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Looking back, marching forward - Women's March January 20,2018

posted Jan 11, 2018, 10:49 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 5:59 AM ]

Women's March Canada - Regina would like to acknowledge that Regina is on the traditional territory of the Métis peoples.In addition to being in the homeland of the Metis, Regina is in Treaty 4 and on the traditional Territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dakota and Lakota people. We keep this acknowledgment at the forefront of our events and thank the Métis peoples for allowing us to gather.

Our mission: Inspiring, uniting and leading the charge for the advancement of women across Canada.

WE MARCH AGAIN~ in solidarity with women and human rights groups from across the world we will be marching again to show that the progress made in 2017 was not enough. There is still so much work to do to protect and advance the rights of women, and the rights of all vulnerable citizens in our country.

Women’s organizations in Regina with the organizers of last year’s Women’s March invite you to save the date for a timely conversation about women’s issues and practical tools for community organizing and lobbying in Regina.

Date: Saturday, January 20
Time: 10:00 am

Starting/ending point: YWCA Regina 1940 McIntyre Street
9:45-10:00    gather at the YWCA
10:00-10:45  March
10:45-1:00    gather back at the YWCA for cookies, coffee & hot chocolate and learn more about several of the support services in Regina

Additional Information regarding the Women's March across Canada can also be found at:  

December 6, 2017 National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Woment

posted Dec 4, 2017, 1:59 PM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 5:31 AM ]

December 6 is the National day of Remembrance & Action on the Violence Against Women, it is a day when we remember the 14 Women who were brutally murdered in 1989 at L'Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.  They died because they were women. This day was established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada and represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society.

The CLC (Canadian Labour Congress is hosting a vigil at St. Paul's Cathedral Hall, 1861 McIntyre Street in Regina to remember those 14 young women.

In addition the SFL (Saskatchewan Federation of Labour) together with Unifor members will be selling limited edition Burgundy Sparkle earrings from Hillberg & Berk with proceeds going directly to support survivors of domestic violence through the Provincial Association of Transitional Houses & Services of Saskatchewan.  From 11:45 - 1:00 at the Pioneer Kiosk on the 2nd floor of SaskTel Head office these earrings will be available for purchase.

Local 3 to Merge with Local 1-S

posted Aug 14, 2017, 9:02 AM by Gail Sawatzky

Thank you to all the members of Local 1-S for taking the time to attend a meeting and vote to accept Local 3 members into the Local.

The merger agreement will be finalized and submitted to the National Union for approval.  Once approval has been given we will be working on the logistics of how the members will be integrated into the local.

Welcome Local 3 members!

Ratification Vote to accept Local 3 Members - August 8 & 9, 2017

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:12 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Aug 1, 2017, 7:52 AM ]

Traditionally the SaskTel Bargaining Unit has been made up of members from three separate Unifor Locals:  Local 1-S (Regina, Yorkton and district); Local 2-S (Saskatoon, North Battleford, Prince Albert & their districts); and Local 3 (Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Estevan, Weyburn and their districts).  Local 3 is the smaller of the three locals and their members have recently decided it is in their best interest to join with another local and have voted in favour of joining with Local 1-S.

In order for Local 3 to join Local 1-S the members will have to vote in favour of the merger.  Meeting will be held on August 8 & 9 to discuss the plan for the merger and will allow time for members to ask questions about any concerns they may have.  

See the schedule below for the time and locations of the ratification votes - members must be in attendance at the meeting to vote on the acceptance of Local 3 members into our Local in accordance with the Unifor Constitution. 
 Date     Location Time
 Tues, August 8, 2017 17-2220 Northridge Drive, SaskatoonMeeting: 12:00 - 12:15
Voting: 12:15 - 1:15
 Tues, August 8, 2017    Ramada, YorktonMeeting: 6:30 - 6:45
Voting: 6:45 - 7:45
 Wed, August 9, 2017    2nd Floor Auditorium Head Office, 2121 Sask Drive, ReginaMeeting: 12:00 - 12:15
Voting: 12:15 - 1:15
 Wed, August 9, 2017     3525 Pasqua Street, ReginaMeeting:  6:30 - 6:45
Voting: 6:45 - 8:00

SFL Convention - October 18 - 20, 2017

posted Jul 5, 2017, 10:46 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 12:30 PM ]

The SFL (Saskatchewan Federation of Labour) Annual Convention is being held October 18 - 20, 2017 in Saskatoon.  Our Local is entitled to 19 delegates to attend the conference and a motion was made at the June general meeting to send interested executive members and members of the equity committees (including Women's, Pride, Aboriginal, and Youth).  

Members interested in attending the conference can express their interest by emailing secretary@uniforlocal1s.ca.  

Local 1-S Family Picnic - June 7, 2017

posted May 18, 2017, 1:40 PM by Gail Sawatzky

The Annual Picnic is being held on Wednesday June 7, 2017 from 4:30 - 6:45pm at the IPSCO Industrial Park on Armour Road in Regina

All members of Local 1-S are invited to attend and enjoy a burger, hot dog or smokie at the park.

There will be games for the kids and something new this year - we will be renting a Bouncy Castle!!

Please join us!!

Stand up for Saskatchewan Rally - May 24, 2017

posted May 16, 2017, 10:36 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 12:39 PM ]

Local 1-S will be joining SGEU and OwnIt Campaign to stand up and fight back against the initiatives this government have taken against the people of Saskatchewan.

