Saskatoon, SK – Candidate for Ward 3 City Councillor Nick Sackville has received the endorsement of both the local transit workers’ union and the local fire fighters’ union for his priority on taking action toward safe and secure neighbourhoods.
“I am honoured to receive the endorsement of these two bodies. I am confident that I can represent this critical group of people who serve the City of Saskatoon at the council table,” Sackville says.
The two union presidents are impressed with Sackville’s priorities and what he stands for.
“Saskatoon Firefighters Union IAFF Local 80 Supports Nick Sackville for Ward 3 because he knows the important role firefighters play in a safe and secure Ward and City. He recognizes the importance of a quick response with an adequate number of firefighters to get the job done safely and effectively,” says Morley Desmarais, President of the International Association of Fire Fighters Union Local 80.
Sackville would support a feasibility study to explore the development of a much needed firefighters training facility in Saskatoon. This development would bring economic benefit to our province and provide local, well trained firefighters who are vital to keeping the citizens of Ward 3 and Saskatoon safe.
“As part of my discussions with the Fire Fighters Union it became apparent that Saskatoon, and our province, need a proper training facility for firefighters,” He says.
For Darcy Pederson, President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615, he values Sackville’s safe and secure neighbourhoods priority, which includes advocating for a safe work environment for transit workers who face harassment and an alarming rate of assaults in their line of work.
“Our union leadership believes Nick will be the best advocate among the Ward 3 candidates not only for families working hard in Saskatoon but also for our hard working ATU Local 615 Membership. Nick will advocate for safer work stations including plexiglass barriers in our buses.”
While these endorsements are the results of hundreds of hours on the campaign trail and knocking on over 3,000 doors, there is still lots of work to do.
“I plan to continue knocking on doors every day to meet as many folks in Ward 3 as possible before the election on November 9.” Sackville says, “I will be a champion for the west side, and work hard to make life easier, safer, and happier for my neighbours.”