Elections Committee Volunteers

TO ALL CUPE LOCAL 59 MEMBERS

CUPE 59 is needing to appoint 6 – 8 volunteers to assist with the CUPE Local 59 Elections on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Please notify the CUPE 59 office by May 6 at cupe59@sasktel.net, if you are interested in being on the Elections Committee.  Please include the following information in your email:

Department and position

Reason for wanting to be involved in this Committee

In Solidarity,

Election Co-Chairs

Nils Sundby and Dawn Haubrich

Election Nominations

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

CUPE Local 59 has upcoming elections on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  When these elections are held, the Local must adhere to our current Bylaws regarding the election process.

As per the Local’s Bylaws, elections will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  Nomination forms are now available and must be received at the Union Office in person by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019.  Nomination Form 2019

The following positions are up for re-election:

General Vice President

Recording Secretary

Area Vice President, Community Services (except Parks)

Area Vice President, Police & Fire

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 January 2019.  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, Police & Fire Protection can vote for the Area Vice President of Police & Fire Protection. Areas up for election are Police & Fire Protection as well as Community Services (except Parks) and these areas have not changed.  Community Services (except Parks) includes: Planning and Development, Building Standards, Community Standards, Recreation & Community Development.

The Nomination form is attached and will also be posted on our website at www.cupe59.ca under News.

Completed nomination forms need to be received at the Union Office in person by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13. 

Please call ahead to make arrangements for drop-off (306-652-6963).

 In Solidarity,

Election Committee Co-Chairs

Nils Sundy and Dawn Haubrich

CUPE Local 59

March 2019 Updates

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Collective Agreement

CUPE 59 is working with the City on our new Collective Agreement for 2017 – 2018.  Once we have a signed copy, it will be posted on our website at www.cupe59.ca under Resources.

 

Bargaining

On December 5th, 2018 CUPE 59 sent a bargaining survey to all members to collect information and feedback for the next round of bargaining. To date, approximately 600 members have completed this survey. Our intent is to get the bargaining table as soon as possible and use the information provided to formulate our bargaining proposals. The Bargaining Survey is on www.cupe59.ca under News.  The CUPE 59 Executive Committee has requested bargaining dates for April 2019.

 

Election

  • CUPE 59 Elections will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • The following positions are up for election:
    • General Vice President
    • Recording Secretary
    • AVP Community Services (except Parks)
    • AVP Police & Fire
    • Trustee – 3 year term

 

Remai Modern Art Gallery CUPE 59 Event

Sunday, April 7th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Remai Modern Art Gallery.

This event is FREE to all CUPE 59 Members and their immediate family!

CUPE 59 members check-in at the admissions desk for your FREE ticket.

 

All the galleries will be open for you and your family to enjoy.

Tours at 1:00 pm and family tours at 2:00 pm.

There will be a free art-making activity in the Learning Studio.

Street parking is FREE on Sundays as is the parking lot at the end of Saunders Place. Underground parkade is an option as well (for payment).

Check out the wonderful space and numerous galleries with CUPE 59 covering the cost!

Sunday, April 7 Remai Event

 

CUPE 59 Golf Tournament

Saturday, June 8 – more details to follow.

Forestry Farm Fun Day

Sunday, June 23 – more details to follow.

 

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59

Feb 2019 Updates

TO ALL CUPE LOCAL 59 MEMBERS:

Collective Agreement

CUPE 59 is working with the City on our new Collective Agreement for 2017 – 2018.  Once we have a signed copy, it will be posted on our website at www.cupe59.ca under Resources.

 

Area Meeting Reminder

Please find attached the schedule for our February, 2019 Area Meetings.

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

 

Seniority List

The seniority list as of February 15, 2019 is attached and will be posted on the website under Resources.

Executive Compensation Committee

At the CUPE 59 Annual General Meeting on October 13, 2019, a motion was presented and passed to:

Establish an Ad-Hoc Committee to research funding options for Executive Board positions.  The Committee shall present recommendation(s) by April 30, 2019 to the Executive Board.  The Committee is to consist of three (3) members of the Executive Board, including the Secretary-Treasurer and three (3) non-executive members appointed by the Executive Board.

