Local Happenings‎ > ‎

Current Events

SaskTel Members Bargaining Information Meetings & Strike Vote

posted Jul 8, 2019, 2:37 PM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Jul 8, 2019, 2:39 PM ]

There will be meetings held starting on July 10th in Regina and in various other locations throughout the province in the following week.  You are able to attend a meeting and vote at any of the locations so if you happen to be on vacation and are closer to one of those locations please attend the meeting there.  There is no proxy voting nor advance polls it is imperative that you attend a meeting to get all the information before voting.

For the update and the dates, times and the locations of the meetings please go to - www.uniforsaskcouncil.ca this website will be updated regularly with any new information.

An FAQ document is also posted on the SaskCouncil website.

2019 Queen City Pride Parade

posted Jun 4, 2019, 11:20 AM by Gail Sawatzky

Unifor is sponsoring a float in the Queen City Pride Parade on June 15, 2019 at 12:00 in downtown Regina.

If you are interested in taking part in the parade please contact the office at 306-586-7271 or email larry.singer@sasktel.net for information and details.

For more information regarding the Queen City Pride events from June 7 - 16, 2019 go to:  https://queencitypride.ca/


2019 Annual Family Picnic - June 11, 2019

posted Jun 4, 2019, 10:04 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Jun 4, 2019, 10:22 AM ]

This year's Annual Family Picnic is being held on
Tuesday June 11 at the Turvey Centre
100 Armour Road, Regina
 (see map below)

Everyone is welcome to join us from 4:30 - 6:45
(grill will be closed at 6:30)
All members of Unifor 1-S; retirees;
SaskTel, Direct West, SecurTek, Wakamow Valley Managers, Garda World

For the kids there will be:
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Smokies
Watermelon eating Contest
Laser Tag
Bouncy Castle

For the parents & grandparents there will be:
The joy you see in the kids faces
Visiting with co-workers & friends

EVRAZ Wild Life Park and Pool

Moose Jaw - Game Night - June 1, 2019

posted May 15, 2019, 8:26 AM by Gail Sawatzky

Unifor Local 1-S is sponsoring a Game Night on Saturday June 1, 2019 at Dooleys Billiards and Lounge in Moose Jaw.

All Members of Local 1-S are welcome - bring your spouse or significant other for a small fee of $5.00

Join us for an evening of games, appetizers and beverages!!

Please RSVP to Martina by May 25, 2019 - chiefstewardmj@uniforlocal1s.ca

Solidarity Picnic and Rally - May 4, 2019

posted Apr 19, 2019, 10:07 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Apr 30, 2019, 6:49 AM ]

Everyone is invited to join Unifor Crown workers on May 4, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:30pm at Wascana Park in Regina.

Enjoy bbq burgers, hot dogs and drinks while listening to some great entertainment

Bus service is also available for out of town attendees.

If you have any questions please email may4rally@uniforlocal1s.ca

Buses will be running every half hour from these locations:

                     Conexus South East parking lot
                     Victoria East Mall - Between Tim Hortons

Project of Heart 2019

posted Jan 9, 2019, 9:55 AM by Gail Sawatzky

Luther College at the University of Regina will be hosting it's fourth iteration of Project of Heart.  Created by University of Regina graduate Sylvia Smith, this 9 week FREE program, is inclusive to all community members and open to all ages.  Come and be part of this experience!

Classes run weekly at 6pm Tuesdays from January 29 - April 2, 2019
Attendance at all classes is requested.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
for more information and/or to register please contact Jenna Tickell at: tickellj@uregina.ca

Project of Heart facilitates a safe space for reciprocal learning about the residential school system in Canada.
The children and families who were and still are affected by this piece of our colonial history are commemorated using an artistic approach.  This program aligns with the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  This year, the program will feature publications from the Regina Indian Industrial School Commemoration Association including Douglas Stewart's recent publication.  The Regina Indian Industrial School (1891-1910): Historical Overview and Chronological Narrative, and a film by Janine Windolph and Trudy Stewart entitled RIIS from Amnesia.

2018 Family Christmas Party

posted Nov 20, 2018, 7:08 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 9:38 AM ]

The Unifor Local 1-S Annual Family Christmas Party is being held on Sunday December 9, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00 at the Turvey Center in Regina.

There will be games for the kids with lots of prizes; get your picture taken with Santa; crafts; face painting and colouring table and enjoy some food served by the SaskTel Pioneers.

The colouring contest is open to all children of members - if you are unable to attend the Christmas Party print off the colouring page and send it to the office by fax or email by December 6, 2018 to ensure it will be at the party for judging.

We are also looking for any volunteers who can help out with the children's games during the party.  If you are interested please contact the office at 306-586-7271 or email uniforlocal1s@uniforlocal1s.ca

New this year:  A Bouncy Castle

Colouring pages can be found at:  

SaskCouncil Scholarship

posted Jun 3, 2018, 7:56 AM by Gail Sawatzky

SaskTel members ONLY:

o The form for the SaskCouncil Scholarship can be found on the SaskCouncil website: http://www.uniforsaskcouncil.ca/scholarship
o Deadline is August 3 
o Please ensure the form is completed with all information required and the letters (2) of reference and marks are provided.

2018 Annual Family Picnic - May 30th

posted May 11, 2018, 8:21 PM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated May 17, 2018, 5:17 PM ]

The Annual Family Picnic is being held on Wednesday May 30, 2018 from 4:30 - 6:45pm at the IPSCO Industrial Park on Armour Road in Regina

There will be games for the kids including last year's popular Lazer Tag and Bouncy Castle additions.

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

We would also like to welcome our new members from SecurTek, Wakamow Valley and most recently Garda World. 

Members from Unifor Local 594 which represents the workers at the Co-op Refinery will also be joining us.

Please join us!!


Day of Mourning - April 28, 2018

posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:03 PM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 11:36 AM ]

Canadian workers are dying. A thousand workers die from accidents at work every year, and a million others are injured. Thousands more die from diseases caused by toxic substances at work. April 28 is a day to remember those injured and killed on the job.  
Although not a legal holiday, April 28 is recognized by the labour movement across Canada and by Parliament in 1991 as the day to mourn victims of workplace accidents and for the renewal of the pledge to making the workplace safer.

A ceremony will be held on Saturday April 28, 2018 from 11:00 - 12:00 pm at Queen Elizabeth II Court (in front of City Hall) followed by a luncheon will follow at the Regina Union Centre, 2709 - 12th Ave (3 blocks east of this City Hall ceremony)

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Yorkton Ceremony:
11:00 a.m. April 28th, 2018
Front Lawn of 180 Broadway Street West
Lunch to follow

1-10 of 27