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MEDIA ADVISORY: Respect And Value Education Support

 For Immediate Release, April 23, 2015

Weyburn – SEIU-West members employed in education support across the Division will gather to picket at the office of South East Cornerstone School Division in Weyburn today as the Board convenes for a regularly scheduled public meeting.

We urge members of the public to attend this meeting and inquire about the value and respect for those who ensure safe and rich learning environments for our children.

Vice-President of SEIU-West, Shelly Banks other member leaders will be on hand to lend their support and encouragement to these workers who are vital to our children’s education.

Who: 

SEIU-West members from South East Cornerstone School Division

Vice-President, Shelly Banks

Unit Chair, Maureen Jackiw and the Bargaining Committee

   
Date:  Thursday, April 23, 2015
   
Time: 12:00 noon
   
Location:            80A – 18th Street Weyburn

 

SEIU-West represents more than 13,000 working people in the province of Saskatchewan. They include members who work in health care, education, municipalities, community-based organizations, retirement homes and other sectors. They are joined by one colour, purple and one union, SEIU-West and they want you to note that purple works in our communities! Visit www.PurpleWorks.ca to find out more about the members of SEIU-West who work for the people of Saskatchewan.

 

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For more information, contact:

Christine Miller, Communications Coordinator

Phone: 306-652-1011 ext. 8733

 

For a printable PDF of this advisory, click on the link below:

MEDIA ADVISORY: Respect And Value Education Support

 

 

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2014 SEIU-West Scholarships Announced!

We have our winners for the 2014 SEIU-West Scholarships!!books

The SEIU-West Education Committee organizes the scholarships into two categories that are awarded annually. Each year, ten SEIU-West members who are in good standing (meaning dues paying members), are eligible to apply for up to $750 towards their post secondary training or education. The second category involves children of SEIU-West members who are also eligible to apply for one of ten $750 scholarships.

The Education Committee certainly had a difficult time selecting the 20 winners – the submitted essays were all wonderful and interesting to read! This year’s essay topic was ‘how do unions contribute to a fair and just society?’ The SEIU-West Education Committee is honoured to work alongside such passionate and engaged labour activists. Thank you to all who applied and for those of you who did not receive a scholarship, we encourage you to apply again next year!

Below, you can find this year’s list of winners! Congratulations!!

Member Name City/Town Workplace
Jean Casignia Saskatoon Royal University Hospital (RUH)  – Food & Nutrition
Hailey Johnson Outlook Variety Place
Karrie Herman Middle Lake Bethany Pioneer Village
Ladine Lammers Saskatoon Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) – Home Care
Megan Taylor Strongfield Outlook Health Centre – Lab & X-ray Department
Sara Richardson Saskatoon Saskatoon City Hospital (SCH) – Health Records Department
Justin Dzialo Saskatoon St. Paul’s Hospital – 5th Medicine
Emiley Packet Borden RUH Emergency / SCH Center of Care
Bev Perreault Pense Sunset Extendicare – Recreation
Nicole Lafontaine Swift Current Cypress Regional Hospital

 

Student Name City/Town Parent Workplace
Melissa Thibault Saskatoon Michelle Thibault Kincaid Health Centre & Willowbunch Wellness Centre
Celyne Masse Gravelbourg Lorraine Masse St. Joseph’s Hospital
Courtney Wainwright Borden Geraldine Wainwright Borden Primary Health Centre
Jesse Prefontaine Saskatoon Michele Prefontaine SCH – Rapid Response Lab
Vanessa Cullen Saskatoon Paul Cullen SCH
Danielle Gallant Moose Jaw Donna Gallant Moose Jaw Union Hospital – Pharmacy
Aiden Wittig Saskatoon Gail Wittig RUH Chemistry Laboratory
Aubrey Morrell Kerrobert Lynette Morrell Kerrobert Integrated Health Care Facility
Amanda Grainger Martensville Dolores Grainger SHR – Home Care / RUH – Labour & Delivery
Samuel Pelechaty Martensville Carolin Pelechaty SCH Health Records

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Advanced Leadership Training Opportunities

SEIU-West Education Department is pleased to be offering the Advanced Leadership Training as a one day workshop. Each unit will be able to send a limited number of delegate(s).

