Do you want to be more involved in the governance of your Union? Do you have a unique voice to lend to the Executive Board? Here's your chance!
The Education Committee will be sponsoring up to 4 delegates to attend the 2023 CLC/SFL Spring School being held April 2nd - 6th at Temple Gardens and Spa Hotel in Moose Jaw!
SEIU-West is hosting three Virtual Townhall meetings to discuss the parking concerns and issues which have been raised by members. SEIU-West President Barbara Cape spoke out about this issue in December, after a health care worker was assaulted while walking to her car following a shift at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.
It has come to the Union's attention that a few of our members have been requested by the employer to sign a Letter of Discipline or Letter of Expectation they received. The signing line states that the member has read and understands the contents of the letter. Please note that signing such a letter is strictly voluntary and is not a requirement. Members are not obligated to sign. If you are uncomfortable with signing the letter or if you do not understand or agree with the contents of the letter, you may refuse to sign it. In the event that you feel pressured to sign, despite your discomfort, you may simply mark the letter with the words "Refuse to sign."
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding a Letter of Discipline or Letter of Expectation, please contact the Member Resource Centre by calling 1.888.999.7348 ext. 2298, by emailing [email protected], or by completing the Contact Form on our website.
Saskatoon – A recent assault on a health care provider walking to Royal University Hospital (RUH) from their car located off-site has shone a bright light on the lack of parking for hospital staff and safety of our streets.
SEIU-West is pleased to sponsor up to five (5) members to attend the SFL Pensions and Benefits Conference 2023, taking place March 22 & 23 in Regina.
For Immediate Release
November 30, 2022
Saskatchewan – The Saskatchewan government yesterday released its mid-year financial report for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The report forecasts a $1.1 billion surplus, mainly due to a spike in non-renewable resource revenues. SEIU-West encourages the Government of Saskatchewan to not fritter away this windfall on $500 giveaway cheques and tax breaks for gym memberships, instead, they should be investing in the care workers and public services that keep this province running.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be experiencing delays in processing member expenses. We remain focused on ensuring member expenses are processed in an accurate and timely manner. Your patience and understanding during this time is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact the Member Resource Centre (MRC) by phone 1-888-999-7348, email [email protected], or using the contact form.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and SEIU-West have resolved the outstanding grievances filed in response to the Proof of Vaccination/Monitored Testing Program.
A member has medical advice that they are not able to work in any occupation due to their disability. After ongoing stages of appeal processes to be approved under the Disability Income Plan, the member has finally been approved! This news will surely improve our member’s wellbeing and SEIU-West is proud to work alongside members who aim to achieve justice!
The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) Education Conference and AGM is being held in Saskatoon on May 8 & 9, 2018.
We’re excited to announce another round of live and interactive virtual town hall meetings for our health care sector members.
Your SEIU-West SAHO and Extendicare bargaining committees are inviting you to participate in this call so you can get the inside scoop on negotiations, ask your questions and take part in on-the spot poll questions that will help guide our continuing talks with your employers.
How do you get on the call? All you have to do is pick up your phone when we call just prior to the meeting time.
Make sure we have the right phone number on file! Use the sign up form or contact the MRC at 1-888-999-7348 ext. 2298 to ensure we have your preferred phone number on file. Please let us know by February 16, 2018 (after that time we cannot guarantee that new numbers will make it on the first dial out).
Can’t make it or just want to get that nagging question off your mind? Send us your questions in advance.
Save the date! The town hall calls are happening on the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
- Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
A member was denied Adoption Leave request documents by her Employer despite clearly qualifying based on her specific situation and her intent to adopt. After extensive negotiation with her Employer, SEIU-West was able to secure the correct documents and she will be able to complete her application for leave. Great work!
"You break it, we fix it!" - Jack and Brett.
SEIU-West sent a letter to Ministers of Health, Jim Reiter and Minister of Rural and Remote Health, Greg Ottenbreit to follow up on our January 9th meeting with them. Its main purpose is to hold them to their commitment to walk a day (or portion thereof) in the shoes of one (or more) of you. Please see the letter here.
Apply to attend the SFL/CLC Spring School being held at Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu, Saskatchewan from May 7 to May 11, 2018! The Education Committee will be sponsoring up to six (6) delegates to attend. They will cover registration costs, lost wages, travel costs and meal expenses for those who are selected to attend.
A year ago, a member went on unpaid leave following a workplace injury as her workers compensation claim was denied. The member then applied for the Disability Income Plan with the assistance of a SEIU-West Rep. Recently, the member found out that she has been approved. She will now receive back-pay since she had to leave work last year! What great news!
An Employer was hesitant to accommodate the most senior member in awarding a posted position. Once SEIU-West intervened, the member information supported a formal accommodation and they were awarded the new position they were entitled to. Great work!