The President of CUPE Union Local 8920 in Nova Scotia believes Saskatchewan should learn from the health authority merger in her own province and consult more.
In April 2015, the Nova Scotia government created one provincial health authority, but since then a group of medical professionals has said the new superboard "isn't agile enough to respond to local needs and is subject to political interference." A positive in Nova Scotia's case was the government recognizing existing union jurisdiction, and working with unions to develop a less disruptive process for the merger. Currently, CUPE, SEIU-West, and SGEU have been trying to accomplish the same thing. Their bottom line is a smooth transition throughout the process.