UPDATE ON MEDIATION

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Update on Mediation October 16, 2018 Today Oct. 16th, at our Union Executive meeting,  our national servicing representative shared with us that a mediator has officially been assigned to our negotiations. With a mediator in place, our negotiating committee has provided the employer and mediator our availability over the upcoming months. November 1st and 2nd dates were held as bargaining … Read More

QUESTION OF THE DAY FOR OCTOBER 11, 2018

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QUESTION: I WAS HOPING TO TAKE A HOLIDAY IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS: What would happen if the union went on strike prior to me going on holidays?  Would I be paid by the University any holiday pay?  Would I get strike pay? Answer: Firstly, all holidays need to have prior approval from your manager.  Once your holiday is approved, and … Read More

QUESTIONS OF THE DAY! (Oct. 1, 2018)

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First of all – Thank you to all our members that voted to support your negotiating team at last week’s strike vote. It was nice to see such a strong turnout and the many good questions put forward from you. Prior to the vote last week, our executive talked about how important the vote was, but also how we needed … Read More

STRONG SUPPORT TO BARGAIN PENSIONS!

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CUPE 1975 members have voted in favour of job action in a vote held on September 27 and 28th.“ Our members have made it clear that they support our bargaining committee’s fight to protect our members’ secure defined benefit pension plan,” said Craig Hannah, president of CUPE Local 1975. “This strike mandate is a clear message to the University of … Read More

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

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The bargaining team for CUPE 1975 will be putting forward a motion at the next General Membership Meeting in October to pay an additional $200.00 a week non-taxable from CUPE 1975’s strike fund to members that participate in the strike.  This will be over and above the $300.00 non-taxable a week that striking workers get form CUPE National

CUPE’S Response to the University email sent to all our members Sept. 24th

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U of S – Pension Plan Facts – Response-1 Questions and Answers update September 25 Remember to Vote:  Vote and Rally 4:30 to 7:30 pm  Sept. 27th Arts 143 and 146.  All day Voting Sept. 28th  from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Location: Grad Students Common – Emmanuel and St. Chad Bldg. directly behind McLean Hall.  Follow the signs.  Members … Read More

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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NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE SEPTEMBER 18, 2018  At the General Membership Meeting on September 18, 2018 CUPE 1975 members overwhelmingly voted in favour of directing their bargaining team to conduct a strike vote.  The details are as follows: IMPORTANT BARGAINING UPDATE After almost two years of bargaining, your Local 1975 bargaining committee has served written notice to the Employer and the Minister … Read More