UPDATE Leisure Pass Subsidy and Medical Leave Pilot

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

CUPE 59 and the City of Saskatoon have continued bargaining into December, 2019.  At our session on December 18, 2019, CUPE 59 requested an extension to the Leisure Pass subsidy while the parties continue to bargain.  The City has agreed to extend the Leisure Pass subsidy for a period of three (3) months from January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020.  This program will now end on March 31, 2020 or upon reaching our next tentative agreement, whichever comes first.

CUPE 59 also requested an extension to the Medical Leave Pilot while the parties continue to bargain. The City is prepared to extend the Medical Leave Pilot for a period of three (3) months from January 1, 2020 until March 31, 2020. The conditions remain the same with the exception that the benefit is pro-rated for the period of three months. All other eligibilities will remain the same. Any eligible employee who is unable to schedule a medical appointment outside of their scheduled work time, shall be granted time off with pay. For the term of this extension, such time off with pay shall not exceed a total of:

Two (2) hours of accumulated sick leave credits for full-time employees. One (1) hours of accumulated sick leave credits for part-time and seasonal employees.

Employees that have not taken the full entitlement under the original pilot and first extension can combine the time remaining to the new additional hours.

This program will end on March 31, 2020 or upon reaching our next tentative agreement, whichever comes first.

If you have any questions, please contact the CUPE 59 office at cupe59@sasktel.net.

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59