The SEIU-West Political Action & Education Department is pleased to invite members to apply to attend Build Power, Win Justice. This two-day conference will take place at SEIU-West in Saskatoon on March 19th and 20th, 2024. Interested members can apply by completing this application form.
January 12, 2024
As you may have heard, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) has announced that its members across Saskatchewan will be conducting a one-day strike on Tuesday, January 16th.
The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (the STF) has been bargaining with the Government and Trustee bargaining committee. They have reached an impasse and are unable to make any progress. The STF has notified their members that they will be holding a vote on sanctions against their employer.
The following Constitutional Amendments were debated, voted on, and passed during Convention:
The Annual Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Summer Camp will be held on August 10-16 at Shekinah Retreat Centre, near Waldheim.
Period poverty describes the struggle faced by women and girls who cannot afford the cost of menstrual products, like pads or tampons. Having a period is a regular occurrence for 50% of the population; however for those who cannot afford basic sanitary supplies, it can become a monthly ordeal that limits their ability to go to school or work. Access to period products is a necessity, yet 1 in 3 Canadian women have sacrificed something else to buy pads or tampons.
The 3sHealth Employee Benefits team is proud to release a new section on 3sHealth.ca to help plan members find the information they need more easily.
The April 30th claims submission deadline is approaching quickly. Please remind your employees that all extended health care and dental expenses incurred in 2023 must be submitted to Canada Life before April 30th, 2024.
Workers of Colour Multicultural Mentorship Committee recently connected with Zahra, a proud SEIU-West member to get her thoughts on Black History Month. Here's what she had to say:
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws" in 1960. Since that day, the apartheid system in South Africa has been dismantled and racist laws and practices have been abolished in many countries; however far too many people continue to experience racial discrimination.
SEIU-West Education Committee is pleased to sponsor up to four (4) members to attend Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW) from June 9-13, 2024. PSUW offers trade union women an intensive four days of learning and sharing in a supportive environment. The goals of the school are to develop women's personal and leadership skills and to build solidarity among women workers.
Date: February 15, 2024
Sisters, Brothers, and Friends,
Trans Sask is hosting the inaugural 2024 Trans Prairie Wellness Summit on March 17 & 18 on Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatoon.
SEIU-West members who work at Luthercare Communities Group Homes in Saskatoon were joined by their President Barbara Cape to deliver valentines messages to their employer on February 14. Outside the building, supporters blasted their heartbreak playlist and waved at cars to show support for these skilled professional care providers.
The 64th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Saskatoon and District Labour Council (SDLC) will be held at the Masonic Temple, 1021 Saskatchewan Crescent West, February 9th & 10th, 2024.
This award has been established to honour Shelly Banks who led by example and served as SEIU-West vice-president from 2008-2015.
Her invaluable and outstanding contributions have made a significant and lasting impact on our members and our union.