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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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“It’s time to call in the military to help our overwhelmed hospitals,” say Alberta health care unions

“It’s time to call in the military to help our overwhelmed hospitals,” say Alberta health care unions

EDMONTON – The leaders of Alberta’s largest health care unions are calling on Premier Jason Kenney to ask the federal government to immediately deploy the military, the Red Cross, and all other available medical resources from…

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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 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 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 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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SGEU supports protecting public institutions

SGEU supports protecting public institutions

Everyone should have access to a good education. But Canada’s post-secondary institutions have been under attack for decades, making school more expensive, academic jobs more precarious, and causing important courses to be cut from lack of…

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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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