For more information, please contact: Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications Phone: 306.777.4476 Email: Michelle.Englot@sasktel.com The Water Safety Agency also receives a six-year agreement with a freeze in years 1 and 2, a one percent increase in years 3 and 4, and 2 percent increases for the remaining two years. www.unifor.org/en/basic-health-and-safety-during-covid-19 The province reached preliminary agreements with the crowns on October 20 after a 17-day conflict. The unions voted to ratify the agreements on 28 October and concluded the agreement on Thursday. Local 2-S – email unifor2s@sasktel.net or call 306-382-7555 Unifor says the new agreement involves a net increase above the initial five per cent limit offered by the province. REGINA — Unifor employees with SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater and the Water Safety Agency have reached new collective agreements with the province. Directwest announced today that Unifor has voted to ratify a new collective agreement. On 20 October, the union reached a provisional agreement and the workers were back at the workplace this week. But now many workers are looking at the deal and wondering why that was all. “We are delighted that Unifor members have ratified this agreement and I would like to commend the professionalism and hard work of all management and unions involved in the negotiations,” said John Meldrum, SecurTek`s current president.

“This new three-year agreement allows us to continue to work successfully in the highly competitive security screening industry.” SecurTek and DirectWest, both subsidiaries of SaskTel, signed their own contracts at the end of October. “In addition, because the agreements were different, we were able to negotiate different performance improvements or improvements to the collective agreements of the different crowns,” Doherty said. We filed a complaint on this subject on 31 October, directly at the 3rd stage of the appeal procedure, which states that “the company misinterpreted the collective agreement on the right to EDO / compensation of workers eligible to return to work after the strike / lockout”. The desired comparison is as follows: “Full relief, as deemed appropriate by an arbitrator for any member against whom his or her collective agreement rights have been violated.” The SaskTel agreement is valid for five years and provides for a wage freeze in the first two years, followed by increases of one per cent, two per cent and two per cent in subsequent years. The union, which represents thousands of Crown workers in Saskatchewan, has ratified new collective agreements. The union had wanted agreements that did not contain zero percent increases and demanded annual increases that matched the increase in the cost of living. www.unifor.org/en/covid-19-mental-health-guide Scott Doherty, assistant executive to Unifor`s national president, said six separate agreements — one for each crown, including the Water Safety Agency — were ratified Friday. Unifor has developed a space on its national website dedicated to Covid-19. It contains useful information about the virus and the workplace.

Unifor Locals across the country uses this information to support its members and work with employers. We invite you to refer to it regularly. It will be continuously updated as new information becomes available. Here`s the link: www.unifor.org/COVID19 Unifor concluded the vote on October 28, 2019. . . .