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Please check back regularly​ as we update our membership and the public on various Local 649 initiatives, recent happenings and public notices.

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LOCAL 649 MIGRATES TO NEW WEB PAGE

December 31, 2021

As most of you will have noticed, we have moved over to a new platform for our webpage.  As outlined in our local Presidents election platform this is one of the many new communication tools that will be coming to the local this next year.  Please bear with us as the web experience is brought to life.

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REMEMBRANCE DAY

November 10, 2021

Members,

Since 1931, the Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in the act of Remembrance. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we would gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools, and our homes to stand in honour of all those who have fallen.

This year, as in last year, many of these events will not be taking place in person but most by a variety of on-line ceremonies.

We would encourage all members of Local 649 to observe a moment of silence on November 11th, to mark the sacrifices of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve.


The Act of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left to grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.


The Local 649 Office will be closed Thursday, November 11th, 2021

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ELECTIONS STATEMENT: PRESIDENT ELECT TREVOR DAVIES

September 16, 2021

REGINA – Trevor Davies was elected as UNIFOR 649’s new president, which took place September 1st, 2021.


“I am honoured that our members have entrusted me with the jurisdiction to lead and direct our diverse Union forward.  And I will strive to make them proud of their choice by advancing our shared values with the collaborative vision of our members.” said Davies after the election results were announced.  “I believe that working together, we can build up our local and work with organized labour across the province in advancing workers’ rights.”


Davies has been a union activist and outspoken advocate for workers for over 25 years, starting out as a steward in his workplace before going on to hold many roles in the union, including being a member of the local executive, provincial area council and various roles within the regional council.  He comes from UNIFOR 649’s SaskEnergy Field Sector and has served the last year as an executive board member.


“As a union representing 1400 members across this province in the crown utilities sector, I believe we need to bridge our divides so we can come together with a common voice in advocating for crown sector workers,” said Davies.  “UNIFOR 649 has in the past been a proactive union, and I’d like to let this government know that we are ready to stand up for crown sector workers and fight for longstanding issues that are important to our members.”

UNIFOR 649 represents approximately 1400 members at SaskEnergy, SaskPower, Westmoreland Coal & TSASK who provide services to Saskatchewan people in the Crown, Energy & Regulatory sectors.