Win of the Week! March 10-16

A member of SEIU-West who works in health care was in a temporary full-time position and their employer posted two permanent half-time positions. This member raised this issue with their Unit Executive who raised the concern at their Union Management Advisory Committee (UMAC) meeting. The Unit Executive explained that this change did not match the letter of intent to create meaningful work in the collective agreement. SEIU-West challenged the reasons for splitting the position and explained that the split would not help with client consistency. Management was convinced and chose to re-post the position as a permanent full-time position! In the end, the member who was in that temporary position had the most seniority and was awarded the permanent full-time position – this win demonstrates the power of our union on the shop-floor – when we work together, we win together!  

Have a win you’d like to share? Email Catherine.Gendron@seiuwest.ca to share the good news!

More articles of interest

Purple Works Profile

Nominate! Shelly Banks Above & Beyond Award

Do you know an SEIU-West member in good standing who...  does more than what is expected? steps up, time after time, for members? is an outspoken advocate for our members and the people we serve? Nominate them for the Shelly Banks Award! This award has been established to honour Shelly Banks...

Read more