Bargaining SEIU West

Bargaining Updates - SEIU West

Provider Unions Bargaining Update – October 30-November 3, 2017

07-Nov-2017 - ​SAHO met with the Provider Unions (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) on October 30-November 3, 2017 in Saskatoon. The parties discussed outstanding issues, with the Unions providing a document detailing their position at the end of the week. SAHO will respond to the Unions when they next meet on November 23-27, 2017 in Saskatoon.

Provider Unions Bargaining Update – October 16-18, 2017

23-Oct-2017 - SAHO and the Provider Unions (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) met in Moose Jaw October 16-18, 2017. Options were explored in an effort to define a potential settlement. The Unions presented SAHO with their collective thoughts October 17, 2017, but discussions were not concluded.

Further discussions will take place October 30-November 3, 2017 in Saskatoon.

Provider Unions Bargaining Update - September 14-23, 2017

27-Sep-2017 - SAHO and the Provider Unions (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) concluded a productive 10 days of bargaining in Saskatoon on September 23, 2017. There was progress made on a number of proposals that have now been finalized, and additional counter proposals exchanged on outstanding items. This included memoranda to further facilitate discussions related to transition issues for both parties, pertinent to the move to a single health authority. The parties remain apart on the -3.5 compensation reduction and the term of the agreement.

The next bargaining dates have been set for October 16, 17 and 18, 2017 in Moose Jaw.

Provider Unions Bargaining Update - September 5 to 7, 2017

08-Sep-2017 - The parties met in Regina on September 5 to 7, 2017. The Provider Unions (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) presented SAHO with a counter proposal package on September 7, 2017. The counter proposal is under review and SAHO will be responding at the next set of bargaining dates.

The next meetings are scheduled for September 14 to 24, 2017 inclusive, in Saskatoon. The commitment to 11 consecutive days of bargaining indicates all parties are working hard to conclude a collective agreement.

Provider Unions Bargaining Update - July 25 to August 1, 2017

02-Aug-2017 - The parties were scheduled to meet July 25, 26 and 27, 2017. The Provider Unions (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) requested additional days in order to compile a comprehensive proposal package, so the parties met through to August 1, 2017. Proposals were exchanged prior to the end of the sessions and additional bargaining dates have been set for September 4, 5 and 6, 2017 in Regina and September 14 to 24, 2017 in Saskatoon.

Provider Unions Bargaining Update - July 4, 5 and 6, 2017

13-Jul-2017 - SAHO and the Provider Union (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) bargaining committees met in Saskatoon on July 4, 5 and 6, 2017.

The unions requested further clarification on SAHO’s proposal package. Based on these discussions, SAHO anticipates a response from the unions regarding the proposal package at the next round of bargaining, July 25, 26 and 27 in Regina.

Provider Unions Bargaining Update - June 13-14, 2017

19-Jun-2017 - SAHO and the Provider Unions (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) bargaining committees met in Saskatoon on June 13-14, 2017. There were several non-monetary items agreed to and signed off on. There were further discussions on a number of items that gained greater clarification.

The groundwork was established to facilitate even more substantive negotiations in July, with future bargaining dates confirmed for July 4, 5 and 6 in Saskatoon and July 25, 26 and 27, 2017 in Regina.

An update will be provided after each bargaining session.

Provider Unions Bargaining Update - May 30, 31, June 1

02-Jun-2017 - Provider Unions Bargaining Update for May 30, 31, June 1, 2017

Three days of bargaining were held with CUPE, SEIU-West and SGEU on May 30, 31 and June 1, 2017 in Regina.

The Unions have been firm on pursuing bargaining at individual tables prior to commencing monetary negotiations at a common table. There is the expectation that bargaining will progress by the end of June. Failure to bargain at a common table from the outset will have the effect of slowing the pace of bargaining.

General discussions continue with the next scheduled bargaining dates being June 13 and 14, 2017 in Saskatoon.

An update will be provided after each bargaining session.

Provider Unions Bargaining Update - May 25, 2017

26-May-2017 - Provider Unions Bargaining Update for May 25, 2017

A one-day meeting was held with CUPE, SEIU-West and SGEU on May 3, 2017. Several logistical items were discussed, but no proposals were exchanged.

On May 25, 2017, SAHO and the unions exchanged proposals and ground rules for proceeding were established. There were conversations around respectful communications, and SAHO is reliant upon employers to enforce that communications within the workplace pertaining to bargaining should also remain respectful.

The next scheduled dates to meet are:

May 30, 31 and June 1, 2017
June 13, 14, 2017