CUPE Local 5791 Ratifies Collective Agreement

On March 20, 2017 members of CUPE Local 5791 voted to ratify a two-year collective agreement with the University of Regina. The Board of Governors voted to ratify the agreement on March 16, 2017.

The term of the new collective agreement is from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.

The deal includes a 1.5 percent wage increase in the first year, modest benefit increases, retroactive pay and a lump sum payment.

Unless otherwise stated, all changes will take effect the 1st of the month following ratification of the agreement by the parties. Retroactive economic adjustments will be provided to all active employees including those on disability and approved leave and those who have retired since January 1, 2016.

CUPE Local 5791 represents support staff at the University of Regina.

March 20, 2017 Ratification Meeting and Vote

Thank you for those who attended today’s ratification meeting.  This is to advise that 88% of voting members were in favour of the tentative agreement.  Details of the renewed Collective Agreement will be posted on this website once available.

If you would like to review the information discussed during the meeting please see the following documentation:


Thank you,

CUPE 5791

CUPE 5791 Winter 2017 Scholarship

The $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a University of Regina
undergraduate or graduate student who meets the following criteria:

· must be a Student Employee member of CUPE 5791 at time of
· registered in full-time studies for the semester in which they are
· student must have a minimum average of 60% in their most recent year
of study
· must submit a short essay, not to exceed two pages, on the topic
selected by the scholarship committee.
Topic for Winter 2017 Scholarship:

“What is the impact of unions on non-unionized workplaces?”

Please submit cover letter, essay and unofficial transcripts to by April 1, 2017.
Cover letter is to include position, department, email address and a
short bio.

Note: As a condition of your scholarship application, you are
authorizing that your submissions may be acknowledged and/or
reproduced in CUPE correspondence.

16 Days of Activism


16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. This 16-day period highlights significant dates in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. Some of these dates include: November 25 – International Day Against Violence Against Women; November 29 – International Women Human Rights Defenders Day; December 1 – World AIDS Day; December 6 – which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre; and, December 10 – International Human Rights Day.

A Fundraising event being hosted on Monday, November 21, 2016 at locally owned and operated restaurant -Table 10. This years 16 Days of Activism will kick off with a live performance by Megan Falley, along with silent auction. All proceeds raised from this event will be used to create Survivor Kits or care packages to be given to survivors of sexual assault at the General Hospital.

For tickets contact Jill Arnott at the Women’s Centre

(306-584-1255 or

See you at Table 10 on November 21!


Interested Members Wanted

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour Convention is on October 26-29 in Regina and we would love to see some of our local benefit from this great experience!  If this is something you would like to attend, please email the CUPE office at

If you would like to learn more about what will be discussed at this conference you can go to





Message From MacKenzie Art Gallery

Hi everyone,

CUPE has just issued a media release regarding our strike vote. It can be found here:

We’ve also received coverage from the Leader-Post almost immediately after it was released:

Jamie Mellor and Brad Martin will potentially be doing media interviews this afternoon. I haven’t heard any sort of official response from Management so please let me know if you hear anything.

In solidarity,

– Marie


Marie Olinik

2016-2017 CUPE 5791 Executive-at-Large (MacKenzie Art Gallery)

306 584 4250 ext. 4281

3475 Albert Street, Regina SK

University of Regina administrative, technical staff vote to strike hit the News

The union representing about 330 administrative, professional and technical employees at the University of Regina says they’ve voted to walk out.

The University of Regina Faculty Association says 85 per cent of employees have voted for a strike mandate after voluntary mediation in mid-January failed to reach a deal.

Those workers include resident managers, student advisers, recruiters and staff who co-ordinate needs for international students.

The association says outstanding issues are layoff provisions, retirement bonus eligibility and compensation.

The association says the university wants to make workers vulnerable to arbitrary layoff decisions with limited recourse to reassignment.

Negotiations between the two sides began last February.

CBC News Report available at: