On Thursday, July 9, 2020, we met with management about the announcement of the transfer of attention from Health Facluator Nurse (HFEN) staff to infection control training in qualified care facilities. On August 25, 2020, our union was informed by members that an email from Heidi Steinecker had been sent to employees ordering HFEN to sign a new service statement. Our union immediately contacted CDPH Labor Relations and informed them that we were still in the meet-speaker process and that our union had not accepted mandatory reporting. We have also called for the immediate withdrawal of mandatory reporting. On August 4, 2020, our union met with CRPD representatives on the outstanding announcements. CRPD has responded to many of our outstanding questions and, based on our previous complaints, Memorandum – July 2017 Implementation – June 2020 Contract On July 28, 2020, our union filed a national health and safety complaint against cdcr and CCHCS. THE CDCR and CCHCS responded in a timely manner to our complaint on August 10, 2020. Service Employees` International Union West (SEIU West) and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO Inc.) have successfully concluded a new interim collective agreement. This agreement will create a total of four union collective agreements, all of which, with the exception of affiliated organizations, are now active in a single provincial health agency.
Details of the new collective agreement will be communicated until ratification by the members of SEIU-West and SAHO Inc. „I am very pleased with the joint efforts of both sides to reach an agreement that brings stability to important health services during this difficult time of pandemic,“ said Health Minister Paul Merriman. „THE MEMBERS OF SEIU West are highly valued members of our health teams and are appreciated by the residents of Saskatchewan, and I want to thank them for their commitment.“ SEIU-West represents 11,500 licensed nurse practitioners, special caregivers, caregivers, office workers and other occupations working in acute care, long-term care, home care, primary health care, emergency medicine, public health and psychological services. On July 28, 2020, SEIU Local 1000 filed, on behalf of all CDCR/CCHCS members, a health and safety complaint for breach of our contract by the department. On September 18, 27, 2020, our union met with management for a telephone recording. Christina Montserrat and Susan Espinoza participated in CDPH (California Department of Public Health) and Andres Villarto, Kim Cowart and Mo Kashmiri participated on behalf of our Union. Our union has received two notifications from management about changes in hfen working conditions and we will meet with management on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. .m. Below for more information on communications: 1) Two new communications Recently, the California Department of Public Health (CRPD) sent our union two new notifications about changes in working conditions: Heather Duncan Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations Regina Phone: 306-531-5022 Email: Heather.Duncan@SAHO.ca Find out how California Aerosol Disease (ATD) Standard continues to co-us ntacter before the new VOC The ID-19 virus protects….