Late last week, CUPE 882 wrote a letter to the Honourable Don McMorris, Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, as per s.6-28(1) of the Saskatchewan Employment Act, requesting he appoint a special mediator to help resolve the labour dispute between CUPE 882 and the City of Prince Albert.

On Friday, September 15, the union received a letter from the Ministry informing us that Kristin Anderson, Executive Director of Labour Relations and Mediation would be brought on to assist the parties in the conciliation process.

“CUPE 882 is pleased that the Minister has stepped in and offered third party assistance,” said Mira Lewis, CUPE National representative. “We are hopeful that with Ms. Anderson’s support we can have a productive bargaining meeting with the employer and resolve this dispute in a timely matter.”

A meeting with Ms. Anderson is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

The union commenced job action on September 11. The full withdrawal of services has impacted service levels at City Hall, EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, Frank Dunn Pool, Alfred Jenkins Field House, and the Art Hauser Centre.