Special Assessment

When union members retire from SaskTel, they receive a gift from SaskCouncil and the local. The gift is funded by special assessments deducted from our paycheques - in addition to our dues.

According to the Bylaws of SaskCouncil a retirement fund is maintained at $15,000 to cover the cost of the retirement gift given to any member who retires from SaskTel with a minimum of 10 years seniority.

In order to maintain that fund a special assessment is done periodically. The amount of the assessment and frequency depends on how many retirements are projected to happen within the year. This is looked at when the budget is done for SaskCouncil and applies to all inscope members of SaskTel on staff at the time the assessment is applied.

In 2020, these assessments will be deducted on the September 3 and October 29 pay cheques and will be $10.00 each

Have your Say in the Work From Home Member Survey

Unifor launched a cross-Canada Telecommunications Member Survey on Working from Home. All members are invited to participate in this survey, to help paint a clear picture of the effects of changing work environments in the telecommunications sector.

Please fill out the survey today, on a personal phone or computer - not your company computer - and not during work hours.

Unifor wants to know about members’ experiences working from home, including the impact of that work on job performance, personal lives, mental and physical health, and more.

Your union will use this confidential information to help develop stronger bargaining demands, improve our working conditions, and demand better rules and legislation from governments.

The Working from Home survey will be open until Sunday, October 4, at midnight, and is available in both English and French.