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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…

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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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Election results from your 2022 Convention

Election results from your 2022 Convention

Congratulations to the following members of our union who were elected to serve two-year terms representing SGEU: • President – Tracey Sauer • NUPGE Vice-President – Mark Wells • NUPGE Vice-President Alternate…

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SGEU calls on Cumberland/Parkland Colleges Coalition Board  to consult with and involve stakeholders prior to  proceeding with merger plans

SGEU calls on Cumberland/Parkland Colleges Coalition Board to consult with and involve stakeholders prior to proceeding with merger plans

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) is calling on the Cumberland and Parkland Regional Colleges Coalition Board to immediately pause their plan to merge the two Colleges until they hold consultations to provide…

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SGEU responds to 2022 Budget

SGEU responds to 2022 Budget

SGEU members are dedicated professionals who take pride in providing services and supporting Saskatchewan’s residents. “The budget announced today is short on assistance to individuals and to families who have been struggling the…

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Health care provider unions denounce Premier Scott Moe's move to extend emergency order

Health care provider unions denounce Premier Scott Moe's move to extend emergency order

The Saskatchewan government’s extension of the provincial emergency order demonstrates how deeply out of touch they are with the reality facing health care workers, according to CUPE 5430, SEIU-West, and SGEU who represent Saskatchewan…

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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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Government must rethink abrupt, inconsistent proof-of-vaccination requirement for liquor stores

Government must rethink abrupt, inconsistent proof-of-vaccination requirement for liquor stores

 A hasty decision by the provincial government has put unnecessary stress on retail liquor store workers throughout the province and created an unfair double standard in the industry, according to SGEU. The province had previously listed…

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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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“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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