Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the Saskatchewan legislature over the noon hour to protest the government’s recent proposition on scaling back spending on public services.

Employees from CUPE and other public sector unions came from all corners of the province. Buses brought people in from Prince Albert, Melfort, Saskatoon, Tisdale, Estevan and Yorkton.

The government has proposed cutting spending in public sectors in order to lower the province’s $1.2 billion deficit. Layoffs, pay cuts, unpaid days off and freezes have all been mentioned as possible options.

Protesters say they want to make sure the government is aware how the possible cuts could impact workers and they are urging them to reconsider before the budget is released on March 22.