Sunday`s deal averted a nationwide strike that would have closed hundreds of schools on Monday. “CUPE has voluntarily signed an agreement knowing that many aspects of the agreement will be fully implemented as soon as the union ratifies the agreement, both centrally and locally,” said Alexandra Adamo, press spokesperson. “Many CUPE boards and offices have yet to be ratified at the local level, and given the importance of these aids, we call on the union and the authorities to speed up ratification on the ground.” Your CUPE Health Care Council is pleased that Bill 53 specifies that agreements, including collective agreements, with existing health regions will continue to apply to the National Health Authority (PHA). In addition, any “action, recourse or action” against an existing regional health authority, for example. B a complaint, will be prosecuted against the PHA. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. Their coalition of health care providers met with SAHO during the week of March 12-16, 2018 in Saskatoon. Negotiations had already been halted at the end of November 2017, when we were unable to agree on a number of principles that would lead us to a collective agreement. SAHO`s negotiating package provides for a four-year collective agreement that involves an overall reduction of 4.09% in compensation costs.

These include a 1 per cent pay cut in 2017-18 and three consecutive years with zero per cent increases. Saho was aware, along with the supplier coalition, that the wage decline could be greater in the first year if SAHO`s monetary concessions were withdrawn from the table. For more information on SAHO`s proposals, see our CUPE Health Care Bargaining: Understanding the Proposals document, available on our website. As noted in our last joint update, we presented SAHO with a comprehensive package of proposals containing a letter of understanding (LOU) on the creation of a bargaining association for the three unions and the articles intended to lead us to a collective agreement.