Tim Hubick Reports

July 2017

Since taking on the role of southern rep. I have been learning the role.

It has been a very active time in Southern Saskatchewan with rallies focused around saving our crowns from privation, rallies boycotting public service week. Mother’s day walk, pride events, and   National Aboriginal Day.

Over the past the past few months I have worked closely with the regional office in Regina. I have attended Area council meetings. Sitting on the executive for this committee.  I have guided them on some issues and worked with them on some team building. I have also been elected to be the chair for Regina Human rights committee this committee is a stage of re-development.  It has already held 2 very successful events this year which I will talk about a little more in this report.

Events: 

May 3 area council had a regular meeting at Regina Region Office.

On May 14 Mother’s Day walk took place this is an annual event that takes place every Mother’s Day. This event has taken place for the last 4 years now it is to remember the murdered and missing indigenous women. This event has grown in numbers over the years.

On May 23 Area council held a special meeting to talk about how to boycott the federal government public service week. It was planned to do a phone bank to all local presidents to let them know that a walk would take place on June 13 at noon. Posters were discussed and a date to make posters was decided.

On May 24 PSAC members along with members of other unions attended a rally that took place on the Saskatchewan Legislative Building grounds to rally against the Brad Wall government and his cuts towards the crowns. (Do to medical issues I was unable to attend this rally in person)

On June 12 Regina, Human Rights Committee attended the flag raising for pride week at city hall.

On June 12 Regina, Human Rights committee held a candle light vigil to remember the 49 people who lost their life’s in the Orlando night club shooting and to remember the 53 injured. There were 48 pairs of shoes collected to represent the dead and trees were given out to remember the 53 as a sign of hope. The committee wanted to focus on bringing awareness to the public that this type of hate and violence still excites.

On June 13 PSAC Area council held a walk-in boycott of the federal government public service week. Members walked in down town Regina with pick signs referring to Fix Phoenix pay and boycott PSW.

On June 21, National Aboriginal Day in Canada events across Southern Saskatchewan were held and PSCA members were encouraged to take part in events. 

On June 22 PSAC members once again gathered together in solidarity with other unions and rallied in Moose Jaw to once again rally against the Brad Wall government and the selling of our crowns. This such action would greatly effect our members in our DCLs.

Goals for future.

The goals I have for the future is to continue to learn my role.

To keep working with the RO and committees to draw in more members to attend meetings.

To have contact with all the locals and explain the purpose of all the committees as I have heard from several members they do not know what the committees do.

I will keep standing up in rallies to stand up for our crowns.

To keep working with SLF and other unions in solidarity.

To keep all members informed on upcoming events.

To keep fighting to fix phoenix pay system.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Respectively submitted.

In solidarity,

Tim Hubick

February 2018

Since last meeting I continue to learn the role.

First I wish to apologise for not being able to attend the meeting in person I must send my regrets as I have prior family commitments. 

It has been a very active time in Southern Saskatchewan with rallies focused around saving our crowns from privation, rallies boycotting public service week. Vigils remembering the missing and murdered aboriginal women of Canada, trans day of remembers, remembrance day, vigil to bring awareness about and domestic violence, Labour day picnic, and women marches, feeding the less fortunate Christmas dinner, rally with the Border services for a fair collective agreement.

I have also attended workshops and training sessions put on by the RO. 

Over the past the past few months I have worked closely with the regional office in Regina. I have attended Area council meetings. Sitting on the executive for this committee. I have guided them on some issues and worked with them on some team building. I have also chaired for Regina Human rights committee this committee is a stage of re-development.

Issues that still burn strong here in southern Saskatchewan:

The fight against privatisation of our crowns and casinos.

The lack of involvement at various leaves, from locals to area and council meetings.      

Phoenix pay system.

Goals for future:

The goals I have for the future is to continue to learn my role.

To keep working with the RO and committees to draw in more members to attend meetings.

To have contact with all the locals and explain the purpose of all the committees as I have heard from several members they do not know what the committees do.

I will keep standing up in rallies to stand up for our crowns.

To keep working with SLF and other unions in solidarity.

To keep all members informed on upcoming events.

To keep fighting to fix phoenix pay system.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Respectively submitted.

