City Of Saskatoon Collective Agreements
SASKATOON — The bargaining committees for the City of Saskatoon and CUPE Local 59 reached a preliminary agreement Friday, the city said in a statement. Service Employees` International Union West (SEIU West) and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO Inc.) have successfully concluded a new interim collective agreement. This agreement will create a total of four union collective agreements, all of which, with the exception of affiliated organizations, are now active in a single provincial health agency. Details of the new collective agreement will be communicated until ratification by members of SEIU-West and SAHO Inc. „I am very pleased with the joint efforts of both parties to reach an agreement that brings stability to important health services during this difficult time of pandemic,” said Health Minister Paul Merriman. „THE MEMBERS OF SEIU West are highly valued members of our health teams and are appreciated by the residents of Saskatchewan, and I want to thank them for their commitment.” SEIU-West represents 11,500 licensed nurse practitioners, special caregivers, caregivers, office workers and other occupations working in acute care, long-term care, home care, primary health care, emergency medicine, public health and psychological services. All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. The ratification process will begin in the first week of February, the city says. CUPE Local 59 is the largest collective bargaining unit for municipal employees that covers accountants to animal keepers. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you.
If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive. You will know the specific details of your agreement. The term is four and a half years and expires on June 30, 2023. Details of the transaction will be released after ratification by both parties. Heather Duncan Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations Regina Phone: 306-531-5022 Email: [email protected] . . .