Saskatchewan Labour Board Collective Agreements

Although the law states that the Minister must receive these documents, the Department of Industrial Relations and Mediation acts on behalf of the Minister and is responsible for the collection, storage and dissemination of collective agreements. The Saskatchewan Employment Act provides any person with access to all collective agreements filed with the Minister. In a newly certified bargaining unit, collective bargaining is initiated when either the union or the employer sends written notice to the other party to begin negotiations on a first collective agreement. In some cases, parties involved in negotiating their first collective agreement may face more difficulties than unions and employers with a mature bargaining history.