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SAHO Ratification Information Meetings

NOTICE: Due to weather conditions, the December 9th meeting scheduled for Swift Current at 4:30 pm has been RESCHEDULED to Monday December 16th at 4:30 pm

Ratification information meetings are being held across the province for SEIU-West members who are covered by the SAHO collective bargaining agreement during the next two weeks.

At these meetings, members of the SEIU-West bargaining team will be on hand to provide you with information regarding the tentative memorandum of agreement between SAHO and SEIU-West, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Please note these meetings are for information purposes so you know what is in the tentative agreement – you will not be voting on the contract. 

We will be scheduling meetings to hold the ratification vote during January 2014.

Full meeting location details are available in the posters below:

 

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 26 Addendum

The SEIU-West Bargaining Update #26 identified that the Government set out a further condition which created a roadblock to reaching a tentative agreement. This addendum will provide you with additional information.

We have reported previously that the Government has demanded concessions from each Union to conclude collective bargaining. For SEIU-West, the concession was changes to LOU #8, and we were successful in negotiating an acceptable resolve to include in our tentative agreement. CUPE & SGEU have not had the same success. Their concession is around the penalty the Employer is obligated to pay to members who were, in error, not scheduled for regular or overtime work when they were available. The proposed concession is that all members would now have to work another regular or overtime shift in order to be paid for the missed shift. This is a huge issue.

Now, the Government has demanded that all Unions, if and when they go to their membership with a tentative agreement, have to recommend acceptance of that tentative agreement, although it could contain language that the Unions find offensive. Notwithstanding the issue of the legality of the Government’s demand, the Unions struggle with how to recommend a deal that contains language that their membership has indicated is not acceptable. You may recall that in our last round of bargaining, all the Unions took our tentative agreements to our membership without a recommendation and let our members decide how to vote.

Our understanding is that our coalition partners have additional concerns regarding their proposed tentative memorandum of agreements, but we recognize the recommendation piece is the roadblock.

Click on the link below to download the printable PDF of this update:
PurpleBargainingUpdate_26Addendum

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 26

 

In our last update, we informed you that the coalition, SEIU-West, SGEU and CUPE, met in Saskatoon on November 12th.  At that meeting the unions decided to send a joint notice to the Government and the Employers that we wished to negotiate a Memorandum of Settlement for each Union, so we could take it out to our memberships for direction.

However, the Government then set out a further condition…

Click on the link below for a printable PDF of this update:

SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 26

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Important Notice: All SEIU-West members who work in CHR/FHHR/HHR/SHR

Your union, SEIU-West, has been advised of a number of rumours floating around with respect to the government’s intention to contract out environmental services through 3sHealth and a business case. SEIU-West has been asked about these rumours and we can advise that we have not received any information that would confirm that a decision has been made to contract out environmental services.  Here are some of the more common questions we’ve been asked:

Click on the link below to download the full Q&A Document:

Q&A Contracting Out

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 25

Members of your SEIU-West Bargaining committee met with our coalition partners, SGEU and CUPE, in Saskatoon on November 12th. All three unions had concluded their membership meetings, where they provided information regarding the options to conclude common table negotiations and to receive direction from their members on achieving a tentative agreement.

The coalition unions decided that we will…

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 25

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 24

Your SEIU-West Bargaining committee, along with our coalition partners SGEU and CUPE, met with SAHO and the regional health authorities in Moose Jaw during the week of September 23, 2013.

We had commenced “coalition” or “common table” bargaining during the week of September 9. This is where we negotiate the monetary issues…

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 24

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Information Meetings – SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining

Information meetings are being held across the province to update SEIU-West members on the status of SEIU-West/SAHO bargaining.

At these meetings, members of the SEIU-West bargaining team will be on hand to provide you with an update on the status of the SAHO/SEIU-West collective bargaining process and to answer your questions.

To find out when the meetings are being held in your health region, please click on the poster for your health region listed below:

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Banks, Vice-President of SEIU-West by email shelly.banks@seiuwest.ca.

If you would like to review previous SEIU-West/SAHO bargaining updates, visit the SAHO Bargaining page.

 

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 23

Your SEIU-West Bargaining committee, along with our coalition partners SGEU and CUPE, met with SAHO and the regional health authorities in Regina during the week of September 9, 2013…

Click on the link below to download a printable PDF of this bargaining update:

SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update no. 23

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 22

Your SEIU-West bargaining committee sent an email reminder to health care members that we were beginning “common table” coalition talks the week of August 26 to address the outstanding monetary items and issues that all three unions…

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 22

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 19

Your SEIU-West Bargaining Committee was scheduled to meet with SAHO and the Regional Health Authorities in Saskatoon on May 22 to 24.

On the afternoon of May 16, prior to bargaining, we received a message from SAHO…

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SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 19

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