SFL convention delegates debate workplace implications of legalizing marijuana and more
The 2017 annual convention of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) was held at TCU Place in Saskatoon from October 18 to 20. GSU was represented by 10 delegates from its various Locals around the province.
The business of the convention included panels on topical issues including the workplace implications of legalizing marijuana, meeting the objectives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, destigmatizing mental health and addictions, as well as jobs and transitioning to a greener economy.
In addition to panel presentations, convention delegates considered and debated more than 40 resolutions submitted by affiliated unions. Perhaps the most contentious resolution was a proposal to switch to biennial conventions instead of holding annual conventions. After a rigorous debate, the resolution was soundly defeated.
The 2018 SFL convention will convene in Regina in a year's time.
If you are interested in attending the 2018 convention or other educational opportunities, watch for notices in the
Tuesday Members Memo and notify a GSU elected officer, a GSU staff rep, or general secretary Hugh Wagner.
Members who attend GSU-sanctioned education opportunities as GSU delegates have their wages and expenses covered by the union.