Details of the new collective agreement between SUN and SAHO will be released after the agreement is ratified by both parties. For the second time in four days, the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations announced a new interim collective agreement with a union. “This preliminary agreement will undoubtedly be a heavy burden on the shoulders of registered nurses and provide them with the stability and security they desperately need in the face of a global pandemic.” Union members have been without a collective agreement since March 2017 and have spoken out loudly in favour of problems exacerbated by new pandemic security measures. SEIU-West and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) have reached a provisional collective agreement after three and a half years without a ratified contract. The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) have agreed to a new preliminary contractual agreement. “Unfortunately, this agreement alone cannot address the critical situation of understaffing in the sector,” Cape said. “We need real collaboration between the government, the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the unions so that we can significantly improve the system.” “I thank SUN and SAHO Inc. for their joint efforts and commitment to secure this interim agreement.” The two organizations now have 60 days to ratify the agreement and SEIU West members will now meet by video and teleconference to verify them before voting to accept the conditions offered.