This is to advise that SGEU is considering grievances with employers regarding the recently announced Government of Saskatchewan Vaccination Policy for Public Servants.
These grievances will not seek to dismiss the policy altogether. Rather, the grievances are about the unfair timeframes, accessibility of testing sites and costs imposed upon employees to be compliant with the policy.
We requested an extension to the deadline for employees to be fully vaccinated given the short timelines between the Government of Saskatchewan’s policy announcement and the implementation date. The Government has agreed to this extension as of October 7, 2021.
Currently, SGEU is in discussions with government on the what the requirement for regular testing for unvaccinated employees would be, given the lack of accessibility for testing in Saskatchewan.
Concerns at Work
If you have concerns or require information about COVID-19 in your workplace, please start by speaking with your supervisor.
If you have concerns or additional questions that are not being addressed by your workplace supervisor, please contact your local Steward or one of our SGEU labour relations officers.
Information from the Government of Saskatchewan
Information from the Government of Canada
World Health Organization
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
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SGEU Offices remain open
All visitors to SGEU offices or attendees at SGEU events and meetings will be required to provide their meeting host with a proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Members who prefer to forgo showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test should inform their meeting host immediately so that alternate arrangements, such as attending virtually, may be made.
Please note: masking, social distancing, and enhanced cleaning protocols are in place.
Please stay safe. Stay home. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Stay 2 metres apart. Get your vaccine when it's your turn. Continue to support local businesses. Take care of yourselves and each other.