U1 Notice to Bargain filed today!

Today,  the 2019 bargaining season for Unit 1 has officially opened. U1 Collective Agreement expires on September 6th and today was the first day to issue notice to bargain.

The meetings of the  U1 Bargaining Committee and Research Committee are open to members. See their meetings posted on our Upcoming Events calendar.


Jobs for the Fall and Winter terms are being generated already. Please check the HR careers website frequently.

How to apply:

  1. If you are working at Brock, apply as internal applicant.
  2. If you are currently not working at Brock, apply as external applicant (even if you just finished the Winter term). Remember that we are classified by the employer as part time employees and that we work from contract to contract, term to term, regardless how many years we have spent working here. Hence, once our contract is over, we become external to the system.

Important info about Employment Insurance claims

To all members who are planning on going on Employment Insurance (EI) for the Summer:

1) How to request a Record of Employment [ROE].

Although it is hoped that ROE will be automatically generated with Workday, until that is confirmed, please go to the Human Resources website:


Once there, click the Faculty & Staff tab. From there, select Payroll. You will be prompted to the Sharepoint site. On the right hand side of the screen, there is a Record of Employment Request Form. Fill it out as soon as your contract ends, and submit it.

2) When to expect that your ROE will be submitted*?

Given the changes to our pay with Workday, our final pay has been pushed later into May. Human Resources must submit a ROE five days after the last pay period ends, or 14 days after the last day of work. Given that a lot of our contracts will end on April 30th, the ROE must be submitted by May 15.

According to Service Canada, to qualify for EI, you would need to have worked 665 hours in the last calendar year. For more information, please email chiefsteward@cupe4207.org

*ROE is submitted directly to Service Canada that administers EI

Unit 1 Bargaining Priorities Ratification


We, Unit 1 members, still have an outstanding set of priorities to vote on.

Let’s get together on Tuesday, MAY 7 at 4 pm in Academic South 216, to discuss the presented priorities and vote on them. The Unit 1 Bargaining Committee has held a few meetings in the beginning of April for members to discuss, identify and select bargaining issues that would guide and shape the set of demands in negotiations.

Yet, these priorities still need to be ratified by you, the member. We have a tough stretch ahead of us and without pulling our diverse strengths collectively, we will end up poorer and even more precarious than we currently are. The potential for change resides with us!



Our annual general meeting is on
Monday, April 15, at 3:30 pm in STH 217 (STH = Academic South)

It is at the AGM that we elect members into all positions on the Executive Committee; faculty stewards; international steward; Unit 1 instructor steward; health and safety officers; one trustee with term ending April 30th 2022; and labour council delegates. See full list of positions open for elections below.

The amendment to bylaws that will be discusses and voted on concerns the addition of a new position to the Executive Committee – Health and Safety Officer. If this motion to create this H&S officer passes, the position will be a part of the general election at this AGM. This means that it will be open for nominations and members can run for it.

Any member in good standing can run for a position. A member in good standing is a member who has filled and signed CUPE Application for Membership card. We will have these cards available at the meeting for you to sign if you haven’t done so already.

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Unit 1 Bargaining Priorities meetings

After processing results from Unit 1 bargaining surveys the Unit 1 Bargaining Committee calls on three  general members’ meeting on bargaining priorities  The most pressing workplace issues are going to be presented and discussed at two meetings on April 2 and 4, and the fleshed out priorities voted on at the April 10 meeting.

Bargaining Priorities meetings

Tuesday April 2:  11 am to 2 pm in TH 247


Thursday April 4:  12 pm to 3 pm in STH 215

Bargaining Priorities Ratification meeting (will vote on the priorities) is on

Wednesday April 10: 1 pm to 4 pm in Thistle 242