Information on Layoffs – Video by Chief Steward, Ted Godwin

We hope that none of our members have to experience this. and it is for information purposes only.  If you have any questions please contact Chief Steward, Ted Godwin, via email at chiefstewardcupe951@uvic.ca. Below is information directly copied from our Collective Agreement. Section C – Notice 17.04 Except where the date of layoff is established by the appointment notice, the…

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Vacation time & COVID-19: A message from your Chief Steward

From UVic-Working From Home-Staff (https://www.uvic.ca/covid-19/faculty-staff/work/staff/index.php): Q: I have previously approved vacation, can I cancel or defer it to later in the year or perhaps next year? A: While COVID-19 has unfortunately disrupted vacation plans for all of us, time off work to recharge is as important today as it has ever been.  Further, with our emerging budget challenges, supervisors and…

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Mental Health Services while working from home

This post is a reminder that UVic’s counseling services for staff are still active while most are working from home. UVic’s Family Assistance Program is available at no cost to 951 employees and dependents. All services have transitioned to being available either online or over the phone.  All of their phone/online counselors are just as qualified as those who see…

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Executive Board Elections

The elections, outlined below, will be taking place online using Simply Voting after a Zoom General meeting on May 27, 2020. All positions not including the trustees are 2 years. First Vice President (current incumbent Pat Shade) Treasurer (current incumbent Michael Rheault) Chief Steward (current incumbent Ted Godwin) Communications Chair (current incumbent Amy Issel) Member at Large –  ending 2021 (vacant) Member at…

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April 29, 2020 General Meeting

Your Executive has been having regular virtual meetings to discuss the best way to move forward with our General Meetings.  We will be holding our next General Meeting, scheduled on April 29, 2020, virtually using Zoom. An email was circulated on April 22, 2020 requesting sign up.  If you did not receive this email please email cupelocal951@gmail.com. CUPE 951 General…

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