For Immediate Release
October 4, 2023
Saskatchewan—SEIU-West is pleased to share that following our A Safe Spot Means a Lot campaign, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has implemented a new Park & Ride Shuttle Service for workers at Royal University Hospital, the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital and the Dube Centre.
“We will always raise the voices of our members. When they told us they had been followed, harassed, and assaulted on their walk to and from work, we acted.” said SEIU-West President Barbara Cape.
Over the past nine months, SEIU-West has hosted a series of townhall meetings with members, collected more than 2,700 signatures on a petition, and facilitated sending nearly 400 letters to SHA Chief Operating Officer Andrew Will. In addition, we met with representatives of community associations, officials from the City of Saskatoon, and the SHA.
“This is a great first step.” adds Cape “We look forward to the announcement of additional Park & Ride Shuttle Services and, of course, for the expansion of available staff parking at each acute care facility and the recently announced Urgent Care Facility.”
Healthcare workers show up for the people of this province every single day. They deserve to be safe on their way to work.
Service Employees International Union West (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. Visit PurpleWorks.ca to find out more about SEIU-West members.
For more information, contact:
Communications Coordinator, SEIU-West
306-652-1011 ext. 2244