Reality Check: Wall refuses to stand up for Saskatchewan workers and retirees affected by Sears closure

It often seems like there isn’t an issue the Premier isn’t willing to throw a twitter tantrum over or elbow his way into a media scrum for but, when it comes to the Sears employees who have lost their jobs and could lose their pensions, the Premier and every member of the Sask. Party government seem happy to sit on their hands and keep their mouths shut. 

Sears has offered some support for the next three month but, the 179 Saskatchewan people who are losing their jobs because Sears is shutting down stores have reason to be concerned. Federal law puts workers at the back of the line for payments when a company faces insolvency.

It’s absolutely shameful that people have to live under the threat of losing the pensions and benefits they have negotiated for and have been paying into while big corporations stand at the front of the line. The law needs to change but the Sask. Party government has done nothing to help protect these workers.

The Sask. Party’s refusal to act is one more example of how the Sask. Party is abandoning Saskatchewan families and how they’ve forgotten who they are supposed to be working for but there’s no time like the present for the provincial government to stand up and call on the federal government to change the law and put workers and retirees first. 

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