U Of S Cupe 1975 Collective Agreement

CUPE 1975 represents non-university staff at the university, including administration, food services, technicians and library assistants. Saskatchewan University employees have agreed to a new employment contract after almost four years without a contract. In 1975, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) voted 97% in favour of a new collective agreement. The strikers committed to cupE Local in 1975, which, in its negotiations with the university, has a “strong strike mandate” from its members, the union said in a press release. “We believe that the latest settlement offer improves this collective agreement, and we are committed to concluding negotiations and securing a new collective agreement.” “For more than a decade, we have been presenting alternatives to retirement at CUPE 1975 and it is clear that we are deadlocked on this issue. Since 2008, the 1975 CUPE pension has required more than $30 million in additional funding from the university, which has been distracted by the university`s basic teaching and research mission,” the written statement states. As was decided at our last GMM, we have added more resources to our pandemic fund. For our members who are temporarily licensed and seeking help, please see the form below in the attached link. Please fill it out and return to the CUPE office by email cupe1975@sasktel.net your comfort as soon as possible. You will be notified by email if you have been selected. The new five-year collective agreement is applicable from January 1, 2016 until December 31, 2020.

The pension plans will come into effect on September 1, 2019. Just a reminder that it`s election day! You should have received an email yesterday with the voting link! If you don`t see it, please check your spam folder, others or junk mail. Please contact Heather at CUPE 1975 (306-966-7015) to check your email address if necessary. “We would like to thank all our members for remaining strong and united by a difficult round of negotiations. The benefits we have made around the table would not have been possible without the strong strike mandate of our members, their continued support and the positive essential services that prevail on our behalf,” said Craig Hannah, President of CUPE 1975, in a press release. CUPE Local 1975 President Craig Hannah speaks to reporters after a union press conference at the University of Saskatchewan on February 26, 2019. (Chris Vandenbreekel/650 CKOM) “Our members are the backbone of the University of Saskatchewan. We are pleased to have reached a fair agreement and look forward to continuing our work at the university,” said Hannah. If you want a copy, please send a request to Heather in our cupe1975@sasktel.net office and a request will be sent to you. The possibility of a strike arose in April, when union members met with the U of S Board of Governors to discuss the outdated agreement. CUPE 1975 will organize from the beginning of the elections for our table agents: these forums will take place via Zoom and the invitation will take place this week.

Please contact our office with your email address at cupe1975@sasktel.net if you need to be added to our mailing list. We advise you to meet your candidates! Non-university staff are represented by CUPE 1975. These include security guards, dental and medical assistants, caregivers and a large number of technicians. “We are pleased to have reached a fair agreement,” union president Craig Hannah said in a press release. Members of CUPE 1975, which represents the university`s support staff, voted to ratify a new collective agreement. “CUPE Local 1975 … will be in a legal strike position following a hearing of the Working Committee on Essential Services. CUPE 1975 will organize election forums for our president and the 2nd vice-president.