The mission of the SEIU-West Worker Safety Committee is to create strategies and programs that broaden the awareness of safety for all SEIU West members. We will strive to be a knowledgeable resource for SEIU West Staff and the Executive and  to offer education and support for our members on matters relating to Occupational Health and Safety.

Committee Members

Maureen Colmin, Continuing Care Assistant – Pioneer Lodge (Moose Jaw) - 306-693-5985 or 306-684-3384
Marj Markwart, Food Service Worker – St. Paul’s Hospital (Saskatoon) – 306-380-3990

Recording Secretary:
Tanya Sheppard, Medical laboratory Technologist (RUH Chemistry)  – 306-222-7537


Kevin Fallis, CCA, St. Paul’s Hospital
Jeff Cooper (Shaunavon)
Lee-Ann Newsham (Cabri)
Denise McConnell, Direct Care Worker – Variety Place (Outlook) – 306-860-7902
Bev Sopczak, Cook (Saskatoon) – 306-220-4926 

Top Officer:
Janice Platzke, – C 306.773.2536 ext. 8732

Staff Representative:
Sinda Cathcart - 306 652 1011 ext. 2236 

Staff Resource:
Marilyn Irwin


The Worker Safety Committee of SEIU-West is sponsoring members to attend the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour Occupational Health and Safety Conference.

WHEN: September 15 and 16, 2021

WHERE: Virtual platform - Zoom

WHO CAN APPLY: All SEIU-West members in good standing are eligible to apply. However, preference will be given to:

  • Members who have never attended this conference before; and
  • Members who are active members of the OH&S committee in their workplace.

HOW TO APPLY: Fill out this online Expression of Interest form or print out this printable PDF. Return the completed PDF form to the attention of the SEIU-West Worker Safety Committee at the Saskatoon office by fax (306-652-1392) or email ([email protected]no later than August 27.

Make sure to rank which session you would most like to attend.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: SFL Conference Brochure.

*Note* If you are selected, we will complete the SFL registration form and pay the fees on your behalf.  


Day of Mourning: April 28, 2020

On April 28th, the National Day of Mourning, we remember and mourn for the workers who have been injured or killed on the job. In remembering, we must not let those lost lives be in vain. We need to rejuvenate our efforts to make sure all workers can come home from work safe and healthy every day.


Join a SEIU-West Committee!

SEIU-West Committees keep us at the forefront of the Labour movement in Canada, and provide an excellent opportunity for members to learn from each other. Committee members serve for two years, and we have now approached the end of a two-year term so we are requesting SEIU-West members and all current committee members to submit their Expressions of Interest form should they wish to serve or remain on committees.


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