Covid-19: External Resources

SEIU-West continues to be there for you during the COVID-19 crisis. Our top priority is the health and safety of our members, their families, their patients/residents/clients and communities. Below are links to some COVID-19 resources that may be useful for you.

Please Note: SEIU-West is not responsible for the content of these external sites - we are sharing information ONLY.

What we've linked below is a selective list of resources that are as up-to-date and as relevant as possible to all of our members regardless of where they live and work in Saskatchewan.

Because things are changing rapidly, this post will be updated as needed with updated information as the situation unfolds. 

Where an agreement is reached with a specific employer on a COVID-related issue, that agreement will be posted on our COVID-19 page.

If you have concerns that you are being asked to do unsafe work, or that your collective agreement rights are being violated, please call our Member Resource Centre at 1-888-999-7348 ext. 2298 or use our online contact form


Government of Saskatchewan: COVID-19

The official source of current information about the state of the outbreak in Saskatchewan, as well as many of the regulations and policies we face in our communities and workplaces. The home page has dozens of links and subpages. Here are some of the most useful: 

Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA)

General COVID-related info on their home page. Also, if you are SHA staff, make sure to sign up for the SHA broadcast system to receive urgent COVID-19 updates to staff. Log in at www.mygatewayonline.com

Government of Canada: COVID-19

Latest updates on the state of the outbreak nationally, and the federal government’s response to it. Links include:

  • Federal COVID-19 Benefits & Services page. Includes info/links about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB): you may be eligible for up to $8,000 over 16 weeks if you had to stop work for COVID-related reasons, including:
    • layoff
    • quarantined or sick due to COVID-19
    • taking care of others because they are in quarantine or sick due to COVID-19; and/or
    • taking care of children or other dependents because their care facility is closed due to COVID-19.
    • Apply online here. (You can also apply by phone).
    • There's also a detailed CERB FAQ. (You may also be eligible for EI benefits, but not at the same time--the online form will walk you through the process.)
  • Vulnerable populations and COVID-19. Particularly relevant to SEIU-West members working in the CBO sector.

 

Worksafe Saskatchewan

Useful COVID-related general tips for workers in all sectors, including on working from home and managing your mental health.

Canadian Labour Congress: COVID-19 Resource Centre

This page includes resources focused on ensuring that the response to COVID-19 doesn’t ignore workers’ rights and the needs of the most vulnerable. 

 

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