For immediate release
SASKATOON— At the upcoming meeting of the Saskatoon Co-op Board of Directors on Monday August 12, the directors will be discussing a letter written by a member of the Co-op Members for Fairness (CM4F) group, Tim Quigley. In the letter, Mr. Quigley calls for the resignation of all the directors, other than the two CM4F newly elected board members, because of their “shocking disdain for democracy, the membership, and Co-op workers.”
The directors badly bungled the Co-op’s June 20 Annual General Meeting, denying their role in the strike that lasted over 5 months of one of Saskatoon’s coldest winters, and refusing to listen to members’ concerns about the impact of the strike on the Co-op’s sustainability.
CM4F believes co-operative values – democracy, equality, equity, mutual support, self-respect, and dignity for all – should guide the operations of the Co-op and the behaviour of the Board of Directors.
We, therefore, anticipate an appropriate response from the directors as requested in Quigley’s letter.
CM4F will continue to organize to ensure that the Board reflects the needs and aspirations of the Co-op membership. The group welcomes all Co-op members to attend its September Town Hall meeting, Wednesday Sept 11th, Station 20 West, 7 pm.
CM4F is an advocacy group of Co-op members working for a democratic, member-controlled co-operative that supports fairly paid employment in Saskatchewan.
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