REGINA — Unifor employees with SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater and the Water Safety Agency have reached new collective agreements with the province. IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS with the seven Crown strike in SK.
The employees will return to work tomorrow without agreement.
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(I apologize for the video control) pic.twitter.com/TqjvlIejIu Local 2-S – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-382-7555 “While Unifor members have the right to strike, non-unionized workers also have the right to come to work.” The work action will begin on September 30 at 12:01 p.m.m in the absence of a collective agreement. On Monday, some 500 SaskTel workers joined hands at the company`s call centre on Henderson Drive in Regina to prevent company executives from covering workers who have been on strike since Friday. Under the agreement reached by 980 CJME, wage increases for the first two years are zero, then 1% in the third year and two percent for the fourth and fifth years. For more information, please contact: Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications Phone: 306.777.4476 Email: Michelle.Englot@sasktel.com The province reached preliminary agreements with the crowns on October 20 after a 17-day conflict. The unions voted to ratify the agreements on 28 October and concluded the agreement on Thursday.
On 20 October, the union reached a provisional agreement and the workers were back at the workplace this week. But now many workers are looking at the deal and wondering why that was all. They left the station at 12:01 p.m. .m. Friday morning, after the province and the union could not agree before the strike period expired. Unionized SaskTel employees could be on strike by the end of the month as Unifor served strike notice thursday. Premier Scott Moe also tweeted a message thanking negotiating teams for spending the weekend to reach a deal, shortly after the preliminary deal was announced. In a press release, the province said SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskTel, Directwest, SecurTek and SaskWater signed memoranda of understanding on Sunday. Trade union workers from the Water Safety Agency also reached a provisional agreement on 10 October. “We still have to work out all these details and, of course, we won`t talk about the details until members have a chance to see what`s out there,” said Scott Doherty, executive assistant to unifor`s president. “But we recommend the adoption of the collective agreement and we are very happy to say that we have broken the mandate.” REGINA – A tentative agreement was reached on April 29 during a 20-day strike by SaskTel workers.
Striking Unifor workers who wanted to return to work on Tuesday at SaskTel will no longer be left without a new collective agreement. We would like to thank members for their support of the Bargaining Committee and to stay on track throughout the bargaining and strike/lockout process. SecurTek and DirectWest, both subsidiaries of SaskTel, signed their own contracts at the end of October. SaskTel and Unifor have entered into a provisional contractual agreement. . . .