For Immediate Release
November 6, 2023
For Immediate Release
November 6, 2023
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.
SEIU-West is looking to train and support a member who is interested in participating in the Joint Job Evaluation Maintenance Committee as an alternate. We want to broaden the skill set of our member leaders and activists and are posting for this position.
Re: Parties' Closing Arguments Regarding the SEIU-West Successorship Application
On September 29, the final arguments from SEIU-West, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (the SHA), CUPE and SGEU were heard by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB) on SEIU-West’s successorship application to continue to represent the members of SEIU-West at the Extendicare facilities in Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, and the three Extendicare facilities in Regina.
Labour Day is a day for us to pause and celebrate the contributions of working people to our society. Not only for those who are in a trade union, but for every worker.
The SEIU-West Political Action & Education Department is pleased to invite members to apply for the first ever Build Power, Win Justice two-day conference, taking place at Living Skies Casino in Swift Current on October 18 and 19th, 2023. Interested members can apply by completing this application form.
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.
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.
In our most recent update, we had identified to our SEIU-West members that vacation banks, time in lieu banks and stat/pro-stat banks would be posted in your workplaces by the end of March. Unfortunately, it was only recently brought to our attention that this did not happen
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and SEIU-West have resolved the outstanding grievances filed in response to the Proof of Vaccination/Monitored Testing Program.
On April 1, 2016, SEIU-West sent a letter to our new Federal Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, outlining our concern around the expiry of the Canada Health Accord. We have received a response:
On October 21, SEIU-West received a response from our Federal Minister of Health regarding the expired Health Accord. Here is our response to the Honourable Jane Philpott:
October 20, 2016
Earlier this year, notifications and applications were posted on www.seiuwest.ca for the SAHO/Extendicare Bargaining Conference and Bargaining Committee. On October 2-3, 2016, roughly 110+ SEIU-West health care members engaged in a highly productive and informative two days. At the Conference, we were also pleased to announce who will make up our SAHO and Extendicare Bargaining Committee teams – and I’m happy to share this information with you now:
Celeste Dixon – Extendicare Sunset
The time commitment for the SAHO/Extendicare Bargaining Committee is substantial, and I want to thank each and every single committee member who agreed to taking on such a large undertaking – it certainly was a hard decision to make!
I believe that this group of members, leaders and staff is truly committed to ensuring the best possible collective agreement for all SAHO and Extendicare members – I look forward to working with this great team!
In the meantime, we ask that all our health care members engage in current government initiatives that will affect our public health care system.
Transformational Change in Health Care:
Our provincial government has set out on a path of “Transformational Change” in our Saskatchewan health care system, yet it is riddled with mystery.
“Transformational Change” within health care in Saskatchewan must be questioned and explained – why the lack of clear definitions? Why is there not meaningful consultation? Why is the mandate solely to reduce the number of Regional Health Authorities? Has my government considered other means to ensure efficiency in quality health care?
Members of the public and frontline health care workers deserve transparency – we urge you to send a letter questioning the purpose of health care reform:
Click “Participate” to send a letter through our campaign page to the Minister of Health Jim Reiter!
SEIU-West sent a letter of support and solidarity to our brothers and sisters holding the line at the Colonialism No More Camp in Regina.
"The work we do brings meaning to my life" - Jackie.
SEIU-West offers 20 scholarships of up to $750 every year:
SEIU-West members who are in good standing (dues paying members) and/or their
children are eligible to apply.
The applicant must be taking a class in a College, University or recognized Tech or
Vocational Post Secondary School for the year they are applying in.
Applicants must submit a 250-500 word essay on the topic:
How do unions contribute to a fair and just society?
Applicants must include, with their application, a copy of their registration and receipt of costs.
Applicants must fill out the attached form and include all items listed above.
In order to ensure as many people benefit from this program as possible, if you have won a
scholarship through SEIU-West within the past 3 years, your application will not be considered.
How to Apply:
Applicants must fill out the Scholarship Application Form and must include all the items listed under “Criteria” to be considered.
Incomplete or late applicants will not be considered.
Complete applications must be received in the SEIU-West Saskatoon office by November 15 and Sent to:
Brenda Coben & Colleen Denniss
Co-Chairs, SEIU-West Education Committee
#200 – 747 46th Street W.
Saskatoon, SK S7L 6A1
Whether you’re a new member to SEIU-West, or if you’re just curious about the many ways you can get involved and learn more about your union, this is the place for you!
On our interactive SEIU-West Bulletin Board, you can ‘touch’ the board to be connected to tons of information! In ‘Unionism 101’, you’ll find helpful tips and tools regarding your union membership. In the ‘Communication’ section, you’ll be connected to the many ways to stay up-to-date and involved with SEIU-West! And in the ‘YOUR Union’ section, you’ll find out about SEIU history, who makes up SEIU-West, as well as many opportunities to learn more!
You’ll also be connected to your collective agreement, upcoming events, and so much more! It’s a one-stop-shop for all your information needs!
With SEIU-West, we would like to remind all MEMBERS that they ARE the union! So get involved and find out how union engagement can contribute to more just and fair societies!
"I take pleasure in the important communication that is involved with Care Aide work" - Cheryl.