Directwest is a subsidiary of SaskTel.
There are approximately 60 members in two locations, Regina and Saskatoon.
Bargaining Committee Members
Update - October 27, 2022 - Directwest Ratification Vote Results
Re: Ratification Results
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
We are pleased to announce that the Tentative Agreement reached with DirectWest for our Collective
Agreement which expired on March 19, 2022, has been successfully ratified.
The membership turnout and engagement were very good with lots of great questions.
The tentative agreement is a one-year deal expiring March 19, 2023. The agreement includes a wage increase
of 2% retroactive to March 20, 2022.
Thank you for your support of the Bargaining Committee.
Dave Kuntz and the DirectWest Bargaining Committee
President – Unifor Local 1-S
Update - October 17, 2022 - Tentative Agreement Reached / Directwest Ratification Vote
Update - June 16, 2022
Bargaining Update - March 16, 2022
As you know the Collective Agreement for Directwest expires March 19, 2022. We have put bargaining on hold because of the announcement that Directwest and SecurTek will be moving back into SaskTel as departments. Under Section 44 of the Federal Labour Code we believe this move forms a successorship under the legislation. Our position is that Directwest and SecurTek should fall under the SaskTel Collective Agreement and certification order because of this.
We will keep you updated as we progress though the issue.
COVID Regulations/Policy Update - October 19, 2021
This is to advise that Unifor Locals in the crown sector have filed grievances with our employers regarding the recently announced employer “Vaccination Policy”. These grievances are not seeking to dismiss the policy all together, it is about the unfair timeframes and costs imposed upon employees to become compliant with the policy. We will process the grievances as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you should comply with the policy as currently outlined. If you find yourself in a position that you must miss work or pay for a covid test, please keep detailed records and receipts.
As new information becomes available, we will post updates.
COVID Regulations/Policy Update - October 5, 2021
This is to advise that we have concerns around their recent announced declaration of vaccine status “policy”. We have reviewed the policy and will be filing a policy grievance relating to Directwest's Policy.
We have had many questions regarding interpretation of the “policy” or FAQ questions. If you need clarification on interpretation, please email your manager.