CUPE 4207 has a new bargaining website cupe4207bargaining.ca. This website is dedicated to providing bargaining updates and information. If you would like information about ESL Instructors’ bargaining please check out this website! #BuildingaBetterBrock
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!
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!
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.
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.
Sign our petition and send a message to Brock University telling them you support Brock’s ESL instructors’ quest for a fair contract.
A “no-board report” was issued on Feb. 28, and the Union requested a strike deadline of March 21st at 12:01am. However, the employer insisted on a date of March 17th at 12:01am. The reasons for this were not made clear. Please check the website for bargaining updates!
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.
NEW Bargaining Website! cupe4207bargaining.ca
Check back to see more updates on their bargaining!