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  • October 26 - New Legislation Announced You may have seen the very recent announcement that the government has introduced new legislation to "clarify" the definition of privatize to effectively mean that they could sell up to ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 8:51 PM by Gail Sawatzky
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Time Line of Events:

October 2016

  • In mid-October a rally was held in SaskTel Minister Dustin Duncan’s riding in Weyburn; 
  • Direct member communications phone trees are active; 
  • A resolution passed at the SFL convention dealing with privatization and supporting the “OwnIt” campaign.
  • The government announces their intention to introduce a bill changing the definition of privatization.

September 2016

  • Starting in September Leaflets were handed out and circulated
  • In early September Radio ads played across the province
  • Petitions were circulating and presented in the leg by the NDP
  • In mid-September we had a follow-up Union Executive meeting with the NDP 

August 2016

  • The government announces they would possibly entertain the idea of selling SaskTel
  • Unifor had immediate press releases downplaying the results and began ramping up our internal and external campaign work which officially launched in late August. 
  • Around the end of August the SaskTel CEO tried to reassure employees there is no offer to purchase SaskTel
  • Around the end of August we had a meeting with the NDP, Trent Wotherspoon and Warren McCall, to ensure full support from the opposition.

June 2016

  • In early June the provincial budget was released with a $434 million deficit forecast and public debt forecast of $13.3 billion dollars 
  • In mid-June the risk assessment results were released 

May 2016

  • The MTS sale was announced in early May followed by a request from the SaskTel Board of Directors for a risk assessment
  • Unifor met with SaskTel CEO Ron Styles to get an understanding of the Risk Assessment
  • The 3 local executive boards had meetings in late May to begin strategizing on internal and external campaigns