Union coalition takes action in notwithstanding clause lawsuit

Today, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL), and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) announced their joint application to intervene in the Court of Appeal case concerning Bill 137: The Education Amendment Act, 2023. The parties’ interest in the appeal – brought forward by UR Pride – responds to the use of the notwithstanding clause.

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Province’s largest union launches new advertising campaign: Scott Moe has Broken Saskatchewan

Today, CUPE Saskatchewan launched a new province-wide multimedia advertising campaign in the lead up to the fall general election. The Scott Moe has Broken Saskatchewan campaign highlights how Scott Moe and his Sask. Party government have broken Saskatchewan’s health system, failed to address the affordability crisis or build a strong economy.

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Decisive strike vote mandate from Saskatoon library workers sends a strong message to employer – violence is not part of the job

Saskatoon Public Library employees, represented by CUPE 2669 have voted 95% in favour of job action, up to and including a full withdrawal of services. After months of bargaining, negotiations have broken down over wages and the employer’s refusal to address serious safety concerns in the workplace.

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CUPE Saskatchewan kicks off Time for Change Tour

“The Premier has had enough chances – it’s time to fire Scott Moe”

At a meeting of over 70 local presidents and executives representing 31,000 members, Saskatchewan’s largest union launched its Time for Change Tour – its biggest-ever summer of outreach to mobilize members and encourage Saskatchewan people to vote for change in this year’s election and fire Scott Moe.

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No one left behind: Equality, freedom and justice for all

“No one left behind: equality, freedom and justice for all” is the 2024 theme and focus of the annual observance on May 17 of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

This year’s theme emphasizes what union members know well: that solidarity is paramount in defending and advancing 2SLGBTQIA+ rights and safety, and ending all forms of hate, discrimination and oppression.

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CUPE condemns Minister of Health’s disrespectful message to health care workers

In response to a letter the Minister of Health has been sharing with health care workers, CUPE 5430 President Bashir Jalloh penned an open letter to condemn the dismissive and problematic message from the Minister.

“We met with the Minister and shared our cost-of-living report. The findings were crystal clear – health care workers are struggling and need help,” said Bashir Jalloh, president of CUPE 5430. “It’s incredibly frustrating that the Minister not only chose not to listen but is now writing health care workers to minimize their concerns and suggest that his government has done enough to address the cost-of-living crisis. That is unequivocally not the case.”

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CUPE Saskatchewan calls for allies to stand up for transgender kids and support the ban on Scott Moe

With Pride month just a couple weeks away, CUPE Saskatchewan proudly announces its support for the recent decision by Queen City Pride to ban Scott Moe and the Sask. Party government from their pride month celebrations and calls on Saskatchewan organizations to speak up and declare where they stand: with 2SLGBTQI+ people and their families, or with Scott Moe and his hatred for queer and transgender people.

“Scott Moe is a threat to all queer and trans people,” said Kent Peterson, president of CUPE Saskatchewan. “We stand in solidarity with Queen City Pride and all pride groups across the province that decide to ban Scott Moe for the safety of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.

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May Day 2024: Workers united for fair wages, stronger public services!

When workers organize and unite, we can make real gains for fairness, dignity, and advance justice. CUPE Saskatchewan joins in solidarity with workers and their unions around the world actively engaged in collective bargaining and strikes, mobilizing and empowering workers to take political action, and organizing for fair wages, safer and better working conditions, and stronger public services! The Labour Movement is the bedrock of just and democratic societies.

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