August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020
This International Youth Day (August 12), the SEIU-West Young Workers Committee (YWC) has launched a survey in order to determine young worker experiences during COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.
The survey should only take 10 minutes, and all young worker participants (35 and under) who are members of SEIU-West will be entered to win one of three Samsung Galaxy tablets! You may only fill out the survey once to be entered.
DEADLINE (extended): September 8, 2020
DRAW: September 10, 2020
The responses will be used in a return letter from the YWC to elected officials.
July 6 is National Injury Prevention Day and in recognition, the SEIU-West Worker Safety Committee wrote this piece about infection control in order to help stop the spread of infectious diseases/viruses.
Two positions on our Political Action & Awareness Committee (PAAC) are currently vacant and applications to fill these positions are now open.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to expand their union involvement and activism in this position, and play an active role in making the connections for SEIU-West members as to why politics is important.
We are inviting interested members to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). You can submit online or by downloading the printable PDF file of the EOI and sending it in as described.
Once submitted, President Barbara Cape will work with the Top Officers and together they will make a recommendation to the Executive Board to appoint an eligible member to fill the vacancy for the remaining term.
If you or any of the member in your unit are interested in applying, please apply by Friday July 17, 2020.
As always, if you or your members have any questions please use our Contact form.
During the 2020 Nursing Week from May 11-17, SEIU-West highlighted the importance of the entire Nursing Team. However, on May 11, Sharon Garratt, (Chief Nursing Officer of the Saskatchewan Health Authority) shared a public thank you note that left out the vital role of Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) on the Nursing Team. In response, a CCA and member of SEIU-West named Michelle, sent a letter to Ms. Garratt inquiring about this omission - you can read that here. In response, Ms. Garrat send this letter, to which President Barb Cape responded to due to the lack of apology and acknowledgement for CCAs. We continue to await a response.
On June 5, Michelle's letter was shared as a letter to the editor, which became the letter of the day - check it out here.