News Bulletins

February 20, 2014

On Saturday February 15th, The Regina and District Labour Council (RDLC) held their Diversity Recognized Equity Conference at the SGEU Hall in Regina. The conference was well-attended by members of SGEU, UNIFOR and SEIU-West.

Guest speakers included Environmental Activist, Susan Deranger; First Nations Women Researcher, Wendy Whitebear; Community Activist, Reverend Flor Linantud and Disabilities Spokesperson, Mike Richter.

February 07, 2014

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour issued the following statement and news release on February 6, 2014, after Premier Brad Wall appealed to the Federal Government to strip working people at CN of their constitutional rights. 

January 28, 2014

An iconic figure in the labour movement and the man behind the banjo who brought us - "Solidarity Forever" - the song SGEU delegates sing to wrap-up every annual convention, passed away on January 27th at the age of 94.

His memory will be celebrated at this year's convention. View his obituary, below.

Obituary: Pete Seeger May 3,1919- Jan 27, 2014

January 16, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Brother Doug Taylor passed away Monday, January 13, 2014.  Doug was a long-time SGEU activist and staff member.  He was the unofficial SGEU historian.  In the early 1980s, he wrote For Dignity, Equality and Justice:  A History of SGEU.  He worked in Social Services during the Devine era, and was active in SGEU as a member of the Provincial Executive.

January 14, 2014

A government decision to call for proposals to contract out services in Saskatchewan correctional facilities will lead to higher costs and reduced safety, according to SGEU.

“Costs escalate when private contractors take over government services, because businesses need to make a profit,” according to SGEU President Bob Bymoen.

November 29, 2013

From the Canadian Labour Congress: 

November 20, 2013

The SGEU Education Department is geared up for an exciting 2014 Year! 

Our department is making several changes that are designed to reach thousands of members.  We are rebranding our Education website (classroom.sgeu.org) and course materials to model our online interactive new member orientation program. You will begin to see more and more of "Marty" and "Christine,” our new Education avatars, online as well as in our printed  materials. 

November 07, 2013

Congratulations to the following SGEU members, or their dependants, on receiving scholarships to pursue post-secondary studies, provided by the Regina Public Service Local 1101:

Kassandra Haughton, $1000 Keith Jackson Memorial Scholarship, Certificate in Public and Project Management.

Lyla Phillips, $1000 Anna Mnushkin Memorial Scholarship, Bachelor of Education

Jenny Wei Zhang (above, right), $1000 John Wolkowski Memorial Scholarship, Bachelor of Business Administration

November 05, 2013

November 6th is Community Service Workers Appreciation day in Saskatchewan.

SGEU would like to thank its members working in community-based organizations for all of their hard work and dedication; delivering much-needed care to the most vulnerable people in society.  

To learn more about SGEU's Community Services Sector, visit: www.sgeu.org/css

October 28, 2013

October 27 - November 3, 2013 was recently declared "Health Care Providers Week" in Saskatchewan.

Health Care Providers work daily to care for you and your family in your communities. They are a very important part of the health care team and ensure high quality care to residents and patients. 

October 24, 2013

The privatization of our province’s public liquor stores has begun.  Earlier this year, the Sask. Party government announced that four new private liquor stores would be licensed – two in Saskatoon and two in Regina.

This reckless privatization will hurt Saskatchewan families and communities.  Profits from liquor sales help fund schools, hospitals, roads, long-term care homes, parks, and much more.  Now profits will be siphoned off to private owners and corporate interests.

We need to take action to stop the privatization of liquor sales.

October 17, 2013

Congratulations to Jeff Herzberger on finding the hidden link on SGEU's new member orientation website: www.sgeuonline.org.

Left to right: Kelly Hardy, Jeff Herzberger, Rod McCorriston

October 17, 2013

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour released the following update on its joint appeal with several other unions, including SGEU, to Bills 5, the Public Services Essential Services Act (PSESA), as well as Bill 6, which proposes  ammendments to the Trade Union Act.

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA AGREES TO HEAR CHARTER CHALLENGE OF BILLS 5 & 6

October 10, 2013
SGEU would like to congratulate those who successfully completed the four-day Unionism on Turtle Island leadership development training workshop. The course is designed to educate members on promoting equity, both in the union and workforce, with a specific focus on Aboriginal history and rights.
September 23, 2013

Are you an enthusiastic and skilled facilitator who is passionate about helping your co-workers? SGEU is recruiting volunteer facilitators and we’d like YOU to join our program team!

September 19, 2013

SGEU is proud to support Saskatchewan families participating in the Saskatchewan Riding Clubs Association (SRCA) provincial finals taking place in Moose Jaw from September 27-29 at the Golden Mile Arena.

The SRCA provides opportunities for people of all ages to compete in a variety of horseback riding events, including a particular focus on the youth and entry level riders, which has attributed to their success over the years.

September 18, 2013

Our communications team is looking for SGEU members to be the face of our union. We want photos - for our website, posters, pamphlets, ads, and billboards.

SGEU's award-winning public campaigns have been successful because we have showcased individual SGEU members, who work hard to make our union and our province strong.

We want members from all regions of the province and from different workplaces and occupations. We always welcome members of equity-seeking groups.

September 10, 2013

SGEU has recently partnered up with Next Up Saskatchewan, a progressive youth leadership training program focusing on environmental and social justice issues.

Sarina Gersher shares her experience in the program:

Next Up: Strengthening Saskatchewan's Community

August 16, 2013

Large areas of northern Saskatchewan are currently without wildfire detection services, placing families and communities at risk as the fire hazard grows, according to SGEU.

Fire towers are being dismantled as government moves to an automated video surveillance system, but video cameras have not yet been installed to replace human observers, leaving areas without adequate detection services.