Bargaining for a new collective agreement has begun. On May 25, 2017, your Health Provider Negotiating Committee, along with our union partners, CUPE and SEIU-West, met with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) and Employer negotiation team to initiate the bargaining process. 

 

Watch for upcoming member activities you can participate in to show support for your negotiating committee. We will be keeping you informed of developments as we move further into the bargaining process.

ASK YOUR TEAM A QUESTION

October 24, 2019

SGEU Health Providers Bargaining Committee Update

Your SGEU Health Providers Bargaining Committee wants to assure all members that safety was and is one of our utmost concerns.

October 28, 2019

HAPPY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS' WEEK Oct 28-Nov 3, 2019

SGEU recognizes the hard work and dedication of our Health Care Providers, who deliver high-quality care for residents and patients. Thanks for making our province a better place to live!

October 04, 2019

SGEU Health Providers Bargaining Committee Update

Your SGEU Health Providers Bargaining Committee, along with CUPE and SEIU-West, met with Minister Jim Reiter, Minister of Health, and Minister Don Morgan, Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, on August 26, 2019, regarding the Health Care Provider Bargaining Association Constitution.

August 21, 2019

A statement from SGEU on the SHA proposed whistleblower hotline

SGEU Health Providers:

 

On August 12, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking vendors to provide a hotline service for members of the public to make anonymous reports about employees and others suspected of violating SHA policies, codes of conduct or other legal requirements. The hotline could also be used by staff to report on coworkers.

June 07, 2019

SGEU Health Providers Bargaining Update

Your SGEU Health Providers and CUPE Bargaining Committees met with representatives of the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) in Regina on May 7, 2019 to discuss how to proceed with implementing the recently ratified collective bargaining agreement (CBA). SEIU-West did not ratify the agreement so they will engage in further negotiations for their union. The three Unions are very much in support of one another and continue to work together towards an association document for the future.

April 25, 2019

UNIONS DELIVER MIXED VERDICT ON HEALTH SECTOR TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

Saskatchewan’s three health sector provider unions – SGEU Health Providers, CUPE Local 5430 and SEIU-West – held ratification votes on the contract offer of the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO), representing health-sector employers. The unions shared the results with their members on April 18th.

 

Members of SGEU Health Providers voted to accept the contract offer.

 

Members of CUPE Local 5430 voted to accept the contract offer.

 

Members of SEIU-West voted to reject the contract offer.

 

The offer included a five year contract with pay increases of 0%, 0%, 1%, 2% and 2%.

The three unions are currently working together to determine next steps, including notifying SAHO.

 

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Media Contacts:

 

Carolyn Rebeyka

Communications Officer, SGEU

306-519-2903

 

Tria Donaldson

Communications Representative, CUPE

306-531-6247

 

Christine Miller

Communications Coordinator, SEIU-West

306-477-8733

April 18, 2019

SGEU HEALTH PROVIDERS ACCEPT TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

Members of the SGEU Health Providers Bargaining Unit have voted to accept the SAHO/SGEU tentative agreement.



SGEU members attended information meetings and cast their ballots on the agreement throughout March and April, with results showing the agreement has been accepted.

The other two health provider unions, SEIU-West and CUPE, also took the tentative agreement to their membership for a vote and will be releasing the results to their members.

 

The three health provider coalition partners will be meeting to determine next steps.



The SGEU Health Providers Negotiating Committee would like to thank all members covered by this agreement for their engagement in the bargaining process, their attendance at information meetings and for participating in the vote.

 

In solidarity,

Bonnie Erickson, Chair

SGEU Health Providers Negotiating Committee

March 08, 2019

INFORMATION MEETINGS & VOTING ON MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

On March 7, 2019, your SGEU Health Provider Negotiating Committee signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with SAHO and the Health Region Employers.

 

Members of the Negotiating Committee will be traveling to your region to provide you with a summary of the MOA and to hold a ratification vote. This summary will lay out the details of the proposed changes to your collective agreement, including monetary provisions. It’s important for all members to attend one of the meetings below, as we will only be releasing details of the MOA at these meetings. We want to directly provide you with information about the MOA, and to help you understand it before you vote. Voting will take place during the meetings.