In solidarity,

Tim Hubick

Report submitted after the deadline

November 2018

It has been an active time in Southern Saskatchewan with, information pickets at casino Regina on pay cuts, Labour day picnic, Phoenix pay system rally, pride events, orange shirt day. To name a few a few that I did take part in.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend all events this past five months that I would have liked to attended as I had an injury this June that left me unable to attend some of this events as I recovered.

I have also attended workshops and training sessions put on by the RO.

Over the past the past months I have worked closely with the regional office in Regina.

I have attended Area council meetings. Sitting on the executive for this committee. I have guided them on some issues and worked with them on some team building. I have also chaired for Regina Human rights committee this committee is a still in stage of re-development. But has seen much success several new members showing up for meetings.

Issues that still burn strong here in southern Saskatchewan:

  • The fight against crowns and casinos on pay cuts.
  • The lack of involvement at members at local and committee council meetings.     
  • Phoenix pay system.

Goals for future:

  • To keep working with the RO and committees to draw in more members to attend meetings.
  • Continue to reach out and contact with all the locals and explain the purpose of all the committees as I have heard from several members they do not know what the committees do.
  • I will keep standing up in rallies for crowns.
  • To keep working with SLF and other unions in solidarity.
  • To keep all members informed on upcoming events.
  • To keep fighting to fix phoenix pay system.

Lastly because this report is due November 22.

The phoenix pay system rally on November 25 will make my next report as well as a where has the money gone rally November 24 a rally against Saskatchewan government.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Respectively submitted.

In solidarity,

Tim Hubick

May 2019

It has been an active time in Southern Saskatchewan with, Phoenix pay system rallies, Lobbing and a sit in at Ralph Goodale’s office. Various committee meetings and A.G.M.S. Rally to show support to postal workers.  Attended vigil for murdered and missing women. Attended Trans day of remembrance. Encouraged members to take part in international Human Rights Day. well as a where has the money gone rally against Saskatchewan government. To name a few a few.

We are currently planning pride events. This year we plan on entering the parade again this year with hopes to enter a float for the first time. This will be finalised in the next few days. So will be report more for next meeting.

I have also attended workshops and training sessions put on by the RO.

Over the past the past months I have worked closely with the regional office in Regina to figure out ways to engage members.

I have attended Area council meetings. Sitting on the executive for this committee. I have guided them on some issues and worked with them on some team building. I have also chaired for Regina Human rights committee this committee is a still in stage of re-development. But has seen much success several new members showing up for meetings.

Issues that still burn strong here in southern Saskatchewan:

The fight against crowns and casino for fair collective bargaining.

The lack of involvement at members at local and committee council meetings.    

Phoenix pay system.

Goals for future:

To keep working with the RO and committees to draw in more members to attend meetings.

Continue to reach out and contact with all the locals and explain the purpose of all the committees as I have heard from several members, they do not know what the committees do. Thinking of drawing up a email explaining the purpose to send out to locals to share with members.

I will keep standing up in rallies for crowns.

To keep working with SLF, RDLC, and other unions in solidarity.

To keep all members informed on upcoming events.

To keep phoenix pay system.

Keep members engaged and encourage them to contact the MP as we enter into election year inform members of election concerns encouraging members to educated themselves on the issues.

Keep members informed on bargaining updates and encourage them to support our barraging teams.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Respectively submitted.

In solidarity,

Tim Hubick

November 2019

It has been an active time in Southern Saskatchewan with, with Phoenix pay system rallies, Various committee meetings and A.G.M.S. Rally to show support to other unions. Engaging members to get out and vote. Training for the committee executive members. Stuffing mail out regarding federal election. Pride events to name a few.

It will be interesting to see what happens with the new government in place. I plan on working with area council and the area council rep to see what we can do as far as lobbing.

Events I plan on attending vigil for murdered and missing women. Trans day of remembrance. international Human Rights Day event world. To name a few a few.

The south Saskatchewan human rights committee is looking at hold a candle lite march for international human rights day this year as well.

I have attended workshops and training sessions put on by the RO.

Over the past the past months I continue to  with the regional office in Regina to figure out ways to engage members.

I have attended Area council meetings. Sitting on the executive for this committee. I have also chaired for Regina Human rights committee this committee is a still in stage of re-development. But has seen much success several new members showing up for meetings.

