Currently At The Table

Current Contract:

Collective Agreement Between Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations Inc. and SEIU-West - April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2017

SEIU-West Union Representatives:

Various

***In an effort to provide more effective representation, members who work at Saskatoon City Hospital, Royal University Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon Home Care, and Parkridge Centre will now be serviced based on classification. Please scroll down or click here for more detailed information.


Serviced out of:

Moose Jaw (Katelyn Thibeault, Shelley Johnson)
39 Athabasca Street West
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 2B6
Phone: 306.693.7922
Fax: 306.692.2807

Saskatoon (Marj Markwart, Tracy Goodheart, Judy Horsman, Barb Landry, Larry Buchinski, Elizabeth Tawpisin)
#200 - 747 46 St West
Saskatoon, SK S7L6A1
Phone: 306.652.1011
Fax: 306.652.1392

Swift Current (Sharon Farrell, Chris Mulhall)
333 Central Avenue North
Swift Current, SK S9H 0L5
Phone: 306.773.2536
Fax: 306.773.7535

 

Facility

Representative

Assiniboia Home Care

Katelyn Thibeault

Assiniboia Union Hospital

Katelyn Thibeault

Beechy Health Centre

Tracy Goodheart

Bethany Pioneer Village

Judy Horsman

Biggar and District Health Centre

Larry Buchinski

Biggar Home Care

Larry Buchinski

Borden Primary Health Centre

Larry Buchinski

Border Health Centre

Chris Mulhall

Brief and Social Detox (Larson House)

Larry Buchinski

Central Butte Regency Hospital

Shelley Johnson

Central Haven Special Care Home Inc.

Judy Horsman

Central Parkland Lodge

Marj Markwart

Craik & District Health Centre

Shelley Johnson

Cudworth Nursing Home and Health Centre

Barb Landry

Cypress Regional Health Office

Sharon Farrell

Cypress Regional Hospital

Sharon Farrell

Davidson Health Centre

Tracy Goodheart

Delisle Health Centre

Tracy Goodheart

Dinsmore Health Centre

Tracy Goodheart

Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital

Shelley Johnson

Eastend Primary Health Care Site

 

Eastend Wolf Willow Health Centre

Chris Mulhall

Eatonia Health Care Centre

Liz Tawpisin

Elrose Health Centre

Liz Tawpisin

Eston Integrated Health Care Facility

Liz Tawpisin

Goodwill Manor

Barb Landry

Grasslands Health Centre

Katelyn Thibeault

Gull Lake Special Care Centre

Chris Mulhall

Herbert & District Integrated Health Facility

Sharon Farrell

Hodgeville Health Centre

Chris Mulhall

Humboldt District Health Complex

Judy Horsman

Kerrobert Integrated Health Care Facility

Liz Tawpisin

Kincaid Health Centre

Katelyn Thibeault

Kindersley Integrated Health Care Facility – Home Care

Liz Tawpisin

Kyle and District Health Care Centre

Sharon Farrell

Lafleche Health Centre

Katelyn Thibeault

Lakeview Pioneer Lodge

Barb Landry

Lanigan Union Hospital & Home Care

Marj Markwart

Last Mountain Pioneer Home

Marj Markwart

Leader Hospital

Sharon Farrell

Leader Primary Health Care Site

Sharon Farrell

Leroy Ambulance Service

Judy Horsman

Lucky Lake Health Centre

Tracy Goodheart

Lutheran Special Care Home

Barb Landry

Mental Health & Addiction Services – Saskatoon (including Alvin Buckwold Child development Program)

Larry Buchinski

Moose Jaw Connect Care (Former Mental Health Resource Centre)

Shelley Johnson

Moose Jaw Home Care

Shelley Johnson

Moose Jaw Pioneer Home

Shelley Johnson

Moose Jaw Public Health

Shelley Johnson

Mossbank Wellness Centre

Katelyn Thibeault

Nokomis Health Centre

Marj Markwart

Oliver Lodge

Barb Landry

Outlook Health Centre

Tracy Goodheart

Outlook Home Care

Tracy Goodheart

Parkridge Centre***

Saskatoon Rep Assignment Pilot Project Underway

Pioneers Housing (Including Pioneer Lodge)

