MicroSocial #5
Jan 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:45 pm

This is our fifth MicroSocial this academic year, this time for members with children. Please let the union know your intent to attend. We have purchased Red Ball package for up to 35 children with two adults per child for two hours of play. Light snacks (pizza) and drinks (juice for children, coffee for adults, water for both) are included! The place, Zippy Zoom Ocean, is on 395 Ontario Street in St. Catharines.

Health and Safety Committee @ Union office in MC C 402
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Bargaining Committee Unit 1 meeting #2 @ International Centre room 112
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This is Unit 1 Bargaining Committee meeting #2 in preparation for negotiations with the university.

Bargaining Committee’s meetings are open to members to attend (no vote). 

Members of the Bargaining Research Committee will be participating in this meeting as well.



Niagara CUPE Council meeting @ CUPE 4156 Office 
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This is a Niagara District CUPE Council [NDCC] meeting. All CUPE locals in Niagara can elect delegates to represent them in this CUPE Niagara central. We have elected two delegates for the annual duration of office (May 1  – April 30), even though by number of members we qualify for sending six delegates. The greater involvement, the greater input, the better output, the better for workers = us 🙂 We need more members to become delegates!
The delegates meet monthly and report on their own local matters, introduce new or share common concerns and successes to build strong, knowledgeable and networked CUPE locals.  NDCC organizes activities such as union educational workshops (steward learning, labour law, equity training, etc).
Unit 2 Bargaining Committee meeting @ Niagara CUPE office
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Bargaining Committee’s meetings are open to members.

Executive Committee Meeting @ MC C 404
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Executive Committee meetings are OPEN.

Any member can attend Executive Committee Meeting and have a say.

Only the EC member can vote.

CUPE Educational on Cannabis @ Niagara Area CUPE Office
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a workshop of interest to our stewards.


Cannabis legalization puts Canada on the cutting edge in both the medicinal and recreational use of this remarkable product. However this is likely to result in a learning curve in the workplace. The issues that will arise will in some ways analogous to the issues surrounding the medical use of cannabis, which we have dealt with since it was mandated by the Supreme Court. However there will also be new issues regarding impairment that will be new and challenging. This presentation will seek to address such issues.

OUWCC Conference
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm

The OUWCC stands for Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee, a sectoral committee of CUPE Ontario. CUPE-organized workers at any Ontario university campus choose their campus representative for two years duration to serve on the OUWCC board and act as a liaison between the committee and the CUPE workers organized on campus. Each university CUPE local can choose to affiliate with the OUWCC and  send delegates to the conference of the university sector – the OUWCC conference.

At CUPE ONTARIO 80 Commerce Valley Drive East, Markham, ON L3T 0B2

From February 21 to 24 (reading week) .