Support Rally for ESL Instructors

On Saturday March 14, our Unit 3 Bargaining Committee is meeting the employer at 10 am, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. We call upon you for support; we are planning to rally in front of the hotel from 8:45 am (our BC team is meeting at 9 am) to 10:15 am. The idea is to have as many people as possible on site to welcome our team and be visible as the employer arrives at the hotel. We would stay long enough to see our team to the beginning of the crucial meeting. Don’t forget to wear GREEN!!

We hope to see you there!

Link to the Facebook page

More support for our ESL Instructors!

It is amazing to see the support coming in from other CUPE locals who want to see our ESL Instructors receive a fair collective agreement. Thank you for your support!

Letter from Local 4044, CanJet flight attendants

MEDIA RELEASE – Will Brock University invest in their own workers or cause a service disruption – March 11 2015 from CUPE Communications.

Letter of support from OSSTF D-35 Brock University Support Staff


Support from CUPE 1295 and Niagara Regional Labour Council

We want to thank both CUPE 1295, the Custodial, Trades and Food Service Workers at Brock University, and Niagara Regional Labour Council for sending letters of support to the ESL Instructors in receiving a fair collective agreement.

CUPE 1295 (Custodial, Trades and Food Service Workers at Brock) Letter of Support.

Niagara Regional Labour Council Letter of Support


PAISC Meeting

The next meeting of the Political Action and International Solidarity Committee meeting will be on Monday, March 16th at 2 pm in MCJ 205. On the agenda for this month’s meeting will be a discussion on what the committee can do for Unit 3 in bargaining. The strike deadline is March 17th.

Also on the agenda on the 16th will be the delivery of the new statue and possible actions around the new multi-million dollar centerpiece in front of the tower. We will also continue our discussions on budget cuts and the program review, the federal election, and the March 24th Day of Action on Tuition.
To add agenda items, please e-mail

Let’s Face It: A Fair Deal for ESL Instructors! #BuildingaBetterBrock


Broken U2

ESL Instructors (CUPE 4207 Unit 3) are negotiating to improve the following:

  • Job Equity: Currently there are three tiers of employment groups in Unit 3, yet they all do the same function and have the same contact hours with students.  If the university is to realize a uniformly excellent educational standard, they need to stop treating workers differently.
  • Educational Standards: Workers of Unit 3 are asking for improvements to the work environment to ensure the highest quality standards of education for the students of Brock University. The university’s prime goal for the next several years is increasing the number of international students on campus. Though international students are students they are not recognized as such by the university–therefore ensuring quality education is crucial to improve Brock’s reputation.
  • Security:  One aspect of protecting educational standards is to ensure that members of Unit 3, who are professionally trained to teach the English language, continue to be able to teach to the international students on campus. Parsing out groups of students to different faculty or departments diminishes the quality of education.

Updated Broken University Pamphlet

NEW Bargaining Website!

Check back to see more updates on their bargaining!