SAHO and HSAS Reach Agreement


SAHO and HSAS Reach Agreement

A five-year collective agreement between the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations Inc. (SAHO) and the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS) has been ratified by all parties.

“We engaged in the collective bargaining process to reach an agreement that met the needs of the health employer, the union members and the patients, clients, and residents that we serve,” said Doug Forseth, CEO of SAHO.  


HSAS represents approximately 3500 healthcare employees, working in various fields of therapy, pharmacy and emergency medical services, among others.

The five-year agreement is effective April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2018. Terms of the agreement include yearly pay rate increases of 1.5%, 1.5%, 1.55%, 1.95% and 1.95%. There were also increases to premium and standby rates.

The Collective Agreement was signed August 6, 2015.

The Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations Inc. (SAHO) is a non-profit, non-government association responsible for providing collective bargaining, labour relations and classification/job evaluation services to health regions, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and affiliated agencies throughout the province.

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