CUPE 59 Elections – June 14

CUPE Local 59 has upcoming elections on Thursday, June 14, 2018.  When these elections are held, the Local must adhere to our current Bylaws regarding the election process.  If changes to our Bylaws are to be contemplated, they must be submitted prior to and voted on at our annual AGM on October 13, 2018.


As per the Local’s Bylaws, elections will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018.  Nomination forms are now available and must be received at the Union Office in person by 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  The following positions are up for re-election:




Area Vice President, Corporate Performance/Asset & Financial Management

Area Vice President, Transportation & Utilities/Clerks & Solicitors

Area Vice President, Boards & CY Parks

Area Vice President, Police & Fire Protection (1 year term)

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 Performance/Asset & Financial Management can vote for the Area Vice President of Corporate Performance/Asset & Financial Management.  Voting will follow the organizational structure prior to the re-alignment.


Nomination forms can be requested by calling 306-652-6963 or

by emailing

Completed nomination forms need to be received at

the Union Office in person by 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.


(note: nomination forms cannot be put on-line until CUPE National

approves the Bylaw changes passed at the September 30, 2017 AGM)


Bargaining Update – March 27, 2018

Our current contract expired at the end of December, 2016 and bargaining surveys were distributed to our membership during the summer of 2016.  Some of the issues that will be brought forward at bargaining include wage increases, hours of work (all members work 36 2/3 hours), and improvements to vacation, compassion leave, improved shift differential, retaining our deferred leave plan and retaining EDO’s.


CUPE 59 has met with the Employer a number of times since April 2017Bargaining continued yesterday and will again on March 28, April 4 and April 5.  Just a reminder that once bargaining begins, we are unable to disclose details due to the confidential agreement between the parties.



Pre-Planning Retirement Presentation Wed, March 14, 2018

CUPE Local 59 Executive has co-ordinated a Pre-Retirement Planning Presentation by the Benefits Section from the City of Saskatoon.

The presentation is approximately two hours in length. The content is geared towards members of CUPE 59 who are considering retirement within the next five years but all CUPE 59 members are welcome.  Please feel free to bring your spouse or partner.  Members will learn about:

  • Planning for retirement
  • Choosing your retirement date
  • How your retirement benefit is calculated under the City of Saskatoon General Superannuation Plan
  • Steps in the retirement process
  • Retirement benefit payment options
  • Options for continuing group life insurance and Blue Cross Benefits
  • Provincial and federal income taxes,
  • Severance payouts; and
  • Old Age Security and updated Canada Pension Plan benefits

This presentation will be held at City Council Chambers, City Hall on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

from 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided. 

Please RSVP to or call 306-652-6963 before Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

If you have any questions, please call the CUPE 59 office at 306-652-6963 or Stan Macala, President at 306-230-1170


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First Quarter – February/March 2018 AREA MEETINGS

First Quarter – February/March 2018         AREA MEETINGS






Time (Location)



Remai Modern Art Gallery



Thursday, February 22


12 noon – Remai Modern Art Gallery

Lunch Staffroom (4th Floor)


Community Services (Trades, Parks, Woodlawn, Urban Forestry, Landscape Construction, Nutana Kiwanis)



Tuesday, February 27



12 noon – Greenhouse Boardroom Vic Rempel Yards



City Hall Departments (all areas),

Field House, TCU Place, SaskTel Centre




Wednesday, February 28



12 noon – Committee Room “E” City Hall


Police & Fire Protection Services



Thursday, March 1


12 noon – Police Services – Room 1206B




Cosmo Civic Centre

Summer Months – Holiday Park Golf Course, Silverwood Golf Course, Gordie Howe Park & Campground

Winter Months – Cosmo, Kinsmen, Archibald Arena




Friday, March 2




12 noon – Lunch Room – Cosmo CC

CUPE59 Update

The Executive would like to acknowledge Gloria Kyowski-Bzdel for her 20+ years of service on the Executive Committee.
She has recently resigned from the Executive and we are currently looking at re-organizing the Executive roles to serve all members.
Attached is an updated Executive list. Please contact your Area Representative if you have any questions or concerns.

There were eight (8) deserving applicants for the Joint Scholarship. Congratulations to Jesse Hines (98.1%) and Casey Niu (96.7%) who are the successful recipients of the CUPE 59 / City of Saskatoon Joint Scholarship Program for the year 2017.

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