Local Happenings


Bargaining Update - SecurTek – January 25, 2018

posted Jan 28, 2018, 5:08 PM by Gail Sawatzky

As per the Saskatchewan Employment Act, notice to begin bargaining must be served by either the employer or the Union 60 days prior to the expiration of the Collective Agreement.  As you’ll recall, the SecurTek Collective was extended for 1 year from March 19, 2017.  This meant the new expiration date would be March 19, 2018.

Notice to bargain for the March 19, 2018 contract needed to be given by January 18, 2018.  This notice was not given by either party which extends the contract by another year.  The new expiry date for the SecurTek Collective Agreement will be March 19, 2019.  All benefits and language in the Collective Agreement will remain as is.

In solidarity
Your Bargaining Committee

Bargaining Update - DirectWest – January 25, 2018

posted Jan 28, 2018, 5:04 PM by Gail Sawatzky

As per the Saskatchewan Employment Act, notice to begin bargaining must be served by either the employer or the Union 60 days prior to the expiration of the Collective Agreement.  As you’ll recall, the DirectWest Collective was extended for 1 year from March 19, 2017.  This meant the new expiration date would be March 19, 2018.

Notice to bargain for the March 19, 2018 contract needed to be given by January 18, 2018.  This notice was not given by either party which extends the contract by another year.  The new expiry date for the DirectWest Collective Agreement will be March 19, 2019.  All benefits and language in the Collective Agreement will remain as is.

In solidarity
Your Bargaining Committee

Elections for Executive Positions in Local 1-S

posted Aug 14, 2017, 9:17 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 10:15 AM ]

The process has begun for the election of several executive position in the Local.  

This year elections will be held for the positions of:
Vice President;
Recording-Secretary;
Chief Stewards: 
A - Head Office floors 10 - 13
C - Head office Floors 5 & 6
E  - Locations in 1825 & 1855 Lorne Street
F  - Customer Support Centre (Henderson Drive)
K - 2133 - 1st Ave (CST/FT and District Locations)
M - Yorkton and District

The nomination and elections for Vice-President and Recording-Secretary will be held consecutively followed by the Chief Steward nominations and elections.

Additional information can be found on at: Upcoming Elections
Questions can be directed to any member of the Election Committee.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

posted Jun 2, 2017, 10:25 AM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 10:17 AM ]

PENSION SETTLEMENT FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED ON A NON-PERMANENT BASIS 
BETWEEN MAY 29, 1981 AND JUNE 30, 1992

If you were employed with SaskTel on a non-permanent or part-time basis between May 29, 1981 and June 30, 1992, please continue reading this as you may be entitled to settlement funds.

You may be entitled to settlement funds if:

you were employed on a non-permanent or part-time basis by SaskTel during the time period mentioned above
you were not aware of your option to participate in the Public Employees’ Pension Plan (“PEPP”) during that time
had you been aware of your option to participate in PEPP, you would have done so.

If you believe the above may apply to you or if you have any questions regarding the above, please get in touch with the union as soon as possible for further information.  The Union will be sending out application packages at the end of June, whereby individuals may apply to receive settlement funds.  The deadline for receipt of completed applications by the union from individuals is September 30th, 2017.  Any individuals who submit applications after that date will not be eligible for settlement funds.


By way of background, the Union filed a grievance relating to the above mentioned pension issues and a settlement with SaskTel was reached.  SaskTel entered into the settlement with the Union without admitting any liability. SaskTel expressly denied and continues to deny the validity of the union’s grievance and any liability to the union or its members.

Prior to reaching the settlement, the Union saw evidence that SaskTel had communicated in various ways with non-permanent and part-time employees regarding their right to participate in PEPP.  The Union also saw evidence that some non-permanent and part-time employees did choose to participate in PEPP.  Having seen the employer’s evidence, the Union determined that the settlement was a reasonable compromise of its grievance.  For more information, please contact the union as set out above.

