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SecurTek is a subsidiary of SaskTel.

SecurTek is the leading provider of innovative security monitoring solutions and event related information services in North America, with 100,000 customers across Canada. Whether you seek home or business solutions, you can count on SecurTek to meet or exceed the highest industry standards in customer service, call overflow capabilities, and best practices in alarm response procedures and built-in system redundancies. SecurTek earned the Five Diamond Certification for superior monitoring service awarded by the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). SecurTek monitoring stations are Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC) certified

There are approximately 80 members in Yorkton.
Collective Agreements:

Current Agreement 2013 - 2017



Bargaining Update - June 26, 2019

posted by Gail Sawatzky

With the impasse and breakdown of bargaining at the SecurTek bargaining table, the Union conducted a strike vote on June 25th to obtain a strike mandate from the membership.

We are pleased to announce the members of SecurTek have provided the bargaining committee with an overwhelmingly strong strike mandate.  This support will give the bargaining committee the leverage needed to move bargaining forward, knowing the support of the membership is strong and with a great showing of solidarity.

The next steps of bargaining will be to deal with essential services.

SecurTek is claiming their company is an essential service under the provincial essential services legislation.  The Union does not accept the company’s assertions that SecurTek falls under this legislation.  This assertion has been made by SecurTek in the past and they withdrew prior to any tribunal hearings.

SecurTek has a satellite office in Winnipeg staffed with approximately 15 non-management and management personnel.  They perform the same duties regarding alarm response the Yorkton Union members perform.  In Yorkton they have approximately 30 management staff.  This is sufficient to deal with any potential labour dispute.  Customers of SecurTek will still have access to all 911 and emergency services the same as any person. The Union will continue to challenge SecurTek’s assertions of essential service.  SecurTek is currently reviewing the situation and will let the Union know in a short time frame whether they will be withdrawing their assertion or challenging the Union under the essential services legislation.

We will keep you updated on the progress.
Once again, we want to thank the membership for the strong showing of support and solidarity for the strike mandate.
In solidarity
Your Bargaining Committee

Bargaining Update / Strike Vote - June 12, 2019

posted Jun 13, 2019, 6:04 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 9:06 AM ]

We will be conducting a strike vote meetings on June 25th, 2019.  No job action is planned at this time.  We are scheduled to continue discussion with SecurTek and the bargaining committee needs your support to move negotiations forward. 

There will be a meeting in conjunction with the vote to discuss the most current offer from the Company. 

Location:             Gallagher Centre – Ravine Room
                            455 West Broadway Street East
                            Yorkton

Date:                    June 25, 2019

Time:                   11:30 am to 1:30 pm – Meeting, Q&A, Voting

                             5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Meeting, Q&A, Voting

You must be in attendance to vote.  There is no proxy voting.
In solidarity on behalf of your bargaining committee

Bargaining Update - June 5, 2019

posted Jun 8, 2019, 10:16 AM by Gail Sawatzky

We met with the provincial mediator on June 3, 2019 at 10:00 am in Yorkton.  Both sides explained the major outstanding issues to the mediator.  The mediator then separated both sides and began discussions with the Union.  We prepared a bargaining pass for SecurTek.  The mediator left us and took the bargaining pass to the company to discuss.  The Company did not respond to the Union’s pass, instead they released the mediator from his duties, which either party may do under the Sask Employment Act, ending the mediation process after only 4 to 5 hours or so.

We are disappointed with SecurTek and their lack of commitment to utilize the provincial mediator to help us achieve a fair Collective Agreement.

We did manage to secure additional dates to possibly meet with SecurTek on June 25 and 26.

We will be scheduling strike vote meetings to take to the bargaining table to show the strength and solidarity of the membership in an effort to achieve a fair Collective Agreement.

Please continue to wear your “Stand up for Crown Workers” t-shirts in the workplace.  Keep up the chatter and discussion about issues with your co-workers, friends and families.

Thank you for your strong showing of support for the bargaining committee.
In solidarity
Your Bargaining Committee

Bargaining Update - May 31, 2019

posted Jun 2, 2019, 8:09 PM by Gail Sawatzky

The provincial labour minister has appointed a mediator to help with our bargaining impasse.  We are scheduled to meet June 3-5.

Please continue to wear your “Stand up for Crown Workers” t-shirts in the workplace.  Keep up the chatter and discussion about issues with your co-workers, friends and families.

Thank you for your strong showing of support for the bargaining committee.
In solidarity
Your Bargaining Committee

Bargaining Update - May 21, 2019

posted May 22, 2019, 10:35 AM by Gail Sawatzky

We are currently waiting for the mediation process to start and assist us through the bargaining impasse we have reached.

