Our fellow CUPE 1295 members need your help! Near 150 food service workers of CUPE 1295 have been negotiating a new contract for many months. Their employer, Sodexo, a multinational corporation that Brock contracts out to provide food services on campus. (The food service workers will be in legal strike position on MARCH 25, at 12:01 am.) THE WORKERS HAVE SINCE REACHED A TENTATIVE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT. However, learning about the Dine-In Campaign is still actual and signing the online petition is still necessary to move ahead in the better food at Brock movement.
CUPE 4207 stands with the food workers of CUPE 1295!
Food at Brock (outside of Isaac’s that is managed by BUSU) is prepared and served by members of CUPE 1295. Their employer is not Brock but Sodexo, a multinational corporation that Brock contracts out to serve food on campus.
CUPE Ontario launched a campaign to keep food in house — to eliminate the third party food provider at Ontario campuses — in order to have local decision making over what is being procured, how it is prepared and served. The multinational’s food comes in prepared packages that are then opened and heated. The workers have no say over what we eat and how much we pay for it. The instant form of out of site prepared food, served among the agricultural riches of the Niagara region that it doesn’t utilize (!), comes with a large price tag. It is a lose-lose situation for the consumers and the workers, and a big win for the corporation.
The Dine-In campaign of CUPE Ontario aims at giving workers greater say over what is being produced and how, and more healthy, local and yummy choices for us, consumers. Why, the Chef used to pride themselves on the home made soups form local produce, and now, they just open and reheat!