Quebec university workers report high levels of psychological distress

A new study shows that many employees of Quebec universities are experiencing high levels of psychological stress, a mental and emotional state characterized by depression and anxiety. The study was prepared by Professor Julie Cloutier and doctoral student Sabrina Pellerin, from the School of Management (ESG) at University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), for CUPE Quebec’s provincial university sector council. It was presented at the council’s biennial conference, whose theme this year was Read more [...]

Local 1975 votes in favour of job action over pension issues at the University of Saskatchewan

CUPE 1975 members have voted in favour of job action in a vote held on September 27th and 28th. The main sticking point in negotiations is the pension plan. The university is refusing to talk pensions at the bargaining table and is threatening to make unilateral cuts to the pension plan. The local is looking to negotiate language into their collective agreement to protect their right to continue bargaining all pension changes at the bargaining table. “Changes to the plan have historically Read more [...]

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 [...]

Did you know CUPE has a purchase rewards program ?

  Save with hundreds of discounts available on your smart phone. The Fair at the PNE- Save up to $11 on Fair Gate, Gate & Ride or Combo Passes. For details, check out the “Travel and Play” category on the ESM App. TELUS - Exclusive deals from TELUS! $0 Smartphones including for a limited time the Samsung Galaxy S9 and 30% off select 2 year plans and a $200 bill credit when you switch to TELUS. Conditions apply. For details, check out the CUPE BC “Exclusive Offers” that always 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. Read more [...]

CUPE to represent Westjet !

For years Air Canada flight attendants have been represented by CUPE and now Westjet is coming into the fold. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has been issued an interim certification by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to represent 3,000 mainline flight attendants at WestJet. With the majority of WestJet flight attendants having signed cards in support of unionization, CUPE filed an application for certification on July 9. “On behalf of all 665,000 CUPE members Read more [...]

3rd Annual CUPE / FA Solidarity BBQ

In light of May Day events this month celebrating the achievements of labour organizations, you are invited to the 3rd Annual Faculty Association/CUPE Solidarity BBQ on Monday, May 14th between 11:30  – 1:30 pm at the NUGGS event space (Farmer’s Market location, indoor and outdoor).   Attached please find details of the event.   Come out for a great burger, games, prizes, and entertainment from Beetlekill.   In addition, on your way to/from the BBQ, stop by the Wintergardens 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 [...]