A release from the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) indicates its Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) bargaining unit has voted to accept the latest offer from the provincial government. The newly ratified three-year collective agreement spans from October 1, 2022 to September 31, 2025.  

“This agreement is the result of a tremendous amount of effort put in by the negotiating committee, bargaining council and all PS/GE members,” said negotiating committee chair Lori Bossaer. “I would like to thank our members for their involvement, their solidarity, and for making their voices heard by casting a ballot.” 

Over the duration of the new agreement, members will see their wages increase by approximately 8%: 3% (2022), 3% (2023) and 1.67% (2024). There is also a 0.4% increase to matched pension contributions for those who have not yet reached 9%.  

Other measures provide for a right to union representation in meetings and could result in discipline or increases to items like shift differential, work premiums and standby pay.  

PS/GE is SGEU’s largest bargaining unit, representing over 11,000 members who work in government ministries and agencies across the province.