Cannabis Legalization Report
- 26 Mar
Distribute the information throughout your local to keep your members up-to-date on what's happening within the union.
National President's Report and National Secretary-Treasurer's Report to the December 2017 National Executive Board Meeting
Circulate the reports to members of the executive and make them available to interested members for their information.
REMINDER: Important message from the National President
Urgent Response Required:
National Constitution Article B.XI Trial Procedure Review
Print and post in your workplaces. Locals, members and staff who wish to be interviewed or make a submission are encouraged to email their request and/or submission by March 31, 2018.
Guidelines for Mergers and Transfer of Jurisdiction
Circulate the guidelines to members of the executive.
Counterpoint - CUPE's national newsletter
Circulate widely and post to keep your members up-to-date on what's happening within the union.
Economy at Work - CUPE's economic and bargaining newsletter
Circulate to members of your executive. Consider using the report as a bargaining reference to provide accessible information and analysis of economic developments.
Tabletalk - CUPE's bargaining resource newsletter providing bargaining updates and breakthroughs
Forward to your Bargaining Committee and other interested members.
As the holiday season approaches, and as 2017 comes to a close, we want to send our warmest holiday greetings and our most sincere thanks to all CUPE members.
The past year has been full of challenges, as members across the country stood strong in the fight for fairness, respect and better working conditions, at the bargaining table and on the picket line. CUPE has led the charge against precarious work, and for more stable employment and retirement security for all Canadians.
CUPE members have never been in a better position to bargain forward on the things that matter most. As a union, with over 650,000 members, our solidarity has never been stronger. We are strong because of activists and leaders like you.
In the spirit of peace, justice and solidarity, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and the very best for 2018.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Radisson Hotel, 405, 20th Street East, Saskatoon
Dr. Perry Sirota, Workplace Psychologist
Kevin Wilson, MLT Aikins, Employer Counsel
Lisa Olson, HR Director, Saskatoon Police Services
Legalized marijuana, both for medical and recreational use, is coming soon to a workplace near you. In the absence of an accepted impairment test for marijuana equivalent to the .08 breathalyzer standard for alcohol, employers and unions will be entering uncharted territory. Marijuana may show up in a urine or blood sample weeks after ingestion and its presence does not necessarily indicate impairment. How will employer policies reflect the legalization of marijuana? What are the responsibilities of unions in balancing the off-duty rights of their members with helping to ensure safe workplaces?