MYTH Public sector workers like University workers have “gold plated pensions” FACT The plan pays a modest average annual pension of $18,100. The plan also does not provide guaranteed cost-of-living increases for retirees (also known as “indexation”). Indexation is provided on an ad hoc basis and has generally been delivered out of surplus, when surplus exists. As the cost of … Read More
MYTHS ABOUT THE PLAN MYTH: The pension plan is not sustainable FACT Your pension plan is sustainable. Your plan is not broken, nor is it in crisis. Language like this is used by employers to convince you that we need to abandon the pension to save the pension. This is untrue ideological language that the Employer is using to advance … Read More
Hello Everyone Thanks for making yesterday’s rally such a success. I think it sent a strong message. Listed below Media articles and photos. https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/u-of-s-support-workers-union-rallies-to-send-a-message-before-new-contract-talks-2 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/cupe-u-of-s-rally-1.5063257 https://globalnews.ca/news/5073528/cupe-university-saskatchewan-pensions/ Here the web story from CUPE.ca: https://cupe.ca/over-thousand-people-rally-outside-u-s-board-governors-meeting-demand-fair-deal-cupe-1975-members Photos: https://cupe-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/tdonaldson_cupe_ca/Eu_lKoxaEDJGvP474HKOldgBbvlwjYg2u7LcImRK-0Zckg?e=gy59Rb
Photo taken at the Board of Governor’s reception on campus on March 18th. Craig Hannah, President CUPE Local 1975 and Peter Stoicheff share greetings. CUPE 1975 Members: Please join your Negotiation team today at our noon hour rally! If we make a little noise someone might just listen to us! Meet at Nobel Plaza in front of the … Read More
A new date has been set for Bargaining with the University Friday April 5, 2019 has been confirmed. Look for updates on the website and Facebook after this date.
Thank you to everyone who attended the March 11th Special Membership Meeting. Please take the time to read the attached document put out by our CUPE 1975 Bargaining Team. A big thank you must go out to Mark Janson, CUPE National Pension Expert and Ann Iwanchuk, our CUPE National Servicing Rep. Click on following link: March 11 Special Meeting Update on … Read More
CUPE 1975 members are working harder. Students and square footage of buildings on campus have grown significantly over recent decades. But CUPE 1975 job numbers haven’t grown at all. Senior Administrator positions, on the other hand, have doubled over this time! What’s our reward for working harder? Your employer is proposing to gut your collective agreement with massive wage and … Read More
Please be advised that CUPE Local 1975 has had to postpone our bargaining session with the University that was scheduled for March 15th. Our National Representative had a death in her family and the funeral is on that day. We are in the process of securing an alternate date.
CUPE 1975 Members Special Negotiations Update Meeting Date: Monday March 11, 2019 Time: 4:30 pm Room: 1150 Health Sciences Lecture Theatre (next to Tim Horton’s Coffee) Agenda: Pensions Discussions/Expert Mark Janson from CUPE National in attendance (Come out, and meet Mark Jansen, the man behind the voice at our last update meeting) Wage discussion Labour Board Hearings – impact on … Read More