To promote awareness of the cultures of our Worker of Colour members within our union membership and how those values intertwine with union values.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. To assist the SEIU-West Executive Board in achieving its targets and priorities while ensuring diverse representation.
  2. To engage our Worker of Colour members to strengthen their union involvement and participation.
  3. To promote racial justice, inclusion and equity in our workplaces.
  4. To educate and inform all union members on Worker of Colour issues within the workplace.
  5. To keep our Worker of Colour members up to date on specific issues that might impact them.
  6. To recruit possible members by attending meetings, conferences and cultural events.
  7. To work with other Equity seeking groups to broaden and develop the goals of the union.
  8. To be an advisory and a resource for all union members, the Executive Board and bargaining committee on Worker of Colour issues and to ensure that diversity is reflected.

Committee Members

Committee Chair:
Jeanne Javinal, Licenced Practical Nurse, Comunity Renal Hemodialysis Centre (Saskatoon) 639.318.3285 

Committee Members:
Sayful Amed Samu - Scheduler – Home Care (Saskatoon) 306-881-9978

Yolanda Sagayo - Cook, Davidson Health Centre (Davidson) 306.262.3163  

Top Officer:
Neil Colmin – 306-693-7922 ext. 4225

Staff Representative:
Dennel Pickering – 306-652-1011 ext. 2241

World Refugee Day- 2020

To mark World Refugee Day, the Multicultural Mentorship Committee (MMC) reached out to Ellamor Alejandro, a Legal Administrative Assistant at a private immigration office. Ellamor shared her thoughts on the state of immigration for refugees during COVID-19. 


Committee Position: Multicultural Mentorship

Our SEIU-West Multicultural Mentorship Committee (MMC) is currently seeking to fill two vacant positions.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to expand their union involvement and activism in this position, and play an active role in making the connections for SEIU-West members as to why multicultural mentorship is important. 

The remaining term for this position is for approximately one year and four months.

We are inviting interested members to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) You can submit online or by downloading the printable PDF file of the EOI and sending it in by fax- 306.692.2807 or by email to Vice President Neil Colmin’s attention.

Once submitted, President Barbara Cape will work with the Top Officers and together they will make a recommendation to the Executive Board to appoint an eligible member to fill the vacancy for the remaining term.

If you or any of the member in your unit are interested in applying, please apply by Friday February 28, 2020.

As always, if you or your members have any questions please use our Contact form.

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