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2015 Saskatoon & District Labour Council AGM

Expression of interests forms are now being accepted for the upcoming Saskatoon & District Labour Council (SDLC) Annual General Meeting which will be taking place on February 6 and 7, 2015 at the Heritage Inn.

SEIU-West will be sending four members to this event and will cover registration costs, lost wages and all expenses for the individuals who are selected to attend.

If you are interested in attending and are an SEIU-West member in good standing who lives in the SDLC area, we ask that you fill out the Expression of Interest form and send it by email to Barbara Cape or by fax to 306-652-1392 no later than January 23, 2015, please include “SDLC AGM” in the subject line.



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Saskatoon & District Labour Council: Summer Snack Program

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SDLC Summer Snack Program – Job Posting

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Expression of Interest Form Due: Labour Community Advocate Training

The Labour Community Advocate Training is sponsored through the partnership between the Saskatoon United Way and Area and the Labour movement.

It is a 9 week course starting Wednesday January 30, 2013 and is offered in Saskatoon.

This course is designed to provide activists with information about community resources and services in order for members to provide appropriate referrals to workers facing workplace, personal or family issues.

SEIU-West will sponsor the enrolment fee for four (4) delegates to attend.

However, members must attend on their own time as no lost wages or honouraria will be provided

If you are interested in this training opportunity, please fill out the SEIU-West Expression of Interest Form as well as the Labour Community Advocate Training Registration Form and send both completed forms by January 14, 2013 to the attention of:

Judy Denniss
Chair, SEIU-West Education Committee

200 – 747 46th Street West
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 6A1

For more information, you can download the PDFs of the brochure and the poster linked below:

2013 Labour Community Advocate Brochure

2013 Labour Community Advocate Training Poster

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President’s message: 2012 Civic Elections

Across Saskatchewan, towns and cities are preparing for the municipal elections on October 24… a lot of us don’t really pay attention to these elections…but we SHOULD!

If you flush your toilet, or drive on the streets in your community or pay taxes on your house – you should care. Our water, our roads, and our property taxes are governed by our city and town councils. Our schools (whether public or separate) are governed by school boards who are having elections at the same time.

Let’s face it, municipal and school board elections aren’t nearly as polarizing or riveting as provincial or federal elections, but the decisions made in the city hall or the school board office impact us and our families more closely than provincial or federal politics.

The great thing about this municipal election cycle is that we have two of our very own SEIU-West members taking the challenge of running for municipal election: Sandy Weyland, a LPN at the Humboldt Hospital and a member of the SEIU-West Executive Board is running for city council in Humboldt; and James Ford, who works at Extendicare Preston in Saskatoon, is running in Ward 5 in Saskatoon. It takes a lot of courage and dedication to run for city council – no matter where you are in the province. Most of the people running for election are running because they want to make a difference in their city or town for their neighbours, friends and community.

There’s a responsibility to show up and vote: whether you want a new stadium in Regina or better pest control in Swift Current; whether you want to see the Victoria St. bridge replaced in Saskatoon or an affordable housing program in Moose Jaw… these are issues that we can all relate to.

Other people you might want to hear about: Deb Higgins is running for Mayor of Moose Jaw – yes, THAT Deb Higgins. She’s been a good friend to SEIU-West members across the province, no matter what sector you work in. And Ann Iwanchuk is running in Ward 3 in Saskatoon and is a CUPE staff rep who has worked hard on civic issues that impact members working on the West side of Saskatoon.

The Labour Councils have also worked hard in identifying issues that matter to workers and their families and information can be obtained from them as follows:

• Saskatoon and District Labour Council- link to their website at www.saskatoondlc.ca and click on the Municipal Matters button;

• Regina and District Labour Council – contact Shobna Rodons, spradons@sasktel.net or telephone 306-530-7826;

• Humboldt and District Labour Council, – contact Sharon Cameron, sharon.cameron@sasktel.net or 306-231-7377;

• Moose Jaw and District Labour Council contact President Stacy Landin staceylandin@sasktel.net.

Municipalities matter – infrastructure (water/roads/sewers/rec facilities) matter – our communities matter! And providing these services through public services will keep your taxes in your community and not in private corporation’s hands.

Whether you are in Humboldt, or Saskatoon, or Regina, or Swift Current or Estevan – you need to get out to vote on October 24!

We have provided a link on our website so that you can find out where to vote. Vote in the advance polls or vote on October 24 – but whatever you do, you need to VOTE!!!

For civic election information please visit the following links (in alphabetical order):

• In Estevan www.estevan.ca/

• In Humboldt http://cityofhumboldt.ca/default.aspx

• In Moose Jaw www.moosejaw.ca/?service=election-areas

• In Regina www.regina.ca/residents/elections/polling-stations/

• In Saskatoon www.saskatoon.ca/CITY%20COUNCIL/Elections/Pages/WheretoVote.aspx

• In Swift Current www.swiftcurrent.ca/city_hall.php?name=Sections&cp=viewarticle&artid=450

• In Weyburn http://city.weyburn.sk.ca/

If you reside in another town/city location, please visit the home page of the town/city website for additional information.



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Labour Day – BBQ in the Park

The Saskatoon and District Labour Council invites everyone to attend the Labour Day barbeque in the Park.

Come on out to Victoria Park (by Riversdale Pool) for food, community, fun, entertainment, and children’s activities – Everyone is welcome and its FREE of charge!

Click on the link below to download the event poster:

SDLC Labour Day Poster 2012

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National Day of Mourning – Saskatoon

For workers killed or injured on the job…

Please join the Saskatoon & District Labour Council (SDLC) in a ceremony of remembrance and vigilance, candle lighting observance, guest speakers and wreath laying.

Want to post this on your Union board? Click on the link below for a printable colour version of the poster.

Saskatchewan District Labour Council: Day of mourning poster 2012

Looking for other Day of Mourning events? Click on the link below for a list of other local ceremonies.

Day of Mourning Events Saskatchewan

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Fall SDLC General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting of the Saskatoon and District Labour Council (SDLC) will be in September 2011.

For more information, please contact the labour council office at 384.0303 or sdlc@sasktel.net

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Labour Day BBQ in the Park

Presented by the Saskatoon & District Labour Council, the BBQ will be taking place in Victoria Park by the Rivesdale Pool.

The park is on Spadina Cres. W just past 17th St. W.

There will be food, entertainment, and activities for children.

Everyone is welcome!

If you would like to Volunteer at this event, download the following form: SDLC Labour Day Volunteer Registration Form

For a printable version of the poster, click on the following link: SDLC Labour Day Poster 2011

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