SEIU-West met with representatives from eHealth, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO), ​​SGEU LOCAL 1579 eHealth, SGEU Health Providers and CUPE 5430 on March 14 & 21, 2022.

SAHO ​has been contracted to lead negotiations for both SHA and eHealth, however it hasn’t resulted in any quicker information or answers to the many questions we’ve been asking.

Your SEIU-West IT bargaining committee discussed a new transition ​"DRAFT" document ​provided by SAHO with the employer-side ​and continued to raise questions about the particulars of the ​potential transfer to eHealth ​including options for vacation bank transfer; clarity about the status and options for temporary/casual staff; details about employees who will be offered employment with eHealth; as well as work locations and remote work arrangements.

There are gaps in the info from SAHO and the employer group as they are having difficulty in getting ​together a list of employees that will be affected. ​Due to the outstanding issue of the transition LOU, there is no hard timeframe for this transition to occur. ​As there are ​also still some outstanding ​issues related to the options for pension ​(Public Employees Pension Plan or staying with SHEPP).​

The questions we are asking are important for us to ensure that if our ​IT members transition to eHealth that there are some protections in place ​​recognize and preserve past entitlements and that you are making an informed decision about your future with eHealth or​ the SHA and ​that ​all options are in front of you.


Your SEIU-West IT bargaining committee:

Ravi Doshi, Curtis Firomski, Janice Gaspers, Russ Doell, Bob Laurie, Barbara Cape

Click here to download a PDF file of this IT Services update.


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