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

 

Tentative Bargaining Agreement Reached

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

This is to advise all members that a tentative Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2023) has been reached with the Employer.

A Ratification Meeting will be held on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020 at Army Navy & Airforce Veterans Club (359 – 1st Avenue North – basement) commencing at 7:00 p.m.  Members will have until 9:00 p.m. to cast their ballot.

DETAILS of the settlement will be released at the Ratification Meeting on February 4th.

There is NO provision in CUPE Local 59 Bylaws for advanced polling or proxy vote.

If the Contract is ratified by CUPE Local 59, it would then go to City Council for approval.

 In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59

NOTICE OF RATIFICATION February 4, 2020

Leisure Passes and Medical Leave Pilot update

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

Bargaining

CUPE 59 and the City of Saskatoon have continued bargaining into December, 2019.  At our session on December 18, 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 January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020.  This program will now end on March 31, 2020 or upon reaching our next tentative agreement, whichever comes first.  Please see attached information.

Secretary-Treasurer Position

Stacy Sokalofsky has taken a new position outside of CUPE Local 59 as of December 31, 2019.  Stacy has been on the CUPE 59 Executive for more than 14 years and her knowledge and efforts have been greatly appreciated by the CUPE 59 Executive and membership.  Good luck to Stacy on her future endeavors!  The Executive Board presented an interim plan to the Trustees’ to have two existing board members co-manage the duties of the Secretary-Treasurer position until an election is held (June 4, 2020).   Thank you to Jeff Boone and Sharon Schaefer for taking on the Acting Secretary-Treasurer position.

New Office

Our CUPE 59 office will be up and running out of the new location (106 33rd Street East) as of February 17, 2020.

In Solidarity,

CUPE 59 Executive Committee

Leisure Passes and Medical Leave Pilot

UPDATE Leisure Pass Subsidy and Medical Leave Pilot

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

CUPE 59 and the City of Saskatoon have continued bargaining into December, 2019.  At our session on December 18, 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 January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020.  This program will now end on March 31, 2020 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 January 1, 2020 until March 31, 2020. 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. Any 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.

Employees that have not taken the full entitlement under the original pilot and first extension can combine the time remaining to the new additional hours.

This program will end on March 31, 2020 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

 

Kids Christmas Party INFORMATION

TO MEMBERS THAT HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY:

(cut-off to register was November 20th)

Please note the below restrictions from the Fieldhouse as the new track is in place:

No street shoes, food or drink will be allowed on the track.

Food/drinks will be served in the concession area.  Registration will be on the track.

If you have registered but are unable to attend, please make arrangements for a co-worker to pick-up the gift on your behalf.

See you Sunday (December 1) from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59

On-line Voting Survey

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

The Trustees’ are investigating the possibility of a third party electronic voting system for CUPE Local 59 Elections. We would like to get the Membership’s input regarding on-line voting.

Please take a couple of minutes to complete the following survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Cupe59Voting

Deadline to submit the on-line survey is December 13, 2019.

Thank you for your input,

 

The Trustees’ for CUPE Local 59

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

Notices are also posted at www.cupe59.ca under News

2019 CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

TO MEMBERS OF CUPE LOCAL 59:

The Children’s Christmas Party will be held on:

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Saskatoon Field House

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

(Includes Lunch, Apollo Jumpers, Face Painting,

Photobooth, Balloon Animals)

Santa will also be there!!!

Below is the link to the on-line registration form:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cupe59christmas2019

**The link is also posted on-line at www.cupe59.ca

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS NOVEMBER 20th

As a reminder, the cut-off age for gifts is up to and including 10 years of age as of December 31.

Please Note:  If you have registered for a gift but are unable to attend, another member can pick-up the gift on your behalf OR you can pick-up gifts on

Monday, December 2nd at the CUPE 59 office between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (#301 – 125 5th Ave N – door code 18).

***PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS ACCORDINGLY GIFTS ARE TO BE PICKED-UP ON DECEMBER 1st OR 2nd ONLY***

In Solidarity,

Executive Committee

CUPE Local 59

Office 306-652-6963