Sisters, brothers and friends in CUPE 1975, On behalf of all of the Presidents of the CUPE locals in the Universities sector in BC. I send you solidarity in your fight for fairness and respect at the bargaining table. Thank you for your courage to hold strong to protect your pensions. We stand with you and are cheering you on … Read More

Mediation update

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Mediated discussion occurred November 1st.  The employer provided your bargaining committee with a new proposal.  This is not a final offer.  Your committee is considering the proposal and will be putting forward a counter proposal at the next mediated session on November 16, 2018.  The parties have agreed not to share the contents of the proposal while we are in … Read More

Mediation Dates Confirmed

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The following dates have been confirmed for Mediation between the Union and the University: Dates are as follow:  November 1,2, 16, 20, 22 & 23    December 1,2 13, 14 In order to comply with the provisions of The Saskatchewan Employment Act, Don Morgan, Minister of Labour has appointed a mediator.

Pension FAQ 2018 – Your pension questions answered!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What kind of pension plan do we have? You have a Defined Benefit (DB) pension plan. This type of pension plan promises you a set amount of annual pension throughout your retirement. The specific provisions and calculations are available in your member pension booklets. DB plans are the best type of pension for workers because they provide … Read More


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CUPE Local 1975 Bargaining and Pension Update April 17, 2018 Your bargaining committee has been working on your behalf to achieve a collective agreement.  You have given us a strong mandate for no concession bargaining.  We have now concluded discussions about non-monetary items.  We are pleased to report that those discussions went well, and we have been able to make … Read More

Update on negotiations


Thank you to all members who attended the recent pension information sessions facilitated by Kevin Skerrett, CUPE National’s pension’s advisor.   We hope you found the sessions informative and gained a better understanding of your pension plan and the challenges that lay ahead for our union members.   For those of you who could not attend the meetings, a video will be … Read More