IMPORTANT! Special Bylaw Approval Meeting Notice

2709 – 12th Ave.
Wednesday December 2, 2015

Please note the change in venue and time from our regular General Membership meetings.

Meeting Agenda:
  • Call to Order
  • Continuation of Bylaw Approval Meeting (6:30-9:30)

Food and refreshments to be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Constitution and Bylaws Committee
CUPE Local 21

Bylaw amendments tabled

The Bylaw Review Committee presented a notice of motion at the October 13, 2015 General Membership Meeting to amend the current CUPE Local 21 Constitution and Bylaws. The proposed changes, to be voted on at the November 10, 2015 General Membership Meeting, would see several amendments made to the current bylaws to ensure compliance with the CUPE National Constitution and to promote increased membership involvement, greater clarity in the selection and composition of bargaining committees and enhanced financial transparency. The proposed bylaw amendments can be viewed in their entirety in the Member Login section of this website.

Labour board grants Local 21 bargaining rights for WWTP employees

Saskatchewan’s Labour Relations Board has approved CUPE Local 21’s successorship application to continue to represent wastewater treatment plant employees. A certification order was issued August 12, 2015 that requires EPCOR Water Prairies Inc., the new public-private partnership employer of WWTP employees, to bargain collectively with CUPE Local 21.

CUPE Local 21 and EPCOR plan to start bargaining for a new collective agreement later this fall, but no dates have been confirmed yet. Earlier this year, EPCOR and Local 21 signed an “irrevocable election” to keep the in-scope supervisors at the plant within the CUPE Local 21 bargaining unit.

Letters of Understanding

CUPE Local 21 is posting Letters of Understanding on the website to ensure greater transparency and accountability to the membership, starting with the most recent LOUs. Members can access these Letters of Understanding under the “Resources” tab. Please note that Letters of Understanding identifying specific individual members will not be posted on the website in order to protect those members’ privacy rights. Those members can request a copy of their LOU by contacting the office.

Contracting Out Committee

Contracting out is an ongoing and critical concern for CUPE Local 21. As members and citizens, we know that contracting out typically results in increased costs, inferior services, loss of public accountability, and lower wages and benefits. If you are a Local 21 member who is concerned about contracting out and would like to sit on the Local’s Contracting Out Committee, please contact us by e-mail  at or by phone at (306)352-8282.

Important Update – Confidentiality Declaration

The City of Regina recently announced that it is requiring new employees and current employees to sign a Confidentiality Declaration. CUPE Local 21 has written to the City to request that they cease and desist from making employees sign this form until the union has had an opportunity to review this declaration and provide feedback in a meeting with the City. The Confidentiality Declaration may violate Article 22(B) Indemnity Clause and other provisions of the collective agreement.

CUPE Local 21 strongly encourages members to refrain from signing the Confidentiality Declaration until we are satisfied that it will not violate your collective agreement rights. Further updates will be provided as they become available.