The Community Services Sector (CSS) is compiled of approximately 800 members in a total of 35 bargaining units across Saskatchewan. The CSS provides a wide array of services to the members of the community.
Although it’s been more than a month since the gathering in Ottawa for the Community Service Workers conference, many are still excited about how positive an experience it was.
You all do incredible work, and it was both gratifying and inspiring to hear how willing you are to continue working together to tackle the huge challenges facing our communities.
I’ve attached a link to the final report from the conference. I hope it will keep the issues fresh in your mind and inspire you to think about the things we’re going to accomplish in the new year.
One of the things we’re already working on is a website that will help all spread the word far and wide about how diverse and vital are the services that you provide.
During the conference, many of you graciously took a few minutes to talk on camera about the work you do. We now have some great material, but we can always use more. So I’m asking that each of you invites a colleague to agree to do a similar video interview. We’ll coordinate with your Component to take care of all the logistics; we just need you to provide the name and contact information of somebody who’d like to add her or his voice to our campaign.
Please ask them to contact Andy Pedersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-710-6743.
I’d wish you a happy and relaxing holiday season, but I know that for many of you, this is the time of year when your work is the most difficult and demanding. So instead, I’ll wish you good health and good cheer and offer heartfelt thanks for all that you do.
You truly are at the heart of your communities.
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)
The SGEU Community Services Sector has a, no-cost Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefit through American Income Life Insurance Company (AIL in Canada). This benefit covers all members in the Community Services Sector, as well as added benefit coverage for spouses/partners and dependent children under the age of 19.
Members who return the response card will be contacted by an AIL representative to arrange a convenient time to deliver the no-cost benefits and explain additional supplemental insurance programs that are available to the member. For more FAQ`s click here.
AIL, in business for over 25 years in Canada, is a 100% union insurance company dedicated to working families.
To fill in your beneficiary response card, go to: www.ailife.com/benefits/sgorb
Missing: Carolyn Burnett, Bronwyn Wyatt, Lorena Urquiza
This year the Community-Based Organization (CBO) Workers’ Conference, held in Regina, was attended by 35 members from SEIU-West and SGEU. Those in attendance were presented with information about the most recent Union activity related to their sector.
Conference attendees, Andrea Schad and Trish Patey, stood up in front of their peers and presented their compelling work experiences through the ‘CBO Live Talks’ format.
Recently recognized by Prince Albert, Saskatoon, North Battleford and Estevan
For a printable version click here
Shelley Mandin bargaining chair of the Battlefords Trade and Education Centre (BTEC) bargaining unit presents a cheque for $500 to Mona Leece, BTEC executive director from SGEU’s CSS sector. The cheque is for BTEC's building fund. BTEC is building a new facility to bring two programs in to one building to better serve clients. BTEC runs day programs for adults with intellectual disabilities
Click here for CSS contracts (collective agreements)
324 Mount Royal Place
Regina, SK S4T 7X9
Phone: (306) 761-2607
Click here for the Community Services Sector Bylaws.
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