Our bargaining team met and exchanged proposals with the employer on February 24. We have officially begun the process of obtaining a collective agreement to improve our working conditions. We have agreed that the starting point for negotiations is the existing Post-doctoral fellows’ collective agreement. We are now bargaining for rights specific to our group … Continue reading Bargaining Process for Research Associates at the U of S Has Begun!
The executive of PSAC Local 40004 stands in solidarity with their Muslim members, and other members, who were affected by the recent racist cyber-attacks against them. A ceremony held over Zoom held on the fourth anniversary of the Québec mosque shooting, was hacked with racist slurs and imagery. We condemn all forms of racism, Islamophobia, … Continue reading A Statement of Solidarity From PSAC Local 40004
Ratification meetings will be held October 13th at 12pm and October 15th at 5pm. Members will need to attend one of these meetings in order to vote. The ratification kit can be found here.
After 7 months of bargaining, both sides were able to agree on terms. This is a fantastic agreement for our members which includes sector leading economic increases.Highlights- 4 year agreement- Significant improvements to language around Employment Equity.- Language for Employment Supervisor Training- Improvements to language around Hours of Work and Harassment Annual wage settlement PSAC’s bargaining team … Continue reading PSAC and U of S Reach Tentative Agreement for Graduate Students
PSAC Local 40004 Bargaining Update 20 August 2020 Talks move to monetary The Bargaining Team for Graduate Student Employees, PSAC Local 40004, met with members of the University of Saskatchewan team on August 18th and 19th. As reported in our last bargaining update, the Union Team had committed to tabling its monetary proposals during this bargaining session. It did … Continue reading August Bargaining Update
PSAC Local 40004 Bargaining Update 24 June 2020 Talks stall on equity survey and training for employment supervisors The Bargaining Team for Graduate Student Employees, PSAC Local 40004, met with members of the University of Saskatchewan team on June 23rd and 24th. On the first day, the team built on the progress it had made during the last … Continue reading June Bargaining Update
PSAC Local 40004 Bargaining Update 20 May 2020 More Progress in Bargaining for New Graduate Student Employee Collective Agreement The bargaining team for Graduate Student Employees, PSAC Local 40004, met with representatives of the University of Saskatchewan on May 14 to continue the process of negotiating a new collective agreement. The team can … Continue reading Graduate Student Bargaining Update #3
6 April 2020 Dear Prime Minster Trudeau: We are writing to express our appreciation for your announcement that support for post-secondary students is forthcoming. Our union local—Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 40004—represents graduate students who work at the University of Saskatchewan as teaching assistants, research assistants, and student assistants. Our members have experienced considerable … Continue reading Letter to Justin Trudeau on Behalf of Our Members
Proposals for a Collective Agreement Between The Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 40004 and The University of Saskatchewan 11 March 2020 INTRODUCTION Pursuant to The Saskatchewan Employment Act, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 40004, served notice to bargain on June 14, 2019. Consequently, the Public Service Alliance of … Continue reading Local 40004 Bargaining Proposals
12 March 2020 Bargaining Begins for a New Graduate Student Employee Collective Agreement The bargaining team for Graduate Student Employees, PSAC Local 40004, met with representatives of the University of Saskatchewan March 11-12 to begin the process of negotiating a new collective agreement. The team can report that it made modest progress during this first bargaining session … Continue reading PSAC Local 40004 Bargaining Update