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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…

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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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#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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