Unifor Local 649 Saskpower Collective Agreement

REGINA, Oct. 20, 2019 /CNW/ – Unifor bargaining committees have signed preliminary agreements with SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskWater, DirectWest and SecureTek, ending a 17-day strike of nearly 5,000 employees across the province. Unifor has developed a space on its national website dedicated to Covid-19. 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 continuously updated as new information becomes available. Here`s the link: www.unifor.org/COVID19 “The solidarity and support of Unifor members in the six crowns, as well as those who joined our picket lines across the province, were key to this agreement,” said Unifor President Jerry Dias. The union says ratification votes will take place later this month. Until then, the details of the new agreement will not be published. Unifor Local 1-S and 2-S will continue to work with the company and our CBA, as well as the Government of Saskatchewan`s recommendations and the Health Agency`s guidance regarding this situation. We will continue to provide up-to-date information on our SaskCouncil Site and on local websites. Details of the preliminary agreements will be released after ratification votes this month.

Local 1-S – Email uniforlocal1s@uniforlocal1s.ca or call 306-586-7271 “This was a historic but complicated round of negotiations, and the negotiating committees will recommend that members ratify the interim agreement reached today,” said Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the National President. Members ratified the three-year agreement on Wednesday 3 December. “These agreements were made because dedicated teams were committed to making fair and beneficial agreements for both employees and businesses,” said Blair Swystun, President and CEO of Crown Investments Corporation. “On behalf of the leadership of each of the crowns and the CIC, I thank the Crown bargaining teams and Unifor negotiators who worked tirelessly to reach agreements.” While most of us would celebrate Easter with our families, in this new climate we all celebrate differently. On behalf of Unifor Local 1-S and 2-S, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy vacation. 17 days #SaskCrowns lockout – the strike ends as a provisional agreement for the six #SaskCrowns. Unifor thanks members and the public for their incredible support. News Release:t.co/ZsnrOqhqhb #skpoli @PremierScottMoe pic.twitter.com/vEMlN1WTBf www.unifor.org/en/covid-19-mental-health-guide If, as always, you are concerned about your safety in the workplace, please contact your local manager and/or local occupational safety and safety manager. .

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