Advanced Leadership Training is a new course that is designed for current unit executive’s officers who are active leaders in their unit. Participants will learn and understand the different styles of leadership.

  • Participants will explore modes of conflict and understand the way they each view and respond to conflict. They will then be able to choose the way that they can respond to conflict in any given situation.
  • Participants will understand the key practices of union building, leadership, and be able to identify possible barriers to these practices.
  • Participants will review the basics for running an effective meeting and understand how to engage members in the process. At the end of the workshop, participants will have new skills aimed at mentoring new leaders and building the union at the grass roots level.

Sessions will be held across the Province starting April 23 and running through May 23rd. Contact you Unit Chairperson and let them know if you are interested in attending.

Click on the links below to be taken directly to the event post for your area:

Saskatoon:

April 24, 2013 – Advanced Leadership
April 25, 2013 – Advanced Leadership

Moose Jaw:

May 1, 2013 – Advanced Leadership

Humboldt:

May 9, 2013 – Advanced Leadership

Swift Current:

May 23, 2013 – Advanced Leadership

 

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2013 Labour Community Advocate Training Regina

The Labour Community Advocate Training Program is a ten week educational program that trains union members to refer union brothers & sisters and co-workers experiencing personal, family, health, or financial difficulties to local community and government programs and services.

 The Labour Community Advocate Training Program, an educational program of the Canadian Labour Congress, is delivered by labour staff of local United Ways across the country through a partnership agreement with United Way/Centraide Canada.

 The program is open to union members from any recognized local, national or international trades, public, or private sector union.

 The course is facilitated by United Way Labour Staff, Kirk Brown, who is employed by the Regina United Way. Kirk is a member of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees (COPE) Local #397 and has been involved in the trade union movement since the early 1980’s. Kirk has experience as a shop steward and has worked as a community organizer on many provincial and national campaigns.

 The Labour Community Advocate Training Program will provide you with:

¨       An opportunity to meet other union members in Regina;

¨       Up-to-date information about Regina’s community services;

¨       Information on government programs and services;

¨       An opportunity to get to know helping professionals in your community;

¨       A graduation certificate; and

¨       A lapel pin designating you as a trained Union Advocate.

Schedule:     March 26th  – June 4 th, 2013

Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Cost:  $125.00 per person.  Class limited to 20.

Location:

Regina United Way Main Office – 1440 Scarth Street

The United Way of Regina office building is wheelchair accessible.

Parking is free.

Graduation:  Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Graduation celebration location to be announced.

 COURSE OUTLINE:

Session 1 – Tuesday, March 26th  

Unions & Communities Working Together

Session 2 – Tuesday, April 2rd  

Union Counselling & Equity

Session 3 – Tuesday, April 9th  

Your Community Services / Principles of Communication

Session 4 – Tuesday, April 23rd  

Interviewing and Referral skills

Break for SFL Spring School April 14th  To April 19th

Session 5 – Tuesday, May 7st 

Implementing / Strengthening a UC Program

Session 6 – Tuesday, May 14th    

Workplace Stress:  Effects on the worker and Workplace Solutions

Session 7 – Tuesday, May 21st    

Understanding Violence / Harassment and Bullying

Session 8 – Tuesday, May 28th  

Helping Those in Financial Crisis

Session 9 – Tuesday, June 4th

Addiction and Dependency

GRADUATION CEREMONY! – June 11th

 

Anyone interested in attending this training opportunity is asked to:

– fill out the Expression of Interest – Conferences Events Form

– fill out the Labour Community Advocate Training Registration Form

Then send your completed forms to:

Kelly Harrington, Deputy Director, Political Action & Education, SEIU-West

Mail: 314 Duchess Street, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 0R1.

Fax: (306) 652-1392

Please note that delegates attending schools will be asked to submit a brief report to the SEIU-West Executive Board and the Education Committee following the completion of the event.

Please submit your application and form for your interest by March 20th, 2013 to allow us to complete the registration and selection process.

For a complete printable version of this article including the accompanying letter and registration form click the link below.

Labour Community Advocate Training

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Shop Steward II Workshop

If you are interested in attending Stewards in Action Level II and you are an active Shop Steward who has already completed Shop Steward Level I training, you are eligible to attend.

