The next General Meeting will be held on October 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., Hollywood Road, Room 2

The agenda is attached below.

CUPE General Meeting Agenda – October 19, 2019

Nominations will be taken at the October 19th CUPE General Meeting for all positions except for Secretary-Treasurer.

2019-2020 CUPE General Meetings:

October 19, 2019;   November 16, 2019;   January 18, 2020;   February 8, 2020;   March 7, 2020;   April 18, 2020;   May 23, 2020;   June 13, 2020

Fall Retirement Planning Workshop – November 14-16, 2019 - FULL

The Fall Retirement Planning Workshop is now full.  Please email our office if you would like to be on a waitlist for this workshop or to sign up for a workshop in 2020.  If we have cancellations for the fall workshop, we will register those on the waitlist first come, first served.

Thank you.


2014-2019 Collective Agreement

Click on the link below to view the 2014-2019 Collective Agreement.

Collective Agreement 2014-2019 pdf

President's Message

Welcome back everyone!  We hope you all enjoyed your summer holidays with family and friends.

Local bargaining is ongoing.  The CUPE Bargaining Committee met with the Employer’s Bargaining Committee July 9th and 11th and proceedings went well.  We are meeting again on September 4th and 19th and will share limited information at the General Meeting on September 21st which begins at 9:30 a.m.   We will also be meeting on September 24th and 30th for local bargaining.

The CUPE Welcome Back BBQ will follow the General Meeting on the 21st around 11:00 a.m. at Hollywood Road.

Once again, postings will start September 3rd or 4th.  Also, a reminder that there will be a new HR Manager doing the postings so we encourage you to please read them carefully.

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 –

Custodial:  Colleen Elder –

General (Student Supervisors):  Ronn Dunn –

Indigenous Advocate:  Simone Gauthier –

Operations: Ron Hoekstra –

Student Support Services:  Teri Wishlow –

Student Support Services:  Vacancy

Transportation:  Duane Wheatley –

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.

Thank you,

David Tether, President