Province-wide information picket held to draw attention to concession demands by employer.
Regina (5 Oct. 2010) - Employees of the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) are seeking public support in an effort to fight concessions demanded by the institute on behalf of the Saskatchewan government.
The employees are members of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE). They have staged province-wide information pickets in recent weeks in Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Regina and Prince Albert.
"The picket lines give members the opportunity to publicly express frustration with concessions the employer is demanding at the bargaining table," SGEU says.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE