Annual Convention 2015


Convention Call 2015

Join us March 4 – 6, 2015!

Delegates representing CUPE locals from across the province will gather in Regina from March 4 – 6, 2015 for the CUPE Saskatchewan Annual Convention. During the three-day convention, delegates will set the direction for the year ahead, elect members to leadership positions, approve financial statements, hear reports about the work being done by our union and engage in discussions about issues facing CUPE members and the public services we provide.

This year marks the 50th Annual Convention of CUPE Saskatchewan since its establishment in 1963. For over 50 years, CUPE Saskatchewan has united CUPE locals in our province to advance fairness and defend the public services that make our communities great places to live.

Join us as we renew our commitment to Keep Saskatchewan Public!

When: March 4 – 6, 2015
Where: Delta Hotel, Regina

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CUPE Sister Carla Smith honoured for community service

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Myra Potter, Interim CEO, United Way of Saskatoon & Area (left); Carla Smith (centre); Kelly Harrington, President, Saskatoon & District Labour Council (right)

CUPE 974 member, Carla Smith, was awarded the 2015 Labour Community Service Award at the 17th Annual Labour Community Service Award Dinner held on February 6, 2015 in Saskatoon. Sponsored by the Saskatoon and District Labour Council and the United Way of Saskatoon, the Labour Community Service Award honours a union member who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to the community through volunteer work.

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Keep Saskatchewan Public – Activist Training Conference: April 20 – 21, 2015

KEEP SK PUBLIC ACTIVIST TRAINING_APR 20 - 21, 2015_CALL_FINAL (Feb 9, 2015)Saskatchewan has lost public services to privatization, and many more are under threat.

Privatization increases costs, hands over control to for-profit corporations at the expense of Saskatchewan people, and threatens good jobs in our communities.

It’s time we all got more active and talk with our neighbours, friends and family members about the impact of privatizing our public services – before it is too late.

Each and every one of us can help protect public services from privatization.

Register today for the Keep Saskatchewan Public – Activist Training Conference.

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Graham: Supreme Court decision on Saskatchewan’s unconstitutional legislation no joke

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Tom Graham, President of CUPE Saskatchewan

“The Supreme Court of Canada ruling that determined the provincial government’s essential services legislation to be unconstitutional and severely infringing on the rights of workers is no joke,” wrote Tom Graham in a letter to the editor responding to the Premier’s twitter post last week making light of the recent decision.

“While Premier Wall chooses to joke, The Canadian Union of Public Employees stands prepared to seriously discuss public safety and workers’ rights.”


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CUPE Saskatchewan applauds Supreme Court decision restoring balance to collective bargaining; calls for more consultation

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Tom Graham, President of CUPE Saskatchewan

REGINA – CUPE Saskatchewan applauds the historic Supreme Court of Canada decision handed down today which recognizes the constitutional right of public sector workers to go on strike and has determined the Saskatchewan Party Government’s essential services legislation to be unconstitutional.

“We are very pleased that Canada’s highest court has ruled to restore balance to collective bargaining by recognizing that the right to take strike action, if necessary, is critical to maintain balance during collective bargaining,” said Tom Graham, President of CUPE Saskatchewan.

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Under 30 Workers Pub & Learn: February 23, 2015

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Join the young workers pub and learn on Monday, February 23, 2015!

If you are under 30 and want to understand more about your future pension, join the CUPE Saskatchewan Young Workers’ Committee for a free pub and learn.

When: Monday, February 23, 2015 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Where: Amigos Cantina, SASKATOON

No registration fee! Snacks provided!

Special guest and presenter: Mark Janson

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Gathering gifts to support women escaping domestic violence

Gathering gifts for our community Dec 2015During the holiday season, it’s important to remember that even the smallest gift can make a big and long lasting impact in our community. CUPE Saskatchewan’s Women’s Committee is encouraging CUPE locals and members to consider making a donation to a women’s shelter to support those in our community escaping domestic violence.

The following is a complete list of women’s shelters by area:

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Honour Our Deal: Pension Town Hall Meeting December 15, 2014

Pension Town Hall Dec 15 2014Do you have questions about the new pension deal? We have answers!

Join us for the Regina Civic Employees’ Pension Town Hall meeting to learn about the new plan, and ask your questions of pension experts, legal reps and members of the bargaining team.

When: December 15, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Queensbury Convention Centre, Salon 1 (1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina)


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