cupe1975Bargaining Updates, Negotiations/Bargaining

IMPORTANT BARGAINING UPDATE Your bargaining team is happy to let you know that the employer has accepted our request to get back to the bargaining table. We’ll be meeting on June 25 & 26.  We’ll give you an update when those meetings are over. We’ll also let you know when we get the ruling from the Essential Services Tribunal which … Read More

Essential Services Hearings


On Friday, June 7, your representatives finished submitting our evidence at the Essential Services Hearing. This hearing is an important step to make sure we can keep our rights as workers. Over 11 days, both sides submitted evidence through witnesses. A big THANK YOU to all of our members who took the time out of your busy schedules to appear as … Read More

The People Who Run The University Need To Hear From You!


Hello everyone, The sun is shining and the weather is warm but our fight isn’t slowing down. We need to keep sending the clear message that we are we are willing to fight for fair treatment and to protect the pensions we’ve been paying into and negotiating for years. Our next great chance is coming up soon and we need … Read More

Special Membership Meeting – Update on Negotiations

cupe1975Bargaining Updates, Negotiations/Bargaining, Pensions, Uncategorized

A special membership meeting will be held for CUPE 1975 members to update you on the state of Negotiations.   CUPE Pensions expert Mark Janson will be in attendance along with  our CUPE National Representative and our Negotiating Team. Date:  Tuesday May 14, 2019 Time:   4:30 pm to 6:30 pm  Location:  1150 Lecture Theatre Health Sciences Bldg. (Next to Tim Hortons) … Read More

Question of the Day

cupe1975Questions of the Day, Uncategorized

Q: Am I allowed to take bathroom breaks outside of my regularly scheduled break times? A: Though it is preferred you take your bathroom breaks during your scheduled break time, you ARE permitted to take bathroom breaks during your shift. To ensure your area is maintained in your absence, inform your supervisor and co-workers that you will briefly be away.  If … Read More

Bargaining Update: U of S withdraws pension options, says it will unilaterally make cuts to the pension plan


The University of Saskatchewan continues to force Local 1975 needlessly towards job action. Their latest proposal is a further step backwards. They have withdrawn their pension proposal and let us know that – instead of bargaining changes – they plan to make unilateral changes to your pension plan without any input from the union.  We are concerned they plan to … Read More