CUPE 59 Election

Good Morning Brothers and Sisters,

The Cupe59 General On-line Election is coming up this Thursday, July 9.  We have hired Simple Voting as a neutral third-party election provider. You should expect to  receive an email from vote@simplyvoting.com that contains their voting credentials.

Voting will be open on-line from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 9. 

 If you do not have access to a computer, please pre-register to vote at the CUPE 59 office by calling 306-652-6963.

If you do not receive an email from simply voting, please notify the election committee at this email Cupe59Election@gmail.com. We will be checking this email often once the voting credential emails have been sent out so we can do all that we can to ensure that everyone who wants to vote will be able to vote.

Thank you,

Judy Krause and Nils Sundby

Election Co-chairs

 

Notice to Submit Bylaw Amendments for AGM

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

The 2020 Annual General Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at the Saskatoon Inn & Convention Centre (2002 Airport Drive). We have booked Ballroom C to accommodate the social distancing guidelines.

Bylaw Amendments / Notice of Motions need to be submitted to the Recording Secretary @ cupe59@sasktel.net or internal mail to the CUPE 59 Office, no later than Friday, July 31, 2020 in order to be included in the upcoming AGM.

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee
CUPE Local 59

Simply Voting test

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59

After the test email from Simply Voting yesterday, we have discovered that a number of emails were not delivered. We have IT looking into the situation.

Thank you all for your patience,
Judy Krause and Nils Sundby
Election co-chairs

Election Test Email

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

In the next day or so, there will be a test email coming from Simply Voting to check on your email addresses. The on-line CUPE Local 59 Election will be Thursday, July 9.

Please check your spam and if it comes to there, please add the email address to your trusted emails so when the official vote email comes, you will be able to find it easily.

If you do not get an email, please email Judy (judy.krause@saskatoon.ca) or Nils (nils.sundby@saskatoon.ca) or the Cupe office(cupe59@sasktel.net) to let us know if you have not received an email and let us know what email you would like to use.

Supervisors, please ensure that your staff who don’t normally use corporate email check their email for this test email.

Thank you,

Judy Krause and Nils Sundby
Election Co-Chairs

Candidate Newsletter Submissions

Attached are the nominee submissions for the Thursday, July 9 ON-LINE
Election for the following positions:  Candidate Newsletter Submissions

Secretary-Treasurer
Kendra Dyck
Laurie Pilkey

Trustee
Jocelyne Page
Justin Wurmlinger

In preparation for this election, we want to make sure that all members know
that they have a corporate email account. Everyone will be getting an email
from Simply Voting before the election with instructions and a unique code
in order to vote. If you do not receive an email, an on-line voting station
will be set-up at the CUPE 59 office. You must pre-register to vote at the
office by calling 306-652-6963.

Please watch for emails from the Cupe59 office with further details.

Thank you,
Judy Krause and Nils Sundby
Election Committee Co-Chairs

Election Candidates

The following candidates are running in the upcoming on-line election on Thursday, July 9, 2020 for CUPE 59.
Please note:  where there is only one candidate who put in a nomination form for a position, that position is automatically acclaimed by that candidate.

President
Stan Macala – ACCLAIMED

Secretary-Treasurer
Kendra Dyck
Laurie Pilkey

Area Vice President, FS – Corporate Financial Services
Eric Calaguian – ACCLAIMED

Area Vice President, Transportation & Utilities/Clerks & Solicitors
Jayne Litterick – ACCLAIMED

Area Vice President, Boards & CY Parks
Jeff Boone – ACCLAIMED

Trustee Position (3 year term)
Jocelyne Page
Justin Wurmlinger

Note:  All positions are for a 2 year term unless stated otherwise

Candidate Newsletters

For the benefit of all candidates running in the election, as well as for the members voting, all candidates are invited to submit an article to outline their ideas and platform for the membership.  The articles will not be edited and will be distributed to the membership as written by each candidate by June 24.

Voting will take place on-line from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020.

The voting information will be sent directly to you from Simply Vote

If you do not have access to a computer, an on-line voting station will be set-up at the CUPE 59 office (106 33rd Street East).
You must pre-register to vote at the CUPE 59 office by calling 306-652-6963.

