet called "Well-fare is a Human Right," and also refers people to services such as food banks.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1986.