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‘Everybody’s ready to go’: SEIU-West says medical workers ready to strike (SPH)

SEIU-West member leaders were outside of the Legislative Building to share information about the struggles they face in Regina on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Photo credit: Regina Leader-Post)

Despite being revered and applauded, members of Saskatchewan’s health-care sector are frustrated by the government’s unwillingness to bargain and address their pressing concerns.

Members of the 13,000-strong Service Employees International Union West (SEIU-West) are ready to strike according to the union president and several workers.

Carla Saworski, a medical laboratory technician at St. Paul’s Hospital, said that testing is contingent on people like her. In her 35 years working in the field, demand for daily tests has almost doubled but the number of workers has not kept up. During the pandemic, the labs have taken on even more testing.

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