On July 28, 2020, SEIU Local 1000 filed a health and safety complaint on behalf of all CDCR/CCHCS members because the service violated our contract. On August 25, 2020, our Union was informed by members that an email was sent by Heidi Steinecker to employees ordering HFENs to sign a new declaration of service. Our Union immediately turned to the working relations of the CDPH and informed them that we were still in consultation and that our Union had not accepted a mandatory declaration. We also requested that the customs declaration be withdrawn immediately. The current contract with Unit 1 is in effect from January 2, 2020 to June 30, 2023. On Thursday, July 9, 2020, we met with management about the communication to transfer the Health Facility Evaluator Nurse (HFEN) staff centre of gravity to infection prevention training in skilled care facilities. On August 4, 2020, our Union met with representatives of the CDPH on outstanding notices. CDPH has answered many of our outstanding questions and based on our previous complaints have successfully entered into a new interim collective agreement of Employees` International Union West (SEIU-West) and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO Inc.). This agreement will allow a total of four union collective agreements, which, with the exception of affiliated organizations, are now all active within a single provincial health authority. Details of the new collective agreement will be shared until ratification by seiU-West-Mitglieder and SAHO Inc.
„I am very pleased with the joint efforts of both parties to achieve pandemic stability in essential health services in these difficult times,“ said Health Minister Paul Merriman. „SEIU-West members are highly valued members of our health teams and are being abandoned by the people of Saskatchewan, and I want to thank them for their commitment.“ SEIU-West represents 11,500 licensed nurse practitioners, specialized nursing assistants, office workers and other occupations working in acute care, long-term care, home care, basic health care, emergency medicine, public health and mental health services. Our Union has received two notifications from management regarding changes to HFEN working conditions and we will meet with management on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. .m. More information on the notices can be found below: On July 28, 2020, our Union filed a national health and safety complaint against the CDCR and CHCSCs. On August 10, 2020, the CDCR and CCHCS provided a timely joint response to our mismanagement. On September 18, 2020, our Union met with the telephone management. Christina Montserrat and Susan Espinoza participated in CDPH (California Department of Public Health) and Andres Villarto, Kim Cowart and Mo Kashmiri on behalf of our Union. Thank you to everyone who submitted recruitment and retention applications (Article 5.17.1). We look forward to reviewing your applications.
Due to the pandemic of COVID 19, our timeline, however, we expect a new team summons if it is certain to do so Heather Duskatchewan Association of Regina Phone Health Organizations: 306-531-5022 E-mail: Heather.Duncan@SAHO.ca 1) Two additional communications recently, The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of our Union sent two new communications on changes in working conditions: CDCR CCHCS violated our contract, requiring employees to work where there was an immediate and visible threat to their health. The department continues to expose our members to a precarious work environment that leads to COVID 19 epidemics, by continuing to authorize the movement of inmates and by not fully implementing all health and safety guidelines.