The Pre-budget Town Hall is about putting forward positive budget alternatives the provincial government could pursue, ones that actually invest in people, communities, and our economy.
Introduction by Larry Hubich, president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL);
The recipient of the 2017 Labour Community Service Award was Dianne Addley, member of Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 824. Dianne is a leader, mentor and activist in both our Labour movement and in our community.
For over 30 years, she has been actively involved and engaged with her locals. Her union activism includes serving as her local’s Treasurer; sitting on Women’s Committees; serving on Occupational & Health Committees and facilitating at various labour schools.
Picture L to R: Jocelyn Zurakowski (United Way Interim CEO), Dianne Addley (CUPE Local 824), Kelly Harrington (SDLC President)
She also finds the time to volunteer in her community. With the help of the local’s Women Committee, Dianne has spearheaded some type of collection drive and/or fundraiser around Christmas time for local community agencies. This past year “The Winter Solstice Purse Drive” was organized. Over 50 purses filled with feminine hygiene products, sanitizer and energy bars were collected and handed out to girls and women at Sharp Saskatoon and AIDS Saskatoon’s annual Christmas party. Last year, the Lighthouse clients benefitted with socks and underwear.
Dianne also volunteers hours and personal finances to the organization Helping Our Northern Neighbours and SARBI (The Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured). In the past, she and her husband were foster parents.
Dianne is a leader in our community and in our labour movement. She inspires and motivates those around her to help build a healthy and inclusive community for everyone. Thank you Dianne for all you do!
The Labour Community Service Award is co-hosted annually by United Way of Saskatoon and Area and the Saskatoon and District Labour Council.
Saskatoon and District Labour Council’s annual meeting discussed Saskatchewan’s $1.2 billion deficit, cuts to the public sector and a changing job landscape. Jacqueline Wilson reports.
It’s not the news many at the wanted to hear, including Service Employees’ International Union-West (SEIU-West) president Barbara Cape.
“What I see right now is an idea or a scheme that’s going to pull money out of the system and create significant barriers, in my opinion, to accessing education, long term and community healthcare,” Cape said at Saskatoon’s Heritage Inn on Saturday.
For Cape, Wall’s musing about cutting 4,900 jobs isn’t the transformational change she’s hoping for the province.
“If we’re truly looking at changing the way we do healthcare and education in our province then it can’t be about cutting funding to those sectors,” she said. “We actually have to invest more and that’s through taxes.”
The Saskatoon and District Labour Council said it will continue to lobby the province for more investment and that includes on the ever-changing job landscape.
“We’re calling for an end to part-time, contract work and precarious employment. We need to have jobs that are meaningful, that are union jobs and that pay well so people can afford rent,” council president Kelly Harrington said.
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NOTE: Date Changes to the 2017-18 Vacation of the Month Lotto
Congratulations to the following individuals who are the lucky winners of the following monthly draws:
All inclusive hotel and airfare to Puerto Vallarta for 2 orAll-inclusive hotel and airfare to Ixtapa for 2 orOne-half the cash value of this draw
$1500 Travel Voucher orOne-half the cash value of this draw
7 Nights Airfare and Hotel in Paris, France for 2 or7 Nights Airfare and Hotel in London, England for 2 orOne-half the cash value of this draw
4 Nights Airfare and Hotel in San Francisco for 2 or4 Nights Airfare and Hotel in New York City for 2 orOne-half the cash value of this draw
Sharon Deptuch(RWDSU Local 480)
$100 Gas Card and 3 Nights at Elkridge or$100 Gas Card and 3 Nights Moose Jaw Temple Gardens orOne-half the cash value of this draw
5 Nights Las Vegas Air and Hotel for 2 or7 Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver for 2 orOne-half the cash value of this draw
5 Nights Hotel and Air in Palm Springs for 2 or5 Nights Hotel and Air in Anaheim for 2 orOne-half the cash value of this draw
Marilynne and Robert MacFarlane
RWDSU Local 480 – c/o Sharon Deptuch
2 Nights Banff at Fairmont Lake Louise (includes Air to Calgary) orAir and 2 Nights in Victoria Fairmont Express orOne-half the cash value of this draw
5 Nights Air and Hotel in Halifax for 2 or5 Nights air and Hotel in Montreal for 2 orOne-half the cash value of this draw
7 Nights Air and Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona for 2 or7 Nights Air and Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona for 2 orOne-half the cash value of this draw
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