UPDATE – Leisure Passes and Medical Leave Pilot

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

CUPE 59 and the City of Saskatoon have begun the next round of bargaining.  At our session on September 4, 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 October 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019.

This program will end on December 31, 2019 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 October 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019. 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.

An 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.

This program will end on December 31, 2019 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

 

***Please copy and post this notice for all CUPE 59 members to see**

Notices are also posted on the CUPE 59 website www.cupe59.ca

Potential CUPE 59 Office Purchase

TO MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

There is an opportunity to attend one of the below information sessions to discuss the potential purchase of an office building for CUPE Local 59.  This will also be discussed and voted on at the CUPE 59 AGM on October 5, 2019.  The building in consideration is 106 33rd Street East.

The sessions are:

Wednesday, July 31st from 12 noon – 12:30 p.m. in the Greenhouse Conference Room  (1101 Avenue P North)

Tuesday, August 6th from 12 noon – 12:30 p.m. at City Hall (Committee Room E)

In Solidarity,

Office Purchase Committee

CUPE Local 59

 

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All notices are also posted at www.cupe59.ca under News

Notice to Submit Bylaw Amendments for AGM

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

The 2019 Annual General Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 5th at the Saskatoon Inn & Convention Centre (2002 Airport Drive) in the Canadian Room.

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, August 9, 2019 in order to be included in the upcoming AGM.

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59

ELECTION RESULTS

 TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

 

The following are the official election results held yesterday, June 13, 2019 as reported by

Elections Chairs, Nils Sundby and Dawn Haubrich:

 

General Vice President

Jason Dziadyk – 157

Dave McKee – 222   ELECTED

 

Recording Secretary

Brian Lutzer – 193    ELECTED

Laurie Pilkey – 185

 

Area Vice President, Police & Fire Protection Services

Jasmine Calix – 29

Sharon Schaefer –  38    ELECTED

 

In Solidarity,

 

Elections Committee

CUPE Local 59

VOTE TOMORROW – THURSDAY, JUNE 13 – Election Times and Locations

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

 

As per the Local’s Bylaws, elections will be held TOMORROW (THURSDAY, JUNE 13):

 

Attached is the June 12, 2019 email from Marno McInnes, HR Director:

2019 Election Day Voting Letter From HR Director

AVP Police Voting

Employees who are required to work on the day of the CUPE 59 Election must vote prior to their shift starting, during the employees’ lunch hour or authorized break, after the end of the employees’ shift or request and obtain an approved Leave of Absence.

 

Voting will take place at the following locations and times:

 

Lakewood Civic Centre – Meeting Room

From 6:15 am to 9:00 am

 

City Hall – Committee Room E

From 10:15 am to 1:00 pm

 

Vic Rempel Yards – Greenhouse Conference Room

From 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

 

Police Station – Community Room

From 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

 

The following positions will be voted for on:

 

General Vice President

Jason Dziadyk

Dave McKee

 

Recording Secretary

Brian Lutzer

Laurie Pilkey

 

Area Vice President, Police & Fire Protection Services

Jasmine Calix

Sharon Schaefer

 

REMINDER: For voting purposes, we will be going by the seniority list and the Department members are listed under – the City has provided this list.  It is posted on www.cupe59.ca

NOTE:  Any members working in POLICE must show their I.D. badge in order to vote for AVP Police.  Please see attached Bylaw amendment – motion was passed at the 2014 AGM as well as approved by CUPE National.

 

In Solidarity,

 

Nils Sundby and Dawn Haubrich

Election Co-Chairs

CUPE Local 59

Executive Compensation Committee Information

At the CUPE 59 Annual General Meeting, a motion was passed to establish an Ad-Hoc Committee to research funding options for CUPE 59 Executive Board positions. The Committee shall present recommendation(s) to the Executive Board by April 30, 2019.

 

Recommendations were presented to the CUPE 59 Executive and the next step is to present the findings to the general membership.  The Committee has set out a communication plan to do this, including two information meetings in June.  Please feel free to attend ONE of the following meetings – no need to register:

 

Thursday June 20, 2019 at 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Lakewood Civic Centre, Multipurpose Room (holds 60 people)

OR

Tuesday June 25, 2019 at 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Cosmo Civic Centre Theatre (holds 100 people)

 

FOLLOWING the meetings, information and membership feed-back will be distributed to the Membership.

The next step will be the development of appropriate motions to present at the October, CUPE 59 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

 

In Solidarity,

 

Executive Compensation Committee

CUPE Local 59

CUPE SK SPONSORSHIP FOR SFL KIDS CAMP ON AUG 10 – 16, 2019

MEMORANDUM_SPONSORSHIP FOR SFL KIDS CAMP AUG 10-16_2019_June 5_2019

2019_SFL_Summer_Camp_Brochure_and_Registration

CUPE Saskatchewan is offering two (2) sponsorships for CUPE member children to attend the upcoming Saskatchewan Federation of Labour’s Summer Camp on August 10 to 16, 2019, at Shekinah Retreat Centre Near Waldheim, SK.

 

The sponsorship is intended to assist with the financial cost burden associated with camp attendance. Sponsorships are available for members of CUPE Local Unions affiliated with CUPE Saskatchewan Division who are not otherwise eligible for other subsidies that may be available through their local.

 

SFL Summer Camp begins the afternoon of Saturday, August 10, 2019, and ends the following Friday, August 16, 2019.  The camp addresses challenges facing youth including social justice and equality issues. It combines learning with cooperative recreation activities and fun. Young people between the ages of 13-16 who are children of union members are eligible to attend.

 

To apply for a sponsorship, please submit an email or letter to the attention of the Secretary-Treasurer c/o Jodi Reavley at the CUPE Saskatchewan Division Office: j.reavley.cupe@sasktel.net

 

Upon application, please indicate the full name and CUPE Local Union number of the parent/guardian making application and the name(s) of youth camper(s) seeking registration financial assistance. Please also complete the camp registration form (available at: www.sfl.sk.ca/events/summer-camp).

 

Applications for sponsorship should be submitted by June 24, 2019. 

 

In solidarity,

 

NATHAN MARKWART

Executive Assistant, CUPE Saskatchewan Division

3725 E Eastgate Drive REGINA SK S4Z 1A5

Tel.: (306) 757-1009

Candidate Newsletters – Election

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

 

As per the Local’s Bylaws, elections will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  Attached are the three (3) candidate newsletters that have been submitted by the deadline of May 22.

 

The following positions will be voted for on Thursday, June 13, 2019:

 

General Vice President

Dave McKee – Dave McKee GVP

Jason Dziadyk

 

Recording Secretary

Brian Lutzer

Laurie Pilkey

 

AVP Police and Fire Services

Sharon Schaefer – Sharon Schaefer AVP Police & Fire Services

Jasmine Calix – Jasmine Calix AVP Police & Fire Services

 

Voting will take place at the following locations and times:

Lakewood Civic Centre – Meeting Room

From 6:15 am to 9:00 am

 

City Hall – Committee Room E

From 10:15 am to 1:00 pm

 

Vic Rempel Yards – Greenhouse Conference Room

From 2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

 

Police Station

From 4:45 pm to 7:00 pm

 

As per June, 2018 email from Marno McInnes, HR Director:

Employees who are required to work on the day of the CUPE 59 election must vote prior to their shift starting, during the employees’ lunch hour or authorized break, after the end of the Employees’ shift or request and obtain an approved LOA.

 In Solidarity,

Nils Sundby and Dawn Haubrich

Election Co-Chairs

CUPE Local 59