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Special General Membership Meeting COVID LOU
February 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-8
As discussed at our last January General Membership meeting, the Executive will be bringing forward a Letter of Understanding (LOU) drafted between CUPE Local 3799 and the University for discussion and ratification at a special general membership meeting being held on Wednesday, February 10th.
This Letter of Understanding has been in progress between the parties since the onset of COVID-19 back in March 2020. The general concept is that in certain circumstances, there may be a shortage of work in some departments due to the impact of COVID-19. The employer would like to have the option to offer CUPE employees a temporary lay-off, while maintaining benefits, for a set period of time if the need arises. We had hoped that we would all be back to a normal work routine but the roll out of vaccines has been slow and there is no real end in sight that can be predicted. This pandemic will be with us a while longer.
This has nothing to do with budget discussions or any lay-offs that have occurred or may occur as a result of budgetary decisions. This document stands apart from budget altogether and has been drafted between the parties based on the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zoom meeting information to follow.