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Collective agreement set to expire at SaskTel

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March 16, 2019 - 12:00 AM

REGINA—The Scott Moe government has failed to secure a new collective agreement with yet another group of Crown corporation workers before the expiry of their agreement—this time with the nearly 3,000 workers represented by Unifor at SaskTel.

“Premier Moe is steering negotiations towards a province-wide service disruption,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Crown workers have had enough. They’re prepared to take a stand to defend high-quality Crown services.”

SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater, the Saskatchewan Water Authority, Directwest, and SecurTek all have expired collective agreements. The government mandate of wage freezes and other concessions have stalled negotiations, says Unifor.

“Our Crowns deserve better,” said Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Regional Director. “Negotiating a fair collective agreement for Crown workers is an investment in the health of Saskatchewan’s public utilities.”

For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at ian.boyko@unifor.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).