Q: Am I allowed to take bathroom breaks outside of my regularly scheduled break times? A: Though it is preferred you take your bathroom breaks during your scheduled break time, you ARE permitted to take bathroom breaks during your shift. To ensure your area is maintained in your absence, inform your supervisor and co-workers that you will briefly be away. If … Read More
The Employers FAQs Page Can employees who are a part of a bargaining unit that is taking job action still come to work? It is legal to cross the picket line and continue to work during job action. If an employee is interested in crossing the picket line to continue working, their People Leader or HR SBA will assist the … Read More
We continue to receive several questions in regard to vacation and pre-scheduled surgeries. We have presented this question in negotiations on two separate occasions. We have yet to receive an answer. This decision is in the hands of the employer. If you require an answer to this question, please contact your manager and/or Department head.
The following questions have been asked by many of you. In the event job action commences, we have asked the employer to provide a response to the following questions. We will update you when we receive a response. If we have missed anything, please feel free to contact the union office: Subsidized Bus Pass: Since our last meeting, I … Read More
Should we strike, do we still get full benefits (medical/dental, etc)? Any benefits you currently enjoy now (medical,dental, etc.) would be still in place. The university would continue to administrate them and send the bill to CUPE National who would pay the premium.
What can the union do to me if I decide to cross the picket line and work? In the CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Constitution which CUPE 1975 adheres to the articles below will be put into place: Offences B.11.1 A member who does any of these acts is guilty of an offence against this Constitution. (There are 14 … Read More
Question of the Day I attended the “You Talk, We Listen” event yesterday and filled out a form with my contact information on it. Some of my colleagues were unable to attend and are worried that things won’t be in place in the event of a strike. What other options are there to complete this form? First of all, thank … Read More
QUESTION: I WAS HOPING TO TAKE A HOLIDAY IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS: What would happen if the union went on strike prior to me going on holidays? Would I be paid by the University any holiday pay? Would I get strike pay? Answer: Firstly, all holidays need to have prior approval from your manager. Once your holiday is approved, and … Read More
First of all – Thank you to all our members that voted to support your negotiating team at last week’s strike vote. It was nice to see such a strong turnout and the many good questions put forward from you. Prior to the vote last week, our executive talked about how important the vote was, but also how we needed … Read More