Young Workers

Mission:

The mission of the SEIU-West Young Workers Committee is to engage and unite young union members to become more active and knowledgeable in the labour movement.

Our goal is to mobilize young workers across Saskatchewan to become leaders and activists for social change within their unions and communities at large.

Through support, unity and encouragement, we help develop skills for young worker leadership today.

Community Involvement:

Involvement from the Young Workers’ Committee in the community is a priority because it is an opportunity to meet the people we live with and work for. Unions have a strong relationship to their communities, and it is important to have Young Workers present. Our committee will strive to ensure a presence at both urban and rural solidarity events, such as: Labour Day events, Sidewalk Day festivals, and Homecomings.

We also get to show them that union members contribute to vibrant communities.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the Young Workers’ Committee Brochure

Committee C0-Chairs:
Bryce Kovatch, Moose Jaw Extendicare – 306.533-3645
Janell Kachuik, St. Joseph/Foyer – 306.640.9994

Committee Members:
Hailey Johnson
Davie Lowtan
Arianna Boehm
Brittney Servetnyk
Kayla Howat
Kristen Chilson

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rally for Mental Health on International Youth Day

For Immediate Release – August 11, 2016  Saskatoon – On International Youth Day, August 12, 2016, the Young Worker Committee (YWC) of SEIU-West along with community leaders are holding a rally and banner drop for mental health support starting at 9:00 …

International Youth Day: Rally for Mental Health!

Join the rally and hear from speakers who have experienced what it’s like to live and work with mental health conditions – and support their demands for effective mental health support and to end the stigma!

New EXTENDED Deadline for the SEIU-West Young Workers Conference!

Registration deadline has been extended to July 12, 2016: The 3rd Annual SEIU-West Young Workers Conference will be held on August 11-12, 2016 – this coincides with International Youth Day on August 12!

We Have Our Mentorship Contest Winners!

She is a very political person and engages in good discussions at work and I’m sure out in the community. I will be putting her name in for shop steward training level one and level two, and I’m encouraging her to go to the Prairie School for Union Woman. She is a great co-worker and a great young woman, whom I am having the pleasure to mentor. Keep up the good work Sky!

Apply NOW for the SFL Young Workers Conference!

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Young Workers’ Conference is an opportunity for young trade unionists from across the province to come together to learn about issues affecting workers, develop new skills, and strategize about how to make our unions and labour movement even stronger. The Young Workers Committee will be sponsoring a delegate to attend. Please submit your SFL YWC Expression of Interest Form to…

FREE EVENT! Attend the Youth Action Summit!

 Youth Action Summit Returns!! For the third year in a row the Youth Action Summit (YAS) will be offering leadership development and engagement training for high school students – you are invited to register, please save the date (April 30th)! …

Feb. 24 is Pink Shirt Day! Enter the Contest today!

Oftentimes, the YWC hears about barriers between new hires (who are often young) and senior employees – on Pink Shirt Day, SEIU-West and the YWC encourages all workers to recognize that we’re all on the same team, and that bullying has no place in our workplaces or in our movement. So on February 24, Pink Shirt Day, we ask that you wear your SEIU-West Pink Shirt as well as the YWC’s ‘Young at Heart Button’.

Mentorship Challenge Contest: Enter for your chance to win a tablet!!

The SEIU-West Young Workers Committee (YWC) is super excited to announce a new contest! You can help develop your union’s future AND be entered to win a tablet!!

Purple Gives Back To Our Communities!

During the holiday season, members of SEIU-West have come together with a goal of growing their community’s generosity and good heartedness.

#YWFightBack!

On International Youth Day (August 12), SEIU-West and its Young Workers Committee will be hosting its 2nd Annual Young Workers Conference! Back by popular demand, we received more applications to attend than we ever expected! Young people today recognize the …

It’s Time To Register For The 2nd Annual Young Workers Conference!!

“Absolutely Amazing! Please continue with this conference annually.”

The wish of this rave review has come true! Last year, the SEIU-West Young Workers’ Committee (YWC) held their first-ever conference and it was a huge success. It was so successful, the YWC is now providing this Conference annually! The 2nd Annual SEIU-West Young Workers Conference will be held on August 12, 2015 – also known as International Youth Day!

So are you 35 and under? If you are, now is your opportunity to attend the SEIU-West 2nd Annual Young Workers Conference on August 12! If you’re not, please connect with the young workers in your workplace and let them know about this engaging and empowering conference!

All Young Workers/Activists Will Want To Take This Course: CLC’s Taking Charge Of Change!

I had the pleasure of being a part of the pilot program for the Canadian Labour Congress called Taking Charge Of Change. It involved an intense, but powerful, eight week program that allowed me to connect with like minded young workers from across our nation. We would meet twice a week for a two hour interactive webinar seminar. We had different teachers for the seminars on a whole range of social justice issues. Each teacher brought on a different perspective and a new way of delivering their message: from singing the old songs on labour history and debating the generation gap, to finding out what we have to bring and what our inner tools are, we were shown methods that we can use toward a social movement.

Young Workers Conference: Report

Future Leaders By Hailey Johnson, SEIU-West Young Workers Committee Co-Chair  The SEIU-West Young Workers Committee (YWC) held their first-ever conference this year.  What a success it was! The conference had 21 delegates and three guest speakers. The highly engaging sessions …

Young Workers Conference 2014

The Young Workers Committee invites members of SEIU-West who are 35 years of age or younger to attend a one-day session to learn more about issues facing young workers today. Topics up for discussion: Occupational Health and Safety Understanding your …

Call out to Young Workers

SEIU-West recognizes that mobilizing young workers is vital to sustaining and expanding the rights of our members. Our younger membership needs to know that they are both wanted and needed at all levels of SEIU-West, whether it is participating on a …