At the General Meeting last night we had a huge number of SecurTek members in attendance.  It was a great showing of solidarity and support for the bargaining committee and the direction we are taking at the bargaining table.  

We called for a special unofficial vote by the SecurTek members in attendance to show their support for the bargaining committees’ position at the table and support for Job Action.

The result was unanimous, in favour of supporting the bargaining committee and the position and direction of bargaining.

We want to thank all our members at SecurTek for the support of the bargaining committee.  Keep up the chatter and discussions in the workplace, and with friends and family.

In solidarity
Your Bargaining Committee

Bargaining Update - May 15, 2019

posted May 15, 2019, 7:29 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated May 15, 2019, 11:10 AM ]

As you have seen in previous updates, while there has been some agreement on some of the non-monetary issues, there has been a general message of “Not Interested” from SecurTek on bargaining issues brought forward by the membership.  Wages and compensation are the biggest priority from the membership.  The monetary wage discussions have been the most disappointing part of negotiations. 
 
We are asking for fair wages and this does not appear to be an option from SecurTek.

With that being said, we are officially declaring an impasse at the bargaining table.

We are writing up the impasse as of May 15, 2019 under the legislation of the Saskatchewan Employment Act.  The labour minister will review the impasse and appoint a mediator as a third party to help us negotiate to get a fair Collective Agreement.

There is a General Meeting being held on Tuesday May 21, 2019 in Yorkton at the Home Inn & Suites located at 506 Broadway Street West at 7:00 pm.

At this meeting, we will provide a more detailed update and will be holding a “Show of Support for Job Action” vote in support of the bargaining committee at this meeting.

In solidarity
Your Bargaining Committee


Bargaining Update - March 28, 2019

posted Mar 28, 2019, 9:50 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Mar 28, 2019, 9:53 AM ]

Thank you for your strong showing of support and solidarity on March 19.  We wore our Unifor t-shirts in the workplace; held placards and took pictures.  Solidarity goes hand-in-hand with strength at the bargaining table.


We have met with the employer on March 18 and 27. We have yet to make any real progress on non monetary proposals with the employer.  We continue to advance the proposals you have put forward to the bargaining committee.  We have asked repeatedly for the wage package however have yet to receive it.  We meet again on April 30th.  

We are asking to be treated fairly and compensated fairly.  All of you have contributed to the success of SecurTek through your hard work and dedication and there is no fairness in return.

There has been much speculation with regards to the declaration of impasse at the SaskTel bargaining table.  Should you have questions on how that potentially may impact you please contact the Local 1-S union office at 306-586-7271

In solidarity

Your Bargaining Committee

Bargaining Update February 15, 2019

posted Feb 18, 2019, 6:30 PM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 1:10 PM ]

Your bargaining committee met with the company on February 12th.  We met on neutral ground utilizing meeting space in the SaskPower building to begin detailed discussions of the exchanged proposals.

Both sides had an opportunity to ask questions and get a better understanding of the other sides position and the reasons for each proposal.

We will review the language from the company in order to respond at our next meeting scheduled for March 18th.  At that time, we will continue to discussion and negotiations.

Thank you for your support,
In solidarity,
Your Bargaining Committee

October 10 & 11, 2018 Proposal Screening Caucus

posted Oct 2, 2018, 6:49 AM by Gail Sawatzky

On October 10 & 11 the Bargaining committee and stewards will meet to discuss the proposals submitted by the membership for the next round of bargaining.

The proposals will be discussed and those approved by the screening caucus will form the package presented to the company when bargaining for the next collective agreement begins.

Bargaining Update - July 13, 2018

posted Jul 15, 2018, 6:53 PM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Jul 15, 2018, 6:55 PM ]

As you are aware our SecurTek Collective Agreement will expire March 19, 2019.  The original expiry date was March 19, 2017 and has been extended twice to maintain existing language and benefits with no 3.5% rollback of wages and benefits.

Our plan is to go into full negotiations with the company as there are potential strategic advantages.
The first part of the process will be to gather new proposals from you the members to determine priorities as we enter bargaining.

The second part will be a screening caucus in the fall to review all proposals and put together a final list of proposals to be exchanged with the company.

The last part will be the exchange of proposals and the beginning of bargaining with SecurTek.

Proposal gathering will be open from July 16, 2018 to September 14, 2018.  The forms will be available on our Local 1-S website.  Please fully complete the forms and ensure they are submitted on time.  If you have any questions, please contact the local office – 306-586-7271 or uniforlocal1s@uniforlocal1s.ca

In solidarity
Your Bargaining Committee

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