MAY 1 INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY

The Niagara Regional Labour Council Invites us to a May Day Party Saturday April 30th.

Celebrate International Workers Day on the eve of May Day and march in a rally on May 1st.

MAYDAY Party 20162016 May Day rallies and marches:

May 1  Labour organized rally at the Pearson airport
https://www.facebook.com/events/529451710572616/

May 1 in Hamilton
https://www.facebook.com/events/103068383425226/

May 1 in Brampton
https://www.facebook.com/events/1745830212370748/

May 1 Traditional downtown Toronto
https://www.facebook.com/events/1579171805728189/

APRIL 28 DAY OF MOURNING

DOM16-HAM_Niagara Region copyApril 28th is National Day Of Mourning held to commemorate workers killed on the job.

919 workers died while working in 2014 This is 2.5 deaths per day! Many more succumb to an occupation-acquired disease or job-related injury. Heath and Safety standards frequently violated  by employers. Workers wage a continuous struggle on the H&S front to prevent fatalities, diseases and injuries on the job.

Click here DOM Schedule 2016

ON FACEBOOK   and  Niagara Falls Review Article

 

UNIT 2 IN BARGAINING!

MONDAY APRIL 18 at 1pm, members of Unit 2 entered into bargaining with Brock.  The purpose of their first meeting is to exchange proposals.  Unit 2’s collective agreement expires in June.

 Unit 2 successfully bargained to their first collective agreement in 2006. Stay tuned for more updates on Unit 2 bargaining.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

hearts and hands

THURSDAY APRIL 14 at 5 PM  in GL 164

At the AGM we will be electing a new

  • Executive Committee positions
  • Faculty Stewards
  • Health and Safety officers
  • Trustee
  • Delegates to CUPE Niagara District Council
  • Delegates to Niagara Regional Labour Council
  • Attendees to the Health & Safety School
There will be
                      – our BUDGET for the upcoming year
                      – First Aid Training for Science Workers for 2016-2017
                      –  Position of a Membership Mobilizer

See the full  AGM 2016 Agenda here.

Agenda items can be added at the beginning of the meeting.

Food and drinks will be there to nourish you while making important working conditions decisions.
For special accommodations and childcare reimbursement, please contact the union prior to the AGM.

Employer-offered Mental Health 1st Aid Training

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL – but stay tuned! Our local is arranging for such training from CUPE National facilitators.

The employer-offered Mental Health First Aid training is back.  in 2015 our local 4207 Health and Safety reps on the Joint H&S Committee worked hard to bring this valuable workshop to workers at Brock. It was offered in the Fall and quickly filled up.

It is a two-day workshop May 10 and May 12, 2016. If you are working in May, you need your Supervisor’s permission before you register. The class maximum is 24.

Let’s fill it with CUPE members!

Register at https://www.brocku.ca/hr/training/focus/courses.php?cid=1726

Sexual Awareness Week

From March 28th to March 31st, SASA (Students Against Sexual Assault) will be hosting a Sexual Violence Awareness Week at Brock University consisting of workshops, panels, and a documentary screening. 

All are welcome to come out and participate; these events are survivor focused intended to create safer and inclusive spaces. We look forward to seeing everybody there!

 

Trans Awareness Workshop

Trans Workshop (2) copyThursday MARCH 31

12:00 pm noon –  2 pm in WH 202

Sponsored by CUPE 4207 Equity Committee and facilitated by Stephanie Vail and Michael Sherman. This workshop is designated to provide resources and education about inclusive practices for the LGBTTIQQ2S community in the teaching and learning environment.

 

Open Meeting on Sexual Violence at Brock

Following successful actions last week on campus from students, faculty, and staff, there will be a meeting open to the campus community to debrief and think about next steps.
Day: Thursday, March 24th
Time: 3 pm to 5pm

Place: The Boardroom on the 13th floor of the Schmon Tower.

At this meeting, we will debrief about actions taken, including last week’s protest, discuss commitments made thus far by Brock in response to our demands, and figure out next steps. We invite you to come out to share, learn, and give feedback about how to move forward together to make Brock a safer space for us all.

CUPE 4207 March 2016 Statement on sexual violence