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 Negotiations
Local 1975 is fighting to protect our pension plan. We are fighting for fair wage increases. We are fighting for you.
And with your help, we can win.
What can you do?
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)
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)
Labour Board Hearings – impact on CUPE members
Questions from our Members
If you work a night shift:
You MUST attend the meeting and sign the attendance record for you to be paid for your time.
It is CUPE’s desire to achieve a collective agreement at the bargaining table. CUPE has reached out to the University of Saskatchewan through the mediator, with a request to meet, and the employer has agreed to return to the bargaining table. It is CUPE’s intent to have discussions with the Employer about questions and concerns they have raised through their website about our Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan proposal. The meeting has been scheduled for March 15, 2019.
On Thursday, Feb. 28th the Labour Relations Board heard arguments from CUPE and the University regarding whether or not the U of S is an essential services employer. The Labour Relations Board determined they needed a full hearing before they could make that determination. Dates for the hearing have been scheduled for March 26-28.
A fair pension plan, reasonable wage increases. We deserve this.
Join us in the bowl (Nobel Plaza, near the Peter McKinnon Building) at noon to show your support for your union and send a strong message to the administration:
PAWS OFF OUR PENSION!
March 19th, Noon
Nobel Plaza, the Bowl
All are welcome to join us.
Please see attached for the Feb. 26th Media release and the Pension Brief to the Board of Governors which were discussed at the Feb. 26, 2019 meeting.