FA lines are coming down!

It’s true the Faculty Association are taking down the picket line effective 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, Friday, November 29th, 2019.   Please plan on reporting for work with your next regularly scheduled shift whenever that may be. For those that work Monday to Friday, please report Monday morning just as you typically would any work day – at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 or 8:30 – whatever is your regular start time!   Thank you to every single member who stayed out on the line! You Read more [...]

Bargaining Update – Thursday, November 28th

End of day, no relief yet from picketing.   Please know that the Union is keenly aware of the date and we know the requirements that need to be met for workers of CUPE 3799 to be eligible for the stat pay and Presidential Discretionary Days. Your concerns, your worries – they are borne by the Executive members. I have been in discussions and I am trying to find a resolve.   The Executive met this afternoon and discussed many things before us such as this.   What Read more [...]

Friday rally at UNBC FA / CUPE Picket Line

CUPE 3379 ( and by extension CUPE 2278 TA’s ) and the UNBC FA will be having a rally Friday November 29th at the entrance to UNBC. Come on down around 11 am. CUPE 3379 / FA have donated lots of burgers and another union in town is donating 30 large pizzas. We need help enjoying this food and welcome your support and a chance to socialize. Paul Faoro the CUPE BC President will also be in attendance.

November 27th, 2019 update for CUPE 3799

Sorry for a late update tonight, I have been addressing matters arising later in the day, this evening, so I am late in sending out an update. One matter arising, another request from management with regards to altering the Essential Service Order (ESO) so they can bring in a member to deal with things that are beginning to pile up. I have forwarded that request off to the Executive for further discussion. In addition to reviewing this request and forwarding the matter on the to the Executive, Read more [...]

Strike Hardship Fund Committee update for CUPE 3799

Hello everyone: As the fourth week of job action is about to begin, the members of the Strike Hardship Fund Committee are grateful for all the financial support the Fund continues to receive. We set up this fund to help as many CUPE 3799 members in need as possible and encourage anyone who has bills to pay or has incurred any unexpected expenses to apply using the forms available on the CUPE 3799 website (just scroll down to the bottom of the post announcing the Fund to find them). Please fill Read more [...]

Food hampers for CUPE 3379 (and CUPE2278 TA’s who we have adopted)

Message from Joyce Henley, taking care of the food hampers:

Hello All,

Because the UNBC community (including exempt staff and Senior Administration) is so amazingly generous, we are no longer able to accept food donations. You can still donate cash or gift cards if you’d like. We will keep this up and running for as long as we possibly can— even after we return to work.

Thank you so so so very much for being so incredibly awesome!


November 26th update CUPE3799

I believe it is a good day, we have a level of progress made. While I have not been on the line given a sprained ankle walking uneven terrain last week, I have been busy on the back end of things – making phone calls, dealing with things as they arrive and trying desperately to get caught up on my email. I cannot get caught up as it is coming in faster than I can answer. First off, I want to deal with this lingering question that seems to hang over us with what happens to people that cross the Read more [...]

November 25th, 2019 update – still a no go CUPE3799

Monday, November 25th, 2019. This is a milestone for our Local with being out on a picket line. We are on calendar day 18; day 12 of actual picket duty. Why is this something I’m expressing quite clearly to start this update email? Well, we have some assurances today from some people who have filed for EI that their claims are being received and/or are in the process of being reviewed. It is my understanding that you can apply online and do not need the official Record of Employment (ROE) from Read more [...]

CUPE 3799 Hardship Fund Announcement

Hello everyone: Following the vote at Thursday's Special General Membership Meeting, we have created a CUPE 3799 Strike Hardship Fund Committee. The members of the committee are: Peter James (chair) Carol Fedyk Aneta Douglass Jean Bowen Caroline Sewell (ex-officio, cheque signor) The Committee has drafted guidelines as well as an application form. Both are attached and applications may be submitted immediately. If you have any questions about the form, please contact Peter at hardship@cupe3799.ca We Read more [...]