November 20th: Trans Day of Remembrance

Recently, governments across the country have been playing politics with trans people’s safety.

Policy makers in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are trying to force education workers to out trans and questioning youth, putting them at increased risk for violence and isolation in their homes.

In September, Conservative Party of Canada convention delegates supported efforts to ban young people from accessing life-saving gender-affirming care, and to exclude trans women from women’s spaces.

Trans Day of Remembrance serves as a stark reminder of how much work we still must do. We are committed to continuing to make our workplaces, unions and communities safer for trans people.

CUPE Ontario’s Young Workers Committee Affordability Webinar for Young Workers

CUPE Ontario’s Young Workers Committee is hosting an affordability webinar to discuss the affordability crisis for young workers, which includes housing, wages, and pensions! The goal of our webinar is to bring awareness to the affordability crisis that is happening in Ontario and what young workers can do to address this issue.
The speakers are:
Dr. Nemoy Lewis, Assistant professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at The Metropolitan University in Toronto.
Pam Frache, Coordinator of the Justice for Workers campaign
Mark Janson, Senior Pensions Officer at CUPE National.
Greetings from CUPE Ontario from Yolanda McClean, Secretary – Treasurer
WHEN: November 15, 2023 from 6PM to 8PM

Allyship the focus of next Women in Leadership event – CUPE 4207 member highlight

Nwakerendu Waboso (BA ’07, MA ’12) will discuss allyship’s role along her leadership journey when she presents “It Takes a Village to Raise up a Leader” for Women in Leadership (WIL) Wednesday, Nov. 15.

In the talk, allyship is defined as actions taken to advance and amplify the voices of marginalized individuals in combination with efforts to recognize one’s privileges and biases.

Read more in the Brock News

November GMM will be held Nov 23rd at 4 pm

On the agenda:

Bargaining Updates

Vote on proposed bylaw amendments (click here to view the changes in advance)

Report from ad hoc committee on OPIRG-Brock & CUPE relationship

Guest Speaker: Kerry Duncan, Volunteer & Training Coordinator, OPIRG-Brock


Membership Outreach Officer (term ending April 30)

Social Science Steward (term ending April 30)

Business Steward (term ending April 30)

Delegates to NDCC & HDLC

Delegate Elections for Conferences

OUWCC Conference, Feb 29 – March 3, in Markham.

Light dinner will be served for those attending in person and there will be a draw for a prize at the end of the meeting!

To get the meeting link/room location, register here:


Categories GMM

Join the Women’s Committee!

November 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Zoom. Register here.

We are looking for women who are interested in helping the CUPE 4207 Women’s Committee:

· create safe spaces for diverse women within the union and the Brock community;

· advocate for diverse women’s leadership within the union and the Brock community;

· increase & support the active participation of diverse women in shaping the union’s policies,practices, and protocols;

· prepare recommendations to the bargaining committees that speak to diverse women’s issues, challenges, and constraints;

· promote diverse women’s issues within our Local and the community;

· support diverse women’s rights within the labour movement and in our communities, locally, nationally and internationally.

Event Highlight: Understanding the War in Ukraine, November 2nd

Great turn out and excellent discussion at last week’s event Understanding the War in Ukraine: Canada’s Role and the Need for Peace event hosted by the Political Action and International Solidarity Committee! Thank you Tamara Lorincz, Jordan Briggs, and Kevin Mackay for speaking and to everyone who attended this important event!

Our three panelists: Kevin Mackay, Tamara Lorincz, and Jordan Briggs.

Graduate Student TA Town Hall November 9th in Goodman Atrium

*Please note the location has been changed to Goodman Atrium*

Are you a new TA? Are you looking for more supports as you navigate being a graduate student and a worker? Come to our town hall and meet your peers including experienced TAs who will answer your questions and share tools and strategies!

Drop by for a short presentation and/or a drop in session!

Resources for TAs & grad students will be available. Snacks provided.

12-3 pm in Goodman Atrium!