Annual Convention 2015

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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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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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Privatized liquor could cost province millions: report

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Report confirms privatizing public liquor stores would mean millions in lost revenue for the province.

The Saskatchewan government maintains that their proposed privatization of the province’s liquor retailing system will not result in diminished government revenues. However, a new joint study by Alberta’s Parkland Institute and the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives demonstrates that even with the existing mark-up and taxation regime in place, the government stands to lose millions in potential revenue under a privatized liquor system.

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women – December 6, 2014

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#NOTokay – a social media initiative empowering people to take every day action to end violence against women.

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was established to honour victims of the December 6, 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique in Montreal, where 14 women were murdered because they were women. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member who worked at the school.

Canada’s labour movement has shown leadership in making workplaces safer for women and advancing the  well-being and rights of women in all areas of society. It’s at the heart of what we do.

Let’s remember and work for change to end violence against women, and all forms of sexual and gender-based violence and discrimination in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

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Workplace safety laws should not be up for negotiation, says CUPE

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Tom Graham, President of CUPE Saskatchewan

CUPE Saskatchewan joins with the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour in warning attempts to trade away workplace safety laws through the New West Partnership will not be without a fight.

On December 1, 2014, select corporate special interests and government officials from Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia began closed-door meetings to discuss “health and safety regulations that act as impediments to trade,” according to government documents, as part of the negotiations surrounding the New West Partnership.

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Pension deal another step closer to the finish line

REGINA: Members of the Regina Civic Pension Plan are one step closer to having a secure pension deal. The Pension and Benefits Committee, which represents the 21 employee groups, voted unanimously on Wednesday evening to support the pension agreement reached with the City of Regina. The City of Regina has also voted unanimously to support the amended pension deal.

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