Bargaining Updates

Bargaining Updates

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

SUN Bargaining Update - October 6, 7, 8, 2015

08-Oct-2015 - The SAHO and SUN bargaining committees met in Regina on October 6, 7, 8, 2015.

The days were productive with some issues being resolved. A number of working groups were struck to address issues in a more timely and focused manner. Progress made by the working groups will be reported back at the next bargaining sessions.

SUN Bargaining Update - September 21, 22, 23, 2015

25-Sep-2015 - The SAHO and SUN bargaining committees tackled large and systemic issues, with agreement to research additional solutions for discussion at the next meeting. A number of provisions were also agreed to during this session.

Further meetings are scheduled for October.

SUN Bargaining Update - September 9, 10, 11, 2015

14-Sep-2015 - The SAHO and SUN bargaining committees met in Regina on September 9, 10, 11, 2015. Thoughtful and transparent conversations continued on many long standing issues like recruitment and retention.
The parties made good progress on items of mutual interest that will assist in clarifying and modernizing the collective agreement. Plans are to meet throughout September and October to continue working through complex issues in a collaborative manner.

SUN Bargaining Update August 12, 13, 14, 2015

14-Aug-2015 - On August 12, 13, 14, 2015, the SAHO and SUN bargaining committees met in Regina. There were high level productive discussions, and the parties remain positive and focused on resolutions utilizing the collaborative problem solving process. Additional dates have been set for September.

HSAS Bargaining Update August 6, 2015

06-Aug-2015 - Please be advised that the SAHO/HSAS collective agreement has been ratified by the employers and the union membership. The parties meet on August 6, 2015 to sign the agreement. A draft electronic copy will be posted to the SAHO website by August 14, 2015. Printed copies of the collective agreement will be available in late fall of 2015.

The following monetary terms were agreed to:

Economic increases applied to base wage:

April 1, 2013 = 1.5%
April 1, 2014 = 1.5%
April 1, 2015 = 1.55%
April 1, 2016 = 1.95%
April 1, 2017 = 1.95%

Retroactive pay adjustments are provided for the period of April 1, 2013 to November 30, 2014 and for the month of May 2015. Increases to standby, shift premiums and weekend premiums were also negotiated.



HSAS Bargaining Update re LOU #20

06-Aug-2015 - HSAS and SAHO - Joint Communication as per LOU #20
Bargaining Process and Relationships


SAHO and HSAS have agreed to continue discussions related to the bargaining process. A working group will be established in the coming months to explore opportunities to streamline the bargaining process and foster positive working relationships. This is a non-binding process supported by the new collective agreement (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2018.)

SUN Bargaining Update July 21, 22, 23, 2015

24-Jul-2015 - The SUN and SAHO bargaining committees met in Regina on July 21, 22 and 23, 2015. It was a productive session, with a great deal accomplished. The discussions were productive and transparent, and were based on an innovative problem-solving approach. Additional dates have been set for August.

SUN Bargaining Update July 10, 2015

10-Jul-2015 - SAHO and SUN met July 10 in Regina to discuss upcoming bargaining and agreed to a collaborative problem solving process. Both parties are committed to this approach, and will meet again July 21, 22, & 23, 2015 in Regina.

SCA-SGEU Bargaining Update June 1-2, 2015

05-Jun-2015 - SAHO and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency met with the SGEU committee on Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2 in Saskatoon.

The parties discussed several outstanding items. The next bargaining dates are June 23-24, 2015 in Regina.

SCA-SGEU Bargaining Update May 27-28, 2015

01-Jun-2015 - SAHO and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency bargaining committee met with the SGEU committee on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28, 2015. The parties made continued progress in discussions. Further scheduled dates are planned for June 8, 23 and 24 in Regina.

HSAS/Midwives Bargaining - Further Update to March 23, 2015

20-May-2015 - HSAS/Midwives Bargaining – Further Update to March 23, 2015

SAHO and HSAS met on March 23, 2015. SAHO provided a proposal addressing work and wages. SAHO agreed to an HSAS request to have the wage component be referred to an adjudicator for a decision. An adjudication date has not yet been determined.

SCA-SGEU Bargaining Update May 11-12, 2015

13-May-2015 - SAHO and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency met with SGEU on May 11-12, 2015 in Regina. The parties continued to make progress in discussions on the outstanding proposals.

LRB Direction for Vote and Notice of Vote for HSAS Members Vote

07-May-2015 - SAHO received an update from the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board related to the Notice of Vote and Direction for Vote for LRB File No. 079-15. (Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations v Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan)

HSAS Bargaining Update - May 6, 2015

06-May-2015 - On behalf of health employers across the province, SAHO has applied to the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board to conduct a vote among HSAS members to provide employees the opportunity to review a final offer that SAHO believes to be fair and equitable.