In Solidarity,

Judy Krause and Nils Sundby
Election Co-Chairs
CUPE Local 59

 

CUPE 59 Election – NOMINATION FORMS

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CUPE Local 59 will be holding the Election on THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020 via ON-LINE VOTING. 

More information to follow regarding on-line voting procedures.

For those members who don’t have access to a computer, please contact our office to make alternate arrangements.

The nomination form – Nomination Form 2020 must be returned (by email or in person) to the Union Office by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020.

The following positions are up for re-election:

President
Secretary-Treasurer
Area Vice President, FS – Corporate Financial Services
Area Vice President, Transportation & Utilities/Clerks & Solicitors
Area Vice President, Boards & CY Parks
Trustee Position (3 year term)

Note:  All positions are for a 2 year term unless stated otherwise

The City of Saskatoon’s organizational structure was re-aligned in the fall of 2013.  The new structure does not totally align with respect to some of the current Area Vice Presidents’ roles.   As a reminder for the Area Vice President positions, you must work in the area in which you are submitting a nomination form, and only people working in, for example, Corporate Financial Services can vote for the Area Vice President of Corporate Financial Services.  Voting will follow the organizational structure prior to the re-alignment.

Completed nomination forms need to be returned to

the Union Office by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020.

Signed forms can either be returned by email to cupe59@sasktel.net OR

In person at the Union Office (call 306-652-6963 to arrange a drop-off time)

In Solidarity,
Judy Krause and Nils Sundby
Election Co-chairs
CUPE Local 59

ACE COVID-19 Communication

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

Your Association of Civic Employees (ACE) understands that we are in a state of constant uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

Workers and our families are at risk of contamination and illness. Children no longer have school, which introduces childcare challenges. There is a potential for our employment status to be affected at some point in the future.

These factors have launched us into unchartered territory and imposed constant flux in our daily lives.

In times like these, we all would like some clarity as soon as possible.  However, that doesn’t always happen as fast as we would like.

While we may not be able to control many aspects of our current world, we would like to take this time to assure you that your respective unions and ACE are working hard to minimize the impact the pandemic is having on your employment.

Each union affiliated to ACE operates as its own entity. We lobby for civic change and advocate for issues that affect our respective bargaining units.  Together, we collectively form the Association of Civic Employees.

We have recently welcomed the Exempt Staff Association (ESA) and the Saskatoon Civic Middle Management Association (SCMMA) to our table. Currently the ACE affiliates include CUPE Local 59, CUPE Local 859, CUPE Local 47, CUPE Local 2669, IBEW 318, IATSE 300, ATU 615, IAFF 80 and SPA.

The ACE Board & Executive are meeting regularly to discuss and try to produce positive change within your work environment.

Most recently, we have engaged in a very open communication session with the City Manager about the impacts to the workforce the pandemic has created.

We want to let you know that you can expect further communication from ACE.

We will work with our employer through these challenging times in an effort to reduce the impact on the City of Saskatoon’s most vital resource, its employees.

 

APRIL AREA MEETINGS

Postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee
CUPE Local 59

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Notices are also posted under News at www.cupe59.ca

April Area Meetings

TO ALL CUPE LOCAL 59 MEMBERS:

Please find attached the schedule for our April 2020 Area Meetings.    April 2020 First Quarter Area Meetings

If you cannot attend your Area Meeting, feel free to attend at another location.

Email Distribution List:

Members requesting to be added/removed from our distribution list, please contact IT Support to have a ticket created.

In Solidarity,
Executive Committee
CUPE Local 59

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2019 – 2023 Contract Ratification

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

The CUPE Local 59 membership has ratified its new Collective Agreement for January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2023.

On February 24, 2020 City Council ratified the CUPE Local 59 Collective Agreement.

The Employer will be working towards calculating retro pay and adjusting salary schedules for approximately 2100 members of CUPE Local 59.  The Employer has indicated that this may be completed by approximately the end of April, 2020.

The Executive Committee will keep you up-to-date on this matter.

New Office Address:

Please note our new office address:  106 33rd Street East, Saskatoon, SK  S7K 0S2.

Email Distribution List:

Members requesting to be added/removed from our distribution list, please contact IT Support to have a ticket created.

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59