Essential services law leads to stalemate

Union accuses management of using Act as bargaining tool
By Danielle Harder
||Last Updated: 04/16/2010

For the first time since Saskatchewan enacted its Essential Services Act almost two years ago, the law has become a controversial issue in collective bargaining.

Negotiations between the unions representing 25,000 healthcare workers in Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Assn. of Health Organizations (SAHO), which bargains on behalf of the health regions, have reached a stalemate.