February 25, 2019

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN SAHO AND PROVIDER UNIONS

The provider union coalition bargaining committees met with SAHO and employer representatives on February 20.  The parties continued to meet on February 21 and February 22.

February 11, 2019

COALITION BARGAINING COMMITTEES REJECT SAHO'S BULLY TACTICS

Your coalition bargaining committees were asked to return to the bargaining table with SAHO, and agreed to do so, on February 8, 2019. The provider unions were ready to negotiate. The only outstanding item was a fair and reasonable wage increase.  In December, a substantial amount of members told their bargaining committees SAHO’s final wage offer of (0%, 0%, 1%, 2%) was neither reasonable nor acceptable. Your bargaining committees conveyed that message to SAHO. 

January 23, 2019

JOINT JOB EVALUATION (JJE) MAINTENANCE PLAN: EDUCATION FACTOR

The health provider unions, SGEU, SEIU-West and CUPE, have concluded a letter of understanding (LOU) with SAHO and the employer regarding the education factor in the JJE plan.

 

The LOU sets out that, when there is information available about changes to the education required for a job classification, the unions, SAHO and the employer will jointly assess the changes. If the key work activities, duties, responsibilities and/or qualifications have not changed, the education factor rating for the JJE plan job classification will not change.

November 30, 2018

JOINT BARGAINING UPDATE: SAHO PRESENTS COALTION WITH "FINAL" OFFER

The employer presented the coalition bargaining committee with a “final” offer that included a monetary proposal well below the cost of living. We know from past rounds of bargaining that a “final” offer is not actually the end of bargaining, and we are under no obligation to vote on the offer.
 

The coalition partners will continue to fight for a fair wage increase which respects the work our members are proud to provide across our province. We remain confident that we will be able to reach a fair and reasonable deal at the bargaining table for all members, and ask for your continued support to help us demonstrate our resolve.

October 23, 2018

JOINT BARGAINING UPDATE: COALITION UNIONS CONTINUE TO PRESS SAHO FOR FAIR CONTRACT

Your SGEU, SEIU-West, and CUPE bargaining committees met with SAHO in Saskatoon on October 18 and 19 to resume bargaining a fair and equitable collective agreement for all of our members.

 

We believe two outstanding issues remain: monetary and the Extended Health and Enhanced Dental Plan.

October 16, 2018

JOINT IT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE - SGEU, SEIU-West, CUPE

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), Ehealth Saskatchewan (eHS) and the health provider unions, SGEU, SEIU-West and CUPE, met on October 9 and October 12 to continue negotiating the transfer of Information Technology (IT) employees from the SHA to eHS, expected to take place at the end of the year. The negotiations became necessary because of the Government of Saskatchewan’s instructions to the Ministry of Health for the SHA to abolish IT services in the provincial health authority and turn the service over to eHS. 

September 17, 2018

JOINT BARGAINING UPDATE - COALITION UNIONS CONTINUE TO PRESS SAHO FOR FAIR CONTRACT

We hope all of you had an enjoyable summer and were able to spend some time relaxing and enjoying the warm weather with family and friends.

 

All of the health provider unions consulted with their membership over the summer. Your SGEU, CUPE and SEIU-West bargaining committees were ready to get back to negotiations with SAHO. We spent a day at the bargaining table in Regina on September 12, with the focus on reaching a fair and reasonable contract for our members.

August 16, 2018

MAMAWETAN CHURCHILL RIVER HEALTH REGION - BARGAINING UPDATE MEETINGS

Please join members of your SGEU Health Providers Negotiating Committee to get information about contract negotiations and provide feedback.

August 22, 2018

La Ronge – La Ronge Health Centre

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

August 23​, 2018

Creighton  - Creighton Health Centre

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

​​(PLEASE ENSURE TO ATTEND ON YOUR SCHEDULED BREAK OR ASK PERMISSION OF YOUR MANAGER TO ATTEND IF ON WORK TIME.)

