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SaskTel and Unifor ratify new collective agreement

SaskTel and Unifor ratify new collective agreement

SaskTel today announced that Unifor has voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement.

“We're pleased that the members of Unifor have ratified this agreement, and to see that the hard work and commitment of both sides has been fruitful,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “This new three-year agreement, allows us to continue to work with Unifor to focus on operating successfully in this ever changing and very competitive industry.”

Unifor concluded voting May 18, 2016. The current collective agreement expired March 12, 2016. The new agreement will be for a three-year term ending March 16, 2019. Highlights of the new agreement include:

  • Retroactive to March 13, 2016, all hourly rates of pay shall be increased by 1.75% 
  • Effective March 19, 2017, all hourly rates of pay shall be increased by 1.65% 
  • Effective March 18, 2018, all hourly rates of pay shall be increased by 1.20% 
  • Retroactive to March 13, 2016, Employer contributions to the Public Employees Pension Plan (PEPP) will increase to 7.45%; employee contributions will increase to 4.45% 
  • Employees on wage maintenance as a result of Job Evaluation will receive the full wage increase(s)

About SaskTel
SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.4 million customer connections including over 614,000 wireless accesses, 404,000 wireline network accesses, 266,000 Internet accesses and 107,000 maxTV™ subscribers. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications
Phone: 306.777.4476
E-mail: michelle.englot@sasktel.com