Shelley Johnson

Ponteix Health Centre

Chris Mulhall

Porteous Lodge

Larry Buchinski

Prairie View Health Centre & Home Care

Chris Mulhall

Providence Place

Shelley Johnson

Quill Lake Community Health and Social Centre

Judy Horsman

Quill Plains Centennial Lodge

Judy Horsman

Rockglen Wellness Centre

Katelyn Almen

Rosetown and District Health Centre

Liz Tawpisin

Rosetown and District Primary Health Centre

Liz Tawpisin

Rosetown Community Services

Liz Tawpisin

Rosetown Home Care

Liz Tawpisin

Ross Payant Nursing Home

Katelyn Thibeault

Rosthern Union Hospital – Community Unit

Barb Landry

Royal University Hospital (RUH)***

Saskatoon Rep Assignment Pilot Project Underway

Saskatoon City Hospital***

Saskatoon Rep Assignment Pilot Project Underway

Saskatoon Convalescent Home

Judy Horsman

Saskatoon Home Care***

Saskatoon Rep Assignment Pilot Project Underway

Saskatoon Public Health – Downtown Location

Matthew Lantz - Nursing

Larry Buchinski - Non Nursing

Saskatoon Public Health – North Location

Matthew Lantz - Nursing

Larry Buchinski - Non Nursing

Saskatoon Public Health – South Side Location

Matthew Lantz - Nursing

Larry Buchinski - Non Nursing

Saskatoon Public Health – West Side Location

Matthew Lantz - Nursing

Larry Buchinski - Non Nursing

Shaunavon Hospital and Care Centre

Chris Mulhall

Sherbrooke Community Centre

Judy Horsman

Southwest Integrated Healthcare Facility

Sharon Farrell

Spalding Community Health Centre

Judy Horsman

St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village

Tracy Goodheart

St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Macklin)

Larry Buchinski

St. Joseph’s Hospital / Foyer d’Youville, Gravelbourg

Katelyn Thibeault

St. Joseph’s Nursing Home

Judy Horsman

St. Mary’s Villa

Judy Horsman

St. Paul’s Hospital***

Saskatoon Rep Assignment Pilot Project Underway

Stensrud Lodge

Larry Buchinski

Swift Current Community Health Services & Home Care

Sharon Farrell

The Meadows

Chris Mulhall

Unity and District Health Centre

Larry Buchinski

Vanguard Health Centre

Chris Mulhall

Wadena Union Hospital – Home Care Services – Pleasant View Care Home

Judy Horsman

Wakaw Primary Health Centre

Barb Landry

Watrous Ambulance

Marj Markwart

Watrous Manitou Lodge

Marj Markwart

Watrous Union Hospital & Home Care

Marj Markwart

Watson Community Health Services

Judy Horsman

Western Senior Citizens Home

Sharon Farrell

Wilkie and District Health Centre

Larry Buchinski

Willowbunch Wellness Centre

Katelyn Thibeault

Wynyard Golden Acres

Marj Markwart

Wynyard Hospital & Home Care

Marj Markwart

 

*** Saskatoon Representative Assignment Pilot Project Underway

SEIU-West Union Representatives have been assigned to the following portfolios:

SAHO/SEIU-West Bargaining Bulletin (2nd edition) No. 15

Click here to download a PDF file of SAHO/SEIU-West Bargaining Bulletin (2nd edition) No. 15.

Date: June 17, 2020

Greetings Sisters and Brothers,

The SEIU-West bargaining committee along with members of our Political Action and Awareness committee and Provincial Contract Action Team (ProCAT) took action by going to the Legislature on Tuesday June 16 to call out the Government of Saskatchewan to get back to the bargaining table with the ‘flexibility’ to reach a deal. This was especially timely in light of the provincial government’s budget announcement Monday that outlined increases to the health care budget, but nothing for front line health care providers.

President Cape Letter to Premier Moe re SAHO Bargaining (June 4, 2020)

June 4, 2020

Sent Electronically

Honourable Premier Scott Moe 
Honourable Minister of Labour Relations & Workplace Safety, Don Morgan
Honourable Minister of Health, Jim Reiter
Honourable Minister of Rural & Remote Health, Warren Kaeding
Saskatchewan Legislative Building
2405 Legislative Drive
Regina, SK S4S 0B3

Dear Honourable Premier Moe & Ministers Morgan, Reiter & Kaeding,

I write to you today on behalf of the over 12,000 members who work as health care providers in the former Saskatoon, Five Hills, Heartland, and Cypress
Health Regions, along with their families, friends, and supporters.

