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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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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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Saskatchewan's frontline workers call on government to protect vital services

Saskatchewan's frontline workers call on government to protect vital services

SASKATCHEWAN – Today, unions representing more than 113,000 Saskatchewan workers collectively call on the Government of Saskatchewan and Premier Scott Moe to immediately mandate the recommendations of the province’s Chief Medical…

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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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SGEU calls on provincial government to recognize September 30 as the Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Saskatchewan

SGEU calls on provincial government to recognize September 30 as the Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) is calling on the provincial government to commit to recognizing September 30 as the Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Saskatchewan at the earliest opportunity. In June…

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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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Making health care workers scapegoats no way to manage COVID-19 pandemic

Making health care workers scapegoats no way to manage COVID-19 pandemic

For Immediate Release Three unions representing health care providers in Saskatchewan – SGEU, CUPE and SEIU-West – are angry and disappointed by the Sask Party government’s decision to impose an emergency order that will…

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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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