CUPE59 Election CY – Thursday, August 24, 2017

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

CUPE National has requested a re-vote for the position of AVP Community Services (except Parks). As a reminder for the Area Vice President position, only members working in CY Community Services (except Parks) are eligible to vote. Candidate newsletters attached.

The following position will be voted for on THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017:

AVP Community Services (except Parks)
Kevin Ariss
Myra Roschuk

Voting will take place at the following locations and times:
Lakewood Civic Centre – Gym
From 7:30 am to 9:00 am

City Hall – 4th Floor (Outside Cafeteria)
From 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Greenhouse Board Room – Vic Rempel Yards
From 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

City Hall – Committee Room E
From 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm

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Hello Fellow Brothers and Sisters,

My name is Kevin Ariss and I am asking for your support in our CUPE 59 election for the position of Area Vice President, Community Services (except Parks), on August 24, 2017.

I have been with the City of Saskatoon for nearly 5 years now and during that time, I have had the pleasure to work in various positions. These include Recreation Technician 8, Open Space Consultant and currently as a Community Consultant with the Recreation and Community Development Division. I have been a Shop Steward for the last 2 years, a member of the OHS committee for 1.5 years and have been an active volunteer in my private life for 15+ years. In that time, I have held roles such as President, Vice-President, Membership Director and Director at large. Through these experiences I understand the commitment this role requires, and want to put my experience to use in our Union.

During the past 5 years, I have had the pleasure of working with a many of our Union members in a number of capacities. In this time, I have learned to firmly believe that what we do does matter, and that each and every person has something to offer. Be it an experience, suggestion or desire to improve their work area, everyone can be involved. If elected as your Area Vice President, I would strive to meet and engage with our union members, take the time to understand the daily challenges, and actively pursue solutions that actually make sense.

I very strongly believe in employee engagement and fostering participation in the work place and that an Area Vice President should set that example. As your Area Vice President, I would dedicate myself to opening up lines of communication within our Union and Corporation, ensure equitable treatment of all our members, and to work with Management to continuously improve our workplace.

On August 24th, I respectfully ask that you support me, Kevin Ariss with your vote.

Thank you,

Kevin Ariss

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Greetings to my fellow Brothers and Sisters,

My name is Myra Roschuk, and I am asking for your support on August 24, 2017 in regards to the position of Area Vice President for Community Services.

Having been in this position for the past year, not only have I been involved in investigations, disciplinary, and grievance meetings on your behalf; but also, have gained valuable experience and would continue to do so.
Representing the membership is something to which I hold great importance, as we discuss and bring forward our mutual concerns, as well as address issues on behalf of the best interests of the members.

My role as Area Vice President is to prove my representative status of the membership to be exemplary.

If re-elected, I will continue to represent each and every one of you to the best of my ability.

Please show your support on August 24th: Vote Myra Roschuk for Area Vice President, Community Services