March General Membership Meeting

Notice of meeting for next CUPE general membership meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 28th over the lunch hour in the Senate Chambers. This month, our meeting will focus on the annual budget followed by some discussion on the University budget. Our Local is sorely in need of a Recording Secretary. The role is not overly taxing if you are a good note taker and if you are organized. The work consists of attending three Executive meetings a month (we meet each Wednesday over the lunch hour) followed Read more [...]

Citing ‘dishonest communications,’ CUPE 3903 files three unfair labour practices complaints against York University

The Union representing striking academic workers at York University has filed an unfair labour practices complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board against their employer. The complaint, filed late yesterday afternoon by CUPE 3903, alleges that York University violated three sections (Sections 17, 70 and 73) of Ontario’s Labour Relations Act, by misrepresenting their own and the Union’s bargaining positions in both their communications to CUPE 3903 members and to the public. The Read more [...]

CUPE leaders from across Canada support striking members at Carleton University

Hundreds of striking CUPE 2424 members got a boost on Wednesday, as members of CUPE’s National Executive Board (NEB) joined them for a solidarity picket outside Carleton University. Over 800 administrative, technical, and library workers at the university have been striking since March 4 to defend their pensions. Carleton management has been trying to water down pension language during bargaining, but CUPE members have been holding the line. CUPE leaders from across Canada, in Ottawa Read more [...]

Solidarity on display as York University Academic workers strike

After six months of fruitless bargaining, 3,000 academic workers at York University, members of CUPE 3903, are on strike for less. Less precarious employment and less of a university system that is far too reliant on short-term, precarious work with little to no stability or predictability. As strike action commenced on Monday morning, CUPE 3903 Chair and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn urged the Provincial Government to ask why York University seems more interested in more. More Read more [...]

Carleton University’s staff on the picket lines in defence of pensions

Here is hoping that UNBC is not thinking of jeopardizing our pensions ! CUPE will have lots to say about that. In a fight to protect their pension rights, administrative, technical and library staff at Carleton University began job action on Monday at 6 a.m. After negotiations with Carleton University broke off in the early hours of this morning, the union that represents the employees who “make Carleton work” expressed disappointment and frustration at the university’s continued Read more [...]

Pink t-shirt day (anti-bullying) & general membership meeting reminder!

  Wednesday, February 28th (tomorrow) is pink t-shirt day!  Please wear pink to take a stand against bullying! Show your support for those who have been bullied! Together we can make a difference! ** Also a reminder about our monthly general membership meeting – over the lunch hour, in the Senate Chambers  ** Nominations/Elections, a draw for a free CUPE 3799 jacket & the latest thing that has come up that is driving your President around the bend! In respect & solidarity, Caroline   Read more [...]

CUPE 3799 come on out and support a living wage on UNBC Campus !

The Unite Here, Local 40 staff on campus need our help. They have been trying to negotiate a new contract with their employer for an extended period of time. Have you spoken to a worker from Unite Here? They work at Tim Horton’s, at Stackers, and in the cafeteria at UNBC. They are lovely people who are long term employee’s working in these locations. In exchange for being long term employees, they have been put into a position where they are working without a contract, being asked to accept Read more [...]

BC Government looking for feedback on Sexual Harassment policies at Universities in BC

The local has heard time and time again about how UNBC didn't seem to take into consideration the concerns of the staff in the drafting of the Sexual Harassment Policy and that it seems rather student focused. The government is now looking for feedback concerning the policies in place across the province. Please feel free to provide a comment.     Read more [...]