Details of the various agreements will be published at a later date. A preliminary agreement has been reached between SEIU-West and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO). Service Employees` International Union West (SEIU-West) and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO Inc.) have successfully entered into a new interim collective agreement. This agreement will allow a total of four union collective agreements, which, with the exception of affiliated organizations, are now all active within a single provincial health authority. Details of the new collective agreement will be shared until ratification by seiU-West-Mitglieder and SAHO Inc. „I am very pleased with the joint efforts of both parties to achieve pandemic stability in essential health services in these difficult times,“ said Health Minister Paul Merriman. „SEIU-West members are highly valued members of our health teams and are being abandoned by the people of Saskatchewan, and I want to thank them for their commitment.“ SEIU-West represents 11,500 licensed nurse practitioners, specialized nursing assistants, office workers and other occupations working in acute care, long-term care, home care, basic health care, emergency medicine, public health and mental health services. Details of the agreement are shared until ratification by SEIU West and SAHO members. Union members have been without a collective agreement since March 2017 and have tackled problems very loudly that have been compounded by new pandemic security measures that are now in force.
SEIU-West said members would meet via video and teleconference to verify details of the agreement before the vote, which must be ratified within 60 days. Unions representing tens of thousands of Saskatchewan health care workers have agreed to new interim collective agreements. The two organizations now have 60 days to ratify the agreement and SEIU West members will now meet via videoconference and telephone to verify the terms and conditions available before voting. „Our members have been working hard since March 31, 2017 without a new collective agreement, error or insert,“ Cape said in a statement Friday.