CUPE’s Pension Issue

Recently, members of CUPE 1975 set up information tables across campus on the theme “PAWS off our Pensions”.

CUPE’s Employer, the University of Saskatchewan, went to arbitration to determine whether it had the power to unilaterally change the terms of the CUPE pension plan. The arbitrator ruled in favour of the Employer.

Though it is not clear at this time what actions the Employer will take, unilateral action is not consistent with years of past practice of negotiating the terms of their pension plan with CUPE.