If you have questions or believe you may be eligible please contact:
Greg Olson
3525 Pasqua St.
Regina, SK S4S 7G9
(p) (306) 791-2472
(f)  (306) 779-1210
parttimepensions@uniforsaskcouncil.ca 

Chief Steward H Election

posted Apr 3, 2017, 12:15 PM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 10:09 AM ]

Carrie Bearss was the successful candidate for the position of Chief Steward for Group H.  
Congratulations Carrie!

The current Chief Steward for Group H, representing members at 2133 1st Ave, Regina, has stepped down and there will be a election held for the remainder of the 2015 - 2018 term.  

Voting will happen from noon on May 11, 2017 to noon on May 25, 2017.

The election will be held following that date electronically using Election Buddy - members of the group should watch their email for information on the nomination process as well as the voting process to follow.

Questions can be directed to the Election Committee:

Rick Ostlund
Dawn Thomas-Cameron
Sheryl Spence

Nomination Information
Carrie Bearss               David Owens

Nominee for Job Evaluation Rater position - two year term

posted Jan 24, 2017, 5:51 AM by Gail Sawatzky

The six JE (Job Evaluation) rater positions are up for renewal.

Specifics of the position:
  • 2 year term
  • Committee meets approximately 1-2 days a month to rate the submitted jobs;
  • Significant prep time could be required to review, challenge & rate the documentation submitted by the incumbent;
  • Internal position for members of union;
  • Committee members consist of members from all three of the SaskTel locals
If interested in the position please submit:
  • Your name
  • A history of your union involvement
  • Anything else you would like to be considered in the selection process

The bargaining committee will review submissions from Local 1-S, Local 2-S and Local 3 and select the members that will be on the committee

Deadline for submission: February 1, 2017

Send an email to secretary@uniforlocal1s.ca with your details or if you have any questions.

Local 1-S 2015 Annual Report

posted Dec 8, 2016, 7:28 AM by Gail Sawatzky

The 2015 Annual Report is now available to members.

Information contained in the report includes:
  • President's Message
  • Unifor Principles & Objectives
  • Executive, Chief Steward and Committee Reports
  • Secretary-Treasurer's Message
  • Financial Statements
See members.uniforlocal1s.ca for the complete report.

Nominee for position on the SaskTel Pension Plan Board

posted Nov 22, 2016, 9:06 AM by Gail Sawatzky

We are currently looking for nominees for a three year term on the Unifor / SaskTel Pension Plan Board the term will end December 2019.  The position is for either an active or a retired member who is part of the defined benefit pension plan (often referred to as the "old plan").

If you are interested in this position or would like more information please contact the Local 1-S Union Office at 306-586-7271 or email uniforlocal1s@uniforlocal1s.ca

Budget 2017

posted Nov 11, 2016, 5:32 AM by Greg Olson

At the October General Membership meeting the proposed 2017 Budget was presented. At the meeting, the budget was debated and, at the conclusion of the meeting, the proposed budget was recommended to be distributed to the membership for review. 

The proposed budget has been posted to the Membership Database website. Between now and the December 12, 2016 general meeting you will have an opportunity to review the budget and ask any questions. No changes to the budget will be allowed during this time. At the December 12 meeting, the budget will be voted on. If the budget passes, it will be implemented as close to January 1, 2017 as possible. If the budget does not pass, then the general membership in attendance at the meeting will go through each budget item and make changes until there is a budget that will pass. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or email. 

Greg Olson
treasurer@uniforlocal1s.ca

DirectWest - Screening Caucus - October 17 & 18

posted Sep 22, 2016, 8:51 PM by Gail Sawatzky   [ updated Oct 17, 2016, 1:11 PM ]

Members of DirectWest will be meeting in Regina over the two days to discuss the proposals that were submitted by the members for changes to the current collective agreement.  The current agreement expires March 19, 2017. Once the proposals have been discussed a package will be put together to present to the company at the next round of bargaining.

A Bargaining Committee will be formed at this Caucus and will provide updated information to the members as the process continues.

If you have any questions please contact the Local Office at 306-586-7271 

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