Emergency Executive meeting @ MC C 403
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Unit 1 Bargaining meeting with employer #19 @ RFP214 the new Ranking Pavillion
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bargaining Committee of Unit 1 is resuming negotiation with the employer on January 13 and 21.

January 13 from 9 am to 2 pm

January 21 from 9 am to 5 pm

We are ‘allowed’ five observers. An observer is a member who wishes to observe what’s going on in negotiations. If you want to see the collective bargaining from the first hand, do not hesitate and email the union, more than 24 hours before the meeting. You do not have to spend the whole day in bargaining, even for an hour or two helps to show the employer, our members matter!

You would have an observer status, which means, no voice, simply observing.

NRLC Activist Awards Dinner @ Club Capri
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Niagara Regional Labour Council (with which we are affiliated, sending four delegates ) is holding their annual Activist Awards Dinner on January 23, 2020.
Our local has purchase 8 tickets and is encouraging members to attend by simply emailing expressing interest in the ticket. First come first serve.

General Membership Meeting @ Sankey Chamber
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We will vote on this motion that was announced at the last GMM. Remember the rule – first the notice of motion to be made, then at a subsequent GMM to discuss and vote on it.


Notice of Motion

8.1.2 Election of Departmental Stewards

(a)  Departmental stewards are volunteers that may be appointed by the Chief Steward as they express interest.

(b) The Union encourages self-organization of workers in departments through rank-and-file union activists.  It is understood that all members shall be included in any communications in a department.

(c) It shall be responsibility of each elected Departmental Steward to provide their name and contact information for the Chief Steward of their Unit within three (3) calendar days.

CUPE Education – Note taking workshop @ Niagara Area CUPE Office
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
February 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Niagara Area Office
110A Hannover Drive
St. Catharines
Any member can attend this workshop. Do not be fooled into thinking that this is a bird workshop about taking any notes! There is much of union education that is involved in processing and understanding labour – employer relations. Plus, you get to meet workers from other CUPE locals in the region!

This workshop is from the Stewards Learning Series and will focus on the Notetaking Module. See the link for more information: