Organizing, mobilizing members the key to winning against the resurgent right: Hancock

CUPE National President Mark Hancock addressed convention on Wednesday, telling members it’s up to CUPE leaders and activists to organize and mobilize members in order defeat the right-wing in Saskatchewan.

“Scott Moe and the Sask Party are hoping that no one is paying attention, because their plan to privatize, contract out, and sell out our communities only works if people like us aren’t paying attention,” said Hancock. “But that’s precisely why it’s our job to sound the alarm, get organized, and fight back.”

Hancock called out the Sask Party government for selling out public services and workers in the province as the cost-of-living goes through the roof. But as Saskatchewan’s largest, strongest union, CUPE can fight back, by engaging rank-and-file members and building a more militant labour movement in the province.

“Together, we have the power to make sure the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes. We have the power to fight back against austerity and privatization, and remind people why strong public services are so indispensable. And we have the power to stand up and defend our rights when they are under attack.”