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Provincial government’s failed vaccine roll-out plan driven by political ideology instead of expert medical advice

For immediate release The SGEU Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) bargaining unit is speaking out once again about the government’s continued failure to…

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Government failing to protect correctional officers and  young offender facilities workers during third wave of pandemic

Government failing to protect correctional officers and young offender facilities workers during third wave of pandemic

For immediate release REGINA — The SGEU Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) bargaining unit is expressing renewed concern and anger at the provincial government’s continued failure to protect correctional officers and…

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Provincial budget an opportunity to support frontline workers

Provincial budget an opportunity to support frontline workers

For immediate release  REGINA – With the release of tomorrow’s provincial budget, SGEU hopes that the Sask Party government will take this opportunity to invest in working people and support frontline workers.…

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Is this year our Lucky 13? Unions call for multi-year funding for CBOs in provincial budget

Is this year our Lucky 13? Unions call for multi-year funding for CBOs in provincial budget

For immediate release REGINA – In a letter sent today to Finance Minister Donna Harpauer, CUPE, SEIU-West, and SGEU are asking that next week’s provincial budget include commitments to multi-year funding for community-based…

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SGEU stands with Asian communities against hate and violence

SGEU stands with Asian communities against hate and violence

This past year, Asian people in our communities and around the world have been the target of hateful rhetoric and violent attacks by racism emboldened by COVID-19. This pandemic has given those who were hiding their hate below the surface the…

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SGEU celebrates International Women's Day

SGEU celebrates International Women's Day

SGEU marks International Women’s Day (IWD) by recognizing the contributions that women and gender-diverse people have made to the union, our communities, and our province. IWD is celebrated annually on March 8, as a day to recognize…

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Damning BC report shows need for answers about for-profit care homes in SK

Damning BC report shows need for answers about for-profit care homes in SK

REGINA – Following the recent release of a damning report from the BC seniors advocate, SGEU is calling on Premier Moe to answer questions about the state of for-profit care homes in Saskatchewan. The report, A Billion Reasons To Care: A…

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SGEU Health Providers express condolences for the death of fellow health provider Tom Thomas

SGEU Health Providers express condolences for the death of fellow health provider Tom Thomas

On behalf of its members, the SGEU Health Providers express sorrow at the untimely death of Tom Thomas, a CUPE member and Continuing Care Aide from The Battlefords, who passed away this week after being diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this…

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Open letter on ending for-profit long-term care in Saskatchewan

Open letter on ending for-profit long-term care in Saskatchewan

February 12, 2021 REGINA - SGEU is adding our voice to the call to end for-profit ownership of long-term care homes in Saskatchewan. The below open letter was sent today to Minister of Seniors Everett Hindley and Minister of Health…

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Moe endangers lives by ignoring health authority's advice in COVID-19  vaccine roll-out

Moe endangers lives by ignoring health authority's advice in COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

REGINA – SGEU is concerned that Premier Scott Moe is endangering hundreds of workers, along with their families and Saskatchewan communities, by ignoring his own health officials’ advice about how to prioritize correctional…

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Fairness for Frontline Workers: SGEU Calls for Wage Top-ups for All Health Care Workers

Fairness for Frontline Workers: SGEU Calls for Wage Top-ups for All Health Care Workers

REGINA – SGEU is calling for Premier Moe to bring in a wage top-up program for all of Saskatchewan’s 40,000 health care workers, by making immediate use of the almost $50 million available in the federal government's essential…

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"Top employer" quietly hiring out-of-scope staff at ten times the rate of support staff

“In a news release published yesterday, Saskatchewan Polytechnic president and CEO, Larry Rosia thanked his dedicated faculty and staff for helping the institution in being named one of Saskatchewan’s Top 100 Employers. This is the…

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SGEU Recognizes Black History Month

SGEU Recognizes Black History Month

February 1, 2020 REGINA, SK – February is Black History Month, and SGEU recognizes the many contributions Black members and activists have made and are currently making to the labour movement. This year, Black History…

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SGEU and Information Services Corporation ratify collective bargaining agreement

SGEU and Information Services Corporation ratify collective bargaining agreement

SGEU and Information Services Corporation (ISC) have ratified their collective agreement just over six weeks after a tentative agreement was reached. “We’re thankful that SGEU and ISC have a great working relationship,” said…

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SGEU Calls on Premier to Save Lives in Long-Term Care by Spending Federal Funds

SGEU Calls on Premier to Save Lives in Long-Term Care by Spending Federal Funds

January 27th, 2021 / For immediate release REGINA – SGEU is calling for the Sask. Party government to invest in protecting long-term care workers and residents by spending the $31.3 million in federal funding they’ve left on the…

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