Letter of support for Unit 3

Unit 3 ESL Instructors are struggling to reach a *fair* collective agreement. Brock University Faculty Association wrote a supporting letter in solidarity with the instructors’ struggle to reach a fair collective agreement.

Members of CUPE 4207, Unit 3

The BUFA Executive supports the members of CUPE 4207, Unit 3, in their contract negotiations for a strong and favourable new contract with the Brock University Administration. We call on the Administration to recognize the importance of the work done by the members of this CUPE unit to the mission of Brock and accord them the respect and dignity that they deserve. We also expect the Administration to make decisions that are pedagogically sound in practice.Read more…

Employer ratified

 The Memorandum of Settlement had been ratified by the employer om November 4th.

This has concluded the 17 months of negotiations with the employer. The newly negotiated language became a part of the Unit 1 Collective Agreement (Sep 7, 2019 – Sep. 6, 2022), and is effective immediately. 

Member of the Month – November

The Member of the Month for November is Dylan Michels!

Hello! I’m Dylan Michels. I have been a part of Brock since 2015. Having completed my undergraduate studies in Sociology and Philosophy, with a concentration in Criminology, I enrolled in the Masters of Philosophy program in 2019. During that time, I had the benefit of being represented by CUPE 4207 in my various roles as a Teaching Assistant, a Research Assistant, and a Marker Grader. I have also worked as a Senior Information Technology Associate for the Goodman School of Business. I also volunteered to represent Humanities graduate students on the Graduate Student Association as a board member in 2019. I am currently on the Advisory Committee for the selection of the Dean of Humanities, and I volunteer as a Member Mobilizer for CUPE 4207. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Brock; I am always excited to reciprocate the help, care, and support afforded to me. I believe engagement, action, critical thought, and social justice are integral venues to achieve a more welcoming and inclusive community at Brock. … Read more…

Response to ill students – Brock document

The office of the Provost and VP-Academic forwarded us a document that outlines teaching staff’s response to ill students. https://4207.cupe.ca/files/2020/11/Faculty-Response-to-Ill-Student-Final-Oct-27.pdf

Our Health and Safety rep has placed an inquiry as to what approach should the teaching staff take to the rest of the class when an ill student situation is addressed.

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…