CUPE 3903 has a budget set aside to send members to represent the local at a variety of different labour movement conferences. At the February GMM, we will be electing delegates for the CUPE Ontario University Workers Coordination Committee Conference, and the CUPE National Bargaining Conference. More information on each of these conferences can be found below.
Members can nominate themselves to be conference delegates during the GMM. However, if you would like to nominate yourself and cannot attend the GMM, email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on February 7, 2019.
Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) Conference (February 22-25, 2019)
Representing 39 union locals in 17 university campuses across Ontario, the goal of the OUWCC is to unify university workers and leverage collective power to strengthen public post-secondary education and improve workers’ lives. The OUWCC conference will be an opportunity for university sector workers to come together, make efforts to coordinate bargaining, and work towards initiating province-wide political action on issues facing university workers. CUPE 3903 is entitled to 2 voting delegates in the conference. We will also be electing 2 alternates.
For more information on the conference, please click here.
CUPE National Bargaining Conference (March 18-22, 2019)
CUPE National’s Bargaining Conference will be centered around four half-day workshops where members will develop their skills on everything they need to move forward in bargaining. The workshops will allow members to share their ideas for planning for bargaining, engaging members, campaigning to build public support and winning strikes.
During the conference, CUPE National will provide local leadership with opportunities to develop skills and share strategies for success in bargaining, building on CUPE’s bargaining policy of “no concessions,” and will feature training in strategic planning processes that will help members prepare more effectively for bargaining. The conference will also highlight tools and resources to support CUPE locals in the full lifecycle of the bargaining process.
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