Sasktel Unifor Agreement

Local 1-S – e-mail uniforlocal1s@uniforlocal1s.ca or call 306-586-7271 On October 20, the union obtained a provisional agreement and the workers returned to work this week. But today, many workers are looking at the agreement and wondering what it was all about. The union had wanted agreements that did not include zero per cent increases and required annual increases corresponding to the cost of living. Local 2-S – E-Mail-unifor2s@sasktel.net or call 306-382-7555 «We are very pleased that Unifor representatives have voted in favour of ratifying their respective agreements,» Finance Minister Donna Harpauer said in a press release. «We believe that agreements are fair and equitable, and provide long-term stability for both employees and Crown businesses and agencies. Thank you to the management and union teams for their hard work and commitment throughout the process. According to the agreement reached by 980 CJME, wage increases are zero for the first two years, then one per cent in the third year and two per cent in the four and fifth years. SecurTek and DirectWest, both SaskTel subsidiaries, signed their own contracts at the end of October. SaskTel`s contract has a five-year agreement and includes a wage freeze for the first two years, followed by increases of one percent, two percent and two percent in subsequent years. «I am pleased that Unifor members have ratified this agreement,» said Keith Jeannot, President of Directwest. «The Unifor and Directwest bargaining committees have worked very hard to reach this agreement, and I commend the professionalism and meticulous efforts of all parties involved, management and union members.» For more information, please contact: Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications Phone: 306.777.4476 Email: Michelle.Englot@sasktel.com www.unifor.org/en/take-action/campaigns/covid-19-information-resources?v=take_action Unifor has developed a dedicated section of Covid-19 on its National website. It contains useful information about the virus and the workplace. Unifor Locals across the country uses this information to support its members and work with employers.

We invite you to refer to it regularly. It will be constantly updated as new information becomes available. Here is the link: www.unifor.org/COVID19 Directwest announced today that Unifor has voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. «We are pleased that Unifor members have ratified this agreement and I would like to commend the professionalism and meticulous efforts of all parties involved in the negotiations – the management and members of the union,» said John Meldrum, Current President of SecurTek. «This new three-year contract allows us to continue to work successfully in the competition monitoring industry.» REGINA — Unifor employees with SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater and the Water Safety Agency have entered into new collective agreements with the province. Unifor ended the vote on October 28, 2019. The current collective agreement expired on March 19, which gave Directwest employees two years of zero for the years 2017-18 and 2018-19. The new agreement is valid for a three-year term, which expires on March 19, 2022. The province agreed with the crowns on October 20 after a 17-day labour dispute. The unions voted on 28 October in favour of ratifying the agreements and adopted the agreement on Thursday. www.unifor.org/en/basic-health-and-safety-during-covid-19 On 10 October, the Water Safety Agency and local staff members reached an interim agreement. The other six crowns and the union announced that they had agreed on October 20.

«Because the agreements were different, we were able to negotiate various performance improvements or improvements to the collective agreements of the different [crowns] beyond,» Doherty said. The agreements ratified this week after several weeks of voting in municipalities across Saskatchewan will hold wage increases for the five per cent prescribed by the government over the duration of the agreements.