The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest and fastest growing in North America with over 2.1 million members. SEIU-West is the second largest SEIU Local in Canada, and represents more than 13,000 working people in the province of Saskatchewan. They work in health care, education, municipalities, community-based organizations, retirement homes and other sectors.
It is time for the 2022 SEIU-West SAHO/ECI Bargaining Survey!
This survey is for SEIU-West members who work at (or are on leave from) a Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) or SHA-affiliated workplace or program, including Extendicare.
On June 7, SEIU-West held a virtual townhall to talk with SHA members about the Letter of Understanding (LOU) that changes our hours-based seniority system to a seniority date system. The difference is that all hours-based seniority will begin to be transferred to a seniority date.
Do you want to be more active in your union? Are you 35 years old or younger? Great news!! You're eligible to attend the 2022 Young Workers' Conference!
The next round of collective bargaining with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) and Extendicare Canada Inc. (ECI) will begin in the coming months and we are looking for SEIU-West members to make up our bargaining committee.
SEIU-West's Aboriginal Committee met on May 31 and has many exciting initiatives coming up.
We'd like to share a list of June events and ask that you join us in celebrations of National Indigenous History Month and work towards Reconciliation in Saskatchewan.
Email [email protected] if you'd like to walk with us in Saskatoon for Rock your Roots for Reconciliation!
Elmview, Moose Jaw, Parkside, Preston, and Sunset Extendicare Facilities
New pay rates are effective April 17, 2022.
Dear members of SEIU-West:
We are writing you with an important update related to the recent cyber-attack affecting SEIU-West that we first reported to you late last week on March 11, 2022. We promised to provide you with further updates as more information became available.
Here is what we’ve learned to date:
Dear member of SEIU-West:
We are writing to you with important information about a recent cyber-attack affecting SEIU-West. SEIU-West became aware of this cyber-attack on March, 10 2022, which is believed to have occurred early in the morning of March 10, 2022.
Date: March 7, 2022
Greetings Brothers and Sisters who work at Extendicare Canada’s Elmview, Preston, Moose Jaw, Parkside, and Sunset facilities:
We wanted to update you regarding the implementation of the new collective agreement you approved in January, as well as regarding the transfer of these facilities to the SHA.
Date: March 4, 2022
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
At long last, we can confirm that our collective agreement is finalized and at the printer!
On January 20, 2022 SEIU-West, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL), the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF), the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN), SGEU and CUPE Saskatchewan joined together to call on the Government of Saskatchewan to protect our healthcare and education systems and other vital public services from the Omicron wave by immediately following the advice of Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab. The presidents of these six organizations held an unprecedented joint news conference. Today, the joint open letter below was sent to Premier Scott Moe, calling for a a public health order to:
- Limit gathering sizes to a maximum of 10 people.
- Limit the frequency of gathering and establish a consistent “bubble” of close contacts.
- Limit non-school and non-work contacts.
- Limit non-essential travel between communities.
"I love helping vulnerable people in need to feel their very best" - Kelsey.
The Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW) is being held in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan from June 10-14, 2018.
The SEIU-West Education Committee will be sponsoring up to five (5) delegates to attend. We will cover registration costs, lost wages, and meal expenses for those meals not provided at the school.
Legal Strike Action Continues
SEIU-West members ratified an agreement with Marian Chateau, Bently Yorkton, and Bently Saskatoon! In their new agreement, members were able to negotiate pay raises of 2%, 1.5% and 1.5% over the next three years. Their education and weekend premium rates also increased, their employer will match payroll deducted RRSP of up to 1% of earning starting January 1 2019, and they achieved an additional personal leave day. These members won many non-monetary goals as well, including updated OH&S language and clarification for the employer to provide uniforms. Awesome work SEIU-West!
World Health Day: PAAC Contest!
Women should never have to choose between groceries or menstrual products. Yet for many women in need, those are the choices that often must be made.
"The best part of my job is the patients, the experiences, and the coworkers" - Tanya.
Anti-Bully Day Info Picket
Information Picket on Anti-Bully Day
An employer changed the schedule of a member in the posted and confirmed period. To resolve the grievance, the member received 48 hours at double time. What a win!
Swift Current By-Election – Candidates Respond To SEIU-West Questionnaire