I would like to first start out by thanking our Provincial Campaign Coordinators who worked tirelessly to organize volunteers and host events around the province in 2012.
Thank-you to those who made their voices heard by sending in letters to the government, signing our petitions, and attending our labour legislation awareness events.
The government publicized Bill 85, The Saskatchewan Employment Act, on December 4, 2012, which is a consolidation of 12 different pieces of labour legislation. The government is planning to pass this legislation in May 2013 and has asked SGEU and other unions and business groups to give feedback by March 2013.
We are looking at the implications of this new legislation and will be sharing details and talking to members about our response in the upcoming weeks.
Your Negotiating Committee is working hard on your behalf. If you have any questions, please contact them. If you are unsure of who your negotiating committee members are, please contact your local shop steward for more information.
The following contracts have expired or will expire before December 2012:
Cathedral Area Co-Op Daycare
CMHA (Battleford, Division Branch, P.A., Sask Division, Saskatoon)
Early Childhood Intervention Program
Elizabeth Fry Society
John Howard Society
Moose Jaw Diversified Services
Moose Jaw Housing Authority
Northern Village of Ile a La Crosse
Regina Mobile Crisis
Regina Transition House
RM Meadow Lake
Saskatchewan Craft Council
Saskatoon Community Mediation Services
Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services
Saskatoon Interval House
Saskatoon Open Door Society
Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre
Society for Maintaining and Improving Life in Estevan Services
Thundercreek Rehabilitation Association
Victoria House Group Home
Information Services Corporation
Saskatchewan Arts Board
Saskatchewan Tourism Authority
Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation
South Saskatchewan River Irrigation District
Wascana Centre Authority
Workers’ Compensation Board
SIAST Professional Services
Pacific Regeneration Technologies
Public Service and General Employees
The following contracts will expire in 2013:
Cornwall Alternative School
Northern Village of Buffalo Narrows
Northern Village of Green Lake
Prince Albert Mobile Crisis
Regina Housing Authority
Regina Native Youth and Community Services
Saskatoon Housing Coalition
Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours
Meewasin Valley Authority
Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency
Gabriel Dumont Institute
Regina Board of Education School Board
JT Ambulance Services
Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority
SGEU 100th ANNIVERSARY:
This year we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of SGEU. On February 21, 1913, a small group of civil servants from various departments in the Regina Legislative Buildings gathered to establish an “association” of Civil Servants, which is now known as the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union.
We are currently working on updating our history book and will be creating a time capsule for this special time.
We have a lot of exciting events planned to celebrate our achievements and solidarity over this past century. On Friday, April 26th, we will be hosting an evening social event featuring Saskatoon-based rock legends: The Northern Pikes. Tickets will be available through your sectors. Visit www.sgeu.org/centennial for updates on centennial events taking place throughout the year.
If you recently had a change in contact information, please fill out and submit the Member’s Change of Address and Status Form or send an email directly to the Membership Information Services department at mis [at] sgeu [dot] org so we can update our records.
1440 Broadway Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 1E2
(306) 522-8571 ext.219