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Stand up for Crown workers

Unifor represents thousands of workers in the Crown corporation sector at employers such as SaskTel, SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskWater, the Water Security Agency, DirectWest, and SecurTek. 

Despite the important contribution of Crown workers to fabric of Saskatchewan communities and economy, the Sask Party provincial government has mandated wage freezes and minuscule gains in the public sector for years. 

Crown workers are saying enough is enough. 

All Crown workers represented by Unifor are negotiating new contracts this spring. Unifor intends to use coordinated bargaining to unite Crown workers in a fight for a fair contract.

Campaign Update

Unifor opens SaskTel bargaining with strong message to government

1/29/2019 -

National President Jerry Dias joined hundreds of Unifor members working at SaskTel and other Crown employers in Regina at a rally on January 29.

“Premier Scott Moe and the Sask Party government are going to have a rude awakening if they think we’re going to settle for anything less than a fair contract in any of the Crowns this spring,” said Dias.

Dias was in town to open bargaining with SaskTel in an environment that hasn’t been hospitable to workers for some time. The conservative provincial government has mandated wage freezes and miniscule gains in the public sector for years.

Dias says that is about to change.

With SaskTel now formally in bargaining, the vast majority of the Saskatchewan Crown corporation workers represented by Unifor are negotiating a new contract, something that Unifor intends to use to members’ advantage.

“Unifor members enjoy a significant strength in numbers in the Crown sector,” said Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Regional Director. “We intend on bargaining from a position of strength and using spring strike deadlines if we have to.”

Unifor represents thousands of workers in the Crown corporation sector at employers such as SaskTel, SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskWater, the Water Security Agency, DirectWest, and SecurTek.