Tuesday, March 29, 2011

All Together Now! Campaign in Support of Public Services in Canada

As public sector workers in Canada I think it's important to be aware of the attack on these services by the current federal government. Please take the time to checkout the NUPGE All Together Now! campaign at this link

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Public Sector Sharing Meeting

Jim Steele and Tracey Kurtenbach attended the Public Sector Unit Sharing meeting on March 21st. The meeting was chaired by SFL President Larry Hubich. Crown bargaining units and the RWDSU also attended. The discussion focused on what is happening at each bargaining table.

Bargaining Units File Unfair Labour Practice

Both the Academic and Professional Services bargaining units have filed unfair labour practice applications on the employer's implementation of paid parking at all SIAST locations. Read the Academic application here and the Professional Services here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

SGEU News Release Carlton Trail Merger

This is a bit off topic for the blog but in the interests of keeping the membership aware of what's happening in education in Saskatchewan I am going to include items like this. The release can be read here

Friday, March 18, 2011

Job Evaluation Committee Temporarily Suspended

The Professional Services bargaining committee received a letter from SIAST stating that from April to June 2011 the JEC will not rate any revised JIQ's. As stated in the letter the employer will take this time to train out of scope managers on the job evaluation process. The bargaining committee is supporting this move as the out of scope managers are ultimately responsible for signing off on job duties in JIQ's.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Joint Committee Update

The update from the March 14-15 meeting has been posted to this link

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FAQ Added to Website

The bargaining committee has completed an FAQ document and it can be found on the Q&A link at the website

Monday, March 14, 2011

237 Days until Saskatchewan Election

The members should be aware of when our next provincial election is and also should educate themselves about each of the party's policies on Saskatchewan workers rights. Go here to find out more about the Saskatchewan election process

The Saskatchewan NDP, the Saskatchewan Party, and the Saskatchewan Liberals all have candidates running in the upcoming election.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Upcoming Meetings

Bargaining Chairpersons Jim Steele and Tracey Kurtenbach will meet with the common front coalition on the afternoon of March 15 and the public sector bargaining group on March 21.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bargaining Update

The bargaining committee met on March 1st and 2nd to review the situation to date and to discuss our next steps. We will be meeting with the academics on March 14th and 15th in Regina and will have an update for the members after this meeting.