Can you believe November is around the corner and Christmas break is less than 2 months away?
Local bargaining is ongoing. The CUPE Bargaining Committee met with the Employer’s Bargaining Committee October 1st, 21st and 25th. We are meeting again on October 31st, November 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th and will share information at the General Election Meeting on November 16th. The October 25th bargaining went well and we were able to sign off approximately six (6) proposal agreements.
Our startup for the school year did not go smoothly for transportation due to all the changes in routes, riders eligibility, courtesy riders, etc. All other departments had their usual startup issues and also growing pains as our District has increased in population by approximately 450 students.
We’ve had very good turnouts for our General Meetings – as many as 100 and the lowest was 30. Just want to remind everyone that there are many new administrators and managers in the District. They are new to our Collective Agreement so please, if you feel you have been given wrong information, contact your shop steward.
We’ve had many calls and emails from members asking how to contact shop stewards regarding their questions or concerns. For your convenience, the following is a list of shop stewards and their email addresses.
Clerical/Library Assistant: Shelley Yost – email@example.com
Custodial: Colleen Elder – firstname.lastname@example.org
General (Student Supervisors): Ronn Dunn – email@example.com
Indigenous Advocate: Simone Gauthier – firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations: Ron Hoekstra – email@example.com
Student Support Services: Teri Wishlow – firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Support Services: Vacancy
Transportation: Duane Wheatley – email@example.com
CUPE Local 3523 strives for fairness, equality, and a harassment-free workplace. Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels.
David Tether, President