Bargaining Bulletin – June 25, 2015

To CUPE 951 Members, It’s been a while since we issued a formal update on bargaining so this one’s a little lengthy yet definitely worth reading … UVIC employee and student groups met this week to discuss the status of contract bargaining, increased costs of residence housing and tuition, underfunding of post-secondary institutions and the upcoming federal election.  Student /…

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Bargaining Town Hall

Please join your Negotiating Committee on Tuesday, February 10 in David Strong Building room C103 (auditorium) for a thorough discussion of bargaining issues and our options for moving forward. There will be two sessions:  12:00 to 1:00 and 1:00-2:00 so we hope all Departments are able to ensure that the maximum number of members can attend. After exchanging proposals September…

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Bargaining Survey: Job Evaluation

While the Negotiating Committee and the Joint Job Evaluation Committee were aware that our members had problems with the JE process, few of us were prepared for what the bargaining survey revealed. You expressed everything from outrage to defeat in the face of what seems to many respondents an unnecessarily cumbersome and time-consuming process. You told us that Job Evaluation…

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Bargaining Survey: Job Security and Workload

The role of the BC Liberal Provincial Government in public sector bargaining remains large. Their insistence on “core reviews” across all post secondary institutions that identify areas where “shared services” might be implemented has put your employment in jeopardy. Meanwhile, funding for post secondary education continues to be restrained or cut, budget after budget. This reality, along with last year’s…

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Bargaining Survey : Wages and Benefits

Welcome back to September, everyone! Those of you who were able to attend the June General Meeting heard the overview of the survey results and now the summer break is over, we wanted to inform those of you who were unable to attend that meeting. Thank you to everyone who took the bargaining survey — we had a high rate…

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