Myth Buster: Tuition and Student Debt

Over the past thirty years, tuition fees for university undergraduates in Canada have doubled, even after accounting for inflation. Other compulsory fees have also increased. College students are seeing a similar rise in tuition and fees. We need urgent action to address the high costs of post-secondary education. Don’t fall for these common excuses as to why the rising price…

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Endorsed Candidates

For the upcoming municipal elections, your Union and the Victoria Labour Council (of which we are a member) have endorsed qualified candidates who will work for you. You may have got a card from CUPE and/or the VLC in the mail. You can also follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on endorsements and election information. FYI: Many…

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Draft Revised Bylaws

For the past two and a half years, a committee has been working to revise our Bylaws, last updated in 2012. We will be holding a Special General Meeting (SGM) this summer in order to discuss and vote on these Bylaws, which will then need to be submitted to CUPE National for approval. Please take some time to read through…

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Toiletries Needed for Welcome Kits

This year at the June BBQ, the Good & Welfare committee will be collecting toiletries for welcome kits for Victoria Women’s Transition House Society: A welcome kit is a pack of toiletries placed in bedrooms for new residents when they arrive at the Emergency Shelter. Each kit contains basic items for use by the women and their children during their stay…

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Bargaining Survey

As we get closer to the end of our current contract, it is important to us that we bargain the collective agreement based on your priorities. Please let us know what is important to you by filling in our anonymous bargaining survey at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CUPE951  The survey deadline is May 24th, 2018.   

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