Public service unions come together to ask Sask. government to follow recommendations

Jan 20, 2022 | 1:25pm

Unions representing 113,000 workers within the province are coming together to ask for protection for vital services. The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) , Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN), Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU), and the Service Employees International Union West (SEIU-West) collectively […]

SEIU ask residents to contact Sask. government to raise concerns of health care management

Oct 21, 2021 | 2:43pm

SEIU-West says the signs of the struggles of the health care system in the province began well before the COVID-19 pandemic. Surgery and organ programs being cancelled along with the confusion by the transferring ICU patients to Ontario are the latest examples of mismanagement by the provincial government according SEIU-West. ICU capacity in the province […]

SUN, SEIU-West ratify new bargaining agreements

Jan 28, 2021 | 10:42am

New collective bargaining agreements involving the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) and the Service Employees’ International Union West (SEIU-West) have been ratified with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO). The financial settlement in the SEIU-West collective agreement includes zero per cent, zero per cent, one per cent, two per cent, two per cent and […]

SEIU-West Members to Demonstrate in Moose Jaw

Sep 2, 2020 | 12:29pm

A group of SEIU-West members will be outside of health care facilities in Moose Jaw today Wednesday demonstrating their frustration with the pace of bargaining and what they call, the Saskatchewan government’s refusal to negotiate a fair deal. Demonstrators will rotate between Providence Place, Crescent View Clinic, and Dr. FH Wigmore Regional Hospital between 11:30 […]

SEIU-West renewing calls to end understaffing at long-term care homes

Jun 16, 2020 | 2:27pm

The President of SEIU-West says it’s time for members to share what’s truly happening in health care with the public. That’s why they gathered in front of the legislature late Tuesday morning to highlight their concerns, in particular with the understaffing of front line healthcare workers. Union president Barbara Cape acknowledges that the government emphasizes […]

Health-care union warns Saskatchewan premier of possible job action

Jun 5, 2020 | 12:33pm

A union representing more than 12,000 health-care and long-term care workers in Saskatchewan has written to the premier warning of job action if there is no change in negotiations. Service Employees International Union West says that in late May a bargaining agent for the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations shut down a collective bargaining session […]

Sask. health care provider unions request wage top-up

May 7, 2020 | 1:11pm

A letter has been sent to Premier Scott Moe by Saskatchewan’s health care unions asking for a wage top-up for health care employees. In a release sent out on Thursday morning, CUPE, SGEU and SEIU West called on the premier to “follow in the footsteps of almost every other jurisdiction in Canada” like what has been […]

SEIU-West says More Work Ahead on Plan for its Health Care Workers

Apr 24, 2020 | 1:43pm

A pandemic re-deployment strategy agreement for where certain health care workers will be situated and when, has been reached, but there are still some wrinkles to be ironed out between the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the Health Ministry and health care unions. President of SEIU-West, Barbara Cape, says the agreement provides for cohorting of staff at […]