Graduate Student Workers voted in favour of ratifying the contract. The contract for Graduate Student Workers can be viewed here.
You’re invited to a Holiday Party on December 8th at 6 pm at GSA Commons – jointly hosted by GSA & PSAC40004!!!
A big thank you to the previous Executive Committee for all their support and hard work on behalf of PSAC Local 40004 members! A new Executive Committee was elected at the last Annual General Meeting and we look forward to getting to know our members.
President: Dr. Elaheh Khozeimeh Sarbisheh
SHRF and CIHR-THRUST Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Chemistry
Vice President: Saman Naghieh
PhD candidate in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Biomedical Engineering
Treasurer: Laura Larsen
PhD candidate in Department of History
Secretary: Dr. Sampath Perumal
Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Plant Sciences
Congratulations to the graduate student employees at the University of Saskatchewan for securing our first collective agreement!!!
For a reminder of what’s included, please see the following link.
I am resigning from the local presidency effective this morning, when Seth Dueck will take over. Seth is currently serving as the Union Vice President and on the bargaining team. Seth is committed to working for better working conditions for all graduate students on campus and will be an effective advocate for you. It’s been my privilege to serve as president, and I hope you will all support Seth in his new role.
Welcome Week Pancake Breakfast
We would like to invite you to a free pancake breakfast for all union workers and students on September 7th in the bowl from 7:30-10:00 am.
PSAC Local 40004 President
The latest bargaining update from our bargaining team is now available. Past updates from the bargaining team can be found under the “Bargaining Updates” tab above. Please join us for our Annual General Meeting (Thursday March 30th, 5pm, Arts 263) to show the university that we have an active membership that is a valuable part of this institution that needs to be taken seriously.
More information about the AGM can be found here.
The agenda for our March 30th AGM is available (here) along with our proposed bylaws (here). We will be voting on whether to approve these bylaws as circulated at our AGM. The bylaws also contain descriptions of the duties for our four executive positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer). If you have any questions about these duties please feel free to contact us! Nominations for these positions can be sent to our email or can happen during the AGM. Please attend the AGM and consider letting your name stand for nomination.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on March 30th at 5pm in Arts 263. At this time we will be holding elections for our four executive positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and submitting bylaws for the approval of our membership. A more detailed agenda will be posted, along with a draft of our bylaws, on Monday March 20th. The bylaws are currently under review at our Regional PSAC office to ensure they are in accordance with the PSAC Constitution.
Members may be interested in this event happening tomorrow at 1pm. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/798117600290965/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1477956665752947
Please see the newest Bargaining Update from our Bargaining Team here. Negotiations resume in October.