SEIU West

Job Opportunity: Union Representative (Temporary)

JOB POSTING Union Representative Moose Jaw—1 position, full-time, temporary–up to one year SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of the Contract Bargaining and Enforcement Department, the Union Representative provides advice, support and assistance in all aspects of contract interpretation and enforcement, ...

Multiculturalism Day & Canada Day: Call to Action

Last week, we recognized National Aboriginal Day and shared the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Principles and Calls to Action. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Constitution Act on July 1 and Multiculturalism Day on June 27, we would like to share our support for an important call to action – to commit ourselves to equality and mutual respect for all people and all communities. Celebrate Canada 150 is a particularly difficult day to celebrate for Indigenous people because many of their land rights were taken away and were largely cut out of the federal-provincial power sharing in the Constitution Act. Followed by years of ongoing colonialism, it is understandable why July 1 can cause heartache for so many.

MEDIA ADVISORY: And The Cold Heart Award Goes To…

Saskatoon – SEIU-West members are joining with members of the community to host the Cold Heart Awards Presentation at the Cabinet Office in Saskatoon. “Many people across Saskatchewan agree that the provincial government is quite deserving of this award since the 2017/18 budget was announced,” said Barbara Cape, President

National Aboriginal Day 2017

Together, we must do more than just talk about reconciliation – we must learn how to live out reconciliation each and every day. These principles must guide us in our actions, and we urge you to read and then act upon the 94 Calls to Action here.

SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 5

SAHO finally concluded presenting their counter proposals to the SEIU-West initial proposal document. It was surprising how much time that took, since the SAHO consistent response was to maintain the status quo (except when they proposed take-aways) or telling the Union to resolve issues at the ‘local’ level. We told them that the members’ frustration at their inability to problem solve issues at the ‘local’ level, either because the Employer has no interest or no authority to do so, is what generates our proposals...

Cold Heart Award Presentation & Rally: You’re Invited!

You are cordially invited to attend the Cold Heart Award Presentation on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Saskatoon. We will be holding the presentation ceremony at the Saskatoon Cabinet Office (315 22 St E) at 11:45am where we will present the Saskatchewan Provincial Government with the Cold Heart Award – but we welcome you to join us as we parade from the Radisson Hotel (405 20th St E) to the Cabinet Office at 11:30am.

Variety Place Lock Out: Voices from the Line Video

Check out this video: Direct Care Workers who serve the needs of participants with intellectual and physical disabilities have been locked out by their employer at Variety Place. Participants and staff are struggling - they all want to get back to Variety Place. But it's management who have the keys to end the lock out. Hear from Carmela for more information on what it's like from the line.

Win of the Week! June 11-17

A member was terminated after not completing their educational modules in the time allocated by their employer – however, due to extenuating circumstances, this member was unable to complete the modules in time. SEIU-West advocated on the member’s behalf and just this week, the member was awarded an extension and is back at work! Another great Win of the Week!

Stop the Cuts to CBOs! Send a letter today!

Let our government know you support Community Based Organizations! We do not want to see further cuts - we must ensure those who require assistance, mental health services, and addictions services receive the care they need!

Stand Up for CBOs!

Vulnerable people are being asked to pay the price for the Sask Party government’s mismanagement and waste. Meanwhile, big corporations are being handed huge tax breaks. Join us in standing up for CBOs, and telling government to stop choosing corporations over the well-being of Saskatchewan people. Sign the petition below to demand that government stop cutting services that vulnerable communities rely on.

Celebrate Pride!

SEIU-West encourages all members to join in their local festivities throughout the month of June! We hope you can make it out to your local Pride events – below, you’ll find a list of province-wide events. And be sure to send pictures so we can feature them on our website and Facebook page! If you’d like to bring SEIU-West flags or other purple swag, let us know too! Just email...

Cold Heart Award Presentation & Rally: You’re Invited!

You are cordially invited to attend the Cold Heart Award Presentation on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Saskatoon. We will be holding the presentation ceremony at the Saskatoon Cabinet Office (315 22 St E) at 11:45am, but we welcome you to join us as we parade from the Radisson Hotel (405 20th St E) to the Cabinet Office at 11:30am.

Win of the Week! June 4 – 10

A member is back at work and able to provide a living for their family after being wrongfully terminated. SEIU-West demonstrates the power of sticking together!

Letter to the Editor: Government Blames Public Sector

SEIU-West member Martin Been wrote a letter to the editor that was published on June 6, 2017, check it out: "Remember the Sask Party promise to ‘Keep Saskatchewan Strong’? This cannot be accomplished by taking back pay increases from as far back as 2015 in order to supply tax relief to corporations...."

SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 4

The bargaining committee received a lot of feedback after Bargaining Update #3 and we want to thank each and every one of you for contacting us with your concerns, questions and suggestions. This kind of engagement means so very much to the bargaining committee and it also helps us provide the stories and rationale behind our proposals. We ask that you take the next step...

Environment Week – Work Together to Act on Climate Change!

While the most effective way to tackle climate change is to challenge large companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and abide by the COP 21 Paris Agreement where we agreed to limit the average temperature rise to less than 2.0 degrees, it is also important that we each do our part in contributing to climate action at home and at work. Many of us spend most of our time at home or at work, so if we can each take small actions, our actions as a whole can have a large impact! So for this year’s Environment Week, we challenge you to green your home and workplace!

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