The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour represents over 100,000 members, from 37 national and international unions. Our affiliate membership belongs to over 500 locals across Saskatchewan and represents dozens of communities. We strive to improve working people's lives throughout the province, whether organized or unorganized, and regardless of affiliation to the Federation. The SFL serves as Saskatchewan's "voice of working people" in speaking on local, provincial, national, and even international issues. We support the principles of social unionism and struggle for social and economic justice for all.
Just some of the issues on which the Federation continues to provide advocacy include occupational health and safety, pensions, labour standards, the minimum wage, equal pay for women, and childcare. Of course, the SFL also plays a role on the national and international stage, participating in the debate on such issues as human rights, poverty, medicare, the growing gap between the rich and the poor, and homophobia, to name a few.
A Letter to Canada's First Ministers
Dear Premier Ghiz and First Ministers:
I am writing on behalf of the presidents of Canada’s provincial and territorial federations of labour, who collectively represent more than 3 million unionized Canadians, from all corners of our country.
We have gathered in Charlottetown to attend our annual conference, but also to engage premiers participating in meetings of the Council of the Federation.
The working Canadians we represent are increasingly frustrated with the federal government and their ongoing refusal to deal with issues of national concern.
For example, more and more working people are worried about not being able to retire with dignity or security. But the federal government stands in the way of a solution.
In a similar way, many Canadians are becoming increasingly frustrated by an economy that is characterized by both skills shortages and persistently high unemployment. Again, many of our members believe that the federal government is making the situation worse, not better...
Click to view the full letter from Canada's federation of labour presidents to our nation's first ministers.
Labour Day in Saskatchewan
Labour Day is an important opportunity to celebrate all that we have accomplished together. See what the union advantage means for Saskatchewan people.
Regina - Regina & District Labour Council / Saskatchewan Building Trades Council
Saskatoon - Saskatoon & District Labour Council
What is SFL Summer Camp?
"SFL Camp is a place you come to have fun, make new friends, go to the beach, eat amazing meals, go to grassy knoll and more.
But let’s get to the main part of what it is really about: SFL camp is a place that feels like family. Before you come to camp you feel nervous, scared, worried you won’t make friends, worried people will laugh at you, tease you, and call you names. Even when you get to camp you’re scared because you feel as if no one likes you.
On the first day when you get to camp you meet your roommates and you feel welcomed because they welcome you. They’ll come up to you and say “hi, my name is…”. You might still feel awkward and weird because you’re scared to talk to people, wondering if they’ll say hi to you back.
As you go through the week, it gets better because people start talking to you, connecting with you and make you feel more welcomed. SFL camp begins to feel like a home, it feels like family. It’s a place that people won’t judge you. It accepts you for who you are and helps you when you feel down, homesick or unhappy.
There really are no words for SFL camp. It’s just such an amazing place. It’s a place like no other. It’s a place you can be yourself and show off who you are. I don’t know… SFL Camp is just so GREAT!"
- Cheyenne Cibart (13 years old, first year camper)
Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. - Arundhati Roy
For more than a century, people across the nation, from various backgrounds and traditions, from several generations, and representing a spectrum of occupations and professions, have gathered together on the first Monday in September to celebrate Labour Day.
In response to the City of Saskatoon’s refusal to bargain in good faith, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615 have been forced to file an unfair labour practice application with the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (LRB).