SAHO/SEIU-West Bargaining Bulletin (2nd edition) No. 13

Click here to download SAHO/SEIU-West Bargaining Bulletin (2nd edition) No. 13

Date: May 5, 2020

Greetings Sisters and Brothers,

As you are no doubt aware, due to the State of Emergency declared by the provincial government on or about March 17, 2020, our bargaining dates for the weeks of April 6 and 14 were cancelled. The focus for the Employer side was on managing the pandemic planning and the priority for the Union was providing support and assurance for our front line members.

As our workplaces reach a new level of normal, we have been working to ensure our members have proper access to personal protective equipment (PPE), communicating constantly with our membership, and calling on our Premier to acknowledge the whole health care team and turn that acknowledgement into a wage top up for our members who are deemed essential. We’ve seen some limited success in this as the NDP Opposition put the call out at on April 27, and our provincial government has partnered with the federal government to provide a flat rate of $400/month to low wage workers. At this time there is no information available as to how this wage top up will actually be applied.

SAHO and the employer has committed to resuming collective bargaining.  We are confirmed to get back to the (virtual) table with SAHO on May 21, 22, 28 and 29. We say virtual because we are unable as bargaining committees to meet in the traditional face-to-face manner because of the public health orders in effect. We are attempting to work with SAHO in implementing a virtual meeting platform that will allow us to continue our bargaining in a fair and efficient manner. 

The health care landscape has changed significantly.

We have all been called ‘heroes’ and applauded…and that is incredibly gratifying and appreciated. We take heart in the fact that the people of this province have arrived at a crystal clear understanding about the incredibly vital and important nature the work of ALL members of the health care team.

That clarity needs to be transformed into purpose. We encourage you to write a letter to the Premier of Saskatchewan as many of your SEIU-West Sisters and Brothers have been doing. If you would like us to review your letter before you send it in, email [email protected] and we’ll help you out. We are posting letters on our website and our Facebook page and can share yours too – even anonymously – if you are willing.

“Front Line Workers Deserve Respect“ is the theme of these letters; we ask you to call on our Premier to recognize the value of our front line health care workers as we get back to the bargaining table. 

We need you to raise your voice and help us lobby for a better collective agreement. Now is the time!

In Solidarity,

Your SEIU-West SAHO Provincial Bargaining Committee:

CHR: Janice Platzke (SEIU-West Treasurer) • FHHR: Brenda Berry; Donna Gallant • HHR: Colleen Denniss • SHR: Judy Denniss; Rick Brown; Carla Saworski; Kim Wyatt; Charlene Sarafin; • Staff: Bob Laurie (Dir. of Bargaining and Contract Enforcement); Russell Doell (Deputy Dir. of Bargaining and Contract Enforcement); Cam McConnell (Negotiations Officer) • President: Barbara Cape

SAHO/SEIU-West Bargaining Bulletin (2nd edition) No. 10

Click here to download SAHO/SEIU-West Bargaining Bulletin (2nd edition) No. 10

Date: January 17, 2020

Greetings Sisters and Brothers,

On behalf of your SEIU-West provincial bargaining committee, we want to wish all of our members a Happy New Year. We hope that 2020 brings you incredible peace and (of course) a fair collective agreement.

Our last post about SAHO bargaining was to advise our members that our membership voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action. This vote demonstrates your resolve to send the bargaining committee back to the table with a strong mandate of support in our negotiations with SAHO.
We have advised SAHO of the strong mandate and have had subsequent discussions to set up dates – January 27 & 28, 2020 – for more bargaining and to recap the outstanding issues.

We have also sent a letter to the Premier challenging him to provide SAHO with the resources and direction to bargain a collective agreement you will accept (www.seiuwest.ca/cba_saho for all related updates).

We have received some feedback from members who are concerned that we will be starting job action right away. The answer is NO.

We strongly encourage members to review the bargaining updates and remember that we are subject to the government’s essential services legislation. An essential services agreement needs to be in place prior to serving notice of any job action which may include a strike. Your bargaining committee talked about this component of job action in our virtual town halls and in the roadshow discussions.

