SGEU Collective Bargaining Agreement 2018: Everything You Need to Know
The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) is the largest union in the province representing over 25,000 public sector workers. One of the most important documents that govern the relationship between the union and the government is the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The most recent CBA between SGEU and the government covers the period from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2022.
Here are some of the key highlights of the SGEU Collective Bargaining Agreement 2018:
Wages and Benefits:
The agreement provides for a 6% salary increase over four years, with 1.5% increase on April 1, 2018, and 2019, and 1.75% increase on April 1, 2020, and 2021. In addition to the salary increase, the agreement also includes an increase in the employer-paid portion of the pension plan and an increase in the employer’s contribution to employee benefits.
Work Hours and Overtime:
The agreement limits the standard workweek to 37.5 hours, and overtime must be paid at a rate of 1.5 times the regular hourly rate. The agreement also includes provisions for scheduling, shift premiums, and call-back pay.
The agreement includes provisions aimed at protecting job security for employees, including provisions related to layoffs, seniority, and recall rights. The agreement also includes provisions related to job postings, training, and development opportunities.
The agreement includes a range of other provisions related to working conditions, including provisions related to health and safety, harassment and discrimination, and leaves of absence. The agreement also sets out the process for resolving disputes between the parties.
Overall, the SGEU Collective Bargaining Agreement 2018 provides a framework for a stable and fair relationship between the government and its employees. The agreement ensures that employees receive fair compensation for their work while also protecting their job security and providing for a safe and healthy workplace. As the agreement nears its end date, negotiations for a new CBA are expected to begin soon, and it will be interesting to see how the needs and priorities of both the government and the union are reflected in the new agreement.