Media Advisory: What the Public Needs to Know

For Immediate Release - June 15, 2020

Regina – SEIU-West member leaders will be outside of the legislature by 11:30 am on June 16, 2020. This group intends to share information with the public and the Government of Saskatchewan about the continuing struggles of SEIU-West members who work in the health sector.

If not addressed, these issues may impact the health care services people access every day in rural and urban communities across the province.

“SEIU-West is making every effort to be responsible, in light of COVID-19, as we share our information with the public. The member leaders who were invited to attend today’s action continue to have unanswered questions from the Government of Saskatchewan. We will not condone the lack of transparency or accountability that has been displayed by our government.” said Barbara Cape, President of SEIU-West. “We believe that the time is now for the public to better understand the situation in health care as we need the support of the public to end understaffing. The Government can no longer deny that there is a problem.”

Who  SEIU-West Health Care member leaders including:
  • Barbara Cape, President, SEIU-West
  • Colleen Denniss – Continuing Care Assistant, Rose Villa; & constituent of Rosetown-Elrose riding;
  • Lou Ellen Murray – Home Care Scheduler, Maple Creek;
  • Sheila Boruch – Licensed Practical Nurse, Cypress Regional Hospital;
  • Carla Saworski – Medical Laboratory Tech, St. Paul’s Hospital
What Public info share opportunity re: potential future disruption to health care services due to ongoing dissatisfaction with government inaction.
Date Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time 11:30 am
Location

Saskatchewan Legislative Building
Regina, SK S4S 0B3


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.

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For more information, contact:
Christine Miller, Communications Coordinator
Phone: 306-477-8733

 

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