SaskTel strike notice echoed by six other Crowns Thursday night

Unifor issued a news release on Thursday stating that five more Crown Corporations and one Crown Agency (SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SecurTek, DirectWest, SaskWater, and the Water Security Agency) had joined SaskTel with the threat of job action as soon as midnight Monday.

Crown employees are seeking a wage hike after they learned that Premier Scott Moe and MLA’s gave themselves a 2.3 per cent increase in pay.

It was expected the two sides were to resume bargaining after Unifor held a noon hour news conference in Regina on Thursday, that saw National President Jerry Dias in attendance.


Later in the afternoon Thursday the provincial government said via an email to media outlets that they had issued Unifor several offers already, details of those offers have not been made public.

However reports say that SaskTel initially received an offer of a new three year deal with no raise until the third year, when a on per cent bump was offered.

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