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Developing a Workplace Policy for Legal Marijuana

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?


CUPE National Convention at Toronto and the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour in Saskatoon


Taking the union to the members

Table Talk

CUPE National’s Leadership Survey discovered a lot of useful insights for building stronger union locals. Two themes in particular emerged across the board: the idea of “taking the union to the members,” and the need to talk to members in person. 

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Noitice of Revised Meeting Date - All Presidents' Meeting

The following is a revised meeting date for the next All Presidents’ Meeting hosted by CUPE Saskatchewan:


DATE:              Wednesday, November 8, 2017                      

TIME:               10:30 A.M.

LOCATION:      Town of Davidson Hall (Auditorium)

206 Washington Avenue

Davidson, SK

Lunch will be provided.

*Please note this is a revised meeting date (change from October 11, 2017 to the new date of November 8, 2017).

CUPE local Presidents and/or local Executive Board members are invited to attend. Agenda information will be provided closer to the meeting date.

Please RSVP your attendance at your earliest convenience to Jodi or Nathan at the CUPE Saskatchewan office 306-757-1009 or contact Nathan Markwart, Executive Assistant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CUPE Workshops

  • September 15, 16, 17, 2017
  • Six Steward Learning Series Modules
  • CUPE Saskatoon Area Office
  • Pre-requisite: You must have taken the nine-hour Introduction to Stewarding workshop to register for these Steward Learning Series modules.
  • Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017
  • Please bring your Steward Learning Series passport with you.

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Scholarship Deadline Application October 31

The deadline for the scholarship application is October 31st, 2017.