Meet the Candidates for Vice-President Unit 2!

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Vice-President Unit 2 is the only contested position in the general elections. Voting will begin at the August 15 General Annual Meeting and continue for five days on both Keele and Glendon campuses at the following polling stations:

Keele Campus (9 am – 5 pm):

  • Vari Hall Link
  • William Small Center

Glendon Campus (11 am – 3 pm):

  • Across from the cafeteria

As Vice-President Unit 2 is a unit-specific position, only members of Unit 2 may vote in this election. Statements for both candidates are available below.

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Picket Pay Pick-Up

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Members who want to pick up their strike pay, or who need to sign strike pay related documents for the 8th line are encouraged to come to the office (143 Atkinson) during the following times:

  • Friday, August 10: 10 am – 2 pm
  • Monday, August 13: 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Tuesday, August 14: 10 am – 1:30 pm
  • Friday, August 17: 10 am – 2:30 pm

Poll Clerks and Supervisors Needed — $15/hr

Poll clerks and poll supervisors are needed to staff polling stations during the general elections on August 15-17 and 20-22. These positions are paid $15/hr. Only members of CUPE 3903 may apply. Preference will be given to members with previous poll clerk experience, though all members are encouraged to apply. Poll clerks may work multiple shifts.

Shifts at the Keele Campus polling station are usually from 8:45 am to 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:15 pm. Shifts at the Glendon polling station are usually from 10:45 am to 3:15 pm. There will be two polling stations at Keele Campus and one at Glendon campus in the following locations:

Keele Campus Polling Stations:
Vari Hall link (between Vari Hall and Central Square)
William Small Center (across from the Tim Hortons)

Glendon Campus Polling Station:
Outside the Cafeteria (across from York Hall, Room 170)

If you are interested in working as a poll clerk, please email eocupe3903@gmail.com. In your email, please indicate:

  • the exact shift(s) that you can work,
  • your cell phone number,
  • whether you have any experience,
  • whether you can bring a laptop,
  • and the Unit you belong to.

Call Out for Post-Strike Pay Support — $15/hr

We are looking for an individual to distribute strike paycheques and perform some basic data entry three days a week between 10 am and 2 pm at the union office (143 Atkinson). The rate of pay is $15/hr, and the position would be for two weeks, with possibility of extension.

Ideally, we are looking for a member who has experience with strike pay, including 8th line strike pay.

If you are interested in the position, please send a short statement of interest to tfac.cupe3903@gmail.com by Monday, August 6 at 5 pm. Ideally the selected member would be available for training on Tuesday, August 7.

General Election and Unit 4 BT Election Nominations

Nominations for the general elections and Unit 4 bargaining team closed on Wednesday August 1 at 5 pm. For contested positions, the campaigning period is now open and will continue until voting opens at the August 15 Annual General Meeting. Voting will continue for five days after the meeting. The list of nominees is below.

Nominations for Vice-President Unit 3 also closed on August 1. As there were no candidates for this position, a decision will have to be made regarding when to re-open nominations.

The Elections Officers for these elections are Kamran Ebrahimian and Gillian Hutchison.

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General Committee Election Nominations Now Open

It is time for our annual committee elections!

All committees play a significant role in our local, contributing enormously to the smooth functioning of our union. This ranges from the daily work of reaching out to members, advocating on their behalf in various capacities, adjudicating different funds available to the membership, and connecting the local to the broader labour movement taking place municipally, provincially and federally.

The local would not function without the amazing work that committee members have done and continue to do. Please consider joining a committee or two! The nomination period will end on August 14, 5 pm. Please send your nominations, and a brief statement if you wish, to Michael (VP Unit 3) at cupe3903vpu3@gmail.com. The election will take place during the Annual General Meeting.

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Nominate yourself for TFAC Co-Chair!

The nomination period for Trans Feminist Action Caucus (TFAC) co-chairs is currently open! The nomination period will remain open until 5 pm on August 3, 2018. TFAC members of any unit are eligible for this position. All women, trans, gender queer and gender variant members of the local are automatically members of the TFAC whether or not you have ever attended a meeting. Please see below for a full description of the position’s responsibilities.

We welcome and strongly encourage involvement of persons with one or more disabilities, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirited, queer and trans persons, persons from racialized groups, and Aboriginal persons.

To nominate yourself, or to ask questions about the position, please email the election officers, Laura Pin and Megan Hillman, at tfacelection@gmail.com. Nominees are welcome to submit a 300 word statement regarding their interest in the position. These statements will be accepted until 5 pm, August 3, 2018. Nominee statements will be posted on the CUPE 3903 website once the campaign period begins (August 4-14). Only TFAC members may participate in this election.

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General Election and Unit 4 Bargaining Team Elections Re-Open

Nominations for the executive committee general elections opened on February 22 but were suspended on March 5 because of the strike. Nominations are now re-opened until Wednesday, August 1, at 4 pm. Elections for the Unit 4 (part-time librarians and archivists) bargaining team follow the same schedule.

Candidates must fill out a nomination form, available at the CUPE 3903 Strike Headquarters (45 Four Winds Dr, Unit Q-1), as the move back to Atkinson is scheduled for Thursday August 2. Candidates must sign the register when they submit their nomination form. For the Vice-Presidents, Chief Stewards, and Unit 4 BT the positions are unit-specific: candidates must be members in good standing of that unit. The members who sign the nomination form must also belong to that unit. All other positions are open to all four units.

Once the nomination period closes, there will be two weeks of campaigning, which will end at the Annual General Meeting on August 15, where voting opens. Voting will continue for five days after the AGM.

Interested members are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the positions as defined in the bylaws (Article 9: Officers). The full list of positions is below.

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Update on Unit 2 Remediation Pay

Unit 2 members should have received the 65% remediation pay on July 9, 2018. If you have not received this pay, or you believe the amount you received is incorrect, please send an email to rvirk66@gmail.com and cupe3903chiefstewardunit2@gmail.com.

It is important to keep a complete record of these pay issues.

For more information on Unit 2 remediation, please see the FAQ on Remediation.