Bargaining Updates - HSAS
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.
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.)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
02-May-2014 - SAHO, employer committee representatives and the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS) met on May 1st and 2nd in Saskatoon.
09-Apr-2014 - Heath Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS), SAHO and Employer bargaining committee representatives met April 9, 2014.
12-Mar-2014 - Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS), SAHO and Employer bargaining committee representatives met on March 12, 2014.