We want to  thank the over 150 SEIU-West members who entered our Labour Day contest.

This contest was so popular, we decided to double the amount of prizes from three to six!

We drew for five $25 Co-Op gift cards from the pool of members who got all six questions right and the grand prize winner of a $50 Co-Op gift card was drawn from the group of people who got all six questions AND the bonus question correct.

The answers to the questions were:

TRUE:  Unions were created by workers that wanted better working conditions.
TRUE:  Unions fought for and won Maternity and Parental Leave.

Unions fought for and won equal pay for equal work in workplaces, regardless of gender.

(There’s still lots of work to do to achieve gender equality in the workplace. Check out the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Gender Equality issues page for more resources.)

TRUE:  Vacation pay exists because of unions’ fight for paid days off.
TRUE:   Workers in Saskatchewan recently fought for and won interpersonal violence leave. This allows 5 paid and 5 unpaid days away from work to access supports or relocate to a new home.
FALSE: Unions have no further goals, our workplaces are perfect.
Bonus MRC question:


Other acceptable answers were:


Saskatoon Office: 306-652-1011

Moose Jaw Office: 306-693-7922

Swift Current Office: 306-773-2536

Our Grand Prize Winner, who got both questions right is...

Phyllis C from Wigmore Hospital

And our other prize winners are...

Lorine B from Central Butte Regency Hospital

Leann H from Saskatoon City Hospital

Janadine A from Royal University Hospital

Nicole B from Humboldt and District Health Complex

Samantha H from Gardiner Park Childcare


We hope you all enjoyed your Labour Day!

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