For Immediate Release, March 23, 2012
Moose Jaw – Representatives of the SEIU-West Bargaining Committee were pleased to announce to their membership that a tentative agreement has been reached today with their employer, Moose Jaw and District EMS. SEIU-West members who provide emergency medical services in the communities of Moose Jaw and Central Butte are cautiously optimistic that their ongoing struggle to achieve a fair collective agreement is now behind them.
“We believe that this is a deal our members need to vote on,” said Kerry Barrett, Negotiations Officer for Service Employees International Union West (SEIU-West). “Our members collectively made the decision a number of weeks ago to pursue an agreement that is fair and equitable when compared with others who provide a similar service in the province of Saskatchewan. This Tentative Agreement comes as a result of their determination and resolve. We will be meeting with our members to review it and to conduct a ratification vote.”
Further details will be released following the ratification process, which is scheduled for March 30, 2012 in Moose Jaw and Central Butte.
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 – 306.690.4407
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