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Media Advisory - Crown corporation workers rally in countdown to legal strike position

May 3, 2019 - 12:00 AM

May 3, 2019

REGINA - Unifor members from seven crown corporations will send a strong message to the Saskatchewan government on Saturday May 4: The clock is ticking and we deserve a fair collective agreement!

Five thousand Unifor members work at SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater, the Saskatchewan Water Authority, Directwest and SecurTek. All have expired collective agreements.

The province is attempting to impose an insulting wage increase on Crown employees. Meanwhile, provincial revenues have grown and so have MLAs pay cheques. Their basic annual income rose to more than $111,000 in April, a 2.3 percent increase.

Members of the media are invited to join as Unifor workers, their friends and families from across the province gather for a rally and picnic in Regina in a show of strength and solidarity.

What:              Rally and Picnic

Who:               Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Regional Director

When:             May 4 at 11 a.m.

Where:            Queen Elizabeth II Lawn, Wascana Park

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 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.

To arrange interviews or for more information, please contact Unifor National Communications Representative: Catherine.Pope@unifor.org or (604) 388-4398.