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Solidarity Picnic and Rally - May 4, 2019

posted Apr 19, 2019, 10:07 AM by Gail Sawatzky

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.

Please RSVP at mycrowns.ca

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

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

Unifor National Scholarship

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

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 ]

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!

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