Sisters and Brothers:
I want to take a moment to thank all of you for your dedicated service to COPE 397. As Elected Officers and Shop Stewards of COPE 397, you are vital to the growth, solidarity and function of our local. This is often a thankless position, but your efforts are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Recently, the Saskatchewan Party introduced Bill 40 in the Legislature that seeks to redefine the word “privatize.” If passed, this would allow the government to wind down, dissolve, or sell-off up to 49% of the shares in our Crown Corporations without consultation with the public or a referendum.
With the Saskatchewan Party having a majority Government, there is nothing stopping Brad Wall from going ahead with the sell-off of the Crowns.
This is where our members, you and I, along with public support, become educated, and active, so we can face the questions and challenges that lie ahead for COPE 397. There are many questions that must be answered. We must stop the sell-off of our Saskatchewan Crowns to protect our jobs and public services.
Over the next few months COPE 397 will be offering Training Courses available to all members. We will be educating our Shop Stewards, Executive Council and Members and we urge you to participate in Steward Calls, educational courses, information sessions and more. We need the leaders within our membership to pull together to stop the sell-off of our Saskatchewan Crowns.
Please pay attention to the upcoming emails, website updates and information sessions in the months ahead. I look forward to building a strong, active, and educated membership with you.