Join Our Rally to Put Care First!

UPDATE: Info-Picket Turned Rally, now at Kinsmen Park!

It’s no secret that health care providers in Saskatchewan work with fewer staff that what is required for safe patient, resident, and client care. Understaffing combined with increased care levels is resulting in a crisis that is causing many current or potential health care providers to choose another profession. The bottom line: the health care environment is simply not attracting new staff to join, or doing enough to keep frontline health care providers.

The people of Saskatchewan know that patient safety relies on having enough people to provide the required care, but our government isn’t taking action. Instead, they’re responding to our calls for improved health care by focusing on their salaries, and not once acknowledging the declining state of our health care that we all rely on.

It’s time to take action. Volunteer to join us for a rally to put care first! We’ll be joined by our union coalition partners and hear from speakers including Saskatchewan Federation of Labour President Lori Johb, SEIU-West Vice-President Neil Colmin, and SEIU-West Treasurer Janice Platzke.

WHEN: Sunday, September 29 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

WHERE: Kinsmen Park picnic shelter (619 25 St E, Saskatoon)

WHY: It is vital that we join together to demand a health care environment that ensures the safety of patients, residents, and staff. We must tell our government to create a health care sector that attracts and retains care providers!

If you’re not in the Saskatoon area, take a picture with a sign demanding safe staffing levels and send it to actions@seiuwest.ca. You can also send a letter to decision makers at www.endunderstaffing.ca

Please email actions@seiuwest.ca to RSVP. Then share our rally poster, and join and share our Facebook event here.