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SFUR looks back on successes in 2010

The SFUR executive, elected at the annual meeting last October.

President Betty Pickering reported on a busy year’s activities by Saskatchewan Federation of Union Retirees. Individual membership rose by 87% through efforts led by Second Vice-President Ron Monk and continuing outreach work with unions, activists, labour councils, public forums and seniors’ gatherings.  These meetings often let SFUR promote the extended benefits package offered by CURC and Canadian benefits.

SFUR lobbied extensively on pensions with elected representatives and participated in a pension forum in Regina sponsored by five union organizations.  SFUR joined the picket line at Casino Regina to support striking RWDSU and PSAC workers and also supplied a lunch enjoyed by all.

SFUR networks through membership in the Saskatchewan Seniors’ Mechanism which includes 16 other organizations and reaches a potential audience of more than 100,000.  The SSM held a gala Celebrating Seniors in Regina Oct. 3 which SFUR sponsored.  A second annual awards banquet will be held this coming Oct. 2 at TCU Place in Saskatoon.

SFUR and the SSM co-sponsored a primary health care conference in Southey in March that grew out of community education and networking.  Dr. Michael Rachlis of Toronto was guest speaker and he will return for year’s SSM conference on long term care/ continuum of care in Humboldt, May 17-18.

SFUR held its annual meeting on Oct. 28 in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour annual meeting in Regina.

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