Date: April 18, 2024

Sisters, Brothers, and Friends,

Your SEIU-West bargaining committee met with SAHO on April 16-18 in Saskatoon. Most of the committee’s time was spent in our Union caucus meetings developing counter proposals or amendments to respond to what SAHO has put forward as part of their proposal package.

SEIU-West focused our time on developing responses on the grievance process in an effort to make it a more timely process that our members can trust in. We’ve heard from our members that the unreasonable amount of time needed by the Employer to provide its responses or the delays in progressing grievances on to the next step is unacceptable. We have proposed improvements that we believe will address these concerns from our members.

SAHO has focused their time on developing a comprehensive response to our proposal package. To date SAHO has provided amendments to their proposals but no written responses to our proposals.

Monetary issues have still not been discussed in any fashion at this bargaining table.

If you have collective agreement questions or issues, contact the Member Resource Center at 1-888-999-7348 ext 1, email [email protected], or complete the Contact Us form on our website,

In Solidarity on behalf of the SEIU-West Bargaining Committee

Barbara Cape

Your SEIU-West SAHO Provincial Bargaining Committee:

 CHR: Janice Platzke (SEIU-West Treasurer) • FHHR: Brenda Berry, Barbara Bubyn • HHR: Colleen Denniss • SHR: Rhonda Bzdel, Chris Clark, Jeanne Javinal, Carla Saworski, Charlene Sarafin • Extendicare: Kevin Martin • Staff: Bob Laurie (Dir. of Bargaining and Contract Enforcement), Russell Doell (Deputy Dir. of Bargaining and Contract Enforcement • President: Barbara Cape


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We have a virtual townhall meeting scheduled for next week on April 25 at 4pm and 7pm. At the meetings we will share updates with you and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions. Please make a plan to attend. To ensure that we have the right information on hand to call or email you, please fill out this form by Monday, April 22 at 9:00 am.

As part of our ongoing efforts to speak up for healthcare workers, we are excited to join the Saskatchewan Health Coalition on Saturday May 4 at 1pm for the All in for Public Health Care Rally and we hope that you can join us. RSVP here or meet us at the Memorial Gates at the University of Saskatchewan at College Drive and Hospital Drive at 1:00pm. We will walk over to Kinsmen Park for speeches and a BBQ. Buses will be available for people coming to Saskatoon from PA, Regina, or Yorkton.

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