March 29, 2017

The legislation to amalgamate the province’s 12 health regions into one Provincial Health Authority has been introduced. The Act does not address the issue of whether workers’ union representation will be affected by the amalgamation, the impact of restructuring on health providers and patients isn't clear, ​and SGEU is working with other health unions to provide stability. Health restructuring could affect SGEU members in the Kelsey Trail, Mamawetan Churchill River, and Keewatin Yatthé Health Regions, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, and eHealth Saskatchewan.

March 28, 2017

The big three health provider unions have called for a bargaining council to promote workplace stability during the amalgamation process. This council will mitigate the impacts on patient, client and resident care while government transitions to one provincial health authority. This proposal calls for a formal bargaining council structure to help stabilize labour relations and negotiate with the new authority.

September 12, 2016

SGEU Health Providers want to avoid representational changes, foster cooperation between parties to make such changes unnecessary, and warns about the pitfalls of privatization. In this submission to the government-appointed advisory panel, SGEU Health Providers also discuss how changes in service and staffing levels in the north would affect patients and workers. 

September 09, 2016

A statement of solidarity between unions working in health care and principles we would like to see followed during amalgamation.

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