Saskatchewan inmates on strike after daily wages reduced to $1

Inmates at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre are striking after their wages were cut. (CTV Regina)

By Taline McPhedran,, May 4, 2017 

Some inmates in a provincial Saskatchewan prison have launched a labour strike after their daily wages were slashed.

New Saskatchewan budget cuts have reduced previous working wages for provincial inmates from $3 a day to $1 a day.

Inmates at the Regina Provincial Correctional Facility like Kenny Morrison, who has been in the facility on remand for about eight months, have refused to partake in their jobs after learning about the new wages that came into effect on May 1.

“It’s been two days and there’s garbage in our unit, the laundry is full,” Morrison told CTV Regina. “There’s garbage all over; it’s not very clean.

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