          The Committee’s function shall be to:

  • Research funding strategies in union locals of similar size
  • Determine if positions should be compensated
  • Determine which positions should be compensated
  • Determine the amount of compensation (e.g. benefits, pension, wage)
  • Report on the financial implications of the recommendation

An expression of interest for the Committee was sent to the membership on November 27, 2018. Interviews and selection process was held on January 10th, 2019. We are happy to announce that the 3 Executive and 3 Non-Executive members have been selected.

 

Executive Members

Stacy Sokalofsky – Secretary Treasurer

Eric Calaguian – Area Vice President Corporate Performance/Asset & Financial Management

Kevin Ariss – Area Vice President Community Services (except Parks)

 

Non- Executive Members

Sarah Binnie – Parks

Scott Jackson – Facilities Management

David Godwin – Recreation and Community Development

Thank you to all who expressed interest in the being involved in the Committee

Bargaining

On December 5th, 2018 CUPE 59 sent a bargaining survey to all members to collect information and feedback for the next round of bargaining. To date, approximately 600 members have completed this survey. Our intent is to get the bargaining table as soon as possible and use the information provided to formulate our bargaining proposals. The Bargaining Survey is on www.cupe59.ca under News.  The CUPE 59 Executive Committee has requested bargaining dates for the week of March 11, 2019.

 

Leisure Cards

There is a pilot program for CUPE 59 employees to increase the discount from 25% to 50% for Individual and Family Leisure passes.  CUPE 59 employees also receive 25% on Bulk tickets (poster attached).

This pilot program is now in effect and will expire on September 30, 2019 unless renewed by the parties.

The terms of who is eligible for the discount, are CUPE 59 employees have to be working with the City for three (3) consecutive months.  Employee status must be active when applying for the subsidization. These are the original terms of eligibility when the Leisure card discount was first put in place.

 

Election

  • CUPE 59 Elections will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • The following positions are up for election:
    • General Vice President
    • Recording Secretary
    • AVP Community Services (except Parks)
    • AVP Police & Fire
    • Trustee – 3 year term

 

Remai Modern Art Gallery CUPE 59 Event

Sunday, April 7th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Remai Modern Art Gallery.

This event is FREE to all CUPE 59 Members and their immediate family!

CUPE 59 members check-in at the admissions desk for your FREE ticket.

 

All the galleries will be open for you and your family to enjoy.

Tours at 1:00 pm and family tours at 2:00 pm.

There will be a free art-making activity in the Learning Studio.

Street parking is FREE on Sundays as is the parking lot at the end of Saunders Place. Underground parkade is an option as well (for payment).

Check out the wonderful space and numerous galleries with CUPE 59 covering the cost!

 

CUPE 59 Golf Tournament

Saturday, June 8 – more details to follow.

 

Forestry Farm Fun Day

Sunday, June 23 – more details to follow.

 

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59

February 2019 Area Meetings

First Quarter – February 2019         AREA MEETINGS

Area  Date  

Time (Location)

 

 

Cosmo Civic Centre

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

Winter Months – Cosmo, Kinsmen, Archibald Arena

 

 

 

Thursday, February 21

 

 

 

12 noon – Lunch Room – Cosmo CC

 

Police & Fire Protection Services

 

 

Monday, February 25

 

12 noon – Police Services – Room 1206B

 

 

 

Remai Modern Art Gallery

 

 

Tuesday, February 26

 

12 noon – Remai Modern Art Gallery

Lunch Staffroom (4th Floor)

 

City Hall Departments (all areas),

Field House, TCU Place, SaskTel Centre

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 27

 

 

12 noon – Committee Room “E” City Hall

 

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

 

 

Thursday, February 28

 

 

12 noon – Greenhouse Boardroom Vic Rempel Yards

 

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE MEETING FOR YOUR AREA,

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ATTEND ANOTHER MEETING.

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME AT ANY LOCATION!

