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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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Health provider unions join forces to celebrate Licensed Practical Nurses during Nursing Week

Health provider unions join forces to celebrate Licensed Practical Nurses during Nursing Week

(SASKATCHEWAN) As Saskatchewan celebrates National Nursing Week, health care provider unions are urging the Saskatchewan government to remember and recognize one key component of the nursing team that is often overlooked – Licensed…

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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 welcomes Rikki Boté as new Executive Director

SGEU welcomes Rikki Boté as new Executive Director

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) is welcoming new Executive Director, Rikki Boté, who started in the union’s most senior management position on May 10. “I’m pleased to welcome Rikki…

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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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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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Long-serving president Bob Bymoen completes term and reflects on his time at the helm of SGEU

Long-serving president Bob Bymoen completes term and reflects on his time at the helm of SGEU

For Immediate Release Bob Bymoen, long-time president of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU), did not seek re-election for the position he has held for almost 20 years. Bymoen has served as president of the…

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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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SGEU calls for Health Minister to step up – or step down

SGEU calls for Health Minister to step up – or step down

As the provincial government continues to ignore repeated requests to provide vaccines and rapid testing at adult and youth correctional facilities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among staff and offenders, the SGEU Public…

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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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Government failing to protect correctional officers and  young offender facilities workers during third wave of pandemic

Government failing to protect correctional officers and young offender facilities workers during third wave of pandemic

For immediate release REGINA — The SGEU Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) bargaining unit is expressing renewed concern and anger at the provincial government’s continued failure to protect correctional officers and…

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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 stands with Asian communities against hate and violence

SGEU stands with Asian communities against hate and violence

This past year, Asian people in our communities and around the world have been the target of hateful rhetoric and violent attacks by racism emboldened by COVID-19. This pandemic has given those who were hiding their hate below the surface the…

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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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