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 [...]