Education support workers from across the province have descended upon a Regina hotel to discuss important issues.
Among the issues being discussed are bargaining and workplace violence.
“When you see your support workers name above police, correction officers, health care workers, it’s kind of concerning,” said Jackie Christianson, Chairperson of CUPE Saskatchewan Education Workers Steering Committee. “It gives us facts behind what we’re hearing.
Among one of the biggest topics being addressed over the course of the three day conference, which concludes Saturday, is education cuts.
“More student needs aren’t being met and information is lacking for some on what their legal rights are and what they’re legally bound not to disclose.”
Are parents thankful for the efforts of support workers? Christianson believes so.
“For the future of all of our students, we need to invest in their future, not to have cutbacks. They deserve to have a fair chance.”