MYTHS ABOUT OUR PENSION PLAN (2)

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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 OUR PENSION PLAN (1)

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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

March 19, 2019 Rally in the Bowl: Media Links and Photos

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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

President Peter Stoicheff – We are ready to meet and talk with the Board of Governors – Give us a chance!

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    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

SPECIAL MEETING UPDATE OF MARCH 11, 2019

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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

Bargaining snapshot: Top 10 issues

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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

Negotiations Update Meeting for CUPE 1975 Members

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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