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.

President's Message - Labour Day 2020

For union members and leaders, there’s an often asked question about Labour Day: ‘What does Labour Day even mean anymore? Surely employers will provide fairness and recognition?’ Well, no that’s not necessarily how it works for working people – whether they’re in a union or not.

Media Release: We are #DoneWaiting for Fairness in Moose Jaw

For Immediate Release - September 2, 2020

Moose Jaw – Members of SEIU-West who live and work in Moose Jaw and surrounding areas are demonstrating outside of facilities in the city to express their frustration 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: We are #DoneWaiting for Fairness

For Immediate Release - August 26, 2020

Craik & Davidson – Today, SEIU-West members are demonstrating outside the Craik and District Health Care Centre and the Davidson Health Centre to show their frustration 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 Staff Needed as a Critical Resource for COVID-19

For Immediate Release - August 20, 2020

Saskatoon – SEIU-West health care providers who work in Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) laboratories are wondering how the government intends to increase testing capacity to 4,000 in early September.

Media Release: Rural Health Care Providers are #DoneWaiting

For Immediate Release - August 19, 2020

Wilkie & Biggar – Today, SEIU-West members are demonstrating outside the Wilkie and District Health Care Centre and the Biggar and District Health Centre to emphasize their frustration with the lack of progress in bargaining due to the Sask Party government’s refusal to negotiate a fair deal.

Media Release: Health Care Providers are #DoneWaiting

For Immediate Release, August 12, 2020

Saskatoon – Today, SEIU-West members are demonstrating outside health care facilities in Saskatoon to emphasize their frustration with the lack of progress in bargaining due to the Sask Party government’s refusal to negotiate a fair deal.

Media Advisory: #DoneWaiting

For Immediate Release - August 11, 2020

Saskatoon – SEIU-West members will be outside of various health care facilities in Saskatoon on Wednesday August 12, 2020 to demonstrate their frustration with the pace of bargaining and the Saskatchewan government’s refusal to negotiate a fair deal.

“Our members were tired, and burned out prior to the pandemic,” says Barbara Cape, President of SEIU-West. “And they’ve held up their end of the deal to provide skilled professional care that bent the infection rate of COVID-19. It’s time for SAHO and the Sask Party government to do the same.”

Who

SEIU-West Health Care members and their supporters

Media Spokes people:

-       *Barbara Cape, President of SEIU-West @ St. Paul’s Hospital

-       **Janice Platzke, Treasurer of SEIU-West @ Sherbrooke Community Centre

Photo/Video opportunities:

-       All locations

What

Demonstration of protest

Date

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Time

Protests to occur at variable times at each location between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm

Location

VARIOUS – listed on next page or visit seiuwest.ca/events

SEIU-West represents over 13,000 people across Saskatchewan. They include people 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. Purple works in our communities! Visit PurpleWorks.ca to find out more about SEIU-West members. 

Location

Address

Central Haven Special Care Home

1020 Avenue I N

Home Care - On Idylwyld

310 Idylwyld Dr N

Luther Care

1212 Osler St Saskatoon SK

Oliver Lodge 

1405 Faulkner Cres

Parkridge Centre - East Side Walk

110 Gropper Cres

Parkridge Centre - North Side Walk

110 Gropper Cres

Porteous Lodge

833 Avenue P N

Royal University Hospital - North Side Walk 1

103 Hospital Dr

Royal University Hospital - North Side Walk 2

103 Hospital Dr

Royal University Hospital - South Side Walk

103 Hospital Dr

Saskatoon City Hospital

701 Queen St

Saskatoon City Hospital - South Side Walk 1

701 Queen St

Saskatoon City Hospital - South Side Walk 2

701 Queen St

**Sherbrooke Community Centre - Acadia Drive & 14th St E

401 Acadia Dr

**Sherbrooke Community Centre - Acadia Drive & Dalhousie Crescent

401 Acadia Dr

*St Paul's Hospital  - East Side Walk

1702 20th St W

*St Paul's Hospital - South Side Walk

1702 20th St W

*St Paul's Hospital - North Side Walk

1702 20th St W

St. Ann's Home

2910 Louise St

Stensrud Lodge

2202 McEown Ave

-30-

For more information contact:

Christine Miller, Communications Coordinator
Phone: 306-477-8733

Click here to download the PDF Media Advisory: #DoneWaiting 

 

Saskatoon-- The unions representing health care providers in Saskatchewan are concerned that the latest expansion of the COVID-19 wage top-up for essential workers still falls short.

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