Food Bank Donations at the Holiday Social

CUPE 951 will be collecting donations of money and canned food items at the December 7 Holiday Social to help support our communities. Food banks on Vancouver Island are reporting that they just can’t meet the demand, as the numbers of families and individuals who can’t afford food have increased dramatically amid rising food costs.   Cash is especially appreciated as it gives food banks…

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Holiday Guidelines For CUPE Local 951

Articles 22.10 (CUPE Local 951) and 22.11 (CUPE Local 917) provide that, “All regular employees will be granted 3 days leave of absence with pay in addition to all other vacation entitlements, to be taken between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Where, due to operational requirements, an employee is required to work between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day,…

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Bargaining Bulletin 4 (October 13, 2022)

Your Negotiating Committee is pleased to report that we have met with the University’s Bargaining Committee for the first time today, October 13, 2022. Both parties have exchanged proposal packages and are ready to meet again next week to begin discussions in more detail. For the first time ever, we started this round of negotiations with a territorial acknowledgment to…

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Updates to Career Development Fund

A Letter of Agreement (LOA) between UVic and CUPE 951 has been established that significantly improves people’s access to learning. Regular CUPE 951 employees who apply for development opportunities can now access up to $5000.00 per person on an annual basis. This is the first major update to the policy since it’s inception in 1981. The types of learning and…

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Update on UVic Shortfall

As you may have heard, UVic has announced a 17.5 million-dollar shortfall for the current fiscal year (April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023).  On September 8, 2022 the other CUPE local Presidents and I met with Kane Kilbey and Kristi Simpson to have a conversation, where they assured us that they plan to have this dealt with by April…

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