Political Action and Awareness


The Political Action and Awareness Committee educates and motivates our members to engage in political issues at all levels of government and lobbies for the rights of all workers.

Are you wondering why politics is important to your Union?

Whether it is a municipal, provincial or federal election or issue, the people we elect to lead our towns, cities, province or country can greatly affect our community and the lives of working people.

For instance, the federal government decides how much money in their budget will be allotted to each of the provinces for health care and education. The amount of federal funding received for public services affects our provincial budget.

Committee Members

Committee Co-Chairs:
Janine Lazaro, CCA/DA – St. Paul’s Hospital
Melissa Hoffman, Early Childhood Educator – YWCA Saskatoon – 306-262-1225 

Kyla Wotypka, Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) – Meadow Long-Term Care 

Committee Members:
Maryna Guravska, Sterile Processing Worker – Saskatoon City Hospital – 306-655-8375 
Chris Pontikis, Maintenance Service Worker – Oliver Lodge – 306-881-8425
Martin Been, ESW, St. Paul’s Hospital – 306-260-2951

Top Officer:
Barbara Cape – 306-477-8730 

Staff Representatives:
Shawna Colpitts, Director of Political Action & Education - 306-652-1011 ext. 2224
Dennel Pickering, Member Action Coordinator (Temp) – 306-652-1011 ext. 2238 


Click on the link below for the committee terms of reference:
Terms of Reference – Political Action and Awareness Committee

Important links:
Find your Federal Riding: Elections Canada
Find your Provincial Constituency: Elections Saskatchewan

Campaign pages:
Laundry and Linen Privatization
Saskatchewan Employment Act (SEA Campaign)


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