RALLY IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUPE 1975
March 19, 12:00 noon
“The Bowl” University of Saskatchewan
Workers at the University of Saskatchewan deserve a fair pension plan, and a reasonable wage increase. Joint us for a rally during the next Board of Governors meeting to send a strong message to the administration: Paws off of our Pension!
Register here for the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/aspa-roughriders-bbq-tickets-46026526580
The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.
Statistics and beyond
The most recent statistics from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) tell us that in 2016, 905 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada. Among those dead were 6 young workers aged 15-19; and another 20 workers aged 20-24.
Add to these fatalities the 241,508 claims accepted for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease, including 29,588 from workers aged 15-24, and the fact that these statistics only include what is reported and accepted by the compensation boards, and it is safe to say that the total number of workers impacted is even higher.
What these numbers don’t show is just how many people are directly affected by these workplace tragedies. Each worker death impacts the loved ones, families, friends and coworkers they leave behind, changing all of their lives forever. READ MORE
Where: Health Sciences D wing Atrium
When: Thursday April 26th 12pm – 1:00pm
Please be sure to sign up early and save a spot by registering for a ticket and selecting your food preference for Variety, Gluten Free, or Vegan.
By Judith Rice Henderson, USRA Membership Chair
When you leave the University of Saskatchewan for other employment or retirement, would you like to stay in touch with the campus and/or your former co-workers? Consider joining the University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association (USRA) by applying for a free first year of membership (a $20 value) or by taking out a Life Membership (with fees prorated by age). USRA is now the University’s only retirees association, having welcomed as Life Members during the 2017-18 academic year the membership of the recently dissolved University of Saskatchewan Non-Academic Retirees Association (USNARA).