For immediate release: September 27, 2019

Saskatoon – As part of their Put Care First - End Understaffing campaign, SEIU-West members will be present at Kinsmen Park in Saskatoon this Sunday to share information and talk with the public about the chronic understaffing issues they face daily in our health care sector.

“This campaign reflects how passionate our members are about this issue,” said Neil Colmin, Vice-President of SEIU-West. “Our members want to ensure that Saskatchewan people have access to the care they need and deserve, and want the public to know the constant struggles they face on a day to day basis as they provide that care. We’re asking for the public’s help to find solutions to fix this situation, to remind the government that it needs to prioritize safe care environments.”



SEIU-West Health Care Providers, their families, and supporters

Neil Colmin, Vice-President, SEIU-West

Janice Platzke, Treasurer, SEIU-West

Lori Johb, President, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL)

Darla Deguire, Director, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Prairie Region

Invited guests from SGEU Health Providers and CUPE Health Care Council



Rally to Put Care First: End Understaffing


Sunday, September 29, 2019


11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Kinsmen Park, Saskatoon

(Spadina Crescent, northeast of picnic shelter)


SEIU-West represents over 13,000 members 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 to find out more about SEIU-West members.

For more information, contact:

Christine Miller, Communications Coordinator
Phone: 306-652-1011 ext. 8733

Click here for a printable PDF of this Media Advisory 

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