Members of Units 1 and 3 may have received a message from York today about changes to the way Grant-in-Aid (GIA) is paid out. York has unilaterally made these changes without consulting the Local. Worse yet, York attempted to make these changes by inserting language into our collective agreements that was neither agreed to in bargaining nor part of the Arbitrated settlement. York has essentially violated the very principal of Collective Bargaining!
Check out our page on “What you REALLY need to know about Grant-in-Aid” for further information on what this means to you, what we are doing about it, and how to report issues.
The Translation/Communications department at Glendon has posted a tenure-track position in Communications. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, in French and English, in Glendon’s bilingual Communications Program. The position starts on July 1st, 2010. The deadline for receipt of applications is January 3rd, 2020.
Le programme de communications, Collège universitaire Glendon, Université York sollicite des candidatures pour un poste menant à la permanence dans le volet professoral en communications au rang de professeure adjointe ou professeur adjoint, débutant le 1er juillet 2020. La candidate retenue ou le candidat retenu devra enseigner des cours de 1er cycle en français et en anglais dans le programme bilingue de communications. La date d’échéance de dépôt de la candidature est le 3 janvier 2020.
A by-election, to fill one vacancy in the Communications Committee, will occur at the October GMM. The Communications Committee meets at least once a month, and is responsible for coordinating CUPE 3903 communications. Honorarium: $750 per member per year. To nominate yourself email Stacey Berquist, VP Unit 1 by Tuesday, October 29th at 5pm.
Attention members with children! There has been some confusion regarding the CUPE 3903 Childcare Fund and we want to make sure everyone who is eligible for the fund applies! You must apply each fall in order to be included in the fall, winter, and summer disbursements of the fund – so even if you applied last year you need to re-apply again now.
Please consult the Continuing Sessional Status Programme (CSSP) eligibility list from the employer for the upcoming CSSP application round. CSSP blanket applications are due on November 1, 2019. You can apply using the paper Blanket Application or online. For further instructions see our CSSP Blanket Application Instructions page.
CUPE National would like to hear members’ views and ideas on climate change. They have created a short climate change questionnaire (Word/docx file) to investigate how we view and perceive climate change in an effort to better understand actions that can be taken. The questionnaire takes 3-5 minutes to complete at most. Members are asked to download and complete it, and return it to Matthew Firth (Health, Safety & Environment, CUPE National).
The English department at Glendon has posted a tenure-track position in English as a Second Language (ESL). The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1st.
Edit: CUPE Education Workers reached a tentative deal with the Province on October 6th. The information below will be kept up for those wanting more information about emergency childcare options.
At our last Stewards’ Council meeting on the 19th, we decided to hold a dedicated SC meeting to focus exclusively on considering our bargaining strategy for the spring of 2020. The members present recognized that this important agenda item keeps getting bumped by other pressing matters in our recent meetings.
Our SC meeting to address bargaining strategy for 2020 is set for Friday, October 4th at 11 a.m., in the union office.
Some members may have noticed that on their September 25th paycheque they were charged a special levy in addition to regular union dues. It appears the levy was applied to mainly new bargaining unit members. The levy was not requested by CUPE 3903.
When the union received the dues list and noticed the special levy had been charged we immediately reached out to Faculty Relations to resolve the issue. Payroll had already caught the error, but not until after paycheques went out. The payroll manager has confirmed that refunds have been requested, and should be “issued no later than the October 25th pay date.”
Several by-law amendments were voted on at the September GMM. Once by-law amendments are passed by the membership they are sent to CUPE-National to assure they conform to the National constitution. Results of the by-law votes are below: