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.
PRESIDENT HUBICH'S STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
As International Women's Day approaches, we are presented with an important opportunity, not only to take note of the unnecessary and disproportionate violence that women continue to suffer daily across the nation, but also to renew our pledge to end violence against women.
Sadly, roughly half of all Canadian women will be affected by sexual or other physical violence at some point in their lives. Though this is no small problem, it is important for every one of us to remain vigilant and dedicated to making change.
As a part of International Women’s Day, the Canadian Labour Congress in conjunction with Western University is inviting members, and all working people, to help find ways to make workplaces safer. They have developed a survey and are encouraging everyone to take the time to fill it out.
The CLC/WU survey is online and available in English and French until June 6, 2014. All working people over the age of 15 are encouraged to complete the survey, whether or not they have personally experienced or witnessed domestic violence. The survey is completely anonymous and takes between 10 and 30 minutes to complete. For access, please click on the following link:
Please support the Canadian Labour Congress/Western University initiative and, most importantly, the millions of women that have suffered violence across the nation.
Saskatchewan Federation of Labour President
Solidarity Knows No Borders
Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. -- Arundhati Roy
Since 1911, individuals and organizations across the globe have come together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD).
Working people across Saskatchewan were disappointed today to see how few of their priorities are reflected in the 2014 federal budget. Once again, the Harper government seems to have missed an opportunity to improve the lives of the millions of people that work across Canada.