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 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
February 14th, 2020 Statement on Proposed Tuition Increase Executive, PSAC Local 40004 We are deeply concerned by the proposed tuition fee increase put forward by the interim Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Post-Doctoral Fellows. The report proposes a ten percent increase per year for five years for domestic students with … Continue reading PSAC Statement on Tuition Increase
Our Annual General Meeting for PSAC Local 40004 will be held on March 21st at 4:30pm in Arts 146. A meal will be provided. The meeting is open to all PSAC Local 40004 members. we encourage all postdoctoral fellows, graduate student workers and veterinary residents and interns to attend so that you can find out … Continue reading Annual General Meeting – March 21st