Thursday, June 12, 2008

Friday the 13th Pay Hike Protest

We talked about petitions, rallies and other forms of protest, but finally settled on a phone protest as being the best way to send a message to our premier on the secretive pay raise he and his cabinet gave themselves a couple of weeks ago.

It's fairly easy to do, no driving to Edmonton, finding parking around the Leg and then yelling slogans and chants. Plus if it rains nobody gets wet, unless you are using a pay phone.

So, Friday, June 13th has been dubbed the "Friday the 13th Pay Hike Protest" day in Alberta. Well it's not quite a full day because we are trying to get people to call between 9am and noon.

But the "Three Hour Friday the 13th Pay Hike Phone Protest" event seemed a bit like a mouthful.

Anyway, I digress. If you are an Albertan, and you are upset with the secretive 30% pay hike cabinet voted for themselves. Please consider calling the Premier's office tomorrow. Here's the details.

What: “Friday the 13th Pay Hike Protest"
Where: Anywhere you can find a phone
Date: Friday, June 13th, 2008
Time: 9am to noon

To reach Premier Stelmach’s office:

Phone: 780-427-2251
E-mail: premier@gov.ab.ca
Fax: 780-427-1349

Albertans outside of the Edmonton region can call the Premier’s office toll-free by dialling 310-0000 first and then dialing the Premier’s office at: 780-427-2251

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