Bargaining Update, November 20th, 2019 CUPE3799

Not a lot to report today  from the lines today other than we had amazing reps from CUPE BC join us on  the lines today. Rolanda and Karen are both known to CUPE Local 3799 and it was awesome to have both of them on the lines at WIDC and UNBC main campus to meet, greet and talk with the members. The Faculty Association and the Employer continued through negotiations today. There is only one concern that I can bring forward as the President of the Local. If you look at the bargaining update between Read more [...]

Bargaining Update, November 19th, 2019 CUPE 3799

Another day on the picket line – it was a cold day today and the Union appreciates every member that came out and took part in picket duty today. It’s not easy and I just want to let you know how much your CUPE Executive appreciate each and every member respecting the line. We are currently at the hands of the University and the Faculty Association when it comes to bargaining matters. Having been down to the WIDC building, across the street from the Ramada, I have seen the University’s bargaining Read more [...]

November 18th, 2019 update CUPE 3799

First thing right off the bat – a big clarification needs to be made with regards to the cheque presented to CUPE Local 3799 from the Faculty Association. I have been overwhelmed by email and I totally understand why. My statement below was not clear. My mind was thinking one way, but I understand why the intent of the statement made was misconstrued.  What I stated was: ”On Friday, the Faculty Association presented a cheque to CUPE Local 3799 for the amount of $10,000.00. This money will be Read more [...]

Bargaining update, November 17th, 2019 – evening

Good evening all, On Friday, the Faculty Association presented a cheque to CUPE Local 3799 for the amount of $10,000.00. This money will be evenly distributed to those members who have been on the picket line for the first 6 active days of picket duty, 10 days in total since day #1. I connected with Stephen Rader, President of the Faculty Association, this evening along with Dale Laluk, the Vice President of the Union. The Faculty Association were in negotiations on Saturday and negotiations Read more [...]

Weekend Rally for the UNBCFA

Join us at 2800 Upland Street at the Mr. PG landmark from 12:00 to 12:45 pm on Saturday, November 16, 2019 along with the UNBC Faculty Association, CUPE Local 2278 and UNITE Here Local 40 as we rally in support of our UNBC faculty members. This event will feature speeches from students and faculty members. Let your voice be heard! Download UNBCFA Rally Poster Read more [...]

Job Action update for Friday November 15th

Hi, Last day of the week and we are changing things up a bit. The supplying of meals to the picket lines has proven to be a decisive issue. The main campus has enjoyed several deep fried turkeys, many wonderful soups, hamburgers and hotdogs and other fine things while the WIDC and Terrace has been left behind. The Executive has decided that to make things fairer we will no longer provide a larger meal item and rather rely on whatever is donated from the public or other unions. At this time we Read more [...]

Picket line update for Wednesday November 13th.

Usually Caroline would be sending out this update but after a long day on the line at UNBC and WIDC, numerous calls with the University, Labour Board and members who even during a strike, in need of representation has asked me to send this update. Thanks everyone who is on the line with the Faculty and especially those of you who have helped with assisting the Executive with set up, operating and tear down of the line. Believe me it is so welcome to have assistance and frees us up to deal with Read more [...]

Monday November 11th, Remembrance Day

As our minds are thinking about the ongoing strike situation at UNBC please take a few moments, consider going to a Remembrance Day ceremony or at least watch one of TV. The sacrifices they made for the many, is what keeps our country free and the ability for us speak up and protest. We wish all veteran’s the best and know you are in our hearts and minds.

 

Day 1 FA on strike, CUPE 3799 out in support !

The solidarity shown by CUPE 3799 today in support of the Faculty Association was amazing ! We heard from the members about some issues with the shuttle, we heard from bylaws services ( fastest response ever seen by them ), we heard from UNBC Security Services and from our fellow unions offering support. The resolve of the membership and the support provided goes a long way to shorten the strike. We must mention that you can not park at the Northern Sports Centre, even if you have paid for Read more [...]