The Precarious Workers Survey deadline has been extended to December 23rd. I know this is a busy time of year, but if you can, please fill out the survey as it is very important for all of us! You can find the survey at this link, or by clicking the survey image.
In the next week or so a steward in your branch will speak with you about the precarious worker survey that CUPE BC has launched. We were chosen to participate and we are hoping to get as many as possible of our auxiliary, temporary, and part-time workers to fill out the survey.
The deadline for completing the survey is December 16th. The CUPE survey site says to allow 10-15 minutes for completion but if you have comments to make, please allow yourself more time. This survey is very important and we want the best results possible!
From CUPE BC website:
CUPE is concerned about precarious work, but in order to address the problem we need to understand your needs better. We want to find out the issues you face at work, and in your life as a result of your work. Once we compile all the information, we can work on some solutions together.
Precarious work is characterized by a lack of job security, unpredictable schedules, low or inferior levels of pay, reduced worker control over workload, limited or no access to health and welfare benefits. Employer pressure for workplace ‘flexibility’ often leads to more part-time and term work, and less full-time regularized work.
Please do not hesitate to contact your executive, or stewards, with any questions.
CUPE 410 executive
“City Council’s neglect of Our Public Library regrettably extends to the people who work there. Precarious Work at the Toronto Public Library: Toronto’s Challenge reveals both the dedication to public service and the struggle to make ends meet by the 50 per cent of TPL workers who work in jobs that are part-time, insecure and without the normal benefits, including pensions, of most other City workers.” – excerpt from Our Public Library website
On November 28th the Annual General meeting of CUPE Local 410 was held and elections conducted for all Executive Board and Steward/Committee positions. On behalf of the Executive I would first like to acknowledge and thank the outgoing Stewards for their work on behalf of the members. Secondly I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Stewards and offer our thanks for their willingness to take on this new role. Finally, I must express our deep appreciation for the support you have shown in re-electing all of us to the Executive Board. There is much work for us to do, but your confidence in us inspires us to keep pushing forward and make this Local better and stronger than ever.
thank you all,
Helen, Fatima, Vicki, Carla, Melissa W, Max
Cupe 410 was honoured by the Vancouver Island District Council for our contribution to the Handbags for Hope program, which provides a new or gently used handbag full of toiletries, makeup and other supplies for women in need. Thanks to Deborah Chu for organizing this drive.
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Our AGM is only a week away! Monday, November 28 at Nellie McClung at 6:30pm. Come to nominate and elect/re-elect your new executive, stewards and officers. The nomination and election are done on the floor. Our CUPE National Rep, Joel Bentley, will be in attendance and will conduct our elections.
Vice-President (Currently held by Fatima Ferreira)
Recording Secretary (Currently held by Max Philion)
Treasurer (Currently held by Vicki Sundher)
Correspondence Secretary (Currently held by Melissa Worobel)
Membership Secretary (Currently held by Carla Evans)
Member-at-large – Union Management committee
In addition to these positions there are also appointments to Standing committees, such as the Social committee, the Scholarship comittee, the Grievance committee and the Education committee which will also be made.
More information on roles see our bylaws.
Now we all know the most important part of every meeting is the FOOD!
Catering will be Deep India Sweets & Catering and the menu will be:
- Vegi Pakoras
- Butter Chicken
- Mixed Vegetable
- Dessert choices will be: Gulab Jamun & Jalebi
See you there!
2016 CUPE 410 Executive
on November 28 at our Annual General meeting (at NM – 6:30 pm) voting will take place to elect or re-elect members into the following positions:President
Member-at-large – Union Management committee
In addition to these positions there are also appointments to Standing committees, such as the Social committee, the Grievance committee and the Education committee which will also be made.
If you have questions about any of the positions please feel free to contact me, or any of the Executive for details.
Things will be changing on the website in subtle ways over the next few weeks. New menu items will appear and more documents and resources are being filled in, in the background. Today I added the bylaws to the Documents page and the Collective Agreement was also added.
The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has won a landmark decision on negotiating class size and composition in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Canada’s top court provided a surprise verbal ruling a few hours after a hearing into the case started Thursday morning.
BURNABY – Across Canada, October is celebrated as Library Month to recognize the dedication and hard work of library workers and to emphasize the important role libraries play in education, research and literacy in our communities.
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