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Media Release: Dangerous Gaps in Saskatchewan’s Back-to-School Plans

Swift CurrentThis week the Saskatchewan government announced its plan for the return of K-12 students in September. After reviewing the plan and consulting with its members, SEIU-West has identified further gaps and issues that may put at risk the health and safety of workers and families in areas with some of the province’s highest rates of COVID-19.

Media Release: It’s Time to Focus on Fairness

Saskatoon-- The unions representing health care providers in Saskatchewan are concerned that the latest expansion of the COVID-19 wage top-up for essential workers still falls short.

Media Release: SEIU-West Members Reveal Truth to Public

For Immediate Release - June 16, 2020

Regina – Members of SEIU-West were on hand at the Saskatchewan Legislature to tell the public about what is happening in our health care system and how utterly dismissive and unresponsive the current Saskatchewan government has been when it comes to the front line experience. It’s time for our members to share what’s truly happening in health care with the public.

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.

Media Release: A Report of Many Contradictions

For Immediate Release - June 8, 2020

Saskatoon – The members of SEIU-West were alarmed by the public statements made by both Premier Scott Moe and the Minister of Health, Jim Reiter, that Saskatchewan Long-Term Care (LTC) sector does not have systemic staffing issues.

Joint Media Release: Health Provider Unions launch petition calling for wage top-up for ALL health care workers

For Immediate Release - June 3, 2020

CUPE, SEIU-West, and SGEU – three Saskatchewan unions representing health providers – are calling on the provincial government to provide a wage top-up for all health care workers, who are working hard to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. An online petition, expressing support for a wage top-up has been set up to send a message to Premier Scott Moe and Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Media Release: Reopen Rural Emergency Rooms

For Immediate Release - May 27, 2020

Saskatoon – The members of SEIU-West were happy to hear that the Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) were responding to concerns raised about the closure of emergency rooms (ERs) in a number of rural communities.

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