***PLEASE POST FOR ALL CUPE LOCAL 59 MEMBERS TO SEE***

Executive Compensation Committee – Expression of Interest – Extended Deadline Date

TO ALL CUPE LOCAL 59 MEMBERS

CUPE 59 is needing to appoint three members to the newly established Executive Compensation Ad-Hoc Committee that was passed at our AGM in October, 2018.  The details of the Committee, as presented at the AGM are as follows:

Establish an Ad-Hoc Committee to research funding options for Executive Board positions.  The Committee shall present recommendation(s) by April 30, 2019 to the Executive Board.  The Committee is to consist of three (3) members of the Executive Board, including the Secretary-Treasurer and three (3) non-executive members appointed by the Executive Board.

The Committee’s function shall be to:

  • Research funding strategies in union locals of similar size
  • Determine if positions should be compensated
  • Determine which positions should be compensated
  • Determine the amount of compensation (e.g. benefits, pension, wage)
  • Report on the financial implications of the recommendation

We do not know what the actual time commitment would be.  The member shall be granted leave with pay and without loss of seniority for periods of time spent working on the Committee.  The member should possess the skills needed to work within committee environments where consensus decisions need to be made.

The deadline has been extended until December 14, 2018.  Please notify our office at cupe59@sasktel.net, if you are interested in being a member on the Executive Compensation Committee.  Please include the following information in your email:

Department and position

Reason for wanting to be involved in this committee

Any relevant skills that you bring that would be useful given the mandate set out

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59

Bargaining Survey- PDF and Survey Link

To all CUPE 59 Members,

On December 31st, 2018 our existing Collective Bargaining Agreement will expire. In the New Year, your Executive Board will begin the bargaining process with the Employer to work towards a fair contract. In anticipation of this new round of bargaining, we have prepared a quick 5-10 minute bargaining survey that we would like you complete. We 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.  All submissions are kept confidential.  In early 2019 we will share aggregate response results with the Membership.

The survey can be filled out online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019bargaining

For those that don’t have access to a computer, hard copies can be submitted through internal mail (CUPE 59 office #301-125 5th Avenue North) or through your Area Representative.

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59

CUPE 59 – 2018 Bargaining Survey Final

Executive Compensation Committee – Expression of Interest

TO ALL CUPE LOCAL 59 MEMBERS

CUPE 59 is needing to appoint three members to the newly established Executive Compensation Ad-Hoc Committee that was passed at our AGM in October, 2018.  The details of the Committee, as presented at the AGM are as follows:

Establish an Ad-Hoc Committee to research funding options for Executive Board positions.  The Committee shall present recommendation(s) by April 30, 2019 to the Executive Board.  The Committee is to consist of three (3) members of the Executive Board, including the Secretary-Treasurer and three (3) non-executive members appointed by the Executive Board.

The Committee’s function shall be to:

Research funding strategies in union locals of similar size

  • Determine if positions should be compensated
  • Determine which positions should be compensated
  • Determine the amount of compensation (e.g. benefits, pension, wage)
  • Report on the financial implications of the recommendation

We do not know what the actual time commitment would be.  The member shall be granted leave with pay and without loss of seniority for periods of time spent working on the Committee.  The member should possess the skills needed to work within committee environments where consensus decisions need to be made.

Please notify our Office by November 30, 2018 (cupe59@sasktel.net), if you are interested in being a member on the Executive Compensation Committee.  Please include the following information in your email:

Department and position

Reason for wanting to be involved in this committee

Any relevant skills that you bring that would be useful given the mandate set out

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59

 

2018 Adult Christmas Party

TO MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

 The Adult Christmas Party will be held on:

 SATURDAY, December 15, 2018

Western Development Museum

(2610 Lorne Avenue)

 6:00 p.m. – Cocktails

7:00 p.m. – Dinner

7:00 – 10:00 pm WDM Self Tour

8:00 p.m. – Entertainment

9:00 p.m. – Dance/Social  

 

TICKETS $20/person

Two (2) tickets per member (cut-off for ticket sales is Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

Payment: cash or cheque made payable to CUPE Local 59. (please do not send cash or cheques in the mail)

 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Contact List To Purchase Tickets.


There is a limited number of tickets so get your tickets early! 

Please note: seating is on a first come basis – no reserved seating available.

 

In Solidarity,

CUPE Local 59

Executive Committee