Unit 1 Ratification General Meeting Oct. 23

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23  from 11 am to 3 pm

Unit 1 contract negotiations have ended when both sides, the Unit 1 bargaining team and the employer, signed off on a document containing the newly negotiated changes to our collective agreement. This document is called the memorandum of agreement and it is not a legally binding collective agreement  yet. This memorandum of agreement (also called tentative collective agreement) will be presented to members attending this meeting and will be put to a vote. … Read more…

October GMM

On Wednesday, October 28 at 4 pm we hold our regular monthly general members meeting with that includes the following agenda:

Among the items on the agenda:

Attending members can add points to the agenda at the beginning of the meeting when the agenda is being discussed/amended and approved. Meeting link below: … Read more…

Member of the Month – October

We are pleased to introduce the Member of the Month for October 2020 –

Nadine Brundrett!

Nadine Brundrett has been a member of CUPE 4207 Unit 1 since she began teaching at Brock in September 2000 as an Instructor and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Classics.

Recently, Nadine has become more active in the Union taking on a number of responsibilities. Over the years she came to realize the importance of the Union to represent and support the many Contractual Academic workers at Brock University and she is an example of the ideal that it is never too late to become actively involved in your local and to learn about all the many ways the union is essential to all our working lives at Brock! … Read more…


General Members Meeting Monday 28, 2020 at 4 pm
Major point on our agenda is collective bargaining updates: We will be discussing the results of our latest negotiations with the employer in Unit 1 and Unit 3.
For the report on Unit 1 bargaining go to our bargaining page.
Please note the meeting starts at 4 pm.
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We hold our OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday September 16th.

Zoom in to meet your union reps and your colleagues! You can learn about the union, your rights as a worker at Brock, ask questions, and comment on the way we represent you 😉

It is also an opportunity to inquire about the union local’s committees and all the socially active engagements a labour union offers, far and wide. … Read more…

Did you know? Paid Health and Safety training

New members who have just been hired by Brock to work in one (or more) of the jobs that are represented by our union, need to take a health and safety training and be paid for it!

The health and safety awareness training is mandatory by law (a regulation in the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act). The workers must be paid for the time spent in the training.

Brock has online modules and pays for

  • 1 hour of Health and Safety Awareness training,
  • 30 minutes for Workplace Violence training,
  • and 1 hour of training about Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act [AODA] (all three modules). This totals to 2.5 hours of pay for the training. You must notify your designated departmental administrative assistant that you have completed the training in order to receive your compensation (there is a link for this step in the training module).

Important to note: Your department must create a separate contract aside of the one you have signed for teaching.

Here is a short slide-format information on the role of the labour union at our workplace. It includes information on our Health and Safety Committee and the mandatory health and safety training.

CUPE Ontario Action Plan for 2020

In the absence of CUPE Ontario annual convention this year, the CUPE Ontario Executive Board has approved a 2020 action plan which is normally discussed, shaped and voted on by delegates at the convention.
“This Plan has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that has shaped our daily lives both at work and at home. It focuses on three themes: relief, recovery, and reimagining. We believe that the actions in this plan move us closer to an Ontario that serves us all, not just the wealthy.

Now through this crisis as always, workers have the collective power to transform society. Let’s make that a reality together.”

The CUPE Ontario Action Plan for 2020 in pdf.