Potential Food Services strike at UNBC and ramifications to CUPE

As many of you are aware the Unite Here 40 local that provides food services to UNBC has conducted a strike vote and now is legally in a position to go on strike. CUPE 3799 has been in discussions with Unite for what a strike potentially would look like at UNBC. We are also in discussion with CUPE National and the executive will be meeting over lunch hour on Tuesday September 11th. Look for an email out from Caroline, President of #3799 sometime later Tuesday. AS a union we have to support our other Read more [...]

New email system installed for CUPE 3799

We have recently transitioned over to better email system that brings a slew of new features and safeguards for the local's email. It brings us into compliance with PIPA regulations and at the same time makes it easier as we transition executive members in the future. It will also mean a new way to remotely attend general membership meetings that will require enhanced checking to verify who you are, before you are in. There will be a email out before the next meeting, explaining what is going on Read more [...]

Rally for Respect !

Unite Here, who represent the food services workers at UNBC and others in Prince George will be having a rally on April 19th, 4:30 pm at the Ramada Hotel. They are seeking a new collective agreement and a living wage. Many of these workers have been at the University since it started, and still only get minimum wage. Come out and give them some support.

Rally for Respect

UNBC named top employer, again ! Wish they would have asked us a few questions.

In case you haven't heard, UNBC has once again been named a top employer. The criteria that the judging organization uses to select the top employer has remained the same and is applied on a national basis.  From the http://www.canadastop100.com/bc/ web site "(1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Read more [...]

New Chief Shop Steward and Steward for our local 3799

Joyce Henley has stepped forward to fill the long vacant Chief Shop Steward position. As she was our Recording Secretary and as per our bylaws a person can not hold two executive positions, the position of Recording Secretary is now open. A formal call for nominations for the position will be coming out shortly. We welcome Joyce in this role. With her CUPE training combined with personal education it will ensure she has a successful time as our Chief Shop Steward. Mike Billips Wood Engineering Read more [...]

Labour Day weekend coming up. Time to reflect and time to celebrate !

This coming Monday September 4th is labour day. Have you every wondered about why we celebrate labour day ? Do you realize it is from hard work by the working class in the forever struggle for fair wages, benefits and being treated with respect and dignity ? Please check out this web site for some history, from a Canadian perspective. Here is PG the various unions have gotten together to celebrate labour day ! Please feel free to had to City Hall on Monday at 11 am (food starting at noon ) for various Read more [...]

April General Membership Meeting

Hello Everyone, Our next General Membership Meeting will be held on April 21 (this Friday) from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Senate Chambers.  We will be presenting the budget so we encourage you to attend. For those unable to attend in person here is the Elluminate link: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/D8E43DAAAC75AC38C2587744042D3504?. Hope everyone is having a fantastic day! And of course, if you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact myself or any member of your Executive.   Joyce Read more [...]

“Top Employer” University of Guelph attempts to silence employees on campus

Employees at the University of Guelph are in disbelief after representatives from the University entered the CUPE 3913 office unannounced to remove posters with messages related to bargaining issues. The office was empty when the University’s representative entered, but members of CUPE 3913 – which represents Teaching assistants and Contract Instructors – returned to find a note affixed to the door indicating that the University representatives had removed the posters. Ashley Read more [...]

CUPE #3799 Hires a new admin assistant.

I’m happy to announce that we have an Office Admin Assistant in the CUPE office once again; most of you will be very familiar with her, Georgia Montgomery. Georgia is a long standing CUPE 3799 member who recently retired from UNBC. Georgia will be working a full day each Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and again on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you need assistance with anything, she will be happy to lend a hand. Please drop by to say hello if you have a chance and welcome her Read more [...]