For those who are not aware, SecurTek is a Crown Corporation owned by SaskTel and they are proud union members from Unifor Local 1-S. As you may be aware, SecurTek reached an impasse at the bargaining table. A provincial mediator was assigned to help work through the impasse, much to the Union’s disappointment, SecurTek released the mediator from his duties after about 4 hours of mediation out of a 3 day block.
The Union held a strike vote on June 25 to obtain a strike mandate from the SecurTek members. We are please to announce the members provided the bargaining committee with an overwhelmingly strong strike mandate. Their support will give the bargaining committee the leverage needed to move forward, knowing the support of the membership is strong and with a great showing of solidarity.
There has been tons and tons of support for SecurTek from other crown employees working at SaskTel, SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskWater, DirectWest and the Water Security Agency. This strong showing of solidarity and support through the “Stand Up For Crown Workers” campaign and everyone taking pictures wearing the blue T-shirts has been a huge moral builder for the members of SecurTek.
Unifor National has been instrumental in developing this campaign for Crown Workers, starting from the opening day of bargaining at SaskTel, with Jerry Dias here to open bargaining, to Solidarity Day on March 19th when everyone wore the blue t-shirts and took pictures, to our Picnic and Rally on May 4 in front of the Legislature Building, billboards, radio ads and more. To give you an idea of what Unifor has done in labour disputes across the country please have a look at this video to see your union in action:
From the members at SecurTek, Thank you for your support and solidarity. (Please feel free to share with other members)