Bargaining Update no. 1 – Extendicare

The Extendicare Unit Chairs met November 26, 2010 to begin plans for bargaining a new collective agreement

  • Bob Laurie, Director of Contract Bargaining and Enforcement, will be acting as lead negotiator.

Bargaining Committee:

Unit Chairs:

  • Tanya Ziffle (Elmview)
  • Laura Marchessault (Moose Jaw)
  • Eileen Olson (Parkside)
  • Esther Dupperon (Sunset)
  • Jean Moore (Preston)

Staff Representatives:

  • Albert Digness (Moose Jaw)
  • Randy Hoffman (Saskatoon) (will be assisting)


  • Meetings were held with membership on December 6, 7th and 9, 2010 to review the outline for bargaining proposals and to gain input from membership.
  • Bargaining Questionnaires are being made available in all Extendicare sites for continue input from membership. Unit chairs will be accepting these until December 17, 2010.
  • The Bargaining Committee will be in caucus meetings on December 20, 2010 to compile and finalize the proposals package.
  • In the meantime the Union will be arranging a bargaining hotline (use SAHO number) for membership access to up dated information throughout negotiations.
  • The Unit Chairs are forming phone trees per site to enhance distribution of information.
  • This website will continue and be update, throughout negotiations as new information develops.

“Email Updates: We are starting an Extendicare email group to provide the updates immediately to members. It is a protected list and not shared with anyone. If you wish to be on this list, please send an email to Barbara Cape, President, SEIU-West at Please provide your name, facility and email address.”

PDF version of this update: Extendicare Bargaining Update no. 1

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