Date: July 23, 2021
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
Your Extendicare Bargaining Committee has been hard at work.
We have completed the bargaining survey and it will be available from your unit chairs next week.
The survey will also be on our website on the Extendicare page: https://bit.ly/3BzcWUp where your bargaining updates (like this one) will be posted as they become available. Please take the time to identify your bargaining issues and provide comments on the issues the committee has identified.
The SAHO tentative agreement document is posted on the SEIU-West website. Go to https://bit.ly/3x0BtOT so you can see what changes have been made with respect to compensation and other matters. A very significant change is the way in which seniority is calculated for SEIU-West members who work for the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). The document outlining the change and how it will be introduced is also in the tentative agreement. We want your opinion on this change.
Using the information gathered through the survey, the bargaining committee will have a complete bargaining proposal package to table with the Employer at the commencement of bargaining.
As always, we welcome our members’ questions and comments as we build our bargaining proposal package and get ready for bargaining. We encourage you to contact the MRC at 1-888-999-7348 ext. 2298 or through the website contact form to ask any further questions. Please watch for updates on SEIUWEST.ca.
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Your SEIU-West Extendicare Provincial Bargaining Committee:
Moose Jaw Extendicare: Lynette Pinfold • Elmview Extendicare: Colleen Watson • Sunset Extendicare: Lisa Virtue • Parkside Extendicare: Marlene Thomson • Preston Extendicare: Lori Klus • Staff: Bob Laurie (Dir. of Bargaining and Contract Enforcement); Tracy Goodheart; Katelyn Almen (Staff Representatives)