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Employer stalls negotiations – Your Benefits will be CUT.

September 17, 2009

General Membership Meeting September 22nd from 4 – 8 PM Location – Burridge gym and mezzanine Your bargaining team met with the employer twice this week in the hope that the employer would acknowledge our concerns regarding the erosion of TAs’ benefits and show movement on numerous proposals. Despite the tireless efforts of your bargaining […]

CUPE Unit 1 Bargaining Issues and Update

August 23, 2009

Answers to Questions Posed on

August 23, 2009

Did the university administration (our employer) make an offer of settlement to CUPE’s bargaining team? No, the parties (the administration and the union) have not had enough time at the bargaining table for a “settlement offer” to have been made by either party.  Some progress has been made, and with each bargaining session there are […]

Strike Mandate Vote Details

August 22, 2009

Why Vote YES in the Strike Mandate Vote?

August 21, 2009

Bargaining Bulletin #5 – Summary of Key Proposals

August 17, 2009

The bargaining team has created a summary of all of the key proposals on the table and broken it down in terms of issues, as well as money. The issues breakdown is available as bargaining bulletin #5. The monetary impact of both the employer’s and union’s packages have  been analyzed and are summarized as bargaining […]

Strike Vote: Five reasons why you should vote YES!

August 17, 2009

Why vote yes? 1. Because Employers do not put their final offers on the table until the Union gets a strike vote. Because the primary strength of workers lies in their ability to withdraw or disrupt their labour (as in a strike), the strike vote is a common and important step in the negotiation process.  […]

Upcoming Meetings

August 13, 2009

August 12, 2009 Members are encouraged to attend the following General Membership Meetings.  Each meeting will primarily address Unit 1 bargaining, including a discussion of proposals currently tabled by the union and the employer, reports from the Bargaining Team and Bargaining Support Committee, and followed by balloting in the strike mandate vote.   For each meeting, […]

Bargaining Bulletin #4 – Strike Mandate Vote

August 13, 2009

Your bargaining team has continued to work hard at the table to get the Employer’s team to see the merit of our proposals and has started to see positive results. As was announced on our bargaining blog and Facebook group on Friday, August 7th, the Employer has agreed to completely remove their new probationary period […]

Bargaining Note #4.01 Strike Mandate Vote – Information

August 13, 2009

This round, we will hold the strike mandate vote over three blocks of time.  We hope that this will allow the most members to participate in the vote (e.g., members leaving on fieldwork in the fall, incoming members).   This is a difficult bargaining round: if you require more information, please feel free to refer questions […]