SAHO tables final offer to HSAS
SAHO tables final offer to HSASThe 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.
“The offer is in line with recent settlements within the health sector and is comparable with other health science professionals across Western Canada,” said Doug Forseth, SAHO CEO. “We believe the offer is fair and reasonable and are hopeful that the union will give the offer serious consideration and agree to the terms as presented.”
HSAS represents more than 3,400 health support practitioners in health regions throughout Saskatchewan
“It is SAHO’s goal to achieve a collective agreement that works for everyone involved,” Forseth said. “We want to assure the public that in the event of a potential labour disruption, The Public Essential Services Act will ensure a safe level of staffing for both patients and employees.”
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.
The HSAS collective agreement expired on March 31, 2013.