SGEU asking for appointment of mediator in stalled contract talks

SGEU asking for appointment of mediator in stalled contract talks

Feb 7, 2024 | 4:55pm
The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) faces a challenging impasse in negotiations with the Government of Saskatchewan, impacting the largest bargaining unit, Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE). The current collective bargaining agreement expired on September 30, 2022, and after over a year of talks, SGEU expresses disappointment at the government’s reluctance to negotiate fair […]

Public service unions come together to ask Sask. government to follow recommendations

Jan 20, 2022 | 1:25pm

Unions representing 113,000 workers within the province are coming together to ask for protection for vital services. The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) , Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN), Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU), and the Service Employees International Union West (SEIU-West) collectively […]

SGEU renews call for paid sick days in Saskatchewan

Jun 2, 2021 | 1:15pm

Labour Minister Don Morgan has a letter on his desk from the new president of the SGEU. Tracey Sauer has written the letter asking Morgan and the government to bring in legislated paid sick days for all Saskatchewan workers. Sauer says we have seen during the pandemic that people have had to stay home for […]

Tracey Sauer named new president of SGEU

May 5, 2021 | 12:23pm

The SGEU has its first new president in a long-time. Tracey Sauer was elected as leader at the organization’s first-ever virtual convention as she takes over from Bob Bymoen (Beamon) who retired after nearly 20 years in the position. Sauer has been a union activist and outspoken advocate for healthcare workers for over 35 years. […]

SGEU calls for paid sick leave on National Day of Mourning

Apr 28, 2021 | 7:40am

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) is taking a moment on Wednesday to recognize the National Day of Mourning. SGEU Acting President Roseann Strelezki said April 28 is an opportunity for people to remember those who have been killed, injured or become sick while on the job. Strelezki said this year they are […]

COVID-19 outbreak at Regina Correctional Centre is growing

Apr 14, 2021 | 5:58pm

The outbreak of COVID-19 at the Regina jail has reportedly almost doubled in size. The SGEU says numbers on Wednesday show 115 inmates and 20 staff have tested positive.  That compares to 57 inmates and 13 staff on Tuesday. The union wants  inmates, correctional workers and those working at young offender facilities to be prioritized […]

SGEU is latest group to criticize province’s vaccine rollout plan

Apr 13, 2021 | 2:22pm

COVID-19 cases at the Regina jail are getting high again prompting yet another call from the SGEU public service bargaining unit for the government to include all essential frontline workers and first responders in a rollout plan that they say is driven by political ideology instead of expert medical advice. Spokesperson Barry Nowoselsky says corrections […]

Serious COVID-19 outbreak at Regina Correctional Centre

Dec 31, 2020 | 2:33pm

The SGEU says the Regina jail has been hit with a COVID-19 outbreak that could hit them as hard as one at the Saskatoon jail. The union says there are 60 inmates who have been infected to go along with three staff.  The Ministry of Corrections says that number is a little high as they […]