Increased Security and your ONECard

Signs such as this one have been posted on all buildings. Keep you ONEcard handy to provide proof of your status on campus. <https://www.uvic.ca/onecard/>. If someone asks you to wear it as a badge, let them know that the ONECard is not meant to be used that way and shows protected, private information. What is appropriate is to fill out…

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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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