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SEIU-West/SAHO Memorandum of Tentative Agreement

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SEIU-West/SAHO Vote Results

SEIU-West members employed in the Saskatoon, Five Hills, Cypress and Heartland Health Regions exercised their right to vote on their Collective Agreement on January 21, 2014. A majority of members voted to…

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SEIU-West/SAHO Vote Results – January 23, 2014

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SAHO/SEIU-West Ratification Vote Date

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President’s Message: Where to Vote and Why

For the majority of our healthcare membership, we have a very important vote on a tentative collective agreement coming up on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The vote will be held in facilities across the province and in the SEIU-West union offices in Moose Jaw, Swift Current and Saskatoon. You can vote at any facility where it is most convenient for you…but you need to vote!

Some members have been pleased with the tentative agreement (TA) and some have been critical of the provisions negotiated. Both are legitimate reactions, but the SEIU-West Bargaining Committee felt that this was the time to put the decision in the hands of our membership. Ultimately, this decision will be made by those members who show up and vote their preference. This is why we have produced the TA and this is why we had our array of meetings to explain the contents. We want our members to know what they are voting on. If you have questions, we urge you to ask them.  Please call the Member Resource Centre (MRC) at 1-888-999-7348 or use the Contact Us form on the website.

Some members have asked why CUPE members are taking a strike vote. I cannot answer that question on their behalf. What I can tell you is that the CUPE agreement, the SEIU-West agreement and the SGEU agreement are all different collective agreements. There were different language priorities for each union and there were different concessions demanded from each of the three unions.

We continue to support our brothers and sisters in CUPE and SGEU. We have lobbied government to drop the concessions demanded of our sister unions; we have asked for the withdrawal of the ‘work for pay’ provision being demanded of our sister unions; and we will work with them no matter what the results of our vote or their votes are.

This ratification vote is important – this is your chance to participate in setting the workplace rules for all of us (the union membership and the employer representatives) for the next 3 years. Take the time to come out and mark your decision on your ballot in the vote on Tuesday, January 21 in the SEIU-West ratification vote on the tentative agreement with SAHO and the health regions.

Poll Times by Health Region:

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Reminder: SAHO Ratification Vote Date

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Highlights of SAHO Tentative Agreement

On December 6, 2013, SEIU-West reached a tentative agreement with SAHO and the Regional Health Authorities.

Click on the link below for the printable PDF version of the Highlights of the SAHO/SEIU-West Tentative Agreement document.

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SAHO Ratification Vote Date

The SAHO Provincial Tentative Agreement Ratification vote will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Times and locations for all SEIU-West facilities will be posted on the Union bulletin board and the SEIU-West website.

Please watch for further information Please come out and vote.

Your SEIU-West Provincial Bargaining Committee appreciates your participation.

Get the printable PDF notification poster for your bulletin board by clicking on the link below:

Poster: Ratification Vote Notification – SAHO/SEIU-West

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SAHO Ratification Information Meetings

NOTICE: Due to weather conditions, the December 9th meeting scheduled for Swift Current at 4:30 pm has been RESCHEDULED to Monday December 16th at 4:30 pm

Ratification information meetings are being held across the province for SEIU-West members who are covered by the SAHO collective bargaining agreement during the next two weeks.

At these meetings, members of the SEIU-West bargaining team will be on hand to provide you with information regarding the tentative memorandum of agreement between SAHO and SEIU-West, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Please note these meetings are for information purposes so you know what is in the tentative agreement – you will not be voting on the contract. 

We will be scheduling meetings to hold the ratification vote during January 2014.

Full meeting location details are available in the posters below:

 

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Important Notice: All SEIU-West members who work in CHR/FHHR/HHR/SHR

Your union, SEIU-West, has been advised of a number of rumours floating around with respect to the government’s intention to contract out environmental services through 3sHealth and a business case. SEIU-West has been asked about these rumours and we can advise that we have not received any information that would confirm that a decision has been made to contract out environmental services.  Here are some of the more common questions we’ve been asked:

Click on the link below to download the full Q&A Document:

Q&A Contracting Out

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 25

Members of your SEIU-West Bargaining committee met with our coalition partners, SGEU and CUPE, in Saskatoon on November 12th. All three unions had concluded their membership meetings, where they provided information regarding the options to conclude common table negotiations and to receive direction from their members on achieving a tentative agreement.

The coalition unions decided that we will…

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 25

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