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Government must rethink abrupt, inconsistent proof-of-vaccination requirement for liquor stores

 A hasty decision by the provincial government has put unnecessary stress on retail liquor store workers throughout the province and created an unfair double standard in…

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SGEU calls for paid sick days for all workers

SGEU calls for paid sick days for all workers

REGINA – SGEU President Tracey Sauer has written to Don Morgan, Minister for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, to call for legislated paid sick days for all workers in Saskatchewan. “Across Canada, almost half of working…

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Sick days save lives

Sick days save lives

Send a letter to your MLA today! Almost half of Canadian workers don't have access to paid sick days. They have to choose between going to work sick or staying home without pay and potentially falling short on rent, prescriptions, or…

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SGEU supports protecting public institutions

SGEU supports protecting public institutions

Everyone should have access to a good education. But Canada’s post-secondary institutions have been under attack for decades, making school more expensive, academic jobs more precarious, and causing important courses to be cut from lack of…

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Thinking of our members and SGEU staff in Prince Albert

Thinking of our members and SGEU staff in Prince Albert

Dear SGEU members and staff in the Prince Albert region, With the ongoing threat of wildfires in the Prince Albert area, we recognize the adversity you are currently facing. The fires have created uncertain working and living conditions for…

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Health provider unions join forces to celebrate Licensed Practical Nurses during Nursing Week

Health provider unions join forces to celebrate Licensed Practical Nurses during Nursing Week

(SASKATCHEWAN) As Saskatchewan celebrates National Nursing Week, health care provider unions are urging the Saskatchewan government to remember and recognize one key component of the nursing team that is often overlooked – Licensed…

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#WeAnswerTheCall: Thank you to Saskatchewan nurses

#WeAnswerTheCall: Thank you to Saskatchewan nurses

Across Canada, nurses are being celebrated during National Nursing Week. This occasion to reflect on the vital work of the nursing profession is commemorated each year during the week of May 12, the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence…

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SGEU welcomes Rikki Boté as new Executive Director

SGEU welcomes Rikki Boté as new Executive Director

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) is welcoming new Executive Director, Rikki Boté, who started in the union’s most senior management position on May 10. “I’m pleased to welcome Rikki…

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 SGEU recognizes importance of workers during Correctional Services Appreciation Day

SGEU recognizes importance of workers during Correctional Services Appreciation Day

SGEU is recognizing its members who serve as community youth workers, facility youth workers, probation officers, and correctional officers on Correctional Services Appreciation Day, which is proclaimed annually on May 7 by the Government of…

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SGEU elects Tracey Sauer as president at first-ever virtual convention

SGEU elects Tracey Sauer as president at first-ever virtual convention

REGINA – Tracey Sauer was elected as SGEU’s new president at the union’s first-ever virtual convention, which took place from April 29 – May 1, 2021. “I am honoured to have been elected to serve as SGEU’s…

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The Human Costs of COVID-19: Day of Mourning Statement

The Human Costs of COVID-19: Day of Mourning Statement

Tomorrow marks the National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed, injured, or gotten sick on the job. Each year, approximately 1,000 Canadian workers, and more than 2.7 million workers around the world, die because of an injury or an…

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SGEU calls for Health Minister to step up – or step down

SGEU calls for Health Minister to step up – or step down

SGEU calls for Health Minister to step up – or step down   As the provincial government continues to ignore repeated requests to provide vaccines and rapid testing at adult and youth correctional facilities to help prevent the…

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Cancer care workers left behind in province’s vaccine delivery plan

Cancer care workers left behind in province’s vaccine delivery plan

The Saskatchewan government continues to reject public demands for all health care workers in the province to be prioritized for vaccination against COVID-19. Employees at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, who care for some of the province’s…

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

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 include all essential frontline workers and first responders in the…

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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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