REGINA, March 16, 2019 /CNW/ - 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 Securetek 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."
Unifor represents thousands of Saskatchewan Crown corporation workers and is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For further information: Please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).