The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour represents over 100,000 members, from 37 national and international unions. Our affiliate membership belongs to over 500 locals across Saskatchewan and represents dozens of communities. We strive to improve working people's lives throughout the province, whether organized or unorganized, and regardless of affiliation to the Federation. The SFL serves as Saskatchewan's "voice of working people" in speaking on local, provincial, national, and even international issues. We support the principles of social unionism and struggle for social and economic justice for all.
Just some of the issues on which the Federation continues to provide advocacy include occupational health and safety, pensions, labour standards, the minimum wage, equal pay for women, and childcare. Of course, the SFL also plays a role on the national and international stage, participating in the debate on such issues as human rights, poverty, medicare, the growing gap between the rich and the poor, and homophobia, to name a few.
Canadian Labour Congress
The Canadian Labour Congress is the largest labour organization in Canada, bringing together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community-based labour councils to represent more than 3 million workers across the country.
National Union of Public and General Employees
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and 3 affiliate unions. Taken together we are one of the largest unions in Canada. Most of our 390,000 members work to deliver public services of every kind to the citizens of their home provinces. We also have a large and growing number of members who work for private businesses.
Our mission as a national union is to:
- monitor provincial and federal labour laws and developments
- analyse restructuring of social programs and public services
- report on and contribute to legislation affecting the workplace
- give our members a national presence through participation in the Canadian Labour Congress and internationally through Public Services International
- develop and share successful bargaining strategies with our component unions
- contribute to a national framework of services and solidarity to benefit all Canadian workers.
Saskatoon and District Labour Council
Founded in 1909 as the Saskatoon Trades and Labour Council, the present Saskatoon and District Labour Council (SDLC) is chartered by the Canadian Labour Congress and is affiliated to the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.
The SDLC currently represents over 23,000 members from 40 different union locals. Our members work in government, mining, retail, health and educations to name a few.