Your CUPE Local 1594 Bargaining Committee met with the Regina Public Library August 27-28 to commence negotiations to revise the collective agreement, which expired December 31, 2013.
Both parties exchanged and highlighted their proposal packages. Discussions were productive and respectful during the two days of negotiations and agreement was reached on a number of proposals.
Your bargaining committee is pleased with the initial discussions and progress. While it is still early in this process, we are hopeful that we will be able to reach a fair settlement that addresses the priorities of the membership within a reasonable timeframe.
Our next bargaining dates are set for September 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 and 30.
CUPE’s proposal package, ratified by the membership earlier this year, is available to members upon request to a member of the bargaining committee.
The members of your CUPE Local 1594 bargaining committee are: Dale Mitchell (Acting President), Gloria Quintin-Cuddington (Chief Shop Steward), Alice Frederick (2nd Vice-President), and Guy Marsden (CUPE National Representative).
Please note that a bargaining committee alternate will be elected at a special meeting to be held Wednesday, September 4 at noon at the RPL Film Theatre. This member will join the above members at the bargaining table while President Debbie Mihial remains on a leave of absence.
Your CUPE Local 1594 Bargaining Committee