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:
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:
Unionism on Turtle Island: Report
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
- Tanya Ziffle – Extendicare Elmview
- Lynette Pinfold – Extendicare Moose Jaw
- Teresa Roux – Extendicare Preston
- Rick Brown – SHR
- Simone Corriveau – SHR
- Colleen Denniss – HHR
- Brenda Berry – FHHR
- Donna Gallant – FHHR
- Judy Denniss – SHR
- Kim Wyatt – SHR
- Kim Deitner – SHR
- Janice Platzke – CHR/SEIU-West Treasurer
- Russel Doell – Deputy Director, Collective Bargaining and Enforcement (Staff)
- Kerry Barrett – Negotiations Officer (Staff)
- Bob Laurie – Director, Collective Bargaining and Enforcement (Staff)
- Barb Cape – SEIU-West President
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!
Letter of Support for the Camp of Sacred Stones
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:
- 10 for members
- 10 for children of members.
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.