July 18, 2018

KELSEY TRAIL HEALTH REGION - BARGAINING UPDATE MEETINGS

KELSEY TRAIL HEALTH REGION - BARGAINING UPDATE MEETINGS

July 30, 2018

Melfort – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Melfort Hospital Main Boardroom, Second Floor

                  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Parkland Place Classroom

St. Brieux – 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Chateau Providence Place Chapel

Tisdale – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – New Market Manor Boardroom A and B

July 31, 2018

Kelvington – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Kelvindell Lodge Activity Room

Porcupine Plain – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Red Deer Nursing Home Boardroom

Hudson Bay – 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Health Centre Conference Room

August 1, 2018

Nipawin – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Nipawin Hospital Conference Room

                   11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Pineview Lodge Board Room

Carrot River – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Carrot River Health Centre Multipurpose Room

Arborfield – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Arborfield Special Care Home Activity Room

PLEASE ENSURE TO ATTEND ON YOUR SCHEDULED BREAK OR ASK PERMISSION OF YOUR MANAGER TO ATTEND IF ON WORK TIME.

July 12, 2018

KEEWATIN YATTHE HEALTH REGION - BARGAINING UPDATE MEETINGS

July 16 – Île à la Crosse Hospital Conference Room

Union Representatives will be on site from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM to answer any Union questions you may have.

 

Bargaining Update meeting 5:00 PM

Bargaining Update meeting 5:30 PM

 

 

July 17 - La Loche Health Centre Conference Room

Union Representatives will be on site from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to answer any Union questions you may have.

 

Bargaining update meeting 12:00 PM

Bargaining update meeting 12:30 PM

 

Please note that SGEU Communications will be on site taking member photos on both of these days.

 

Please ensure you attend on your scheduled break or ask permission of your manager to attend if on worktime.

DATES ARE BEING FINALIZED FOR MEETINGS IN MAMAWETAN CHURCHILL RIVER AND KELSEY TRAIL HEALTH REGIONS.

July 12, 2018

MEMBER INFORMATION UPDATE

It’s time for an update! Your SGEU Health Providers Negotiating Committee has arranged for a phone and email blitz to update our members’ information and give you details about some bargaining update meetings coming soon to your area.

 

The blitz will start in the next day or two --- so keep your eyes and ears out for a call or email from SGEU. It’s important that we’re able to connect with you!

 

If you miss our call or don’t receive an email, you can provide us with a personal/home email address to add to our database by emailing MIS@sgeu.org.

June 27, 2018

JOINT BARGAINING UPDATE JUNE 27, 2018

The Union Coalition felt momentum building and was hopeful that a tentative agreement would be reached. However, on the evening of June 25, the positive tone at the table quickly turned. SAHO and the Ministry of Health questioned whether your bargaining committees were committed to reaching an agreement. SAHO made comments that the Coalition was delaying the process and splitting hairs. What this translates into for our membership is that we are not willing to sell out our hard-earned collective agreement protections and benefits to get a deal.

June 19, 2018

JOINT BARGAINING UPDATE JUNE 19, 2018

Your coalition bargaining committee met with SAHO in Saskatoon during June 13, 14 and 15 to work to achieve a fair collective agreement that treats our members with respect, and does not include the cuts, rollbacks or concessions that the government wants.

May 29, 2018

JOINT BARGAINING UPDATE May 29, 2018

Your SEIU-WEST, CUPE and SGEU bargaining coalition met on May 22 and 23rd in Saskatoon with SAHO. The overall theme of this session is disappointment. SAHO and the Government of Saskatchewan are focused on concessions within the Extended Health and Dental plan for health care providers, and your Unions are not interested in allowing concessions in any form.

During a week when the Government of Saskatchewan has given a 3.5% wage increase to elected politicians and provided additional funding for legislative secretaries, we believe it is morally and strategically questionable that they would be coming after health benefits for health care workers!

April 27, 2018

JOINT BARGAINING UPDATE APRIL 27, 2018

Your SGEU, SEIU-West, and CUPE health care bargaining committees met with SAHO on April 24 and 25 in Regina to continue our work to achieve a fair and equitable collective agreement for our members.

 

This was an epic session as we finished our last meeting at April 26 at 1:30 am. The bargaining committee members remain committed to ensuring that your rights and benefits remain intact as we move through the transition of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority. Our work is complicated by the fact that two of SAHO’s lead negotiators are retiring at the end of April, and we do not know who will take over bargaining.

