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Submission: Stakeholder Feedback on Standards and Competencies for the RN with Additional Authorized Practice Document

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SEIU-West promotes nursing care delivery models that are based upon the principles of collaboration, mutual respect, and the exchange of knowledge among members of the health care team. It is from that perspective that SEIU-West has submitted our feedback to the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) on the Standards and Competencies for the RN with Additional Authorized practice.

A Medical Laboratory Technologist’s Letter to Brad Wall

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As my premier, I am asking you to retract the wage rollbacks and freezes that have been mandated for public sector workers. I cannot buy into the fiction that there is no money to fund health care. Not when you were able to give Legislative Secretaries a $3000 bonus on top of their salaries. Not when corporate tax cuts are the lowest in the country. Not when income tax has been reduced. Not when you can afford to pay out failed P3 bids. Not when work is going ahead on non-essential overpasses and bypasses. I ask that you reverse the corporate tax cut and stop work on non-essential projects so we can ensure that the essential hospitals in our communities are supported.

Win of the Week! July 16-22

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We have had hundreds of members sign up to meet with their MLA – your SEIU-West Political Action & Education Department is helping to coordinate these meetings. So far, members have met with...

Voices From the Line: Restore Our Valuable Services

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We are their advocates, their counsellors and their confidants. We are advocates when our participants share what they desire such as jobs they wish to take on, or activities they would like to be a part of. When our participants are in conflict with themselves or with others, we are there to keep our group homes safe, fun and loving environments. We are a familiar face when they need us. We are a shoulder they cry on, a sounding board for their frustrations and strife. We help them celebrate their victories and gains and pick them up when they fall or when things don't go right. Our jobs are frustrating but so rewarding and when we see what the positive difference we can make in their lives, we know we are doing our jobs well.

Bill 604

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The SEIU-West Young Workers Committee (YWC) has worked hard with community and labour groups to lobby the provincial government to ensure job security for victims of domestic violence. Legislation that supports victims of domestic violence has already been supported by governments in Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta.

Welcome Our Newest Members!

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We are pleased to welcome another retirement home to our family in Moose Jaw because SEIU-West members aim to set the highest standard for retirement living in Saskatchewan. We know that these workers will be active members as they enjoy the benefits of being unionized. SEIU-West and West Park Crossing are Stronger Together!

From Listening Cafes to Action!

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A particular highlight was the SEIU-West led Day of Action to Support Local Jobs and Economies on May 17. Purple organized actions across Saskatchewan – from Kindersley to Saskatoon, from Eastend to Moose Jaw, from Cabri to Watson, members came out in full force to ensure our government understands the impact that a cut to our wages can have on our local communities. If we have 3.5% less, our local grocery has 3.5% less. Is this really the legacy this government wants to leave behind?

Cape’s Corner

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The top end of the pay scale is $17.49/hour – they do much of the exact same work as a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) – but get paid substantially less. They face many of the safe workplace challenges that we do in other sectors: violent residents, unsafe equipment (or lack of equipment) and funding shortfalls that cripple their ability to provide quality nutrition or programming. But still - $17.49/hour!

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