Talks break down, University of Windsor refuses to consider CUPE 1393 offer and walks away from bargaining table

Thousands of University of Windsor students’ semesters have been placed in jeopardy after negotiators for the university walked away from the bargaining table without even considering the latest offer from Local 1393 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1393). “We are at our wits’ end. Our bargaining committee has heard and attempted to address the issues and concerns raised in bargaining by the employer through our proposals, but their response has been to walk away,” said Dean Read more [...]

After two weeks, CUPE 1393 welcomes University of Windsor’s decision to return to bargaining table tomorrow

The leadership of Local 1393 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1393) are looking forward to returning to the bargaining table with the University of Windsor. “We are very pleased that the university has finally decided to resume bargaining,” said Dean Roy, President of CUPE 1393. “After two weeks of having our requests to sit down at the bargaining table with the university rejected, it is well past time to resolve our outstanding issues,” he added. The 282 members of CUPE Read more [...]

Post-Secondary Education: Our Choices, Our Future

The Canadian Union of Public Employees has published a booklet on its perspective and position on the important issue of post-secondary education. This new publication, Post-Secondary Education: Our Choices, Our Future, addresses many issues affecting post-secondary education in Canada, including public financing, privatization, student debt, and many others. It also outlines CUPE’s commitment and positive contribution in the field of post-secondary education, and its positions on major issues. You Read more [...]
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Striking CUPE workers to help sweltering students beat the heat

Striking skilled trades and professional staff at the University of Windsor, members of Local 1393 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1393), will be helping students beat this week’s heat wave tomorrow. “Throughout the day, we’ll be providing students with frozen fruit treats to help them stay cool while the University’s air conditioning is offline,” said Dean Roy, President of CUPE 1393. Local 1393 members went on strike Sunday after the University refused to back away from Read more [...]

Home / Education / Post-secondary education Simon Fraser University workers ratify deal

The prolonged labour dispute between Simon Fraser University and the 1,000 members of CUPE Local 3338 has finally come to a close as workers ratified a four year deal following three days of electronic voting which ended 4 PM on Friday, June 28th. The no concession deal included two-percent wage increases in each of the final two years, with the first two years falling under the provincial government’s Zero Mandate prohibiting wage increases for public-sector workers. The last public post-secondary Read more [...]

Tentative deal finally reached at SFU

BURNABY – Striking CUPE support workers have reached a tentative agreement with Simon Fraser University. The settlement comes after more than three years without a contract for the 1,000 members of CUPE Local 3338. The tentative agreement is a four-year, no concessions deal with two-percent wage increases in each of the final two years (the first two years fell under the provincial government’s Zero Mandate prohibiting wage increases for public-sector workers). The SFU terms are in line with Read more [...]

SFU wage offer ‘insulting’

BURNABY - Hopes for long overdue progress at the bargaining table at SFU were dashed yesterday when the university offered its CUPE workers wage increases 75% less than their counterparts at other BC universities have already received. The support workers have been without a contract for more than three years. The "insulting" offer of 0.5% increases in the final two years of a four-year deal came at the first meeting in six months between SFU and CUPE 3338. The university spent those six months Read more [...]

CUPE vows fight on post-secondary cuts

VICTORIA – CUPE has called on the BC government to restore appropriate funding to public post secondary institutions and end budget cuts made on the backs of CUPE workers. The union resolution came on the heels of a new round of cuts by the University of Victoria. While the Canadian Union of Public Employees BC Division was holding its annual convention downtown, UVic was making service cuts and layoffs to CUPE members on campus. UVic announced a four-per-cent across-the-board cut to all departments Read more [...]

CNC Job Action Update

Several members of CUPE 3799 went to CNC today to show their support of the legal strike underway. CNC will be out again all day Wednesday and it is encouraged that members head down after work ( as we would like you at the General Membership meeting at Noon ) and walk the line. If you wanted to pick up some Timmie's before going there and sharing with the members on the line, it is greatly appreciated. CNC will be on the picket line until 11:00 p.m.       Read more [...]

Stalled college talks in B.C. prompt strike votes

VANCOUVER—Collective bargaining between BC’s colleges sector and 3,000 CUPE support and teaching staff has been going well, there’s just one hitch – the provincial government.  And that hitch is pushing CUPE workers towards strike action. Two and a half years after their last contract expired, local college employers and CUPE members are still waiting for the BC Liberals to give the institutions the go-ahead to negotiate new collective agreements. The BC Liberals insisted that colleges Read more [...]