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SGEU's Save Our Stores campaign brings fight to save public liquor stores to legislature

Photo: SGEU President Tracey Sauer speaks at a rally organized by the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour on October 27, 2022. Saskatchewan residents support saving SLGA…

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SFL statement of solidarity with SGEU members at public liquor stores

SFL statement of solidarity with SGEU members at public liquor stores

Photo: Saskatchewan Federation of Labour President Lori Johb leads a rallying cry of solidarity at a rally at the Legislature on October 27, 2022. The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour and Saskatchewan’s labour movement stands in…

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Statement from SGEU President on government decision to privatize remaining public liquor stores

Statement from SGEU President on government decision to privatize remaining public liquor stores

I have spent the last few days in a state of shock and total sadness. I know I am not alone. Many of us are feeling disbelief and anger, but no one more than the SGEU members who learned suddenly this week that they are losing their jobs over…

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Growth for everyone? SGEU challenges the claim in today’s Throne Speech

Growth for everyone? SGEU challenges the claim in today’s Throne Speech

Photo caption: Bob Stadnichuk, SGEU Vice-President and representative from the SLGA bargaining unit is interviewed by Allison Bamford of CTV News Regina. Today’s Throne Speech is titled Growth that Works for…

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Reflections on SGEU's trip to Northern Saskatchewan

Reflections on SGEU's trip to Northern Saskatchewan

On September 25, SGEU President Tracey Sauer, Retail Regulatory Sector Vice-President Ralph Rathgeber, Indigenous Vice-President Hali Topinka, and Communications Officer Ellen Paulley embarked on a road trip to Northern Saskatchewan. Over the…

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Message from Hali Topinka, on Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Message from Hali Topinka, on Day of Truth and Reconciliation

When people think about getting another statutory holiday, they may be excited by the prospect of getting a whole day off to go shopping, catch up on their shows, or enjoy those final days of warm weather at the lake.  …

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President’s Message on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

President’s Message on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A Word from your President and your Union Day of Truth and Reconciliation is important to all Canadians. It brings awareness and provides recognition and understanding of the devastating impact of residential schools. We have been lobbying the…

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SGEU calendar contest

SGEU calendar contest

How to enter Create an original drawing on 8.5 x 11-inch paper that responds to the question: What would you like to be when you grow up? Mail or drop off the entry to the SGEU head office at 1011 Devonshire Drive, Regina, SK S4X 2X4 by…

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Labour Day social media draw

Labour Day social media draw

*CONTEST CLOSED* Thank you to everyone who participated! Congratulations to Ashley Chambers who was the random draw winner! Enter our Labour Day social media draw (begins Sept. 2 at 12:00 P.M. CST) for your chance to win a prize pack that…

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Bringing you the good things in life

Bringing you the good things in life

A Labour Day message from SGEU President Tracey Sauer As the summer winds down and the hustle and bustle of fall approaches, I am always grateful for Labour Day. It reminds us that many of the things we enjoy over the summer…

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Get to know Tracey Sauer, our SGEU President

Get to know Tracey Sauer, our SGEU President

Hello, I am Tracy Sauer, President of SGEU. I come from Kelvington, Saskatchewan, where I was the former mayor of Kelvington prior to becoming the President of SGEU in 2021. I have been re-elected in 2022 for a two-year term, which I'm very…

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A message from Hali Topinka, Indigenous Vice-President

A message from Hali Topinka, Indigenous Vice-President

[TW: Mentions of Residential Schools, Colonization] Seven years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) called on the Roman Catholic Church to apologize for the role they played in the residential school system. On Monday, Pope…

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SGEU statement on reproductive rights

SGEU statement on reproductive rights

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned a landmark precedent set 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade and ruled against the constitutional right to access safe and legal abortion care. This not only jeopardizes the reproductive…

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

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 (now the Assembly of First Nations) and the Royal Commission on…

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SGEU dismayed government voted against paid sick days

SGEU dismayed government voted against paid sick days

Nearly one year ago, I wrote to Don Morgan, Minister for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, calling for legislated paid sick days for all workers in Saskatchewan. I did this because workers should not have to make the choice of going to work…

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SGEU stands in solidarity with Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people

SGEU stands in solidarity with Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people

Trigger warning: This post discusses the topic of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. If you are affected by this conversation and require immediate emotional support, the National MMIWG crisis line is available…

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