Bargaining Process for Research Associates at the U of S Has Begun!

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!

PSAC and U of S Reach Tentative Agreement for Graduate Students

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

August Bargaining Update

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

Letter to Justin Trudeau on Behalf of Our Members

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