Volume 21 | Issue 12 | December 2021
As 2021 comes to a close, we recognize that it was another year of challenges for our members, however, it is important that we celebrate and focus on all the good that happened for 594 this year:
  • We received interim relief for MO ULP and layoffs.
  • Derek Emperingham, Ward Johnson, James Mohns & Kris Atkinson being awarded their jobs after being unfairly terminated.
  • Members financially supported each other through the Virtual Pass the Hat.
  • Everyone on temporary layoff have returned to work.
  • Three new members have joined the Executive.
  • 16 new babies since May 2021.
  • Six members finished or continued schooling in the Pipeshop, Inspections and Welding.
  • Ten grievances have been resolved throughout 2021.
  • Shirts and pants are officially back.
  • All crimincal charges and parading tickets stemming from the lockout were thrown out.
Hello Everyone,

Movember is done and dusted for 2021. From the bottom of my hairy heart, I want to thank you for your support. I took part in the Movember Physical Challenge, which is 60KM walk or run (I walked) for the 60 men we lose each hour of every day. From my football pools, hosting Mo Pasta night or straight donations, year after year; everyone steps up! For me, it was a little different this year as I did most of my hustling prior to November and primarily stuck to my social media campaign. This was successful as I was able to smash my goal of $4000 by raising a total of $5105! Together, our team raised a whopping total of $25,510 which is incredible! This is the most funds raised in Saskatchewan for Movember! I know of a team that tried to claim that title; but I called them out on socail media and challenged them next year for a top fundraising dual.

It was nice to see some new supporters and the returning ones as well. Next year, I hope to double the amount of team members to well over 40 so keep that in mind when I come around next fall! I have a lot of fun growing and posting my thank you's; but most importantly, talking and bringing awareness to men's health issues. 

As Mo Pasta was a take-out only event this year, it was a mild success so that means it's time for a new concept next year. There was one other fundraiser I took part in which had great traction; it was called "Sask Hot One", a hot wing challenge. This event featured seven local sauces from Saskatchewan, with the top three sauces having Scoville heat units of 500,000, 700,000 and 2.5 million!! It messed me up for a couple of days; but well worth the cause as this event raised almost $2000 for Movember!

Congratulations to the winners of the Movember prizes, Steve Kunz (Fire & Safety) who won the "Men's Prize Package", Dylan Magdalin (Pipe Fitter) for best "Creeper Stache", Richard Exner (Sec II) and myself, Mike Neigum (Scaffolding) who won two of the four wellness credits. I would also like to thank Justin Saworki and Josh Nueberger from the clothing apparel company, "Toxic Wheatland" for their contribution of prizes. The winners for those were Ryan Dzioba (Pumps), Amy Wisniewski (Accounting) and again, Dylan Magdalin. Another thanks goes to the Health and Wellness committee for their generous prizes.

Looking forward to the 2022 campaign, Mo love,
Mike Neigum
Back in November, Christal Mymryk (PDD Dispatch) donated blood. The holidays are a time when blood is needed the most. If you have time, please consider donating over the holidays.

We looked into getting Canadian Blood Services to bring a van for donations in the month of December, however, they unfortunately no longer offer that service. We hope to plan a day in the new year for members to make donations as a group.

Unifor 594 Partner For Life ID: UNIF155195
to the following 594 members:
Brenda Curtis- Stores (December 1, 2021)
Julie Swain- Utility #1 (December 1, 2021)
  • Congratulations Karl Dahle (Pipeshop) and Celeste who welcomed son Thorin Michael born November 23, 2021.
  • Congratulations Bryce Lugt (MRP) and Brooke welcomed daughter Brodie Dawn on November 29, 2021. Congratulations Bruno Lugt (Pipeshop) on becoming a grandpa!
Please let us know of any noteworthy milestones at [email protected]
Employee & Family Assistance Program
Christmas and the New Year can be a very tough time for people. Check on your family, friends and co-workers. Not everyone is okay.

The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is through Homewood Health and is available 24/7/365. Call 1-800-663-1142 or reach out to a trusted confident, friend or co-worker if you aren't feeling like yourself.
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