CUPE 2669 members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your union bargains the terms of the agreement with management, generally every 2-3 years.
Some of the most notable things covered in the Collective Agreement include:
- Hours of work
- Hiring and Seniority
- Leave (Sick, vacation, etc.)
- Discipline and Grievance procedures
- Resignation and Termination
Other aspects may be covered under provincial law (see Saskatchewan employment standards, especially the Saskatchewan Employment Act and Workers’ Comp/OH&S), national law, or administrative practices (past policies that may or may not be documented).
The collective agreement can only be changed during bargaining. If you believe the Collective Agreement (or other law or policy) is being violated, please come to your shop steward, union executive, or general membership meeting to discuss it!
When you have a dispute with management, talk with your shop steward! We can help.
The first step we will take is to talk with management about the issue on your behalf. Most disputes are resolved with this step alone!
If that doesn’t work, we can file a grievance on your behalf. This is something we do for you, so if you do not want to file a grievance about an issue that affects you alone, you will not have to.
Grievances start by being submitted to your manager. If the issue isn’t resolved there, we can then submit them to the CEO. If that also doesn’t resolve the issue, we can submit it to the library board or go to arbitration. Arbitration is final, and does cost us money.
CUPE has the Grievance Form online. They also have a Grievance Fact Sheet. These can help you file a grievance, or help you know what to expect when you are filing a grievance. You will need to keep track of information such as what happened and when it happened, and you will want to have an idea of what you want from management to make it right. This could be money from a pay dispute, revocation of a written reprimand, or even a policy change or apology.
We can also file a grievance for a group of us or for the whole union if there is an issue that affects a lot of people in the same way.
Our bylaws set out the rules for how our local democratically elects our representatives, and how it is run.
- Download the bylaws (PDF) CUPE 2669 Bylaws
For a copy of our Long Term Disability agreement with Great West Insurance, click here:
LTD: Group Policy 335258
You can access information on your health benefits on the Saskatchewan Blue Cross website at this link.
You can find more on the free counseling services provided by the city Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) at https://cityofsaskatoonefap.com/.
Other information can be found on the City of Saskatoon employee intranet at https://cityofsaskatoon.sharepoint.com/. Log in with your employee email address and password.
You can find information about employment at the Saskatoon Public Library and job postings at saskatoonlibrary.ca. Internal postings are available on the intranet (employee login required).
The City of Saskatoon has recently updated its website and our pension information can now only be accessed from certain City-owned computers which are not at SPL. You can no longer access this information from your home computer. The Union is working to gain more information about this change and options for accessing our benefits information when we’re not at work.