A message from the president

A Message From the President

Together, we can make this province better for all working people.

As SGEU’s new president, I am honoured to represent the interests of our 20,000 members across six sectors and be your voice for social change.

SGEU is a big union whose members face a vast array of different challenges at work, all of which are amplified by COVID-19. But rather than let them divide us, these challenges are bringing our union together like never before.

During this pandemic, members of our union have worked together to:

  • make sure that workers get access to adequate PPE
  • fight for frontline workers to get priority vaccine access
  • ensure members who are able could work from home
  • lobby for multi-year funding for the community-based organizations serving our province’s most vulnerable people
  • oppose for-profit long-term care and promote public health care
  • advocate for paid sick leave and better health & safety for all workers in our province

But our work is far from over. We need to keep working together to build a stronger union, a more robust labour movement, and a better Saskatchewan for everyone.

In my new role, I look forward to representing not only our members, but the interests and issues of all workers across our province. As we fight for better labour legislation like paid sick leave, a higher minimum wage, and better occupational health and safety, we’ll raise the floor for everyone and help get all workers through this pandemic safely.

So I’d like to invite you to join us.

If you haven’t been involved in our union yet, I understand. I was once a member who didn’t know much about SGEU either. Now that I’ve been involved for more than 19 years with SGEU, our union has become a second family to me, and I look forward to meeting and mentoring new activists in our union.

If you’re already involved as a steward, have been elected to a role, or are a dedicated attendee of your local union meetings, I thank you and invite you to help us expand the tent by bringing others up with you.

Together, we can make this province better for all working people. Let’s get to work.

 

In solidarity,

Tracey Sauer

President