READ MORE: The previous SGEU strike cost Sask. Government Millions: a 2007 retrospective This agreement includes approximately 11,000 SGEU members who work as motorway transport agents and equipment operators, corrective agents, park officers, conservation officers, social workers and many other public sectors. Workers in the former health areas of Saskatoon, Five Hills, Heartland and Cypress Hills had not had a contract for three years and, according to a letter sent to the province in June, talks between the union and SAHO broke down on May 22. Details of the various agreements will be published at a later date. „I welcome the commitment and cooperation between the two parties to work on a new collective agreement,“ said Ken Cheveldayoff, Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission. Membership of the SGEU had a strike mandate in effect since the summer of 2018. Last month, about 5,000 Crown Group employees went on a 17-day strike under the Unifor banner. An interim agreement was reached on 20 October. The SGEU held ratification votes across the province between October 7 and November 6. According to the union, nearly 70 per cent of the members voted in favour of ratification. „We are pleased that a majority of members voted in favour of this interim agreement,“ said Lori Bossaer, Chair of the GSP Negotiating Committee. Our priority was to reach an agreement that was good for the public servants and the people we serve, the citizens of Saskatchewan. Unions representing tens of thousands of Saskatchewan health care workers have agreed to new interim collective agreements.
Both sides have been at the negotiating table since the previous agreement expired in October 2016. The new agreement provides for wage increases of zero per cent, zero per cent, one per cent, two per cent (combination of pension and general wage increase), two per cent and two per cent over a six-year period. It will run from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2022. „This interim agreement will undoubtedly place a huge burden on registered nurses and provide them with the stability and security they desperately need in the face of a global pandemic.“ The province and the Saskatchewan General Employees Union (SGEU) have agreed on a new collective agreement that provides for a seven per cent increase over six months. Members of the GSM bargaining committee will now work with the province to conclude the new collective agreement. It expires on September 30, 2022. For full information on the scholarship and how to apply, click HERE to encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first names and surnames are posted at every filing to CBC/Radio-Canada`s online communities (except in children`s and youth communities). Pseudonyms are no longer allowed. READ MORE: Preliminary agreement between six Crown and Unifor companies By submitting a comment, you agree that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish all or part of this comment, in any manner chosen by CBC. Please note that CBC does not support the views expressed in the comments. Comments on this story are moderated in accordance with our mailing policies. Comments are welcome while open.
We reserve the right to comment at any time. In the menu, click „COVID-19 UPDATES“ for all recent COPE 397 updates on COVID-19 Pandemic, please take a moment to read the call for commission members by clicking HERE The message comes months after SEIU-West has threatened employment action if conditions in retirement homes do not improve. „I am sure that registered nurses will welcome this good news, especially in these unprecedented times,“ SUN President Tracy Zambory said in a press release. The Service Employees` International Union West (SEIU-West), which represents 11,500 health care workers, including long-term care, and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) reached a new four-year CBA in November.