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Labour Day BBQ – Saskatoon

SDLC Labour Day 2015 PosterLabour Day is about recognizing the contributions of workers and unions to the well-being of our communities and country. The Labour Council organizes the BBQ to celebrate community spirit and to renew our commitment to improving and strengthening the way of life for all people.

In 2014, 2000 hamburgers and 1500 hotdogs were cooked and served; 2000 bananas and 2000 juice boxes were handed out. It is an event the community enjoys and looks forward to. Hundreds of people attended and enjoyed last year’s event.

Volunteers are vital to the success of this event. If you would like to volunteer, please register at the Volunteer Registration table at Victoria Park (near Riversdale Pool) on Monday September 7, 2015.

Related printable PDF documents:

SDLC Labour Day 2015 Poster

Labour Day BBQ Volunteer Registration Form

 

 

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2015 Saskatoon & District Labour Council AGM

Expression of interests forms are now being accepted for the upcoming Saskatoon & District Labour Council (SDLC) Annual General Meeting which will be taking place on February 6 and 7, 2015 at the Heritage Inn.

SEIU-West will be sending four members to this event and will cover registration costs, lost wages and all expenses for the individuals who are selected to attend.

If you are interested in attending and are an SEIU-West member in good standing who lives in the SDLC area, we ask that you fill out the Expression of Interest form and send it by email to Barbara Cape or by fax to 306-652-1392 no later than January 23, 2015, please include “SDLC AGM” in the subject line.

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Saskatoon & District Labour Council: Summer Snack Program

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Day of Mourning Event List 2014 – Saskatchewan

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President’s Message: Labour Day 2013

Normally in this article, I talk about the outside forces that are influencing our work, our communities and our lives. Whether it’s the global issues around work, politics, or labour legislation – it’s all covered in this newsletter. But I want to look inward, towards the members that drive this union and continue to work to make this organization better and stronger.

As I write this, we have just had our first Executive Board meeting since the June Convention. We have five new Board members who stepped up and let their name stand for election. They are joining the current Executive Board members who have been guiding the work of the union for the last few years. Your Executive Board works to ensure that your dues become monies securely invested, that we are doing everything we can to operate this union within our means, and that we are being proactive in anticipating members’ needs and the issues that affect you.

Beyond the Executive Board, we have numerous Unit Executive members and Shop Stewards throughout the province. These are the members who see you at work everyday and work on your behalf to ensure that the employer is meeting the terms of the collective agreement, that you are treated fairly at work and that you have access to support and resources from your union.

In addition to these smart and savvy member leaders, you have SEIU-West staff throughout this province that defend and support existing members as well as recruit new members every day of the year. They educate, arbitrate, negotiate and help to agitate so that the needs and voices of SEIU-West
members are not ignored or marginalized.

As we celebrate Labour Day this September, let’s salute the working men and women of this province that keep us moving forward. I want you to join me in recognizing the network of union staff and activists who have worked so hard to make this union better for you and for all SEIU-West members.

We still have miles to go to make improvements, but working together, we can make SEIU-West a more perfect union.

Solidarity Brothers and Sisters, for the union makes us strong!

 

Click on the links below for your nearest Labour Day Event:

Labour Day BBQ in the Park – Saskatoon

Annual Labour Day Family Picnic – Regina

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SDLC Summer Snack Program – Job Posting

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Expression of Interest Form Due: Labour Community Advocate Training

The Labour Community Advocate Training is sponsored through the partnership between the Saskatoon United Way and Area and the Labour movement.

It is a 9 week course starting Wednesday January 30, 2013 and is offered in Saskatoon.

This course is designed to provide activists with information about community resources and services in order for members to provide appropriate referrals to workers facing workplace, personal or family issues.

SEIU-West will sponsor the enrolment fee for four (4) delegates to attend.

However, members must attend on their own time as no lost wages or honouraria will be provided

If you are interested in this training opportunity, please fill out the SEIU-West Expression of Interest Form as well as the Labour Community Advocate Training Registration Form and send both completed forms by January 14, 2013 to the attention of:

Judy Denniss
Chair, SEIU-West Education Committee

200 – 747 46th Street West
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 6A1

For more information, you can download the PDFs of the brochure and the poster linked below:

2013 Labour Community Advocate Brochure

2013 Labour Community Advocate Training Poster

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CURC/CLC Pre-Retirement Course

Are you thinking about retiring in the next 10 years? If so, this course is a must for you and your spouse or partner.

