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PS/GE Bargaining Unit reaches impasse with Government of Saskatchewan

February 7, 2024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) bargaining unit of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union…

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Farewell to on tap public profits from liquor sales

Farewell to on tap public profits from liquor sales

March 2023 has come and gone, and with it the last of the SLGA public retail stores have also disappeared thanks to a misguided and illogical decision by the provincial government to shut them down. The decision was announced as part of the…

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Message from Hali Topinka, on National Ribbon Skirt Day Reflection

Message from Hali Topinka, on National Ribbon Skirt Day Reflection

As we celebrate Indigenous Storytelling Month, a time dedicated to honouring Indigenous traditions and culture, I would like to reflect on a recent example of the power of these traditions: National Ribbon Skirt Day.  This day originated…

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Celebrating Indigenous Storytelling Month

Celebrating Indigenous Storytelling Month

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Indigenous Storytelling Month, where Indigenous culture and knowledge are told through traditional stories. Since 2004, the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Inc. (LSSAP) and the…

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Order your 2023 SGEU Calendar

Order your 2023 SGEU Calendar

It's the perfect time to order your 2023 SGEU calendar! The calendar is the product of a contest where children and grandchildren of SGEU members submitted drawings representing what they want to be when they grow up. We have a limited…

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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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Honouring National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Honouring National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Dear members,  After nearly ten years of commemorating Orange Shirt Day, I’m pleased the federal government has declared September 30 as the very first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This designated holiday is a day to…

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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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SGEU celebrates Multiculturalism Day

SGEU celebrates Multiculturalism Day

Dear members, June 27 is Multiculturalism Day, a day for celebrating diversity in our communities and our union. SGEU and its Human Rights and Equity Committee are committed to embracing the differences within our membership and working…

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SGEU stands with Treaty 4 and Cowessess First Nation

SGEU stands with Treaty 4 and Cowessess First Nation

Dear members,  We are deeply saddened by the news of the discovery of at least 600 unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School. On behalf of SGEU, our thoughts are with the people of Treaty 4, Cowessess…

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SGEU celebrates Pride Month

SGEU celebrates Pride Month

June is Pride Month across Saskatchewan! This month is a time to celebrate two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and pansexual (2SLGBTQIAP+) communities, and recognize the hard work and sacrifices of queer…

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A message from the Indigenous Vice-President

A message from the Indigenous Vice-President

To my fellow Indigenous and non-Indigenous members, My name is Hali Topinka, and last month I became SGEU’s Indigenous Vice-President – the first person ever elected to this new role. I envisioned my first message to you being…

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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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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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#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 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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