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Congratulations to Carol Cisecki and Maurice Werezak who were the winners of the March Vacation of the Month draw.

Marie Clarke Walker – Canadian Labour Congress - Secretary Treasurer 

Dr. Jacline Nyman – United Way Centraide Canada – President & CEO 

The Canadian Labour Congress and United Way Centraide Canada share a common vision of prosperous, inclusive, diverse and respectful communities with a wide range of social and public services that are accessible, universal and of the highest quality. Our common vision means a better life for everyone in our communities.

We are proud to celebrate International Women’s Day and thrilled to be National Ambassadors for the Labour Programs and Services “Tampon Tuesday” events happening in 26 communities across our country.

Periods are a fact of life for 50% of the population, for 50% of their life. For people living in poverty, there is an added challenge of acquiring monthly menstrual hygiene products. For anyone experiencing homelessness, it is an even bigger challenge. The “Tampon Tuesday” events planned in communities across the country on March 6th 2018, will provide union members and others in the community an opportunity to gather, socialize and support an effort to provide menstrual hygiene products to those in need.

We encourage Local affiliates, Women’s Committees and union members to attend these events. Thank you and congratulations to Labour Programs and Services staff who have worked hard to make it happen!

Please join us as we commit to “going with the flow” and helping one box at a time!

Labour Programs and Services is a joint program between the United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Labour Congress, locally implemented by community United Way Centraides and local Labour Councils.

 

In Solidarity and Sisterhood, 

Marie Clarke Walker Dr. Jacline Nyman
Secretary Treasurer President and CEO
Canadian Labour Congress United Way Centraide Canada

 

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Saskatchewan Federation of Labour says no plans to end 'Stop the Cuts' protests over last year's budget

Premier-designate Scott Moe's promise of education funding may have Saskatchewan's teachers union feeling hopeful, but it isn't enough to convince other public-sector unions to stop their protests over last year's contentious budget.

There have been dozens of protests at the legislature and at Saskatchewan Party functions since last year's budget slashed spending, shut down the Saskatchewan Transportation Company and proposed a $250 million wage reduction — or 3.5 per cent pay cut — for public servants.

Signs reading "Stop the Cuts" continue to be on the side of Highway 11 between Regina and Saskatoon.

Officials with the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour say they're hopeful they can have a better relationship with Moe — who won the Sask. Party leadership race last Saturday — than they did with outgoing premier Brad Wall. But they aren't ready to give up their campaign.

"We don't think it would be a good idea to stop our push right now," said Lori Johb, secretary-treasurer for the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.

"Now more than ever we need to make sure we're being heard."

The federation invited Moe to meet with labour officials shortly after he won the Saskatchewan Party leadership race, and Johb said she's hopeful they can meet face to face.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/scott-moe-saskatchewan-union-1.4513375

JOIN THE PREMIER’S WELCOME PARTY!

WHEN: Saturday, January 27 from 11am-12pm

WHERE: Prairieland Park, Saskatoon (*Meet at the gates on Ruth Street)

DETAILS: The Sask Party is holding their leadership convention in Saskatoon on Jan. 27th, and we're showing up to welcome our new Premier! (Join and share the Facebook event here: https://m.facebook.com/events/1705492432848755 )

Mobilize Saskatoon and Stop the Cuts invite one and all to come out and remind the Sask Party of the people that their callous budget cuts have left behind!

We want a Premier with compassion, integrity, and transparency - one who works for ALL of us. The 4 candidates currently serving in office all voted FOR last spring’s heartless budget. A new leader doesn’t absolve this government of their responsibility to the people.

We won’t rest until last year’s budget is repealed entirely and our Crowns are secure - as promised by the Sask Party in the last election.

Bring your signs and your strong voices! Invite your friends - let's make this BIG!
We will not let this government off the hook for all the damage they’ve done!

SDLC AGM Save the Date

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United Way of Saskatoon and Area is proud to be the recipient of Saskatoon Co-op’s Fuel Good Day campaign on September 19th.

On September 19th Co-op retail gas bars in Saskatoon will donate a minimum of 5 cents/litre to United Way of Saskatoon and Area and Saskatoon Co-op will match the 5 cents/litre for a total donation of 10 cents/litre on all litres sold at all 13 Saskatoon Co-op retail gas bars!

Fill up on September 19th! Support your local Co-op gas bar; support a unionized business, and; support an amazing community organization all-in-one! Help change lives in our community!