The results are in from the province-wide referendum vote on the draft founding bylaws and policies of CUPE Local 5430. CUPE health care members have voted 80.5 percent in favour of the bylaws and policies in the vote held November 29, 2017.
The bylaws will now be sent to CUPE National President Mark Hancock for approval.
RE: Agreement reached to review Joint Job Evaluation Plan
On November 1, 2017 I wrote a message highlighting CUPE’s concerns about the education factor of he Joint Job Evaluation Plan and shared that we were working on this issue at the bargaining table. It was the focus of the talks at the bargaining table at the Oct. 30 – November 3 session as we reported in the last bargaining update (Nov. 7).
On November 23, 2017 the Health Provider Unions – CUPE, SEIU- West and SGEU reached agreement with SAHO (Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations) on a Joint Job Evaluation Plan review. A Letter of Understanding was signed on the issue to provide a process for a review of the Joint Job Evaluation Plan.
A little message from you CUPE health care bargaining committee. Bargaining resumed today and will continue until the 27th. Remember to wear your shirts, buttons, stickers, any of your CUPE swag and send us pictures. We find it really encouraging!
Members of the newly formed CUPE Local 5430 will have the opportunity to approve their founding bylaws and policies in workplace referendum votes to be held November 29, 2017.
The draft bylaws and policies were adopted at the founding meeting of the new provincial union held September 13 and October 12-13 in Regina, but require further approval from the membership in a referendum vote.
Nearly two hundred delegates, representing members from each of the five legacy Locals (Local 3967, Local 4777, Local 4980, Local 5111 and Local 5999), attended the founding meeting. Over the three-day period, every section of the draft bylaws and policies were presented, debated and adopted. Several sections were amended following debate.