The Saskatoon Civic Middle Management Association (SCMMA), IFPTE Local 222, was founded on March 30, 1996. We are a certified bargaining agent in the province of Saskatchewan, with around 360 members. Working together, we, City of Saskatoon employees, continue to:
Partner with management and political officials to ensure the City of Saskatoon continues to provide excellent service to our community
Negotiate and improve policies, thereby simplifying processes and ensuring equitable, efficient resolution of issues
Ensure full access to valuable training and professional development
Communicate to elected official the employee perspective on policies that impacts our work and profession
Provide a confidential feedback loop to management
Ensure that standards of professional integrity are upheld and not compromised
Pensions & Benefits
Preside at all meetings of the Association. He or she shall enforce the provisions of the Constitution. He or she shall appoint all such Committees as the Executive Board may deem necessary or expedient for furthering the objectives of the Association, and shall be an ex-officio member of such Committees. He or she shall perform such other duties as the Association or the Executive Board may assign to him or her.
Shall assist the President in the discharge of his or her duties and during his or her absence shall perform the duties of the President. In the event that a vacancy occurs in the office of the President, the Vice-President shall act as President for the unexpired term.
Non-voting member of the Executive Board. He or she shall assist the Executive Board in a consultative capacity and perform such other duties as the Association or the Executive Board may assign him or her.
Director of Labour Relations
Responsible to coordinate the efforts of the Association in matters that pertain to the Labour Relations Board and jurisdictional issues between the City and other unions; advises the Board and Association members’ on matters relating to employee rights and responsibilities outlined in the Labour Standards Act; coordinate the efforts of the Association in matters that pertain to contract negotiations and related issues; advise the Board and Association members on matters relating to the interpretation of the Collective Agreement.
Responsible to receive all monies paid into the Association and issue receipts; provide detailed financial reports to the President and Board; keep regular books and records the Association's finances and submit the same for inspection and audit.
Director of Position Classification
Responsible to coordinate the efforts of the Association in matters that pertain to the Job Classification process; to assist members in preparing their presentation to the Classification Committee and to take forward a request for appeal, as required; recruit members to represent the Association at the Classification Committee meetings; serve as liaison between the City and the Association regarding the Salary Administration and Classification process.
Pension and Benefits Director
Represent the Association on the City’s Pension Benefit Committee; review benefits available arising out of the plans surpluses and to recommend benefit improvements to the Board and membership; brings forward to the Board any recommendations for plan improvements not arising out of the plan surpluses made to the City and the employee organizations as subjects to be dealt with as part of the collective bargaining process; attends quarterly meetings of Board of Trustees – General Superannuation Plan and report to the Board.
Keep correct minutes of all meetings of the Association and the Executive Board. He or she shall conduct all correspondence in accordance with instructions given to him or her by the President and Executive Board. He or she shall furnish such information as may be deemed necessary relating to the functions of the Association. He or she shall perform such other duties as are prescribed by the Constitution and by the President and Executive Board.
Director of Member Services
Responsible for planning, delivery, and evaluation of Association sponsored programs and services (eg. EFAP, Wellness, social committees, SCMMA/ESA golf tournament); serves as a liaison between the City, other unions and the Association regarding joint programs and services; recruits Association members to participate on committees as required.
The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) is a non-profit employee-based organization, made up of autonomous local affiliates, such as SCMMA, TEAM, The Society of United Professionals, and many more.
IFPTE advocates on behalf of more than 80,000 women and men in professional and technical occupations both in Canada and in the United States.
Unique within labour, most of IFPTE members' occupations are primarily white-collar, including all engineering disciplines, a wide variety of scientific and research professions, lawyers and administrative judges, economists, environmental officers, and urban planners, among others, all within the private, public, and federal sectors.
A number of independent unions and associations have found IFPTE a great way to join the larger labour community while providing additional resources to their members. Not only is IFPTE structured to ensure locals have autonomy over their governance and finances, it also allows for the sharing of resources, like staff, while greatly increasing their advocay and outreach within a network of other organized professionals among the IFPTE communiy.