SCA-SGEU Bargaining Update - May 5, 2015

05-May-2015 - SAHO and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency met with the SGEU committee in Davidson on Monday May 4, 2015. Continued progress was made on a number of non-monetary items. The parties will reconvene in Regina on May 11-12 and May 27- 28, 2015.

HSAS Bargaining Update - April 27-28, 2015

29-Apr-2015 - SAHO and the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS) met in Regina on April 27-28, 2015.
On April 27th, HSAS asked SAHO to re-consider the final offer. SAHO met with HSAS on April 28th to confirm that the offer remained final. HSAS was advised that SAHO would be applying to the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board to conduct a vote among HSAS’ members on the final offer.

SCA-SGEU Bargaining Update April 22, 2015

22-Apr-2015 - SAHO and the Saskatchewan Cancer Association met with the SGEU bargaining committee via video conference on Tuesday, April 22, 2015. The Employer tabled a monetary proposal. Future dates are in the process of being finalized.

Sask Cancer Agency/SGEU Bargaining Update March 23-24, 2015

24-Mar-2015 - SAHO and the Saskatchewan Cancer Association met with the SGEU bargaining committee on Monday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 24, 2015 in Regina. The parties discussed various items, and have planned to meet again on Wednesday, April 22 via video conference, Monday, May 4 in Davidson, Monday, May 11, Tuesday, May 12, Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 in Regina.

HSAS/Midwives Bargaining Update

23-Mar-2015 - SAHO presented HSAS with a revised proposal package on March 23, 2015. Further discussions were held throughout the day, until an adjournment was requested by HSAS. No further bargaining dates have been established.

SGEU-Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Bargaining Update March 11-12, 2015

12-Mar-2015 - SAHO and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency met with SGEU in Regina on March 11 and March 12, 2015. There were further discussions related to proposal items. Upcoming bargaining dates are scheduled for March 23 to March 24 in Regina, April 21 to April 23 in Saskatoon, May 4 in Davidson, as well as May 11, 12, 27 and 28 in Regina.

HSAS Bargaining Update February 26-27, 2015

27-Feb-2015 - SAHO and HSAS met in Regina on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27, 2015.

Discussions were held between the two parties, with further talks planned. Dates will be scheduled next week.

HSAS Bargaining Update January 29-30, 2015

30-Jan-2015 - The parties met in Saskatoon on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015. Discussions took place around potential solutions that would lead to the conclusion of an agreement.

HSAS will consider the options discussed and the parties will return to the table on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27, 2015 in Regina.

SCA-SGEU Bargaining Update January 27-28, 2015

30-Jan-2015 - The parties met for two days of bargaining at the SGEU Regina office on Tuesday January 27 and Wednesday January 28, 2015. Counter proposals were presented and discussion proceeded on numerous non-monetary items.

Negotiations reconvene on Tuesday February 24 and Wednesday February 25 at the SGEU office in Saskatoon.

SCA-SGEU Bargaining Update December 2-3, 2014

05-Dec-2014 - The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and SAHO met in Saskatoon on Tuesday, December 2 and Wednesday, December 3, 2014. The two parties held detailed discussions, and the next bargaining dates have been scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

SCA-SGEU Bargaining Update November 19-20, 2014

20-Nov-2014 - SCA-SGEU and SAHO met for one and one half days of bargaining on Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday November 20, 2014 in Regina.

A review of the non-monetary proposals was completed. Detailed discussions related to Employer practices were undertaken.


SCA-SGEU Bargaining Update November 7, 2014

13-Nov-2014 - The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and SAHO met with SGEU in Saskatoon for bargaining on Friday November 7, 2014.

SCA SGEU Bargaining Update October 22-23, 2014

23-Oct-2014 - The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) and Saskatchewan Government Employees Union (SGEU) bargaining committees met in Regina for two days of discussions.

HSAS Bargaining Update - October 8-9, 2014

09-Oct-2014 - SAHO and HSAS met in Regina October 7 and 8 to hear HSAS’s response to SAHO’s final offer.
SAHO tabled a final offer at the previous meeting on September 26.

HSAS tabled a counter proposal on Wednesday afternoon revising a couple of proposals related to Education Leave and Transportation Allowances, and proposing full retroactive pay.

SAHO is committed to the final offer and believes that it could conclude a collective agreement that works for patients, employers and employees.

Related documents have been posted to the SAHO web site.

Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS) Collective Bargaining - Outstanding Issues

09-Oct-2014 - HSAS represents more than 3,400 health support practitioners in health regions throughout Saskatchewan. Past negotiations have required third party intervention to settle the disputes.

SAHO Tables Final Offer to HSAS

26-Sep-2014 - The Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) has tabled a final contract offer to the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS), following intensive negotiations and employer compromise over the past year. SAHO returned to the bargaining table with the HSAS for three days of scheduled bargaining on September 24-26, 2014. SAHO tabled the final offer today.

HSAS Bargaining Update - September 17-18, 2014

19-Sep-2014 - SAHO and HSAS met at the bargaining table September 17 and 18, 2014.

Over the two days, the parties met and discussed the Essential Services Agreement and HSAS’ Disclosure of Information proposal. HSAS rejected the revised Essential Services Agreement presented by SAHO, and no decisions were made on the Disclosure of Information proposal.

Additional bargaining dates were established for September 24, 25 and the morning of September 26, 2014.

Further updates will be provided as they become available.

HSAS Bargaining Update - September 11-12, 2014

12-Sep-2014 - SAHO and HSAS met at the bargaining table September 11 and 12, 2014.

On September 11, the two parties met and SAHO presented an offer to HSAS.

Late day September 12, HSAS presented a counter offer, which will be reviewed. Additional bargaining dates were discussed, and confirmed for September 17 and 18.

Further updates will be provided as they become available.

HSAS Bargaining Update - September 8, 2014

08-Sep-2014 - SAHO and HSAS have agreed to new bargaining dates, which include September 11 and 12. 2014. The committees will meet in Regina.

Further updates will be provided as they become available.

HSAS Bargaining Update - August 26, 27, 28, 2014

29-Aug-2014 - SAHO and HSAS met at the bargaining table August 26, 27, and 28, 2014.

Discussions continued related to HSAS’ proposals on disclosure, parking, premiums and professional development. SAHO and HSAS exchanged proposals regarding HSAS’ request for the additional disclosure of information used in the Market Supplement Program.

HSAS Bargaining Update - July 29, 2014

29-Jul-2014 - The SAHO and HSAS bargaining committees are next scheduled to meet in Regina on August 26-28, 2014.

Further updates will be provided at that time.

HSAS Bargaining Update - July 22-23, 2014

24-Jul-2014 - The SAHO and HSAS bargaining committees met on July 22 and 23rd, 2014 in Saskatoon. There was forward movement from both sides, with more in-depth discussions being held related to some of the outstanding proposals. Further bargaining dates are being established and will be reported as soon as they are known.

HSAS Bargaining Update - July 21, 2014

21-Jul-2014 - Negotiations between SAHO and HSAS stalled after two days of bargaining on June 26 and 27, 2014. This led to the provincially appointed mediator declaring an impasse on July 8th, which began a 14 day cooling off period in compliance with The Saskatchewan Employment Act. Any time after July 23, HSAS would be in a position to withdraw service, as long as they have provided a 48 hour notice.

HSAS Bargaining Update - July 4, 2014

04-Jul-2014 - Further to the June 26-27, 2014 bargaining update, Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS) has directed the mediator that the HSAS counter offer presented on June 26 represents a final position. To achieve any movement, HSAS requires that all conditions from the last offer tabled by SAHO be removed.

HSAS Bargaining Update - June 26-27, 2014

27-Jun-2014 - SAHO and Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS) met June 26-27, 2014, with a mediator in attendance after an impasse had been declared by the union under the Saskatchewan Employment Act.

HSAS Bargaining Update - May 1-2, 2014

02-May-2014 - SAHO, employer committee representatives and the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS) met on May 1st and 2nd in Saskatoon.

HSAS Bargaining Update - April 9, 2014

09-Apr-2014 - Heath Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS), SAHO and Employer bargaining committee representatives met April 9, 2014.

RWDSU Bargaining Update - April 3, 2014

03-Apr-2014 - Retail, Wholesale Department Store Union (RWDSU), SAHO and Employer bargaining committee representatives met in Regina on April 3, 2014 in follow-up to an initial bargaining session held on October 28, 2013 and three follow-up sessions on January 23 and 31, 2014 and March 10, 2014.

HSAS Bargaining Update – March 12, 2014

12-Mar-2014 - Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS), SAHO and Employer bargaining committee representatives met on March 12, 2014.

CUPE Bargaining Update – January 9, 2014

09-Jan-2014 - SAHO and Employer bargaining committee representatives met with the provider unions (SGEU, SEIU and CUPE) September 23 to September 26, 2013 for a second week of common table bargaining.