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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!!

EVRAZ



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

Unifor National Scholarship

posted Mar 1, 2018, 5:07 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 5:13 AM ]

https://www.unifor.org/en/education/scholarships
Unifor recognizes that the costs associated with post-secondary education is a challenge for many working-class families.  To assist in making education more accessible, we’ve established 28 scholarships of $2,000.00 each

The scholarships are awarded to children of Unifor members in good standing.  Students must be entering their first year of full-time post-secondary education (university, community college, technological institute, trade school, etc.) in a public Canadian institution.  One of these scholarships will also be available to a Unifor member with at least one year seniority.  These are entrance Scholarships only and are not renewable for students entering subsequent years of study.

For more information and to apply for a scholarship see: https://www.unifor.org/en/education/scholarships

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 ]

https://www.facebook.com/events/142555586504593/
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 ]

https://www.facebook.com/events/601469913382049/
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

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