This agreement includes about 11,000 SGEU members who work as motorway transport agents and equipment operators, proofreaders, parking staff, nature conservation officers, social workers and many other sectors of the public sector. Both sides have been at the negotiating table since the previous agreement expired in October 2016. „Legislation on essential services in its current form makes free collective bargaining virtually impossible.“ „Our priority was to reach an agreement that was good for public service employees and the people we serve – the citizens of Saskatchewan.“ From May 13 to 30, 2013, ratification meetings were held in locations across the province. „This has been a difficult and disappointing round of negotiations,“ said Barry Nowoselsky, chair of the bargaining unit. Regina (03.