Greetings CUPE 1975 members,
You all should have received the information now that the University of Saskatchewan wasn’t in favor of granting Monday, Sept 19th as a holiday. Our language under Article 16.1 of our Collective Agreement states:
“Any date proclaimed as a public holiday by the provincial or federal government will be deemed to be a holiday for employees providing this does not duplicate holiday provisions above,”
The wording of this article hinges on the word “proclaim.”
We are continuing to communicate with our CUPE National Lawyer to see if we have a valid grievance to file.
Bob Jones, President