Unite Here recognizes CUPE 3799 for assistance and support.

Solidarity looks like CUPE 3799, UNBC Faculty Association and Stand Up for the North celebrating working together towards a new contract for the UNBC Food Workers CUPE 3799 Vice President Dale Laluk accepts a photo and certificate of acknowledgement from Unite Here 40 Harley Augustino for our local's support during their recent negotiations with their employer Chartwells and UNBC to come up with a new contract. Caroline Sewell President of the local was away in Vancouver at meetings concerning Read more [...]

Nominations/Elections for Bargaining Committee

This is the call out for a special general membership meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 for nominations and elections of the bargaining committee members for this next round of negotiations. Our contract expires on June 30th, 2019 and to date, both the union and the university have discussed starting bargaining on many occasions. We would like to get started as quickly as possible in the new year. The mandate for this round of bargaining has already been set by several BC bargaining Read more [...]

Bargaining Survey for 2019 bargaining

Bargaining is upon us and so it’s time to reach out to the membership and ask you what are your priorities for this round of bargaining. We have been working hand in hand with CUPE National to do up a bargaining survey that will be done online via Survey Monkey. Why have we gone this route? It will be truly anonymous. Unlike the employer’s survey that stated it was anonymous, if you read the terms and conditions of taking part in the survey – which I did – it was not truly anonymous. Read more [...]

Bargaining preparation is underway. Here is one of the issues to think about

When a government has legislation in that affects labour matters, it is automatically part of our contract. The issue comes up when the government changes and the next one strips any gains or important and beneficial legislation. I know it is hard to believe that a government wouldn't do what is best for the people ! The following article explains the ramifications and why we seek to transfer legislation directly into our collective agreement. https://cupe.ca/protect-labour-reforms-bargaining-table Read more [...]

First day of supporting UNBC FA is over, now onto day 2 ! Way to go CUPE 3799

I must say thanks to all of you CUPE members who came out today and walked the picket line with the faculty. They have repeatedly expressed their appreciation of your support. One on the basic tenants of being in a union is solidarity. That takes on many different forms and today was a great example of that. Not only was CUPE out in support but so was the North Central Labour Council, PG District Teacher's Association, and the BC Fed. Ultimately your support will result in a shorter period of being Read more [...]

Possible job action – Faculty Association – CUPE Q & A UNBC Support Staff

If there is job action – What does that mean to me?? The Faculty Association have certified as a union and members of CUPE Local 3799 would be obligated to honour job action undertaken. Job action can take many forms: the Faculty Association may decide to “work to rule” and only undertake the basic duties necessary to perform the duties of their job; on the other hand, the Faculty may decide to go to a one day strike, rotating strikes, or go to the extreme with a full out strike. CUPE 3799 Read more [...]