By-Election Candidates

TO PARKS, FACILITIES & FLEET MANAGEMENT MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

The by-election for Area Vice President – Parks, Facilities & Fleet Management is approaching.

ONLY members within these working groups will receive ballots for this by-election.

The following candidates are running in the upcoming on-line by-election on Thursday, August 19, 2021 for

Area VP – Parks, Facilities & Fleet Management.

Kevin Bowering

Paul Siemens

Patrick Turner

Note: This position is until June 2022, unless otherwise stated.

Candidate Newsletters

For the benefit of all candidates running in the by-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 August 5.

Voting will take place on-line from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021

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

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

 

In Solidarity,

Judy Krause and Nils Sundby

Election Co-Chairs

CUPE Local 59

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

CUPE 59 By-Election

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

CUPE Local 59 will be holding a By-Election for Area VP – Parks, Facilities & Fleet Management on THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021 via ON-LINE VOTING
On-line voting was approved by the Membership at the CUPE 59 AGM held on October 3, 2020 and approved by CUPE National.

The Fillable By-Election Nomination Form 2021 and must be returned (by email or in person) to the Union Office by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021.

The following position is up for by-election:
Area Vice President – Parks, Facilities & Fleet Management
Note:  There is 1 year remaining on a 2 year term

As a reminder for the Area Vice President position, you must work in the area in which you are submitting a nomination form, and only people working in Parks, Facilities & Fleet Management can vote for the Area Vice President of Parks, Facilities & Fleet Management.

Completed nomination forms need to be returned to
the Union Office by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021.
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

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2021 Election Results

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59

The following are the official election results from Simply Voting held on June 10, 2021

Vice President

Jeff Boone – 285

Kevin Bowering – 83

Dave McKee – 243

Abstained – 37

TOTAL – 648

Recording Secretary

Anne Prescesky – 381

Justin Wurmlinger – 194

Abstained – 73

TOTAL – 648

Area Vice President – Recreation & Community Development

Myra Roschuk – 43

Brenda Zalenchuk – 54

Abstained – 3

TOTAL – 100

Area Vice President – Police & Fire Protection Services and Remai Modern, TCU Place, SaskTel Centre

Sharon Schaefer – ACCLAIMED

Trustee Position (3 year term)

Amy Harnestone – 324

Ruel Tolentino – 245

Abstained – 79

TOTAL – 648

 

In Solidarity,

Judy Krause and Nils Sundby

Election Co-Chairs

CUPE Local 59

 

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

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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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