Contact your Unit Chairperson as each Unit is able to send two representatives.

Space is limited so apply early! For more information, please feel free to call your local Union office!

 

Course Description:

Stewards in Action Level II – The Next Step

This one-day course is designed for any Unit Executive Officer, or Shop Steward who represents members, meets with management on behalf of the Union, and has previously completed the Stewards in Action, Level I course.

The course objective is to explore in more detail the roles and responsibilities of the Shop Steward; how to handle grievances and complaints; steps of the grievance process; and how to write a grievance report.

Union Representatives attend part of the afternoon session to provide some hands-on experience to the participants and to answer any questions regarding the grievance process.

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Shop Steward II Workshop

If you are interested in attending Stewards in Action Level II and you are an active Shop Steward who has already completed Shop Steward Level I training, you are eligible to attend.

Contact your Unit Chairperson as each Unit is able to send two representatives.

Space is limited so apply early! For more information, please feel free to call your local Union office!

 

Course Description:

Stewards in Action Level II – The Next Step

This one-day course is designed for any Unit Executive Officer, or Shop Steward who represents members, meets with management on behalf of the Union, and has previously completed the Stewards in Action, Level I course.

The course objective is to explore in more detail the roles and responsibilities of the Shop Steward; how to handle grievances and complaints; steps of the grievance process; and how to write a grievance report.

Union Representatives attend part of the afternoon session to provide some hands-on experience to the participants and to answer any questions regarding the grievance process.

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Career Fairs

Members of the Education Committee endeavour to attend Career Fairs sponsored by agencies such as SIAST so as to provide prospective union members with information about our strong union as well as valuable detail regarding specific career opportunities including Collective Bargaining Agreement rates of pay.

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New Member Kits

These kits are given to new members joining SEIU-West, welcoming them and giving them information on the BEST UNION to represent Health Care Workers and community services.

What kind of information is in the kits?

There are so many things to learn!

This kit provides basic information such as:

  • SEIU-West background
  • Occupational Health and Safety pamphlet
  • Your rights as a Union member

If you have further questions, talk to your Unit Executive or you can contact the Member Resource Centre (MRC) by phone 1.888.999.7348 or by using the “Contact Us” page.

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Shop Steward II Workshop

If you are interested in attending Stewards in Action Level II and you are an active Shop Steward who has already completed Shop Steward Level I training, you are eligible to attend.

Contact your Unit Chairperson as each Unit is able to send two representatives.

Space is limited so apply early! For more information, please feel free to call your local Union office!

 

Course Description:

Stewards in Action Level II – The Next Step

This one-day course is designed for any Unit Executive Officer, or Shop Steward who represents members, meets with management on behalf of the Union, and has previously completed the Stewards in Action, Level I course.

The course objective is to explore in more detail the roles and responsibilities of the Shop Steward; how to handle grievances and complaints; steps of the grievance process; and how to write a grievance report.

Union Representatives attend part of the afternoon session to provide some hands-on experience to the participants and to answer any questions regarding the grievance process.

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Scholarship for Children of SEIU-West Members

SEIU-West has introduced a brand new scholarship!

There are Ten (10) $750.00 scholarships to be awarded.

Criteria:

  • All Children of SEIU-West members, who are in good standing (dues paying members) are eligible to apply.
  • The applicant must be taking a class in a College, University or recognized Tech or Vocational Post Secondary School for the year ending December 31, 2012.
  • Applicants must submit a 250-500 word essay on the topic:

How do unions contribute to a fair and just society?

  • Applicants must include, with their application, a copy of their registration and receipt of costs.
  • Applicants must fill out the attached form and include all items listed above.

Deadline for applications is December 31, 2012.*

All information must be mailed to:
Judy Denniss
Chair,  SEIU-West Education Committee
#200 – 747 46th Street W.
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 6A1

*Applicants must fill out the Scholarship Application Form and must include all items listed above to be considered.

Sorry, incomplete or late applicants will not be considered.

 

Click on the link below for a downloadable PDF of the Scholarship Poster:

Poster – Scholarship for Children of SEIU-West Members

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