Can you afford to retire? Are you concerned about health issues? Wonder what you will do with your free time? Do you wonder how leaving your workplace will affect your family and friends?

This course is presented by retirees who have tackled those questions and a lot more in their lives.

To register by October 19th, please call Saskatoon and District Labour Council at 306.384.0303.

For more information, click on the link below to download the printable PDF poster regarding this course:

Pre-Retirement Course November 2012

Participant Letter November 2012

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CURC/CLC Pre-Retirement Course

Are you thinking about retiring in the next 10 years? If so, this course is a must for you and your spouse or partner.

Can you afford to retire? Are you concerned about health issues? Wonder what you will do with your free time? Do you wonder how leaving your workplace will affect your family and friends?

This course is presented by retirees who have tackled those questions and a lot more in their lives.

To register by October 19th, please call Saskatoon and District Labour Council at 306.384.0303.

For more information, click on the link below to download the printable PDF poster regarding this course:

Pre-Retirement Course November 2012

Participant Letter Nov 2012

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President’s message: 2012 Civic Elections

Across Saskatchewan, towns and cities are preparing for the municipal elections on October 24… a lot of us don’t really pay attention to these elections…but we SHOULD!

If you flush your toilet, or drive on the streets in your community or pay taxes on your house – you should care. Our water, our roads, and our property taxes are governed by our city and town councils. Our schools (whether public or separate) are governed by school boards who are having elections at the same time.

Let’s face it, municipal and school board elections aren’t nearly as polarizing or riveting as provincial or federal elections, but the decisions made in the city hall or the school board office impact us and our families more closely than provincial or federal politics.

The great thing about this municipal election cycle is that we have two of our very own SEIU-West members taking the challenge of running for municipal election: Sandy Weyland, a LPN at the Humboldt Hospital and a member of the SEIU-West Executive Board is running for city council in Humboldt; and James Ford, who works at Extendicare Preston in Saskatoon, is running in Ward 5 in Saskatoon. It takes a lot of courage and dedication to run for city council – no matter where you are in the province. Most of the people running for election are running because they want to make a difference in their city or town for their neighbours, friends and community.

There’s a responsibility to show up and vote: whether you want a new stadium in Regina or better pest control in Swift Current; whether you want to see the Victoria St. bridge replaced in Saskatoon or an affordable housing program in Moose Jaw… these are issues that we can all relate to.

Other people you might want to hear about: Deb Higgins is running for Mayor of Moose Jaw – yes, THAT Deb Higgins. She’s been a good friend to SEIU-West members across the province, no matter what sector you work in. And Ann Iwanchuk is running in Ward 3 in Saskatoon and is a CUPE staff rep who has worked hard on civic issues that impact members working on the West side of Saskatoon.

The Labour Councils have also worked hard in identifying issues that matter to workers and their families and information can be obtained from them as follows:

• Saskatoon and District Labour Council- link to their website at www.saskatoondlc.ca and click on the Municipal Matters button;

• Regina and District Labour Council – contact Shobna Rodons, spradons@sasktel.net or telephone 306-530-7826;

• Humboldt and District Labour Council, – contact Sharon Cameron, sharon.cameron@sasktel.net or 306-231-7377;

• Moose Jaw and District Labour Council contact President Stacy Landin staceylandin@sasktel.net.

Municipalities matter – infrastructure (water/roads/sewers/rec facilities) matter – our communities matter! And providing these services through public services will keep your taxes in your community and not in private corporation’s hands.

Whether you are in Humboldt, or Saskatoon, or Regina, or Swift Current or Estevan – you need to get out to vote on October 24!

We have provided a link on our website so that you can find out where to vote. Vote in the advance polls or vote on October 24 – but whatever you do, you need to VOTE!!!

For civic election information please visit the following links (in alphabetical order):

• In Estevan www.estevan.ca/

• In Humboldt http://cityofhumboldt.ca/default.aspx

• In Moose Jaw www.moosejaw.ca/?service=election-areas

• In Regina www.regina.ca/residents/elections/polling-stations/

• In Saskatoon www.saskatoon.ca/CITY%20COUNCIL/Elections/Pages/WheretoVote.aspx

• In Swift Current www.swiftcurrent.ca/city_hall.php?name=Sections&cp=viewarticle&artid=450

• In Weyburn http://city.weyburn.sk.ca/

If you reside in another town/city location, please visit the home page of the town/city website for additional information.

 

 

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