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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Message from Hali Topinka, SGEU Indigenous VP National Indigenous Peoples Day was first recognized in 1996, following recommendations from The National Indian Brotherhood…

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SGEU calls on Cumberland/Parkland Colleges Coalition Board  to consult with and involve stakeholders prior to  proceeding with merger plans

SGEU calls on Cumberland/Parkland Colleges Coalition Board to consult with and involve stakeholders prior to proceeding with merger plans

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) is calling on the Cumberland and Parkland Regional Colleges Coalition Board to immediately pause their plan to merge the two Colleges until they hold consultations to provide…

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SGEU responds to 2022 Budget

SGEU responds to 2022 Budget

SGEU members are dedicated professionals who take pride in providing services and supporting Saskatchewan’s residents. “The budget announced today is short on assistance to individuals and to families who have been struggling the…

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Health care provider unions denounce Premier Scott Moe's move to extend emergency order

Health care provider unions denounce Premier Scott Moe's move to extend emergency order

The Saskatchewan government’s extension of the provincial emergency order demonstrates how deeply out of touch they are with the reality facing health care workers, according to CUPE 5430, SEIU-West, and SGEU who represent Saskatchewan…

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Saskatchewan's Frontline Workers Call on Government to Protect Vital Services

Saskatchewan's Frontline Workers Call on Government to Protect Vital Services

SASKATCHEWAN – Today, unions representing more than 113,000 Saskatchewan workers collectively call on the Government of Saskatchewan and Premier Scott Moe to immediately mandate the recommendations of the province’s Chief Medical…

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SGEU donates $20,000 to Food Banks of Saskatchewan

SGEU donates $20,000 to Food Banks of Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) has contributed $20,000 to the Food Banks of Saskatchewan’s Feeding Holiday Cheer campaign. “SGEU members understand that many families struggle to put food on…

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

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 the industry, according to SGEU. The province had previously listed…

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SGEU breaks ground on new Prince Albert office

SGEU breaks ground on new Prince Albert office

For immediate release  PRINCE ALBERT –SGEU members, activists, and staff were joined by city officials to break ground today on the construction site of SGEU’s new Prince Albert Office. SGEU President Tracey Sauer grabbed a…

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New health orders welcome, but Moe’s lack of preparation intolerable: SGEU

New health orders welcome, but Moe’s lack of preparation intolerable: SGEU

In comments made earlier today, Premier Scott Moe acknowledges that Saskatchewan is faced with a fourth wave of COVID-19, and belatedly announced health measures that SGEU and other unions have been calling for weeks. Moe’s response…

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SGEU calls for investments in workers for Grocery Heroes Day

SGEU calls for investments in workers for Grocery Heroes Day

REGINA – In recognition of Grocery Heroes Day, SGEU is calling on the premier to do more than just sign a letter. “Grocery store workers and other frontline staff deserve a lot more than just a thank-you note,” said SGEU…

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Safety for workers must be top-of-mind as province re-opens: SGEU President Tracey Sauer

Safety for workers must be top-of-mind as province re-opens: SGEU President Tracey Sauer

For immediate release REGINA – With the Saskatchewan government set to lift all public health restrictions on July 11, SGEU President Tracey Sauer is reminding Premier Moe that safety for workers must be top-of-mind as Saskatchewan…

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SGEU launches new video for National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day — a time to celebrate the unique cultures, history, and achievements of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. To celebrate this year, we just launched a brand-new video that highlights…

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Government’s failures on COVID-19 pandemic jeopardize staff at Pine Grove Correctional Centre

Government’s failures on COVID-19 pandemic jeopardize staff at Pine Grove Correctional Centre

A recent public health order directed at the Pine Grove Correctional Centre in Prince Albert has the SGEU Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) bargaining unit expressing concern for the safety of staff at the facility. Due to an…

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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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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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