Just The Facts

Just the Facts: Provincial Tax Credits–The Wall Government Takes Too Much Credit

The Wall government issued a press release on December 29 congratulating itself for increasing the amounts of several provincial income tax credits. At first glance, this seems like good news: some of the amounts we will be able to deduct on …

Growing Justice – A Lobby Kit for Taking Action!

When we recognize a problem, we need to get out there, join our brothers and sisters, and demonstrate how it should be fixed. Getting involved makes a difference. You will find allies, make friends and build a team to engage in these issues with. We must ensure that those in power are held in check and are held accountable, but that means getting involved. On this site, you will find the SEIU-West Political Action & Education Department’s Lobby Kit. In the Kit, you’ll have the tools, tips and resources to get involved and create social change. The fact sheets should motivate you to take action, and we have many supportive tools for taking action – they range from writing your publicly elected officials to creating a petition to door knocking! Check out all the links below to find out more! For an (awesome) visual presentation of the lobby kit, click here.

Just the Facts: Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

Just the Facts: Public-Private Partnerships (P3s/PPP): Building Bridges to Privatization P3s are being promoted as the cheapest, best, or even the only way to get new infrastructure – DEBUNKING the myth  P3s are being aggressively promoted  P3s are becoming more …

Just the Facts: The Environment

Just the Facts: The Environment   The Saskatchewan government claims to be committed to a health care system that puts patients & families first – yet the government is not recognizing that climate change has significant and expensive health impacts ! The …

Just the Facts: Workload Issues in Long-Term Care

Just the Facts: WORKLOAD ISSUES IN LONG-TERM CARE  Long-term care facilities are a dangerous place to work, and understaffing is the main reason! Long-term care (LTC) in Saskatchewan: Some facts, figures, and longstanding issues  An LTC facility is where staff provides …

Just the Facts: Childcare

Just the Facts: Childcare Quality childcare is essential to ensure everyone benefits fairly from economic growth! Governments should be interested in supporting quality childcare, because: Women’s equality in society and within their own families is improved when household income is shared …

Just the Facts: Making Ends Meet

Just the Facts: Making Ends Meet  Poverty, inequality, and insecurity: not everyone has benefitted from the boom! In Saskatchewan we are repeatedly told that we are living in good times, that the economy is booming, and that inflation is low. Yet …

Growing Justice – A Lobby Kit for Taking Action!

When we recognize a problem, we need to get out there, join our brothers and sisters, and demonstrate how it should be fixed. Getting involved makes a difference. You will find allies, make friends and build a team to engage in these issues with. We must ensure that those in power are held in check and are held accountable, but that means getting involved. On this site, you will find the SEIU-West Political Action & Education Department’s Lobby Kit. In the Kit, you’ll have the tools, tips and resources to get involved and create social change. The fact sheets should motivate you to take action, and we have many supportive tools for taking action – they range from writing your publicly elected officials to creating a petition to door knocking! Check out all the links below to find out more!

UPDATED: Just the Facts: Summary Offence Ticketing (SOTs) – Starting July 1, 2014

For a printable PDF of this post, click on the link below: Poster: Just the Facts Summary Offence Ticketing (SOTs) – June 4, 2014 Are you aware that the Provincial Government plans to change the way that safety legislation is enforced …

Just the Facts: Canada Health Accord

Are you aware that the federal government is refusing to renew the Health Accord? Take Action!

Just the Facts: Summary Offence Ticketing SOTs – Starting July 1, 2014 (Update)

For a printable PDF version of this Just the Facts document, click on the link below: Just the Facts: Summary Offence Ticketing – UPDATE (March 21, 2014) Are you aware that the Provincial Government plans to change the way that …

Just the Facts: Summary Offence Ticketing (SOTs) – Postponed to 2014

Are you aware that the Provincial Government plans to change the way that safety legislation is enforced in Saskatchewan?  The Government had planned to implement these changes to be effective January 1, 2013. However, we have just learned that the …

Just the Facts: UPDATED Summary Offence Ticketing (SOTs) – January 2013

Click on the following link to download a print version of this post: Just the Facts: UPDATED Summary Offence Ticketing (SOTs) – January 2013 Workload Tracking Form Are you aware that the Provincial Government has changed the way that safety …

Just the Facts: UPDATED Summary Offence Ticketing (SOTs)

Updated: November 20th, 2012 Are you   aware that the Provincial Government is planning some major changes to the   way that safety legislation is enforced in Saskatchewan? The Government is planning to implement these changes on January 1, 2013 …

Just the Facts: Safety Management Systems

  The   Ministry of Health has directed all Health Regions to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) in health care facilities where   they have the greatest amount of injuries. This system is intended to reduce   workplace injuries …

Just the Facts: Employer Mandating Employees to Work

  The   SEIU-West/SAHO Collective Agreement does not contain any specific clause that   authorizes the employer to mandate their employees to come to work. WHAT IS EMPLOYER MANDATING? This  occurs when the Employer provides the Employee with a directive …

Just the Facts: Summary Offence Ticketing (SOTs)

Are you aware that the Provincial Government is planning some major changes to the way that safety legislation is enforced in Saskatchewan? With these changes, there is a very real chance that you could be subject to a large fine …

Just the Facts: Budgetary Issues Federal & Provincial

Are you aware that the Federal Government is off loading costs to us and the SaskParty Government is making us pay the tab What Costs?  Here are a few. Health Care Transfer payments – After 2016-17, Ottawa has committed to …

Just the Facts: Old Age Security (OAS) Pension

What is OAS? The Old Age Security pension is a monthly payment available to Canadians aged 65 and older who apply and meet certain requirements.  The requirements are: you must be a Canadian citizen and legal resident living in the …