SEIU-West is entering into a process to review the Local’s constitution.
Even though public health orders have been lifted effective July 11, 2021 in Saskatchewan, we all should remember that the pandemic is not ‘over’.
Help us celebrate Youth Worker Day by telling us about someone who impacted your life in a positive way when you were a youth. Email [email protected] your story by May 13th for a chance to win a prize!
Help us celebrate Youth Worker Day by sharing a "youth filter" photo of you on this FB thread by May 13 for your chance to win a prize.
Thank you to Youth Workers, you shape what adults we end up having and being in this world!
And be sure to read about our Youth Care Worker Tristan!
Tristan is a Youth Care Worker in acute mental health who helps youth access tools to get through rough patches in their lives.
MMC has decided to interview members of our community to highlight multiculturalism in our community, and to discuss the successes and struggles New Canadians face. Here is an interview from the MMC to Justin Kwan, local business owner.
The Education Committee will be sponsoring up to seven (7) delegates to attend the SFL Prairie School for Union Women online from June 22-25, 2021. We will cover registration costs and lost wages. You will be able to list your preference of what class you take that week. Space for these courses is limited so get your Expression of Interest in soon.
It’s May Day AKA International Workers’ Day!
Today is a day when we celebrate the achievements of labourers and working class people across the globe. This is a good time for us to pause and reflect on our achievements and also ponder what we could achieve if we keep striving for fairness together.
Janice has worked for 22 years in the health care field; most recently, she works in a long term care facility as an ELFSW (Environmental, Laundry, Food Services Worker). If you think her work involves a lot of juggling, you’re right.
Amidst these trying times, it seems fitting that SEIU-West recognize both Occupational Health & Safety Week (May 2 to 8) and Mental Health Week (May 3 to 9) simultaneously this year.
The volatile and unpredictable situations that you have worked and lived over the course of 2020 and 2021, has come at a great expense physically, and mentally.
However, there is light.
There are resources to support every one of you, both in and outside of your workplace. You need only reach out.
Whether it is for you or for someone you care about, SEIU-West is just a click or call away at 1.888.999.7348 ext. 2298.
As a Union, we rely on the specialists in the field of OH&S and Mental Health, to help guide our support and education of Members. Through the Canadian Mental Health Association website, Members will find an abundance of helpful resources.
Another resource is the United Way’s initiative, Saskatchewan 211 – you can call or text 211, they offer live chat as well. Not only can they link you with mental health services in your community but other services as well.
The SEIU-West Worker Safety Committee has also chosen to participate in a very special campaign, supporting people who have lost loved ones, through their participation in this year’s Threads for Life campaign. More information can be found here.
SEIU-West is also proud to employ staff who have been trained in Mental Health First Aid, in order to be properly equipped to provide support to you as Members. In addition to this, we continue to educate Members, on the important issues related to Occupational Health and Safety, ensuring that we incorporate Mental Health issues solidly in our course materials. Review your education opportunities on your Union’s website and register for available training that interests you by clicking here.
Your Union has taken serious steps in providing you with information in terms of additional resources. Our COVID 19 page is always available as a quick link at the bottom of every page on our website, leading to a host of resources for your OH&S and Mental Health needs.
Insist on better, always. Better workplaces that enshrine your safety, both physically and mentally. And - let’s make a collective commitment, to act together and on behalf of each other – now, more than ever. Take care & stay safe!
For Immediate Release - April 28, 2021
(Saskatchewan) SGEU, SEIU-West and CUPE – three Saskatchewan unions representing health care providers – are reminding Premier Scott Moe and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) about their unfulfilled promise made in August 2020 to recruit 73 positions in the provincial lab system for added capacity to assist with the ongoing strains of COVID.
Melanie works in an urban long term care facility within both the Laundry and Housekeeping departments.
Sayful is a member of SEIU-West, and a founding member of the Multicultural Mentorship Committee (MMC) of the local. MMC works and advocates for all different ethnic backgrounds of members who work within Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and other employers affiliated with SEIU- West.