Issues that still burn strong here in southern Saskatchewan:

The lack of involvement at members at local and committee council meetings.   

Phoenix pay system.

Goals for future:

To keep working with the RO and committees to draw in more members to attend meetings.

Continue to reach out and contact with all the locals and explain the purpose of all the committees as I have heard from several members, they do not know what the committees do. Thinking of drawing up a email explaining the purpose to send out to locals to share with members.

I will keep standing for crowns.

To keep working with SLF, RDLC, and other unions in solidarity.

To keep all members informed on upcoming events.

To keep phoenix pay system nightmare resolved.

Keep members engaged and encourage them to contact the MP as prepare to enter a provincial election year inform members of election concerns encouraging members to educate themselves on the issues.

Keep members informed on bargaining updates and encourage them to support our barraging teams.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Respectively submitted.

In solidarity,

Tim Hubick

February 2020

Since November meeting I have attended AGM for both Regina area council and Southern Saskatchewan Human Rights committee. 

Attended an all committee’s seasonal dinner.

Attended vigils for International Human Rights Day, Missing and Murdered Women’s, Trans day of remembers.

I continue to work with the regional office.

Work on outreach to locals to inform membership.

Things I plan on doing for the remainder of this term are.

Attend pickets and rallies for PSAC and other unions.

Work with Alison, Michelle and host committee for convention.

Attend strike preparations training.

Continue to support bargaining teams.

Respectfully submitted,
Tim Hubick

December 2020

Since our last meeting, our world has been set upside down. Do to Covid the way we do union business in Saskatchewan.

I had the opportunity to encourage memberships to attend webinars put on by the PSAC. 

Due to Covid it has been a learning curve for or members to engage members has created challenged and silver linings it has allowed members who may not always be able to attend a face to face training or meeting a chance to attend.

I have attended all Area council and human rights meetings via no in person meetings.

Saskatchewan had their provincial election in which I encourage members to get out and make their vote count. 

Southern Saskatchewan also saw many municipal elections and members were encouraged to get out and vote. 

Due to Provincial restrictions we saw many of members of Casino Regina being laid off.

During the Covid mess it has taken it toll on the mental health of many of our members.  With talking to members, I have been encouraging member to reach out. To supports in the community and the union.

One in persons event I did attend and was greatly moved by was I had the chance to visit the Tristen Durocher camp. This was the camp that Tristen was on a hunger strike to bring awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.

I do look forward to continuing to navigate and serve though this trying time. 

In Solidarity

Tim Hubick
South Saskatchewan Geo Rep

March 2021

Do to Covid the way we do union business in Saskatchewan is quite different bring forward new challenges on a day-to-day base.

 Since our last meeting: I had the opportunity to encourage memberships to attend webinars put on by the PSAC. I personal have attended almost all of them and they were great. I have several conversations with members to talk about why they should sign the petition on being taxed on the Phoenix damages payment.

 Due to Covid it has been a learning curve for or members to engage members has created challenged and silver linings at the same time. Although it still creates barriers to those who may not have the technical skills need. It has allowed members who may not always be able to attend a face-to-face training or meeting a chance to attend.

I have attended all Area council and human rights meetings via no in person meetings.

Due to Provincial restrictions many of members of Casino Regina remain laid off.

With talking to members there is I find there is many mixed feelings to get the vaccination or not. I am finding many equity members are more concerned about receiving the vaccination. I am also here many are giving up in signing up for E Health as this can be a long difficult process. This is one issue I plan on talking with the area council to see if the is possible more in what we can do to help make the process any easier. 

During the Covid mess it has taken it toll on the mental health of many of our members.  With talking to members, I have been encouraging member to reach out. To supports in the community and the union.

I believe as union reps I feel need to remain aware of the fact that even after we are on the other side of Covid. We will still need to be there to support and work with our members as I believe we will see a large spike of the members we represent will show strong signs of PTSD. So encouraging members to take charge of there mental health and teaching Mental Health First Aid and other coping skills is going to be huge.

I do look forward to continuing to navigate and serve though this trying time.

I do know we will all soon learn to live life a little different, but we will survive. Stay strong stay health we will make it.

In Solidarity,

South Saskatchewan Geo Rep
Tim Hubick