And the dispute is not over. The Saskatchewan Public Service Commission is currently in conciliation with the GSM, which represents approximately 10,000 public servants. The saskPower agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electricity Workers expires next spring. The members of this union are still dissatisfied with the conditions of their latest legal regulations, which were subsequently the most unaware of by nurses who broke similar laws. Finally, the collective agreement will be renegotiated with health care staff in the new year. Given alberta`s 28 per cent pay increase, it is highly unlikely that the government`s current mandate of 3 per cent per year will result in a comparison. Unfortunately, this form of high-level work organization, apparently consistent with Saskatchewan`s cooperative and community traditions, does not exist in any union (or otherwise non-union) public work in the province. However, traditional settings can be changed. The government could impose a change in the behaviour of the parties to the negotiations by publicly setting very high performance targets for the government and by demonstrating the consequences for the non-performance of management, unions and workers. In particular, it could make it clear that the public will appreciate the efficiency, efficiency, continuity and economy of services and will require the government to look at the private sector if the public sector is unable to deliver these results. It could also indicate that persistent interruptions in the public service will result in public demands, that all wage disputes are subject to binding conciliation.
Public sector administration and unions would be held accountable for operational successes and failures. Public sector entrepreneurship would be sustained; encourage the development of currently unavailable services; a “customer” priority would be encouraged and public service systems and staff qualifications would be marketed in the public and private sectors. These objectives and consequences should go beyond the ability to make traditional management processes available, so that they must require all parties involved to cooperate within their joint venture.