Mediation update

cupe1975Bargaining Updates

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


cupe1975Questions of the Day, Uncategorized

Question of the Day I attended the “You Talk, We Listen” event yesterday and filled out a form with my contact information on it. Some of my colleagues were unable to attend and are worried that things won’t be in place in the event of a strike. What other options are there to complete this form? First of all, thank … Read More

Mediation Dates Confirmed


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.



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


cupe1975Questions of the Day

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)

cupe1975Questions of the Day

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



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


cupe1975Negotiations/Bargaining, Uncategorized

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

cupe1975Negotiations/Bargaining, Uncategorized

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