Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local in Saskatoon in 1975, voted to ratify the July 10 collective agreement with the University of Saskatchewan. „This agreement took a long time, but we finally reached an agreement that serves our members now and in their future,“ said Craig Hannah, President of CUPE Local in 1975. „After seeing so little movement for so long, we were pleased that the university accepted our request to come back to the table this week. We were even happier when they agreed to go to a market. READ MORE „We are pleased to have reached a fair agreement,“ union president Craig Hannah said in a press release. Members of CUPE 1975, which represents the university`s support staff, voted to ratify a new collective agreement. „Our members are the backbone of the University of Saskatchewan. We are pleased to have reached a fair agreement and look forward to continuing our work at the university,“ said Hannah. The Union has been able to achieve a number of monetary and non-monetary improvements. The new duration of the agreement is from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020, the union said. The new five-year collective agreement is applicable from January 1, 2016 until December 31, 2020. The pension plans will come into effect on September 1, 2019. The retirement plan is also changing. Higher education institutions` contributions to the plan are set at 7% of salary by the end of 2020.
It is then set at 7.5%. Member fees are equal to university fees. Saskatchewan University employees have agreed to a new employment contract after almost four years without a contract. In 1975, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) voted 97% in favour of a new collective agreement. The agreement avoids the possibility of a strike, a situation that began in April, when cupE members began expressing their frustration in 1975 and held meetings with the U of S Board of Governors to explore the previously outdated agreement. The possibility of a strike arose in April, when union members met with the U of S Board of Governors to discuss the outdated agreement. working.usask.ca/agreements/cupe-1975/cupe-1975-table-of-contents.php. Collective_Agreement_L1975_2016_01_01_to_2020_12_31 you will receive an increase of 1.5% in 2018, 2% in 2019 and 2% in 2020. The link contains CUPE Local`s COLLECTIVE CONVENTION 1975. Allison Fairbairn has her BMus in Music (Theory – Composition) and a BA in English from the University of Saskatchewan. She also has an MA in Ethnomusicology – Popular Music at the University of Alberta.
She is currently working on an MEd in Educational Technology and Design through the University of Saskatchewan. Continue reading „ASPA Member Highlight – Allison Fairbairn, Instructor“ → . CUPE Local 1975 President Craig Hannah speaks to reporters after a union press conference at the University of Saskatchewan on February 26, 2019. (Chris Vandenbreekel/650 CKOM) The union has secured a number of improvements – from vacation insurance to pension changes – on the contract, which expires on December 31, 2020. Have you ever had a bad day, and someone did something beautiful for you, and your mood changed right away? Kindness is an often overlooked attribute. Simple acts of kindness do not cost much money. In fact, sometimes the smallest gifts can be the most thoughtful. Doing something good for your employees is a wonderful way to improve your relationships and raise morale at work. Continue reading the „Children`s Acts“ → CUPE 1975 representing non-university workers at the university, including administration, food services, technicians and library assistants.
Workers represented by the union will see wage increases last year, this year and next.