VIDC Leadership Conference

The CUPE Vancouver Island District Council has recently announced an upcoming Leadership Conference, taking place from July 24-27, 2024, at Vancouver Island University (VIU)!  Your Executive has passed a motion to send up to 4 members to attend this Leadership Conference, with the intention of having one person attend each “bundle”. To put your name forward for consideration, please email…

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Tell UBC Research is Work!

The University of British Columbia is the largest university in BC and one of the largest in Canada. Yet it is one of the last universities in the country without a union for graduate research assistants. The lack of a union has prevented UBC student workers from being able to affect their working conditions and negotiate for fair wages. It…

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Executive Board Elections – May 29, 2024

The elections, outlined below, will be taking place in person at the David Turpin Building A104 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on Wednesday May 29th, 2024. First Vice President-incumbent: Page DeWolfe Head Steward-incumbent: Stephen Leckie Treasurer-incumbent: Michael Rheault Communications Chair-incumbent: Ranbir Prihar Member at Large—incumbent: Erica Burns Trustee-incumbent: Jessica Fox All positions are 2 year terms except for the 3…

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Update on April Salary Increase

As you may recall, the upcoming April salary increase was negotiated as 2% plus the potential for an extra 1% based on BC Consumer Price Index. We are pleased to let you know that the increase will be the full 3%. You can find more information on the cost-of-living adjustments here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2024FIN0013-000387

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Have We Got an IDEA for YOU!

Are you a member of an equity deserving group: Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+, Persons With Disabilities, Racialized, Black, Women, Young Worker (under 30)? Or an ally? Are you interested in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility? Then, have we got an IDEA for you! The IDEA committee came out of the former Human Rights & Equity Issues (HR&EI) Committee, chaired by Laurie Whyte. …

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