Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations Inc.

SAHO/SEIU-West Bargaining Update May 2, 2024

SAHO/SEIU-West Bargaining Update May 2, 2024

SEIU-West and SAHO met in Saskatoon April 16, 17 and 18, 2024

Since the initial exchange of proposals in the Fall of 2023, the parties have continued to work together with progress being made. This round of collective bargaining is the first opportunity for transition negotiations to recognize the amalgamation of the twelve former Regional Health Authorities into a single provincial health authority as well as addressing important issues for renewal of the collective agreement. SAHO’s proposals are constructed to ensure that employees can optimize their hours, and the employer can create meaningful employment as well as improving flexibility to meet patient needs. 

SAHO remains committed to a fair and transparent bargaining process. It is our intent that all employees in over 300 common classifications covered by three (3) collective agreements have equitable opportunities, maintain internal equity for monetary and non-wage monetary terms and conditions and benefit equally in the new single provincial health authority. The SAHO proposal package maintains the integrity of the three provider unions while we seek common solutions to common issues. SAHO and the Provider Unions have a long-recognized practice of negotiating monetary and common issues at a single table. The opportunity to find alignment and equitable resolutions to transition issues may be best served by having these discussions with all three (3) provider unions at the same table. 

The next bargaining dates with SEIU-West are June 25, 26 and 27, 2024 in Saskatoon.

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