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Bargaining Update - September 23, 2019

posted Sep 23, 2019, 9:07 AM by Gail Sawatzky
Sisters and brothers,

We will continue negotiations on September 26 and 27 in Regina.  The employer has confirmed they will be in attendance to continue negotiations.  Our priority is a fair wage increase for our members.

Strike votes were counted Thursday September 19th for SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater, and the Water Security Agency. All delivered a strong strike mandate to their respective bargaining committees. They join SaskTel, SecurTek, and Directwest in a legal strike position bringing the total to 7 Unifor Crown Corporations.

 “Scott Moe is steering Saskatchewan towards a major service disruption,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “All because he refuses to grant Crown workers the same pay increase that he gave himself.”
 “Scott Moe saw fit to give himself a 2.3% wage increase, so it’s certainly unfair to ask Saskatchewan’s hard-working Crown workers to swallow a wage freeze,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director.  
Jerry Dias will be joining negotiations with all 7 Crown Corporations on September 26 after a 10 a.m. news conference at the Hotel Saskatchewan.

As always, we remain optimistic and focused on a fair deal for our members
Please continue to wear your blue “stand up for crown workers” t-shirts every Wednesday. 

In Solidarity, 
Your Unifor Bargaining Committee

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