The Saskatchewan Employment Act (SEA) requires the parties in public sector negotiations follow a number of rules in the event of job action. At the bargaining table, an impasse must be declared; the parties need to participate in mandatory conciliation with a Ministry of Labour conciliator; if no agreement is achieved, the conciliator issues a report to the Minister of Labour; a cooling off period must be served before any job action can be taken; and notice to take job action must be served. In addition, the parties must negotiate and agree to an essential services agreement. These required actions could take months.

Any sort of job action in health care is not like what people might think of in recalling other unions’ recent strikes (eg: UNIFOR Crown sector; UNIFOR v. CO-OP; UFCW v. CO-OP). The circumstances in health care are different than those sectors: we are in the public sector (not private); we are subject to the provincial SEA provisions (not federal); and health care has a different set of challenges than SaskPower or SaskWater faced.

Please don’t make any assumptions about when job action would commence or what it might look like. Your bargaining Committee will send out information to all affected members prior to any job action; if you have questions please call the MRC at 1-888-999-7348 ext. 2298 or forward them to https://www.seiuwest.ca/contact.

Let your MLA; the Minister of Health, Jim Reiter at (306) 787-7345 or [email protected]; and the Minister of Rural and Remote Health, Warren Kaeding at (306) 798-9014 or [email protected] know that health care providers have been waiting too long for a fair deal and that an adequate monetary package is necessary to recruit and retain quality staff. Tell them to put care first and end understaffing.

Your SEIU-West bargaining committee believes the best agreement is one that is negotiated at the table and that our members get to have the ultimate decision on by voting on it. We intend to do our best to make that happen.


In Solidarity,


Your SEIU-West SAHO Provincial Bargaining Committee:


CHR: Janice Platzke (SEIU-West Treasurer) • FHHR: Brenda Berry; Donna Gallant • HHR: Colleen Denniss • SHR: Judy Denniss; Rick Brown; Carla Saworski; Kim Wyatt; Charlene Sarafin; • Staff: Bob Laurie (Dir. of Bargaining and Contract Enforcement); Russell Doell (Deputy Dir. of Bargaining and Contract Enforcement); Cam McConnell (Negotiations Officer) • President: Barbara Cape

President's Message - Put Care First!

Sisters and Brothers,

Your Provincial Contract Action Team (ProCAT) is looking to ramp up our efforts to demand fairness and safety in health care.

We’ll be looking to our members to help ensure their communities are aware of the severe understaffing happening in health care.

A fair contract would definitely help.

If you are interested in setting up a Put Care first end understaffing event (i.e. info picket, leafleting, etc.) in your community, reach out to your ProCAT member or use the event request form to let us know.

We will provide the resources such as leaflets, necessary funding, checklists, etc. but it is vital to have a local unit members engaged and involved.

We all have to work together to keep up the pressure so we can successfully resolve this collective agreement.

Please remember to show your support for our bargaining efforts.  You can contact the Minister of Finance, Donna Harpauer (306) 787-6060 OR [email protected];  the Minister of Health, Jim Reiter (306) 787-7345 OR [email protected]; the new Minister of Rural and Remote Health, Warren Kaeding (306) 798-9014 OR [email protected]; or your very own MLA. Explain to them the need for a fair offer; and how an adequate monetary package is necessary to recruit and retain quality staff. You can also send a letter to your MLA with a simply click on our www.EndUnderstaffing.ca campaign. If you would like some assistance, call the MRC at 1-888-999-7348 extension 1 and an officer will put you in contact with someone who will help you.

Remember we’re all in this together!

Please keep an eye on the SEIU-West website and your union bulletin board. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information updates.

In solidarity,

Barbara Cape, SEIU-West President 

Technical Issues: Virtual Town Hall at 10am

At our 10 am Virtual Town Hall (VTH)  meeting today, we experienced technical difficulties and lost the sound.  Our providers are presently investigating the cause. There will be another VTH meeting this evening (November 5) at 7 pm.  We will begin roadshow meetings across the province starting November 6.  Please join us tonight for the VTH meeting or at a future meeting at your facility.  We will be posting all questions received through the VTH meetings on our website under President’s Message.

We are sorry for the inconvenience to all this am.

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