Seiu Saskatchewan Collective Agreement

Details of the various agreements will be published at a later date. Details of the eventual agreement may not be published until after the vote of the Seiu-West members. “Unfortunately, this agreement alone cannot address the critical understaffing situation in this sector,” Cape said. “We need real collaboration between the government, Saskatchewan Public Health and unions to significantly improve the system.” Union members have been without a collective agreement since March 2017 and have tackled problems very loudly that have been compounded by new pandemic security measures that are now in force. “Our members have been working hard, error-free or inserting since March 31, 2017 without a new collective agreement,” Cape added. “They will be able to verify the terms of the interim agreement, ask questions and express their opinion through their vote.” SEIU-West and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) have tentatively entered into a collective agreement after three and a half years without a ratified contract. The union, which represents 11,500 health care workers in Saskatchewan, has reached a preliminary agreement with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO). Unions representing tens of thousands of Saskatchewan health care workers have agreed to new interim collective agreements. The two organizations now have 60 days to ratify the agreement and SEIU West members will now meet via videoconference and telephone to verify the terms and conditions available before voting.

“I am very pleased with the joint efforts of both parties to reach an agreement on the stability of essential health services during this difficult time of pandemic,” Health Minister Paul Merriman said in a provincial press release. “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.” Details of the agreement are shared until ratification by SEIU West and SAHO members. “This interim agreement will undoubtedly place a huge burden on registered nurses and provide them with the stability and security they desperately need in the face of a global pandemic.” In a statement released On Friday, the provincial government said the agreement between SAHO and the Service Employees` International Union West (SEIU West) is the fourth to be reached by unions that, with the exception of affiliated organizations, are now all active in a single provincial health authority.