Here is an opportunity to get together, have some great lunch prepared by CUPE 1295 and chat about our working conditions – concerns that would provide feedback and support for our bargaining team.

From 12:00 noon to 2 pm in Sankey Chamber on Tuesday March 12.

Spread the word, talk to your fellow coworkers. There is a strength in finding common interest and experience.



Unit 1 Bargaining Survey

The bargaining survey has been emailed directly from Survey Monkey to members on February 27th. If you have not received it, please contact or ext. 4766.

Our union began the bargaining process with the election of your Bargaining Committee (us!) at the November GMM. Bargaining will commence over the Summer prior to the expiry of our agreement in September.

Given the cutbacks to funding initiated by the Conservative Government, this round of bargaining will most likely prove challenging. However, the more members are involved, the stronger we will be in negotiating a fair and better collective agreement that recognizes the work that we do while providing the resources necessary to do that work.

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At our November general meeting five members were elected to Unit 1 Bargaining Committee. Collective bargaining process begins for us now with preparations that involve research, outreach and mobilization.

The Bargaining Research Committee should be established by the end of this month and begin running in January 2019. The BRC committee helps the Bargaining Committee formulate proposals and negotiate once we start meeting the employer early next summer. Please refer to our posting below. where we call for interested and committed members to become members of the BRC.

The Unit 1 Bargaining Committee members are:

Gerry Boily, Michael Curran, Leila Meskine, Darrin Sunstrum, and Ian Wood. The local’s president, Phil Wachel is the sixth member of the committee ex officio (this means that according to our bylaws, by his function in the union as a president of the local, the president becomes automatically a BC member but has no vote).

Bargaining Notice Info Party


2 – 6 PM in front of Schmon Tower

Unit 1 will serve notice to bargain — this will commence collective bargaining of our largest bargaining unit.  If you’re on campus come to the table outside of Schmon Tower. Get a cupcake or two, share your perspective, learn what the bargaining process entails.

Cupcakes, sparkling juice, and smiles shared for free!