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SUN & SAHO REACH TENTATIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

SUN & SAHO REACH TENTATIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO Inc.) are pleased to announce they have successfully reached a new tentative collective agreement. This agreement marks another milestone for collective agreements achieved by unions which are all now operating within a single provincial health authority, as well as affiliate organizations.…

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Health organizations unite in call for additional COVID-19 measures

Health organizations unite in call for additional COVID-19 measures

Registered nurses are proud to stand with our physician and pharmacist colleagues, united in our call for additional measures to be taken now to curb the spread of COVID-19.   As doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, our first duty is to keep people safe. But we know that pain comes in many forms beyond the direct effect of COVID-19: lost income, anxiety, depression, a sense that the world has…

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Nurses union, NDP respond to Saskatchewan’s rising COVID-19 cases

Nurses union, NDP respond to Saskatchewan’s rising COVID-19 cases

Saskatchewan has the fourth highest active COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 people in the country, as of numbers updated Wednesday. Manitoba has the highest with 414 active cases per 100,000 people, Alberta in second with 200, Quebec has 135 and Saskatchewan sits at 116 active cases per capita. North Dakota is 12 times Saskatchewan’s rate at 1,371 active cases per 100,000 people.…

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Coronavirus taking its toll on Saskatchewan’s health care system, workers

Coronavirus taking its toll on Saskatchewan’s health care system, workers

The resources of Saskatchewan’s health care system are maxed out, says the president of the provincial nurses union, who has been fielding calls from exhausted members. “The hospitals are overcapacity and when they’re overcapacity, all of that lands at the feet of physicians and the nurses and the rest of the health care team to manage,” Saskatchewan Union of Nurses…

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Growing group of more than 350 Sask. doctors ask province to do more in COVID-19 fight as ICUs reach capacity

Growing group of more than 350 Sask. doctors ask province to do more in COVID-19 fight as ICUs reach capacity

With Saskatoon’s intensive care units now over capacity, Saskatchewan is “losing the battle” against the novel coronavirus, says a growing group of more than 350 doctors who are asking the province to do more to curb the rising caseload. When the open letter to Premier Scott Moe, Health Minister Paul Merriman and chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab was first made…

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