Bargaining Updates - CUPE
17-Sep-2018 - Provider Union Bargaining Update – September 12, 2018 The parties met to continue discussions on September 12, 2018 in Regina. Further dates have been booked for October 18-19, 2018 with the location yet to be determined.
26-Jun-2018 - Provider Union (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) Bargaining Update – June 21-25, 2018 The parties met on June 21-25, 2018 in Regina, with discussions continuing late into the evening of the 25th. Further bargaining dates will be established, but are not yet determined.
18-Jun-2018 - The parties met on June 13-15, 2018 in Saskatoon, further exchanges occurred with discussions in progress. The next bargaining dates are June 21, 22 and 23, 2018 with the location to be determined.
24-May-2018 - The parties met on May 22-23, 2018 in Saskatoon. Discussions continued and some progress was made. Further dates are being planned for June.
09-Apr-2018 - SAHO met with the Provider Unions (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) April 5 to 8, 2018 in Saskatoon. Extensive discussions were held on outstanding issues and some progress was made on matters relating to language within the collective agreements. Future bargaining dates are to be determined.
29-Mar-2018 - SAHO met with the Provider Unions (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) on March 25 to 28, 2018 in Regina. The parties exchanged proposals, with further bargaining dates planned for April 5 to 7, 2018 in Saskatoon.
21-Mar-2018 - Provider Unions Bargaining Update (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) – March 12-16, 2018 SAHO met with the Providers Unions March 12 to 16, 2018 in Saskatoon. Proposals were exchanged between the parties. Further discussions are ongoing, with future bargaining dates booked for March 25 to 28, 2018 in Regina.
05-Dec-2017 - SAHO and the Provider Unions (CUPE, SEIU-West, SGEU) met in Saskatoon November 23 to 27, 2017. During this time, discussions were held to clarify outstanding issues. On November 27, 2017, the Unions chose to move from common table discussions to traditional bargaining. New bargaining dates have yet to be confirmed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.