Unifor Sasktel Collective Agreement

www.unifor.org/en/basic-health-and-safety-during-covid-19 SaskTels contract is five years old and includes a wage freeze in the first two years, followed by increases of 1%, two per cent and two per cent in subsequent years. He said that all agreements include the same mandate from the government with respect to wages that keep wage increases at five percent over the life of the agreements. „We are very pleased that Unifor staff voted to ratify 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. REGINA – After several weeks of voting in Saskatchewan municipalities, Unifor members working at SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater, DirectWest and SecureTek have ratified the new collective agreements. The union, which represents thousands of Crown employees in Saskatchewan, has ratified new collective agreements. Although the workers have accepted the agreements, the collective agreements still need to be ratified by two employers, SaskEnergy and SaskPower. 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. 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. Local 1-S – E-Mail-uniforlocal1s@uniforlocal1s.ca or call 306-586-7271 „Because the agreements were different, we were able to negotiate different performance improvements or improvements to the collective agreements of different [crowns] beyond,“ said Doherty. SaskEnergy, SaskWater and SaskPower have agreed on a six-year contract with a seven percent increase: Unifor says the new deal includes a net increase above the five percent ceiling originally offered by the province.

Directwest announced today that Unifor has voted to ratify a new collective agreement. Scott Doherty, executive assistant to Unifor`s national president, said six separate agreements were ratified Friday, including one for each crown, including the Water Safety Agency. SecurTek and DirectWest, both SaskTel subsidiaries, signed their own contracts at the end of October. The union had wanted agreements that did not include zero per cent increases and required annual increases corresponding to the cost of living. 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 For any media request, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at ian.boyko@unifor.org or 778-903-6549 (cell). 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 Water Safety Agency also gets a six-year contract, with a freeze in years 1 and 2, an increase of 1% in years 3 and 4 and two percent increases for the remaining two years.