April 09, 2018

JOINT BARGAINING UPDATE APRIL 9, 2018

Your health providers coalition bargaining committee met in Saskatoon this week from Thursday, April 5 to Sunday, April 8.  We remain focused on getting the best possible collective agreements.

 

Both the unions and SAHO provided multiple proposal packages over the last four days.  Questions were raised, and a great deal of discussion took place as we spent time reviewing the impact of proposed language changes and the introduction of Letters of Understanding to address new and emerging processes.

March 29, 2018

JOINT BARGAINING UPDATE MARCH 29, 2018

Your union bargaining committees met this week from Sunday, March 25 to Wednesday, March 28.  We continue to remain focused on getting the best agreement possible.

March 16, 2018

JOINT BARGAINING UPDATE MARCH 16, 2018

Your health care provider coalition met during the week of March 12-16, 2018 in Saskatoon with SAHO. Negotiations had previously broken off at the end of November of 2017 when we were unable to agree to a set of principles that would set us on a path to achieving a collective agreement. Click the link to read an update.

November 30, 2017

BARGAINING UPDATE NOV 30, 2017

After working hard over the last couple of months, your SGEU Health Provider Negotiating Committee, along with CUPE and SEIU-West, will be returning to our individual bargaining tables. Click below to read the latest on bargaining.

November 10, 2017

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF YOUR SGEU NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Read an update on bargaining from the Chair of the SGEU Health Provider Negotiating Committee 

October 20, 2017

BARGAINING REPORT OCTOBER 20, 2017

SGEU, CUPE and SEIU-West continue to insist to SAHO and the Employers – NO cuts, NO concessions, and NO rollbacks. Bargaining resumes Oct. 30 - Nov. 3.

September 27, 2017

BARGAINING REPORT SEPTEMBER 27

SAHO's response to our revised comprehensive proposal maintained a significant number of concessions and rollbacks. Bargaining resumes Oct 16-18.

September 12, 2017

BARGAINING REPORT SEPTEMBER 12

Your joint health provider's union presented SAHO with a revised comprehensive package that maintains our wage proposals and key priorities such as maintaining current levels of benefits and joint trusteeship of all benefit plans. 

August 02, 2017

BARGAINING REPORT AUGUST 2

With more than eight days spent at the table, your bargaining committees focused on the question of “What would our members want?” in order to achieve a fair collective agreement for all. We believe we presented a proposal package that recognizes the needs of the provincial government, while also making real progress for our members. We have seen some movement on the part of SAHO, and we are hopeful that this will continue.

July 30, 2017

BARGAINING REPORT JULY 24-30

Your SGEU, CUPE and SEIU-West bargaining committees met, both with our coalition partners and individually, from July 24 to July 30 (inclusive) to develop a comprehensive proposal package for SAHO in an effort to accelerate the bargaining process.

July 06, 2017

BARGAINING REPORT JULY 4-6 2017

Our letter of understanding was re-signed and current language remains the same. Concessions remain on the table.

July 06, 2017

BARGAINING REPORT JUNE 13-14 2017

Your Health Providers Negotiation Committee has signed off on a few items. We have tentatively agreed to some housekeeping changes that reflect the new Saskatchewan Employment Act, and we shared information with SAHO regarding some of our individual proposals. 

June 08, 2017

SAHO wants a 4.25% overall cutback, is trying to introduce lower wages by adding two new lower steps in the wage schedule, and more. We return to the bargaining table June 13 and 14 and need your support.

May 30, 2017

The province wants a 3.5% cut. A challenging round of bargaining is underway. Read what SGEU Health Providers are saying, what the government is demanding, and check out the bargaining timeline of events so far.

January 10, 2017

The government announces its intent to amalgamate health regions. SGEU Health Providers and other Saskatchewan health care unions intend to ensure that a stable and predictable labour relations environment is maintained and respected during the restructuring of the health care system.

April 10, 2016

The bargaining committee is looking for proposals. Bargaining council nominations are opening on May 2. Supervisors remain in scope. Grievance and Joint Job Evaluation committees share updates.

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