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:
Announcement: Vice President
We want to take a moment to thank our outgoing SEIU-West Vice President Neil Colmin who took on this challenging role over the past eight years.
SEIU-West 2023 Convention took place in Saskatoon May 30 - June 1. Below is a summary of some key changes members should be aware of.
Convention is a time where we make decisions on the future of our Union. At this convention, the delegates not only voted on changes to the constitution, but they also selected who they wanted to represent them as their Vice President, two Trustees, and nine Members-at-Large in six caucuses. Each term is four years, unless otherwise noted. The results of the elections are as follows:
June 4 - 10 is Unit Assistant and Unit Support Worker Week. This week provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the hard-working folks in a classification that many people don't know about! We are happy to introduce you to Jessica, a Unit Assistant who works in the emergency room of an urban acute care facility.
The SEIU-West Education Committee sponsored two members to attend this year's Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan Conference. Below are the reports:
For Immediate Release
June 1, 2023
Saskatoon—Supporters of a strong public healthcare system joined SEIU-West members at the Saskatoon Cabinet Office to highlight the need for government investment in the patients, clients, and residents and the people who care for them in this province.
The Municipal Employees’ Pension Commission (MEPC, the Commission) met on April 21, 2023. The Commission met with the Municipal Employees’ Pension Plan’s (MEPP, the Plan) actuary and approved the assumptions to be used in the management valuation of MEPP as at December 31, 2022.
The Annual Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Summer Camp will be held on August 19-25 at Shekinah Retreat Centre, near Waldheim.
May 14 - 20 is National Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week. This is a week to recognize the contributions of the Biomedical Engineers, Clinical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Technicians and Technologists who make valuable contributions to healthcare institutions in the areas of patient safety, research and development, technology management, equipment services, cost savings, problem solving, planning and support. They work to assemble, install, repair, calibrate, and inspect biomedical equipment and devices to ensure that it meets standards.
For years, SEIU-West has marched in pride parades. As a union, we celebrate and fight for equality and diversity. This year, you can join SEIU-West's Gender and Sexual Diversity Committee (GSDC) in the parade!
The committee members would love for you to walk with them in solidarity on:
- June 10th in Regina. Parade begins at 12:00pm.
- June 17th in Saskatoon. Parade begins at 1:00pm. We are at 5J.
- July 8th in Swift Current (Parade begins at 12:00pm, starting in Market Square (corner of Chaplin St E and Central Ave).
Not sure where to go day of the parade? Tell the marshalls you're with SEIU-West to find out where we are located in the parade line-up.
Prefer to watch us from the sidelines? We welcome that too!
Want more information about upcoming events?
Buy Spark Your Pride tickets here.
Print this poster to hang at your workplace SEIU-West bulletin board!
Did you know, there is a ton of resources on SEIU-West's GSDC webpage? Sharing articles with your circles may be more helpful than you know.
May 8 – 14 is National Nursing Week. The theme for 2023 is Our Nurses. Our Future. This theme is meant to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health care journey, and to shine a light on the courage and commitment shown by nurses throughout the pandemic, and each and every day that they go to work.