CUPE 3902-01 and University of Toronto reach tentative agreement

Negotiators for Local 3902-01, of the Canadian Union of Public Employees have reached a tentative agreement with the University of Toronto. The agreement was reached in the early hours of Friday, February 27, after the two sides agreed to continue negotiating past a 12:01 a.m. deadline. Details of the tentative agreement are not being released until the members have had an opportunity to review and vote on it. This vote is expected to take place early next week. Accordingly, Read more [...]

Hundreds of students and workers unite to fight cuts at U of M

Original Article WINNIPEG – Campus labour and student groups at the University of Manitoba held a rally on January 27 in opposition to major across-the-board cuts proposed by the university’s administration. The University of Manitoba is proposing four per cent cuts across the university, yet have been silent on details. CUPE Locals 3909, 1482, and 5156 joined a coalition with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association, Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Unifor, Read more [...]

U of S sessional instructors launch awareness campaign

Sessional instructors at the University of Saskatchewan, members of CUPE Local 3287, have launched a media campaign to raise awareness of the important role sessional lecturers play on campus. “Sessional lecturers are highly trained and experienced individuals,” said Brian Zamulinski, president of Local 3287. “We pride ourselves on the knowledge we bring to our subject matter and our capacity to develop class materials that motivates and inspires students.” The campaign has featured Read more [...]

Arbitrator rules in favour of faculty at Northwest Community College

TERRACE - “We knew going into this arbitration that the employer was ignoring the collective agreement,” said Cindy Oliver, President of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE), one of two unions representing the faculty at Northwest Community College. “Unfortunately, the administration at Northwest decided to follow an expensive and time-consuming litigation that has undermined labour relations at the college,” said Kevin Rose, National Representative for the Canadian Union Read more [...]

BC Government obliged to fund agreement with education workers – CUPE

BURNABY- CUPE Locals have begun reaching settlements with BC school boards. CUPE Local 476 in Powell River and Local 1260 in Langley concluded bargaining late last week. In the coming weeks of bargaining, CUPE Locals hope to work with school boards to ensure services for all BC students are not adversely affected, and stand together with trustees in calling on the provincial government to invest in public education. “This is the deal the BC Government negotiated, and so they are required to fund Read more [...]

First CUPE Brown Bag Series hosted by the Education Committee

Good day, I have been working with Mandi Schwarz, Chair of the Education Committee, in the preparation and planning of CUPE brown bag series of workshops regarding things that may be of interest or concern to our Local membership. I am pleased to say that we will hold our first session on June 11th, the topic, our Bylaws. It seems fitting as we are moving forward with revising our Bylaws once again. I am seeking a few Exec/Trustee members to come forward to sit on the panel and help prepare for Read more [...]

Dealing with Distressed People in the Workplace

CUPE #3799 partnered with Human Resources to bring forward a brown bag lunch time session on dealing with distressed people on the front line. Dr. Glen Schmidt gave an excellent presentation about: How do you diffuse angry individuals? How do you deflect anger?; How to communicate effectively with persons in various emotional conditions, including depressed, drug-induced, psychotic, etc.; Recognize the source of anger; How not to personalize the direction of anger; and How to be aware of your Read more [...]

Job action at CNC

CNC will have an active picket line on Tuesday November 20th and more than likely on Wednesday November 21st. The picket lines will be up from early morning to late at night. Members of CUPE 3799 please consider spending your lunch hour on Tuesday on the picket line and any other free time you may have after work. If you head down, please report to the picket captain, ask for a sign and walk the the line with other union members. If you have a choice of writing on a sign it is suggested to write Read more [...]

2012 FINANCIAL FAIR

  2012 FINANCIAL FAIR THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 22, 2012 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM WINTERGARDEN - AGORA HALLWAY For CUPE Members AND the general University community so that you can find out more about what a financial planner can do for you.  Financial Planning Consultants (selected from the PG Phone Book) will be in the agora and will be presenting on various financial planning topics. Lunch goodies and refreshments will be provided as well as tables to sit at in the Wintergarden so that you Read more [...]