Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations

Province-wide, Saskatchewan (10,000 workers, nurses) and Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (CLC)

Click here to view the original collective agreement.

Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2014, to March 30, 2018. Signed on April 20, 2016. 

Wage adjustments: 

Effective April 1, 2014: $800 lump sum payment
Effective April 1, 2015: $800 lump sum payment
Effective April 1, 2016: 1.5%
Effective April 1, 2017: 1.5%

Shift premium: $1.90 per hour for employee designated “in charge” where no supervisor on duty. $3.75 per hour for all hours worked when the majority of hours of shift fall between 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. Not applicable to overtime hours. $3.10 per hour for each hour worked between 12:01 a.m. Saturday and midnight Sunday. $3.75 for majority of work between 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. $3.10 for majority of work between 12:01 a.m. Saturday and midnight Sunday. 

Paid holidays: 12 days.

Vacations with pay: 1 ¼ days per month (maximum 15 days) to start, 1 2/3 days/month (maximum 20 days) after 3 years, 2 ½ days/month (maximum 25 days) after 14 years, 2 ½ days/month (maximum 30 days) after 24 years.

Overtime: Double time for hours in excess of normal daily or bi-weekly hours. Double time for working on scheduled day off.

Medical benefits: Company pays full cost of premiums for employees, spouses and eligible dependants.

Dental: Company pays full cost or premiums.

Sick leave: 1 ½ days per month (maximum 190 days).

LTD: Company funds 54% of plan, employees 46%. 75% of pre-disability earnings starting at 120 days of disability, up to age 65.

Life insurance: Company pays for first $25,000 in coverage under group life insurance policy.

Pension: Company and employee each contribute at least  7% to pension plans/employer-sponsored RRSP pension plan. At least 7.6% effective April 1, 2017.

Bereavement leave: 4 days for death of spouse, fiancé, parent, sibling, child, parent-in-law, grandparents or grandchildren. 2 days for death of other in-law, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew. 2 additional days to travel 500 km or more one way. 4 hours to attend funeral of co-worker.

Seniority – recall rights: 6 months.

Call-in pay: $3.15 per hour (minimum 8 hours) for being on standby, $4.25 per hour on holidays. Double time at minimum 2 hours for first call back, minimum 2 hours for each subsequent call back.

Probationary period: 65 working days or 520 hours worked. 1 extension up to 40 days or 320 hours may be granted.

Severance: 1-month notice wherever possible for just cause termination.
Uniforms/clothing: Winter clothing allowance between $100 and $200/year for employees in certain specified regions.

Sample rates of pay (current, after increase):
Nurse A: $35.46, rising in 6 steps to $46.03 30%
Nurse B: $38.65, rising in 6 steps to $48.20 25%
Nurse C: $42.13, rising in 5 steps to $51.61 23%
Nurse practitioner: $48.34, rising in 5 steps to $57.82 20%
Graduate nurse: $30.61, rising in 2 steps to $31.07 1.5%

Editor’s notes: Union introduction: A union representative is allowed 30 minutes paid time with a new employee, for union introduction. Temporary supervisor: 5.5% over current hourly rate, when current supervisor is absent for at least 3 days without another supervisor being provided. Standby duty: $3.15 per hour for each hour on standby ($4.25 per hour on statutory holidays) with a minimum payment of 8 hours. Double time for standby hours between midnight and 7 a.m., or on statutory holidays or scheduled day off. Car allowance: $185 per month, when regular usage of employee vehicle is required. Election leave: Absence without pay to seek nomination as a candidate for a municipal, provincial, school board, health board or federal election, also if worker wins office. Education premium: $0.17 per hour for post-graduate course, 1-year university diploma in nursing. $0.21 /$0.45 per hour for baccalaureate degree in nursing. $0.64 per hour for master's degree. Northern allowance: $94 to $225 biweekly for living in certain communities. $1,900 to $4,200 yearly allowance while workers continue residing in certain communities.

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