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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…

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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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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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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 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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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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