Government has squandered the province’s finances on over-priced consultants, shady land deals, and costly megaprojects. Now it is trying to force Saskatchewan people to pay for their financial mistakes. Here’s just a few of the actions government is taking that will hurt Saskatchewan families and communities:
Demanding a 3.5 per cent public service cut
Firing government cleaners and contracting out their work
Privatizing public services in areas like Justice, Highways, food services in Correctional centres and young offender facilities
Selling off the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC)
Cutting funding to libraries, post-secondary institutes, municipalities
Raising sales taxes, which hurts low and middle income families most
Taxing kids clothes, and restaurant meals
All the while – giving away millions through new corporate tax cuts
The sale of any portion of SaskTel under the Bill 40 legislation
The sale of any of our Crown corporations
Join us to say ‘NO’ to government’s austerity agenda!

If you would like to take part in this rally please log into the Membership Database, scroll to the bottom of your home page and fill in the required details.

Forward any questions to may24rally@uniforlocal1s.ca

Upcoming Rallies & Other Events

posted Apr 3, 2017, 11:49 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 3:41 PM ]

There are several rallies and actions being planned to tell the government the people of Saskatchewan are not in favour of the don’t want public service cuts, rollbacks and privatization!  This page will be updated as events become known.  Please check the Facebook page for information on upcoming activities.

 Date     ActivityLocation Information
 Sat Nov 4, 2017  Profits Before People Party   TCU Place - 35-22nd St East
 FaceBook Event
 Fri Oct 27, 2017
5:00 - 7:00
 SaskCrowns at the Rider Game Mosaic Stadium
 FaceBook Event
 Wed Oct 25, 2017
11:30 - 12:45
 Rally to Reverse the Cuts   Royal Sask Museum to the
 Saskatchewan Legislature
 Facebook Event
Member Sign up to attend
 Sat October 21, 2017
12:00 - 5:00
 Protect the Crowns Petition Blitz - Part II SGEU - 1011 Devonshire Drive
North, Regina
 FaceBook Event
 Sat October 14, 2017
12:00 - 5:00
 Protect the Crowns Petition Blitz - Part I SGEU - 1011 Devonshire Drive
North, Regina
 Facebook Event
  Fri October 13, 2017
11:15 - 11:45 
 Rally - at Warren Michelson's Office   326 B High Street West
Moose Jaw
 FaceBook Post
 Mon Sept 4, 2017   Labour Day March  Royal Sask Museum to the
Saskatchewan Legislature
 FaceBook Event
 Thurs Aug 24, 2017
12:00 pm
 Rally - Stand Up for Your Crowns -
Stop the Cuts
 6135 Rochdale Blvd, Regina 
 Thurs Aug 10, 2017
12:00 pm
 Hands off my Crowns! Stop the cuts! 1010 Winnipeg Street, Regina FaceBook Event
 Thurs Aug 10 -
Sun Aug 13    
Crowns Petition Blitz - At Regina Folk Festival 2190 Victoria Ave, Regina Facebook Event
 Wed June 28, 2017
12:00 pm
Stand up for your Crowns - Saskatoon Rally  315 22nd St W, Saskatoon FaceBook Event

 Thurs June 22, 2017
4:30 - 8:00pm
 Regina Day of Action - Save our School 1122 Saskatchewan Drive FaceBook Event
 Thur June 22, 2017
12:00 pm
 Stand up for your Crowns - Moose Jaw Rally 404B Lillooet St W, Moose Jaw FaceBook Event
  Mon June 5 & Tue June 6
9:00am - 4:00pm
 Fill the Room - Public Hearings w Highway Traffic Board  2400 College Ave, Regina FaceBook Event
 Sun June 4
6:00 - 8:00pm
 Stop the Cuts coalition meeting - Regina area Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre
2900 13th Ave, Regina 
 FaceBook Event
  Thurs June 1, 2017
5:00 - 9:00pm
 Protest the Premier's Dinner in Regina - Stop the Cuts Evraz Place Facebook Event
  Wed May 31, 2017  Last day of STC - #iwillrememberstc campaign various locations & events Facebook Event
 Wed May 31 - June 1, 2017 Brad Wall Welcome Party Campout Evraz Place Facebook Event
 Wed May 24, 2017
11:30 - 1:00 pm
 Rally for Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Legislature Details
  Wed April 12, 2017    
 Rally to Protest Education Cuts    Saskatchewan Legislature Facebook Event 
 Sat April 8, 2017  
12:15 - 12:45pm
 Regina Rally to Stop Bill 40  1010 Winnipeg St, Regina  Facebook Event
  Fri April 7, 2017   
7:00 - 9:00pm
  John Clarke: Fighting back Against Austerity Westminster United Church   
3025 13th Ave, Regina
 Facebook Event
 Fri April 7, 2017   
12:00 - 12:30pm
Drop Everything and Read - Support of your local Library  Your Local MLA's office    Facebook Event

Rally for Saskatchewan - Wednesday March 8, 2017

posted Feb 10, 2017, 5:56 AM by Gail Sawatzky

Show your support for public services and stand up against cuts, austerity and this government’s misplaced priorities.

Join us at the Rally!

RALLY for Saskatchewan
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Legislative Building
Regina, SK
Beginning at Noon (12:00 p.m.)

**  Local 1-S members who are interested in attending this rally are asked to contact the Union office at 306-586-7271 or email uniforlocal1s@uniforlocal1s.ca for information and details.

Day of Action - February 11, 2016

posted Feb 2, 2017, 5:49 PM by Gail Sawatzky

We would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming Saskatchewan NDP provincial day of action on Saturday, February 11, 2017 to stop the sell-off of our Crown Corporations.
We will be organizing teams of people across the province to campaign against the Sask. Party legislation that would allow them to sell-off up to 49% of our Crown Corporations without a referendum. We will have petitions that we will be taking door-to-door to collect signatures as well as leaflets to distribute.
Regina: 12:30pm at Tommy Douglas House, 1122 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK

There are plans to hold another Day of Action on March 4th in Regina the details will follow as to the specifics of that day.

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