This is something that no doubt all of us knew and are well aware of, but for some reason the politicians don’t want to acknowledge it.
When the membership met last, to discuss the Academic Services Delivery Transformation document that was distributed to the CUPE mailing list, the Bargaining Team spent time trying to explain when was happening in the background with the provincial government while negotiations broke with management; management explained to the Bargaining Team that they would “crystallize” their plans over the summer. We did not expect to come back in the fall with documents obtained regarding shared services in the university sector already well underway, nor did we expect to receive confirmation that the shared services plan was at an advanced stage with the Kindergarten – Grade 12 sector. With so much information, there was little time left for discussion. The Executive of 3799, along with the Bargaining Team, would like to open the floor to discussion – where are we at with bargaining? Where do we go from here? If we are co-ordinating our bargaining efforts – why is the University of Victoria on the picket lines and we aren’t? Are shared services a threat to us or not?
Given the scope of the meeting, there will be no agenda – just an open forum for members to discuss their concerns, offer their input and give their feedback.
When: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 – over the lunch hour, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Senate Chambers in the Admin building
Please ensure to specify your full first and last name when it asks for a log in ID.
The monthly general membership meeting will still be held the last Wednesday of September.
CUPE Local 3799
As there is lots of confusion over the change in how UNBC is doing their interviews for job interviews it was asked of Sheila Page ( Director of HR ) to explain them. Mandi Schwarz offered to record one of the sessions. Please click on the link and save the file to your hard drive and then open it with Windows Media Player. Note it is a large file of about 2 GB in size. The length of the video is 1 hour.
Your local is further preparing for possible job action. We are in need Strike Captains. These people would coordinate the various activities around a picket line, preparing schedules, coordinating our members and are a huge resource towards getting any job action completed. If you would like to know further about the role or to sign up please contact Rob Angove, Vice President.