The ESC oversees the core tasks of water management in Saskatchewan. It owns and operates 72 dams across the province. SaskEnergy, SaskWater and SaskPower have agreed to a six-year agreement with a seven per cent increase as follows: «I am pleased that we have reached a preliminary agreement with Unifor`s bargaining unit,» said Susan Ross, President and CEO of the Water Safety Agency. Approximately 5,000 Unifor members of SaskTel, SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskWater and two SaskTel subsidiaries have been unemployed since October 4. Unifor`s leadership and bargaining teams reached tentative agreements on Oct. 20 after 17 days of industrial action. Ratification votes were held across the province starting October 28 and the final ratification meeting was held on November 14, 2019. The six-year agreement ratified by the WSA provides for a six per cent increase in annual salaries over six years with an additional one per cent increase in pension: The Water Safety Agency is responsible for all water management in the province and owns and operates 72 dams and water supply canals in Saskatchewan. November 15, 2019 – Employees of SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater and the Water Safety Agency (WSA) have ratified new collective agreements. Employees join SecurTek and DirectWest employees who have already ratified agreements with their employer.
A spokesman for the Water Safety Agency said the workers had returned to work on a ruled work basis on Thursday and would continue to do so until the agreement is ratified. According to the province, the agency has an agreement with Unifor Local 820. Details will not be made public until the agreement is ratified. REGINA — Unionized workers at the Water Safety Agency have reached an interim agreement, the province said. «I am pleased that we have reached a preliminary agreement with Unifor`s bargaining unit,» Susan Ross, President and CEO of the Water Safety Agency, said in a news release. «We are grateful for the dedicated efforts of the negotiators representing our employees who worked hard with our management team to reach this agreement.» The agreement comes on just under a week of 5,000 Striking Crown workers. Employees of SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, DirectWest, SecurTek and SaskWater are still without a contract. The final step in reaching collective agreements in the coming weeks will be the approval of the respective boards of directors.
Unifor says the new agreement includes a net increase above the five per cent cap originally offered by the province. REGINA — Unifor employees from SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater and the Water Safety Agency have signed new collective agreements with the province. The province reached interim agreements with the Crowns on October 20 after a 17-day labour dispute. The unions voted to ratify the agreements on October 28 and concluded the agreement on Thursday. A Unifor statement said members of the six Crown employers still on strike were disappointed to hear about the WSA`s interim agreement. The province says details of the preliminary agreement will not be disclosed until it is ratified by unifor Local 820 members. «We are very pleased that employees represented by Unifor voted to ratify their respective agreements,» said Finance Minister Donna Harpauer. «We believe the agreements are fair and equitable and provide long-term stability for both employees and Crown businesses and agencies. Thank you to the management and union teams for their hard work and commitment throughout the process. The agreement ratified at SaskTel provides for a currency package of 5.0 per cent over five years and includes: the Saskatchewan government says a Crown agency has reached a preliminary agreement with the union that represents some employees who left work last week. SecurTek and DirectWest, both subsidiaries of SaskTel, signed their own contracts at the end of October.
In a prepared statement, Unifor`s national president said the union was disappointed with the tentative agreement. .