GMM and SOCIAL December 15

gmmdec15-2016Our last GMM of 2016 is on Thursday December 10th in Pond Inlet. A short GMM followed by a social, food and drink.

Strike Mandate Vote has been called for January 19th .

Come to discuss this important step in Unit 1 bargaining process!


Injustice in the University: a documentary about Contract Instructors

finalcontractfacultyposterOur local hosts screening of this recent documentary by Garry Potter and Stephen Svenson on

Wednesday, November 23rd

at 3 PM in PL 410.

We will be watching the film (about 40 minutes), and then discuss the serious issues it raises about inherently unjust working conditions for instructors and lecturers who work at Canadian (and US) universities. One of the film makers, Stephen Svenson, who is coming to Brock for this event. There will be light refreshments and perhaps a heavy discussion 😉 All welcome!


Reconciliation at Short Hills events

The Indigenous Solidarity Coalition is a part of the Supporters of Haudenosaunee Right to Hunt, which hosts a series of educational and cross-cultural learning opportunities over the course of the annual Haudenosaunee deer harvest at Short Hills Provincial Park. These workshops align with the work already started through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and express our commitment to the Commission’s calls to action.

The whole schedule is available for download  here.

View CUPE Ontario Statement of Solidarity with Haudenosaunee harvesters here.

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Join us for a rally on Thursday November 10th at 12 pm (noon) in frontnov10rally of Schmon Tower.

Unit 1 is in collective bargaining with the university. After 4 rounds of negotiations we are not far into the process and the employer demands severe concessions to job security of our members. A strong union needs their members’ support! More info to follow shortly.

Check out the event’s facebook page.



Our November General Members Meeting is on Wednesday,  November 9th 5 pm  in WH 203 AGENDA:

  • Election for the the position of  Chief Steward. The post became vacant after a resignation from the position. All members in good standing can run for the position. See our Bylaws, article 7.7 about duties of Chief Steward .
  • Bargaining Update, Unit 1.

    An urgent bargaining matter is going to be discussed! Members engagement is absolutely necessary to win a fair collective agreement.

Members requiring special accommodation, please contact the local before the GMM. The union covers cost of your child care incurred while at a meeting.


Canadian alloutlogoFederation of Students [CFS] and the Graduate Students Association [GSA] are sending a bus to Toronto for the Nov. 2 National Student Day of Action, a rally against the fee structure of Canadian post-secondary education. Check out the facebook page for details and registering.

Attention Instructors:


VP Academic Brock issued a letter to Instructors asking for academic accommodation of students who attend the rally. The spaces on the bus are inclusive of all concerned people.


Going Bowling!


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This year our annual FALL SOCIAL is at the Parkway Lanes bowling alley. 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines

Monday OCTOBER 24 @ 6 pm

There will be food and drinks all on the union. There is no need to have experience bowling. It is a social where bowling is optional. Certainly it’s fun to try!

Fully accessible. It is a family bowling alley. Your children are welcome!