Fee-for-service Bargaining

The SMA represents members in both negotiating contracts and administering negotiated contracts and is the sole bargaining agent for fee-for-service physicians in negotiating with the provincial government.

Updates on the progress of negotiations are provided through SMA President's Letters.

For economics-related inquiries, contact Mark Ceaser, Economics Director.
Bargaining for Salaried and Contract Physicians

The SMA currently provides a host of services to physicians working under (or considering working under) salary and contractual arrangements, including:

  • Negotiation representation
  • Review of contracts, including remuneration levels and fringe benefits
  • Advice regarding self employment status for contracted physicians
  • Comparisons with payment rates and benefits provided in other jurisdictions
  • Legal Advice relating to physician service contracts
  • Dispute resolution assistance for physicians encountering difficulties with employers or contracting agencies

The SMA has bargained group contracts for contract psychiatrists, contract pathologists, emergency room physicians and other physician groups.

In July 2020, a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) that provides a non-fee-for-service bargaining framework was signed by the SMA and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.

For further information, contact Ed Hobday, Administrative Director.