Wednesday, November 7, 2012

October Campus Update

This is the latest update on the activities of the bargaining unit. Read it here.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Professional Services proposals conference is set for November 16th and 17th at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon. Please see your local campus chairperson if you would like to attend. Registration closes Oct. 19th. We will be drawing for an ipod touch and an ereader. All delegates in attendance will have their names entered into this draw.

Friday, June 15, 2012

CBA Signed

The collective agreement has been signed. The review was completed and signed on Thursday June 14, 2012. Thanks to everyone for their support during this round of negotiations. SIAST Professional Services Bargaining Unit

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Potential Massive Overhaul of Sask. Labour Law! While many Saskatchewan workers are preparing for summer fun with friends and family, the Provincial Government is considering changes to no less than fifteen separate pieces of labour legislation. The possible changes are many and dramatic, yet no public hearings are planned. Your only chance at consultation is to make written submissions to the Ministry of Labour. The deadline is July 31, 2012. For commentary:
At the Local level
At the Provincial level
At the National level
The 2012 SGEU Convention was held in Prince Albert April 24th to 26th. Highlights can be found here. While you're there, please check out the Flickr Photostream of the work, fun, and solidarity from P.A.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Unspent PD Allocations

If you have any money in your PD fund right now and you have ALREADY purchased something but have not submitted the receipts to your campus PD representative yet please do so before May 4th.

If you have money in your PD fund and have not purchased anything yet you WILL NOT lose that money. It will roll into your flex plan account on a one time basis. You will then be able to allocate it as you see fit.

SIAST will be sending out a communication about PD allocations

Friday, March 30, 2012

Final Mediator's Report

Mediator Tom Hodges has provided his full report with decisions on all items still in dispute. Read the report here.

The bargaining committee will be meeting on Tuesday to discuss and seek any clarification that is required.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pension Increase Ruling from Mediator

Pension contribution increases of .25% for both employee and employer contributions to the plan will begin on the first pay cheques in April.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Medation Submissions Completed

Both sides presented written and oral arguments to mediator Tom Hodges on February 29th. We expect Mr. Hodges rulings within the month.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Implementation of Wage Increase

Our mediator Tom Hodges, has ruled that the wage increases should be applied ASAP. Read his award here.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Results of February 1st Meeting with SIAST Management

A campus update has been posted with details of the discussion held on February 1st.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Committee to Meet with Managment February 1st and 2nd

The bargaining committee will meet with the SIAST management committee on February 1st and 2nd to attempt to reach agreement on outstanding items contained in the letters of understanding attached to the memorandum of agreement. We will report on these discussions as soon as possible.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ratification Complete

The Professional Services bargaining unit has ratified the MOA with SIAST. Dates to discuss outstanding items will be posted when available.