Media Release: Bargaining Resumes

For Immediate Release – March 7, 2012

Moose Jaw – Members of SEIU-West employed at Moose Jaw & District EMS and the Employer agreed to return to the bargaining table tomorrow March 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. The members have agreed to suspend their job action. The parties have agreed to not talk to the media about bargaining until a deal has been reached, or talks break down.

“The members have determined that they want to get down to negotiating a collective agreement. However, the employer must be willing to negotiate in good faith regarding the membership’s issues,” said Kerry Barrett, Negotiations officer with SEIU-West.

SEIU-West members do not want to put emergency ambulance services at risk.

“Our members are going to continue to provide professional emergency services for Moose Jaw and Central Butte,” continued Barrett. “However, the members are very determined to negotiate a fair and reasonable collective agreement that is acceptable.”

SEIU-West represents approximately twelve thousand working people in the province of Saskatchewan. They include members who work in healthcare, education, municipalities, community-based organizations, retirement homes and other sectors.

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For more information, contact:

Kerry Barrett, Negotiations Officer, SEIU-West  – 306.690.4407

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