Even though public health orders have been lifted effective July 11, 2021 in Saskatchewan, we all should remember that the pandemic is not ‘over’.

The reality is there is a portion of the population who are not vaccinated, there are low testing numbers, and there are rising concerns about new COVID Variants, so we need to remain cautious.

At the time of this message being posted, The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) still requires masking in all of their facilities.

The SHA and other employers are working on their reopening plans, as are we, and we will provide updates as they become available. 

For now, the main offices remain closed to the public and anyone entering is required to wear masks and follow office safety protocols, Unit SEIU-West offices must continue to follow the safety guidelines put in place, and we are not holding in-person events.

These measures are being taken with the view to keep our members and staff safe and we will continue to take our guidance from the provincial pandemic reports, recommendations from the World Health Organization and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

These next days and weeks will be freeing without the requirement to wear masks in public.  

However, we recommend that you do an assessment of the risks before you go without your mask:

  • Are you vaccinated?
  • Are you in a location with large groups of people?
  • Has there been any recent outbreaks in the area/location?

We will keep our COVID webpage live and updated as we make efforts to implement a cautious return to normal operations in our offices.

Members are invited to use our website contact form with any alerts or concerns over the coming weeks and months.

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 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 

 

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