Labour in Our Roots

Want to gain a better understanding of the Saskatchewan NDP’s history with labour and workers? Feel you would like a place to discuss and explore issues and challenges of union and non-unionized workers?

Saskatoon Metro NDP is pleased to offer a four-part series of Zoom presentations entitled “Labour in Our Roots”. We aim to create that place to learn and exchange ideas and to think about the past and the future.

Our first session will be the history of the Party – the formation of the NDP in 1961 – an alliance between organized labour (CLC) and the political left in Canada (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation). Dr. Charles Smith from the University of Saskatchewan will be the presenter.

Our second is based around the years of NDP governments. It will be a journey from Blakeney to Romanow to Calvert, focusing on themes related to labour over that time.

The third session is focused on examining the last 15 years of SaskParty – Labour relations and the role of the Opposition NDP. In other words, what has changed in these years leading up to now?

The fourth and last session will be a forward looking discussion, where we want to encourage a free thinking conversation on the challenges and opportunities for the NDP and for working people - unionized and non-unionized – emerging from the current and future political landscape.

DATES: Wednesday, Feb. 23 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 23 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 20 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 11 7:00 – 8:00 pm


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