SaskTel and Unifor have reached a preliminary agreement. Details of the five-year interim agreement will not be made public until ratification by SaskTel`s unionized staff has been completed. Employees will begin voting on the interim agreement in the coming weeks, but will return to work on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Local 2-S – E-Mailemail@example.com or call 306-382-7555 SaskEnergy, SaskWater and SaskPower agreed to a six-year contract with a seven per cent increase as follows: In 2009, SaskTel entered into network sharing agreements with Bell Canada and Telus to contribute to a national UMTS/HSPA mobile phone network.  In July 2010, SaskTel announced the launch of its $170 million HSPA network. August was open to the public in metropolitan areas such as North Battleford, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Yorkton and Weyburn. It started with a series of BlackBerry and Nokia phones, and the promise of the iPhone car in the future.   We filed a complaint on this matter on 31 October, directly concerning the third phase of the appeal procedure, in which it is found that “the company misinterpreted the collective agreement on EDO law/the remuneration of workers eligible to return to the company after strike/lock-out”. The comparison sought is “a full remedy, as is appropriated by an arbitrator for each member who has violated his or her collective rights.” In May 2017, following the passage of Bill 40, it was reported that representatives of BCE Inc., Rogers Communications and Telus had lobbied and had spoken with Dustin Duncan, the minister responsible for SaskTel. The company explained that the meetings were ongoing wholesale agreements between the companies and were not related to privatization.  For more information, please contact: Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications Phone: 306.777.4476 Email: Michelle.Englot@sasktel.com In October 2019, SaskTel and Unifor have reached an interim agreement awaiting ratification and staff work resumed on 22 October 2019.  On November 15, 2019, Unifor announced that the agreement had been ratified by SaskTel staff.
 Unifor employees of SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater and the Water Safety Service have entered into new collective agreements with the province.