SEIU-West continues to be there for you during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Our top priority is the health and safety of our members, their families, their patients/residents/clients and communities.

We have created this page as a central location for SEIU-West communications and resources related to COVID-19. This page will be updated regularly as the situation evolves, based on the best information available.

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If you are looking for community resources, please contact 211 or visit their website www.sk.211.ca.

Media Release: Lab Testing Capacity Still Lacking in Saskatchewan

For Immediate Release - September 30, 2020

Saskatoon – SEIU-West members who work as part of Saskatchewan’s lab services team are knowledgeable, organized, smart, caring individuals who are working hard every day to do the best for their patients. However, shortages of both staff and equipment remain obstacles to meeting the baseless promises on COVID19 testing capacity made by Premier Scott Moe last month.

Media Release: Rosetown and Kindersley are #DoneWaiting for Fairness

For Immediate Release - September 23, 2020

Rosetown & Kindersley – Health care providers who are members of SEIU-West are reminding the public that they are still without a collective agreement and are frustrated with the lack of progress in negotiations with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) due to the Sask Party government’s refusal to fund a fair deal.

Media Release: Health Care Providers are #DoneWaiting for Fairness

Health Care Providers are #DoneWaiting for Fairness  

Saskatoon –Tired of being ignored, and after months of asking Cabinet Ministers to move off their mandate, a group of SEIU-West members who work in health care visited the Saskatoon Cabinet office today to demand that someone from the Sask Party government hear their request for a fair deal.

Media Release: #DoneWaiting for Fairness in Home Care

For Immediate Release - September 21, 2020

Saskatoon – Home Care Schedulers, Continuing Care Assistants, and Licensed Practical Nurses who are members of SEIU-West want to remind their clients in Saskatoon that they are still without a collective agreement and are frustrated with the lack of progress in negotiations with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) due to the Sask Party government’s refusal to fund a fair deal.

Media Release: #DoneWaiting for Fairness in Swift Current

For Immediate Release - September 17, 2020

Swift Current – Members of SEIU-West who work at Cypress Regional Hospital and the Meadows long-term care facility want to remind the people in their community that they are still without a collective agreement and are frustrated with the lack of progress in negotiations with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) due to the Sask Party government’s refusal to fund a fair deal.

Media Release: Lab Testing Capacity - an Empty Promise

For Immediate Release - September 10, 2020

Saskatoon – Members of SEIU-West who work in provincial lab services want the people of Saskatchewan to be aware of their ongoing challenges in meeting the SaskParty government’s promise of processing 4,000 COVID19 tests per day. This is the subject of an open letter sent today to Premier Scott Moe, Minister of Health Jim Reiter, Minister of Rural & Remote Health Warren Kaeding, Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) CEO Scott Livingstone, and SHA Laboratory Services Executive Director Lenore Howey (https://bit.ly/33fmUtP).

Media Release: #DoneWaiting for Fairness in Saskatoon

For Immediate Release - September 9, 2020

Saskatoon – Members of SEIU-West who work at Saskatoon City Hospital are holding a demonstration to remind the general public that they are still without a contract and are frustrated with the lack of progress in negotiations with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) due to the Sask Party government’s refusal to fund a fair deal.

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