At the last OUWCC* conference in Toronto (February 2016) academic locals’ delegates discussed formation of a coalition to gain support and strength in bargaining. Nine Ontario CUPE university locals are in bargaining this year. After much invigorating deliberation and idea sharing, we have developed a network of mutual support that saw the creation of Solidarity Pact
*Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee, a sectoral committee of CUPE Ontario.
The local will hold a workshop for Stewards and any member who would like to learn about collective bargaining.
What Stewards need to know about bargaining.
Monday, August 8th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in EA 305 (room change from 101).
To learn more about this educational and to register, click here.
CUPE 4207 is seeking Membership Mobilizers. The task of the position is to mobilize Unit 1 members during the collective bargaining period, which the local entered by giving Notice to Bargain on June 8, 2016.
The call is open to all, but qualified members of CUPE 4207 will have preference.
CUPE 4207 strongly encourages members of equity seeking groups to apply.
The local is holding a strategic planning session on Saturday, July 23.
9 am until concluded (not later than 5 pm).
Open to any member. Lunch included.
Brock is offering a Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Assist training next Wednesday July 20th from 1 pm to 2 pm. Request time off from your supervisor and remember requests cannot be “unreasonably denied”. Talk to your union if you feel you are being unreasonably denied access to this important training.
Lets fill up this course with CUPE 4207 members and send a message to the employer that we care about Mental Health initiatives and those who struggle with mental health.
Register here https://brocku.ca/hr/training/focus/courses.php?cid=1731
SPECIAL GENERAL MEMBERS Meeting.
The Executive Committee is calling a SPECIAL GMM for July 14th at 5 pm in EA 102
OUWCC Voluntary Levy
The Fall Social
Black Lives Matter
Northern Ontario Indigenous Reserves
Our Bargaining Website is on. http://cupe4207bargaining.ca/
Check it out for bargaining updates on Unit 1 and Unit 2.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 8th
2 – 6 PM in front of Schmon Tower
Unit 1 will serve notice to bargain — this will commence collective bargaining of our largest bargaining unit. If you’re on campus come to the table outside of Schmon Tower. Get a cupcake or two, share your perspective, learn what the bargaining process entails.
Cupcakes, sparkling juice, and smiles shared for free!
Our Local is challenging the employer with the grievance procedure for failing to pay Unit 1 members statutory holiday pay as outlined in the Employment Standards Act*. Contract employees have the right to this pay.