CUPE59 Update October 30, 2017

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

The Executive would like to acknowledge Gloria Kyowski-Bzdel for her 20+ years of service on the Executive Committee.
She has recently resigned from the Executive and we are currently looking at re-organizing the Executive roles to serve all members.
Attached is an updated Executive list. Please contact your Area Representative if you have any questions or concerns.

JOINT SCHOLARSHIP
There were eight (8) deserving applicants for the Joint Scholarship. Congratulations to Jesse Hines (98.1%) and Casey Niu (96.7%) who are the successful recipients of the CUPE 59 / City of Saskatoon Joint Scholarship Program for the year 2017.

Jesse is attending the University of Toronto in the Engineering Program. His Mother, Patricia Materie, works in CY Parks.

Casey is attending the University of Waterloo in the Faculty of Mathematics. Her Mother, Li Zhang, works in CP Information Technology.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Children’s Christmas Party – Sunday, December 3 at the Saskatoon Field House.
More information to follow.

Adult Christmas Party – Saturday, December 16 at the Western Development Museum.
Tickets will go on sale November 21 – more information to follow.

BARGAINING
Our contract expired at the end of December 2016 and bargaining surveys were distributed to our membership during the summer of 2016. Some of the issues that will be brought forward at bargaining include wage increases, hours of work (all members work 36 2/3 hours), and improvements to vacation, compassion leave, improved shift differential, retaining our deferred leave plan and retaining EDO’s.

CUPE 59 has met with the Employer a number of times since April 2017 and will continue with the bargaining process. Just a reminder that once bargaining begins, we are unable to disclose details due to the confidential agreement between the parties.