The provincial budget and some of the cuts that have come with it are negatively affecting young workers, according to the the SEIU-West Young Workers Committee and Students Mobilizing Against Cuts.
The group rallied outside of the cabinet office in Saskatoon Tuesday, asking the province to repeal the budget.
Young Worker Committee Co-Chair Hailey Johnson says there are two major changes the SaskParty has made in their tenure as government which really hurt young people. One is higher tuition and the other cuts to scholarship programs.
She notes there have already been some reversals of cuts such as the province’s restoration of funding to libraries in some areas of the province.
Co-chair Janell Kahcuik notes that healthcare in rural communities is also feeling the impact of budget cuts. She is a continuing care aide in the Gravelbourg area and says they are struggling to receive supplies pointing out they, and their patients, relied on STC.
The government pulled the plug on STC this summer so there is no longer a provincial bus service in Saskatchewan.
This is the 6th rally about budget cuts since the budget was released.