Adult Christmas Party 2017

The Adult Christmas Party will be held on:

SATURDAY, December 16, 2017
Western Development Museum
(2610 Lorne Avenue)

6:00 p.m. – Cocktails
7:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 – 10:00 pm WDM Self Tour
8:00 p.m. – Entertainment
9:00 p.m. – Dance/Social with DJ

TICKETS $15/person
Two (2) tickets per member (cut-off for ticket sales is Friday, December 8, 2017)
Payment: cash or cheque made payable to CUPE Local 59. (please do not send cash or cheques in mail)

Tickets can be purchased by any Executive member or by calling the CUPE 59 office at 306-652-6963
(please find attached a current Executive List with contact numbers and email)
Shaw Centre contact Brenda Zalenchuk at 306-975-3003
Police Station contact Gloria Kyowski-Bzdel at 306-975-8354
There is a limited number of tickets so get your tickets early!
Please note: seating is on a first come basis – no reserved seating available.

Click here for Event Details

Childrens Christmas Party Application 2017

The Children’s Christmas Party will be held on:

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Saskatoon Field House
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(Includes Lunch, Apollo Jumpers, Face Painting,
Photobooth, Balloon Animals)
Santa will also be there!!!

Attached is a registration form.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS NOVEMBER 24th

As a reminder, the cut-off age for gifts is up to and including 10 years of age as of December 31.
Please Note: If you have registered for a gift but are unable to attend, another member can pick-up the gift on your behalf OR you can pick-up gifts on
Monday, December 4th at the CUPE 59 office between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (#301 – 125 5th Ave N – door code 18).
***PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS ACCORDINGLY – GIFTS ARE TO BE PICKED-UP ON DECEMBER 3rd OR 4TH ONLY***

ApplicationChildrens Christmas Party Application click here

Application in Word format

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.

Joint Scholarship Program 2017

CUPE LOCAL 59
AND
THE CITY OF SASKATOON

2017 JOINTLY SPONSORED
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

DETAILS / ELIGIBILITY:

 TWO (2) – $1,000.00 SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED;
 ELIGIBLE TO CHILDREN OF “MEMBERS” OF LOCAL 59 OR CHILDREN WHOSE LEGAL GUARDIANS ARE MEMBERS OF LOCAL 59;
 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS MADE ON THE BASIS OF HIGHEST AVERAGE MARKS OBTAINED IN GRADE 12;
 APPLICANTS MUST CURRENTLY BE ENROLLED IN THE FIRST YEAR OF A MINIMUM TWO YEAR COURSE AT ANY CANADIAN UNIVERSITY OR RECOGNIZED INSTITUTE OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCE IN CANADA.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

1. PROOF OF AGE;
2. LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE FROM SCHOOL IN WHICH ENROLLMENT HAS BEEN OBTAINED;
3. STATEMENT OF GRADE 12 MARKS OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION;
4. NAME OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN INCLUDING CITY DEPARTMENT THEY ARE EMPLOYED IN AS WELL AS EMAIL.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2017

SUBMIT APPLICATION (Items 1 to 4 as noted above) TO:

CUPE LOCAL 59
MAILROOM – CITY HALL

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