Adjustment to CUPE 59 Medical Leave Balance

During the last round of collective bargaining between the City of Saskatoon and CUPE 59, the parties agreed to run a medical leave pilot from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023. The pilot permits the use of sick leave credits to attend medical appointments that cannot be scheduled outside of regular working hours based on the rules set out in the pilot.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire on June 30, 2023 so the medical leave balance has been adjusted for 2023 to 5.0 hours for Full-Time and 2.5 hours for Part-Time/Seasonal workers. CUPE 59 employees will see this adjustment on their timesheets for January 16, 2023.

For questions with respect to helping employees understand the impact of this change, please connect with your Time Clerks,  Human Resource Business Partner (HRBP), or darlene.biggins@saskatoon.ca.

CUPE 59 Collective Bargaining Survey

On June 30, 2023 our existing Collective Bargaining Agreement will expire. Your CUPE 59 Executive will then begin the bargaining process with the Employer to work towards a new contract.

In anticipation of this new round of bargaining, CUPE 59 Executive has prepared a quick 5-10 minute bargaining survey that we would like you complete.

CUPE 59 Executive would like to use this information to help capture the issues that matter most to you, the Membership. We will use this information as a baseline to help formulate our bargaining priorities and submissions will be kept confidential.

The survey can be filled out online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NZVTR7L

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee
CUPE Local 59

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59

Due to technical issues, the following did not happen this pay period.

ARTICLE XIII – FEES, DUES, AND ASSESSMENTS

13.2 Commencing January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 the dues structure will be 1% of regular earnings

(not premium pay) and that there be no cap to the dues structure. January 1, 2024 the dues structure will

revert back to 1.50%.

The dues reduction will happen on the next pay period, with retro-adjustments to January 1, 2023.

Election Results

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59

The following are the official election results from Simply Voting held on June 9, 2022

President
Kevin Bowering – 188
Stan Macala – 331
Tracey O’Brien – 76
Abstained – 20
TOTAL – 615

General Vice President
Kevin Bowering – 118
Jayne Litterick- 190
Sharon Schaefer – 278
Abstained – 29
TOTAL – 615

Secretary-Treasurer
Kendra Dyck – 489
Jay Joshi – 91
Abstained – 35
TOTAL – 615

Area Vice President – Corporate Financial Services
Eric Calaguian – 58
Gwen Cave – 50
Mitchel Kovacs – 11
Abstained – 2
TOTAL – 121

Area Vice President – Transportation & Construction; Clerks & Solicitors; and CY-Planning & Development, Building Standards & Community Standards
Jayne Litterick – ACCLAIMED

Area Vice President – Parks, Facilities and Fleet Management
Kevin Bowering – 52
Patrick Turner – 175
Abstained – 15
TOTAL – 242

Trustee (3 year term)
Judy Krause – 463
Jay Joshi – 106
Abstained – 46
TOTAL – 615

In Solidarity,

CUPE Local 59 Election Committee

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

Blue Cross Benefit plan rate changes, effective January 1, 2022

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

REMINDER Blue Cross Benefit plan rate changes, effective January 1, 2022

The Health Spending Account (HSA) will be terminated December 31, 2021.

 All claims for allowable expenses incurred prior to the termination date (2021 receipts) will need to be submitted within 30 days following December 31, 2021 (deadline January 30, 2022).

 

RATES

Effective January 1, 2022

Single $17.00 per pay period ($34.00 per month) ($408.00 per year)
Couple $34.00 per pay period ($68.00 per month) ($816.00 per year)
Family $47.60 per pay period ($95.20 per month) ($1,142.40 per year)

If you have additional questions, please email the CUPE 59 office @ cupe59@sasktel.net for forwarding to the Blue Cross Committee members.

In Solidarity,

The Blue Cross Committee

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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

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

Ratification Package – February 4, 2020

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

The following are the official ratification results held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 as reported by the Ratification Committee:

Start Ballots – 600
Unused – 291
For – 243
Against – 60
Spoiled – 6

CUPE Local 59 membership has ratified its new Collective Agreement (January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2023).  Please find attached the ratification package – it will also be posted on the CUPE 59 website at www.cupe59.ca.

On February 24th, a report will go to City Council for their approval.

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59

 

Ratified Collective Agreement