HSAS eBulletin - Special Edition - Bargaining Conference 2017
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HSAS Bargaining Preparations
In this Special Edition

Although the current collective agreement does not expire until March 31, 2018, planning has occurred for a bargaining conference and bargaining survey. Also, the Negotiating Committee member selection process is underway.
Read below for all the details, and keep an eye on your email for future updates!

Online Bargaining Survey

The Bargaining Survey information gathered will be used to assist your Negotiating Committee in the development of bargaining proposals. You will be asked to represent the specific needs of your occupation, as well as your general needs as a member of HSAS.  
A link to this survey will be emailed to all HSAS Members who have provided a current and personal email address. This survey opens on March 10, 2017 and will remain open until April 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Bargaining Conference Details

The conference is scheduled for May 25-26, 2017 at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon.

At the conference, we will:
  1. Provide attendees with an “environmental scan” of the Collective Bargaining climate in Saskatchewan; 
  2. Provide a summary of the results of the 2017 Bargaining Survey;
  3. Ask attendees to provide their feedback on the results of the survey.
HSAS will also host a BBQ the evening of May 25, 2017 for the conference attendees.

Bargaining Conference Registration

Registration for the HSAS Bargaining Conference 2017 will open
on March 17, 2017. 
Members are asked to register only if they are available to travel the afternoon/evening of May 24, 2017 (where necessary), and if they are available to attend all day on both May 25 & 26, 2017.
HSAS invites Members from each of the more than 30 professions we represent. As such, we have limited the number of attendees to five (5) per occupational group (i.e. five Physical Therapists, five Social Workers, etc.). If more than five entries are received for any occupational group, five names will be drawn by lottery, for that group. We are sorry that we are unable to accommodate all Members who wish to attend.

Members who are confirmed to attend the conference, but who are scheduled to work on those days will be required to request Union Leave (Article 11.10) from their employer, and HSAS will cover the members' wages while attending the conference. HSAS will also provide reimbursement of related expenses.
Members will be notified, via email, once online registration
has opened on March 17, 2017. 

Bargaining Conference Updates & Notices

Future Bargaining Conference updates and notices will only be sent to
HSAS Members' email.

If you know of a fellow Member who would like to receive updates about this event, Bargaining, Market Supplement and other important information regarding the Collective Agreement and your Union, please inform them that they need to provide HSAS with a personal email at 306-955-3399 or 1-888-565-3399 or by replying to this email.
We are happy to update Members' information, at any time. 

Upcoming Important Dates

March 10/17     Bargaining survey opens
March 17/17     Registration for Bargaining Conference 2017 opens
April 7/17          Bargaining survey closes
April 13/17        Registration for Bargaining Conference 2017 closes
April 14/17        Conduct lottery draw (if necessary)
April 19/17        Confirm registrants
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