Frontline workers are essential. So why is City Council laying them off and privatizing their positions? These workers have protected us throughout the pandemic—now Council needs to step up and have their backs.

Council is looking to hire a private company to take over bus sanitation—which will cause over 100 people working for the City to lose their jobs. Quality bus sanitation is incredibly necessary especially during the pandemic and it ensures residents can safely get where they need to go. 

Council is also looking at laying off waste collection and rec centre workers. Time and time again Council chooses to believe that privatization is cheaper even though it ends up costing the public more in the end, and they still choose to enrich wealthy shareholders over working Edmontonians.