Over the course of the three days, five other articles were also agreed on language. This includes… The health researchers` collective agreement is negotiated between employers and the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA). It has more than 16,000 members of the HSA as well as members of the Employees Union Hospital (HEU), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Professional Association of Employees (PEA) and the BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU). The parties continued to work on household products, with agreement on several items – 1.19 – Definition of Saskatchewan Health Authority, 19.06 – Northern Allowance Provisions and 26.11 – Severance Pay. The updated language reflects the transition from health regions to a single health authority. In addition, Article 23.10 and several Memorandums of Understanding were reviewed to assess their relevance for the future. After review and discussion between the parties, it was agreed that letters 19 and 20 with updated deadlines will be maintained, and section 23.10 will see an update of terminology. The letter of reflection on the inclusion of the classification of midwives is now included directly in the collective agreement. On October 29, 2019, an agreement was reached on the details of the HSPBA pay rates negotiated for the 2019-2022 Health Researchers Collective Agreement.

You can find the final salary schedules here. Please note that there are several professional schedules and you must refer to the salary schedule that corresponds to your profession. The HSAS negotiating committee met with SAHO from April 23 to 25, May 14-16, May 28-30 and June 4-6, 2019. Members and directors should be aware that this proposed collective agreement may contain errors and omissions that will be corrected in the coming months when the agreement is concluded and printed. Once the printed version is completed, employers are responsible for distributing the registers to employees covered by the HSPBA. Three days of negotiations took place from 5 to 7 March 2019. These days were built on the progress made from 15 to 17 January 2019. Unless specifically stated, the contract came into effect on April 1, 2014 and expired on March 31, 2019. In our November update, it was indicated that the parties would exchange negotiating proposals on December 18, 2018.

The exchanges took place that day and both teams had the opportunity to ask questions and provide additional information on their respective proposals. This allowed both the HSAS negotiating teams and SAHO to emerge from an exchange with an understanding of the themes that each party wishes to address in this round of negotiations.