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SecurTek and Unifor Ratify New Collective Agreement

SecurTek and Unifor Ratify New Collective Agreement

October 30, 2019

SecurTek 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 I would like to commend the professionalism and diligent efforts of all those involved in bargaining – management and union members,” said John Meldrum, Acting SecurTek President. “This new three-year agreement allows us to continue operating successfully in the competitive security monitoring industry.”

Unifor concluded voting October 28, 2019. The current collective agreement expired March 19, 2019, which SecurTek employees received two years of zeros for 2017-18 and 2018-19. The new agreement will be for a three-year term ending March 20, 2022.

Highlights of the new agreement include:

  • Effective March 20, 2019, all weekly rates of pay shall be increased by 1.00%
  • Effective March 16, 2020, all weekly rates of pay shall be increased by 2.00%
  • Effective March 15, 2021, all weekly rates of pay shall be increased by 2.00%
  • To acknowledge employees experienced hardship during the seventeen day labour disruption, active full-time employees will receive four days pay and part-time employees will receive a pro-rated number of days pay, based on hours worked in the four weeks preceding the labour disruption.
  • SecurTek will provide a Health Spending Account for each employee. All permanent, part-time and temporary replacement employees will have a three-month waiting period before they are eligible. Benefits will be pro-rated on eligible months.
  • SecurTek will contribute $350.00 to each employees’ Health Spending Account, effective March 16, 2020.
  • SecurTek shall contribute $350.00 to each employees’ Health Spending Account, effective March 15, 2021.

About SecurTek

SecurTek, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SaskTel, provides commercial and residential security, video and medical monitoring to customers across Canada through their monitoring centres in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Operating monitoring centres leverages SaskTel’s network management and process expertise to provide value added services. Through their dealer program, SecurTek partners with 216 independently owned firms including retail, wholesale and servicing dealers who provide security sales and service expertise to their customers. SecurTek’s head office is located in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and the company employs approximately 140 FTEs.

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