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May 29, 2015

Despite the best efforts by the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations to force an agreement on many of the province's health professionals, the members of Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (SAHO) have soundly rejected the final offer.

April 22, 2015

Support for striking workers continues to grow. Last week, Tammy McCormick Ferguson, a patient of CarePartners, who communicates through an  iPad because of a neurological disorder that has left her non-verbal, sent a note to the striking staff and to the media calling the nurses’ working conditions “appalling,” comparing their compensation to that of “dog walkers.”

February 17, 2015

Canadians are urged to write a letter to the federal Minister of Labour asking that she support the right to strike at an upcoming meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

February 5, 2015

Community Living BC workers negotiate improvements to collective agreement.

January 30, 2015

"Both sides should understand clearly, we are prepared to throw the full resources of OPSEU/NUPGE behind our members if Care Partners forces us to resort to job action. That's not our preferred option but one we're willing to take if this standstill continues much longer." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

January 22, 2015

Outstanding issues include wages, job security and displacement rights, and job classification and appeal process.

January 20, 2015

“The fundamental democratic value that no union is ever certified to be an exclusive bargaining agent for a group of employees if it cannot demonstrate majority support among the group of employees must prevail." — Arbitrator James Dorsey

December 16, 2014

Lengthy round of bargaining concludes with a collective agreement on par with that of other public sector workers. 

December 11, 2014

Scheduling issues, reduced vacation and benefits, and other financial concessions are areas of major contention for MGEU/NUPGE members. 

December 10, 2014

OPSEU/NUPGE strike vote results shows clear opposition to concessions tabled by the employer.