SGEU ratifies three-year agreement with wage hikes

'This deal ensures that the skills and experience of the public service continue to provide good services at a good value in the coming years.' - Bob Bymoen.

Regina (6 April 2010) - The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE) has ratified a three-year agreement with the Public Service Commission (PSC) on behalf of its 10,000-member public service bargaining unit. The announcement was made over the weekend by the union.

"The tentative agreement, announced last month included wage increases of 1.5%, 2%, and 2% along with employment security." SGEU says. "With the public service a target of this government, SGEU’s top priority was to keep its members working."

Union president Bob Bymoen says the agreement is positive in a difficult bargaining environment.

“This deal ensures that the skills and experience of the public service continue to provide good services at a good value in the coming years.” Bymoen says.

NUPGE

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

More information:
• SGEU reaches tentative deal for 10,000 members