L21 – Annual Scholarship Awards

Dear Members:

The membership of the Regina Outside City Workers’, Local 21 has again given its approval to provide five (5) seven-hundred dollar ($700.00) scholarships to children or wards of our members and members, (three (3) high school and two (2) adult learning) for first year post secondary education.

To qualify for the scholarship, the student must meet the following requirements:

1. The applicant must be a member or dependant of a member in good standing of Local 21.
2. The applicant must be a 1st year post-secondary student.
3. The student must provide proof of registration of the post-secondary institute of their choice.
4. The student must provide a copy of their official grade 12 marks.
5. The applicant must provide the essay as outlined below.
6. All applicants must submit their application to Local 21 on or before December 2, 2019.
7. An applicant can only apply once.

Criteria in which all applicants will be assessed are as follows:

1. Eighty percent (80%) will be based on the average of the grade 12 marks.
2. Twenty percent (20%) will be based on a 250-word essay (1 page) answering the following question:

Why are Unions important to Society?

The essay will not be marked; receipt of essay with the application is all that is required to obtain these points.

The winning scholarship applicant(s) may have their essay published on the Unions website or other Union publications and is the property of Local 21.

Good luck to all applicants.

In Solidarity,

Doug Eklund
A/President

Application form PDF:

L21 – Annual Scholarship Awards

Casual Transfer Request Changes

Please note:

  • Eligible casual members will have more than 2069 hours.
  • New intake period: November 15 to December 31. (no longer January 1 to February 15).
  • No late requests for transfer will be accepted.
  • Eligible Local 21 casuals can only select up to five (5) Branches for transfer.
  • Submit transfer requests to People & Orginizational Culture Department (HR) – 11th Floor – City Hall.

 

WorkSafe – Back & Shoulder Injury Prevention

Due to the nature of the job, it’s often difficult to avoid certain repetitive motions. However, it is still important that workers practice safe lifting and handling in order to protect their back and shoulders from injury. Protect against back injury by:

  • avoid lifting above shoulder height (this puts extra strain on your shoulders and back)
  • don’t try to catch falling objects
  • whenever possible, push rather than pull (pushing allows you to keep a normal back position and puts less strain on the back)
  • avoid excessive forceful movements – Ask: is there a tool you could use instead of your body?

Practicing safe lifting habits can protect your back and shoulders from many injuries:

  • use mechanical lifting aids where possible / employ a team lift.

If you must lift alone, use safe personal lifting practices:

  • size up your load before lifting
  • make sure your intended path is clear
  • get help if needed
  • use a dolly or other lifting aids whenever possible
  • get as close to the load as possible
  • avoid twisting from the waist while lifting
  • use a wide and well-balanced stance while lifting
  • tighten your stomach muscles as you start the lift
  • keep your lower back curved and lift with your legs
  • pick up your feet to turn – do not twist
  • lower the load with your legs while maintaining a normal back curve (lowering loads can injure your back just as easily as lifting)

WorkSafe – Back & Shoulder Injury Prevention

Ratification / Collective Agreement

During two (2) scheduled meetings held on 25 February 2019 (12:00 noon & 5:00 pm), members present discussed, voted and accepted the negotiated memorandum of agreement reached between your Local 21 negotiating committee and the City of Regina. 

Thank you to the members who took part in this process.

For future communications such as meeting notices, periodic updates, upcoming functions, events and action alerts visit local21.ca … and through our new Local 21 App now available for download on the front page of this website.

If you have any questions, please contact the union office at (306) 352-8282 or email: cupe.local21@sasktel.net

MOBIUS Active Member Newsletter

We are pleased to present the latest edition of the Regina Civic Employees’ Superannuation & Benefit Plan Active Member Newsletter.

Inside this issue:
– New and Improved Plan Text
– Funded Ratio Improves
– Our experts answer your questions
– Möbius Holiday Hours

Click on the link below to view the newsletter:

MOBIUS Active Member Newsletter – Nov. 2018

The next Pension & Benefit meeting is posted in the Calendar.