CUPE 1295 Banquet

Fellow Brock workers of CUPE 1295 (maintenance trades, and custodial) are having their 37th annual christmas banquet on December 16th at Club Capri in Thorold. See poster here. Our local made a solidarity purchase of 16 tickets. We will give them away to interested members.

Interested in attending? Email cupe4207@brocku.ca. There is good food, raffles and prize draws, DJ music and dance. Free!

Equity Officer position vacant

Our Equity Officer is moving on to a new job. We wish Samantha the best in her new pursuits in the beautiful city of Peterborough!

There will be an election to the vacant position of Equity Officer at our November 27th General Members Meeting [GMM]. Any member can run for the position. Please send nominations (you can nominate yourself as well!) and/or inquiries to cupe4207@brocku.ca. You can nominate a member or yourself directly at the GMM.

This is an Executive Committee position subject to monthly stipend. All elected positions in our local expire on April 30 each year. General elections into all positions are held at our Annual General Members meeting [AGM] in April (date/location TBD ).

Here is the list of duties related to the position as per our bylaws:

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SOLIDARITY WITH OPSEU COLLEGE FACULTY

October 18, 2017

CUPE 4207, representing 1000 academic teaching staff at Brock University, sends its full and unwavering support for your job action to fight against precarious working conditions and the growth of part-time work and for increased academic freedom, job security, and equal work for equal pay.

We are motivated and inspired by your job action against one of the largest scourges of our times – precarious work. Often in the form of part-time and/or contract work, it has devastating effects on workers’ emotional and physical well-being through economic insecurity, additional stress, work-life imbalances, and the inability to plan one’s life. The dependency on part-time and contract work in post-secondary institutions is an attack on the very communities that keep these institutions running. Colleges and universities alike must learn that workers will not stand for this unsustainable model. OPSEU College Faculty are now at the forefront of a movement to create the kinds of conditions so many academic workers across Ontario have been discussing for years. We offer our support in whatever form we can for as long as it takes.

In Solidarity,

CUPE 4207 Executive Committee
Brock University, St. Catharines
cupe4207@brocku.ca
www.4207.cupe.ca

UNIT 3 strike mandate vote: 90%

On September 27, in a show of solidarity to achieve a fair contract, the ESL instructors voted 90% ‘yes’ on the question to give a strike mandate to Unit 3 Bargaining Committee. The overwhelming ‘yes’ vote doesn’t mean that there will be a strike but it demonstrates the level of Unit 3 members’ support for the bargaining priorities negotiated by their bargaining team. The confident ‘yes’ vote also mandates the bargaining team and the local’s executive Committee to authorize job action if negotiations come to an impasse.

What is next? The Unit 3 bargaining Committee will meet the employer at conciliation, date to be yet determined.

 

 

 

GMM MONDAY SEP. 25

This Monday, September 25th, is our very first General Membership Meeting this Fall. Food, drinks and a draw for a  prize for a solved crossword puzzle!

Agenda:  

  • Unit 3 Bargaining Update
  • Unit 1 Health Benefit Plan, Q&A.
  • Election of One Delegate to the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Convention, November 19-24, Toronto.
  • Election of up to 2 members to CUPE Ontario Injured Workers/H&S Conference, October 17-21, Toronto.
  • Reports from delegates to CUPE Ontario Convention and CLC Convention.
  • Refreshments for GMMs in 2017-2018
  • Donation for Disaster Relief
  • Subscription from Lancaster House
  • Political Action Conference, CUPE Ontario Fall School

NEW PAYROLL SCHEDULE

Incoming members who have signed their contracts for this Fall may have already noticed the absence of preferred payment schedule check boxes, together with the list of the actual dollar amounts for each pay day.

The university has implemented a new pay schedule over the summer — “bi-weekly pay cycle with one week lag“. This means that we get paid one week after the two week pay period by which we have been paid according to the former pay system.

If your pay info was submitted on August 31 (on a contract already signed, starting Sep 1) you will get two days of pay on Friday, September 8th. The next pay day will be September 22.  How much will be deposited each pay day is not clear and so far it looks like it’s left up to your own calculations and estimates…

You can access your payroll-related information by clicking on “Additional Resources” square LOGIN TO ONEBROCK link on the HR website. Sign in as an employee and once in the Office 365 SharePoint page, click on “Payroll”.