Behavioural Interview Methods

As there is lots of confusion over the change in how UNBC is doing their interviews for job interviews it was asked of Sheila Page ( Director of HR ) to explain them. Mandi Schwarz offered to record one of the sessions. Please click on the link and save the file to your hard drive and then open it with Windows Media Player. Note it is a large file of about 2 GB in size. The length of the video is 1 hour.     Read more [...]

Strike Captains Needed

Your local is further preparing for possible job action. We are in need Strike Captains. These people would coordinate the various activities around a picket line, preparing schedules, coordinating our members and are a huge resource towards getting any job action completed. If you would like to know further about the role or to sign up please contact Rob Angove, Vice President.

TRU Takes Strike Vote

TRU workers deliver strong strike mandate KAMLOOPS—CUPE members working at Thompson Rivers University have sent a clear message to their employer - get back to the bargaining table! The members of CUPE local 4879 have voted 83 per cent in favor of strike action. More than two thirds (68 per cent) of the local's 607 members took part in the vote. CUPE 4879 president Lois Rugg said the high voter turnout and the strong response reflect the level of frustration among support workers at TRU. "Our Read more [...]

SFU Takes Strike Vote !

SFU Workers ready for strike vote SEP 10, 2012 06:19 PM · · SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY—CUPE local 3338 will hold a strike vote Sept. 25-27.  The local represents 1,200 support workers at the university’s three campuses. The unanimous decision by the union’s executive and bargaining committee to hold the vote comes after two years of fruitless talks with the employer.  The union says the university has consistently blocked attempts to bargain in good faith ever since the existing contract Read more [...]

University execs rake in raises while workers’ wages wait

BURNABY, BC - While the CUPE workers who keep our public universities working have been tightening their belts, their employers have been filling their pockets. CUPE has reviewed recent compensation packages of top executive positions at B.C. universities and found they enjoyed hikes as high as 59 per cent while support and teaching staff workers have been stuck with double-digit zeros. The 12,000 CUPE members working at BC’s public universities haven’t had a pay raise in years – and after Read more [...]

UNBC workers overwhelmingly approve strike action

PRINCE GEORGE–CUPE support workers at UNBC have voted 91 per cent in favour of strike action. The vote was taken over the last week and tallied this morning. CUPE 3799 represents more than 300 support workers at the University of Northern BC. Turnout for the vote was 75 per cent. CUPE Local 3799 president Caroline Sewell called the vote result “a strong message to the provincial government that chronic underfunding of post secondary education must stop. Our members have taken the brunt of the Read more [...]