We hope you've had a great summer! We've been a busy but productive executive this summer. There have been several grievances and some gains for our local. Here are some updates:
We want to mention to please contact your steward if you are asked to bring in a doctor's note at anytime, regardless of what the contract states. We want to make sure this is being applied fairly.
Remember, there is nothing in the contract that states we cannot go over 20 hours on desk a week. It used to be in job descriptions before the last JJEC process, but there has never been a stipulation in the contract about how many
hours on desk. Schedulers try to keep it under 20 hours, but it can go over 20 and often does especially at Jess Hann and Northview.
We are excited to announce that we will be handing out new CUPE 960 cards this month for you to carry. Our executive is working on securing discounts for carrying this card and will forward that information onto you as soon as we have it!
We have started a campaign called 'Stand up for Fairness.' It is our goal, and the goal of CUPE National and CUPE Ontario, to have one-on-one discussions with each and every CUPE member! We will ask you concerns and comments and ask that you pledge to Stand Up for Fairness. Life is better with unions. When unions stand up for workers, practices that used to be unheard of (such as paid sick time, fair wages and parental leave) become the norm across the country. This raises the standard of living for all of us, providing us with the services
and benefits that we enjoy. Please share this video with friends and family! http://youtu.be/vjjGFHSEjIU Visit http://www.standupforfairness.ca/ for more details!
Please be advised that no employee is required to purchase work-related items with their own money. If you do not wish to do so, please see Karen Haley to make alternate payment arrangements.
Remember to follows us on Facebook and read our tweets @cupe960
Our next general membership meeting is Friday, September 27 at 5:15 at McLaughlin Staff Room. Please forward any agenda items to Katy Brennan by Wednesday, September 11. We will post the agenda as to follow Parliamentary Procedure. Please visit the Forms Centre for the form that you will need to fill out if you need child care costs covered. Snacks will be provided. Please bring your own cup.
Future meeting times and locations are:
- Tuesday, October 29 at 5:30 PM - Legends Centre
- Friday, November 22 at 5:15 - Jess Hann Branch
- No meetings in December but the Christmas Party is Saturday, December
- Our January meeting (which will be elections) is Tuesday, January 14 at 5:15
PM at McLaughlin.
CUPE Local 960 Executive