cupe1975Bargaining, Negotiations


We were back at the bargaining table yesterday and we’re meeting again today. We’ll give you another update when we have news.

Wages and the university’s scheme to scrap the security of our pensions are still the sticking points. We’re standing strong but we’re also working hard and bargaining in good faith to address the points the employer is making. Our goal is to get you a deal we can all vote on.

We’re also expecting the ruling from the Essential Services Tribunal any day now, so keep checking the website for more updates.

We also need your help to show the administration how strong we are together.

What can you do to help?

Our message is simple – we’re looking for respect and fair pay for our work. And we’re looking for your help to get the message out

Help share the message online

We’ve started an online ad campaign and we need your help to boost our message even more.

Click here to get the first run of our graphics to use on your social media accounts.


(Square is good for Facebook, Instagram, and LinkdIn and the rectangle works best for Twitter)

When you post these, tell your story. Let’s remind the administration that we are not just numbers on a spreadsheet. We’re real people. We care about the work we do. We deserve to be shown some respect and be paid fairly.

Help share the message at your desk

While we’re negotiating, it’s important that we all keep doing our jobs, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get our message out.

If you work at a computer, use your desktop to show our message loud and clear.

Click here to get a graphic to fit your screen.


And, if people on campus who aren’t in our union see your screen and want a graphic for their screen, download the solidarity graphic for them.

Help share the message all over campus

We have swag, we have buttons, we have t-shirts, we have scarves (they really stand out when you wear them in June!) …. Showing your colours isn’t just a way to make a new fashion statement, it shows the administration that we all stand together.

Wear them proudly to the so-called staff appreciation picnic and let’s show President Stoicheff and the rest of the administration that what we’d really appreciate is a little respect.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the General Membership Meeting on Tuesday and congratulations to Holly Kreese (Food Services Rep), Sherri Duggan (Clerical Rep), Jessica Ballendine (Caretaker/BST Rep) and Leanne Ooms (Grievance Chair)  who were sworn in as the newest members to our executive.