General Membership Meeting – December 8th (Noon–3pm)

We are hosting a General Membership Meeting via Zoom on December 8th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm! All members are encouraged to attend.

Please register in advance for this meeting here.

In order to register, you will need to provide your employee number, which will be kept confidential. Your employee number is on your monthly pay stub. If you don’t know your employee number, please click here for instructions.

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Just Who Are York’s Senior Administrators Listening to? It’s Certainly Not the University Community

A damning news-report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) confirms that senior administrators are refusing to listen to anyone who is part of the university community –  students, staff or professors. What is happening is a crisis of governance at York University, where a senior body continually refuses to listen to the concerns of the community. It has become increasingly clear now: they will do whatever they want. They do not see democratic, participatory, decision making, as part of their medieval governance. This administrative staff, who make up a tiny  handful of senior administrators, are out of touch with democratic procedures, and how to govern responsibly with the community.

Read the CBC’s news-report on York University’s treatment of the community.

 

Nominations Open – Chief Steward Unit 1 – Deadline December 14th

Due to a resignation, the position of Chief Steward Unit 1 is now open and needs to be filled. All members of Unit 1 in good standing are eligible to nominate themselves; you will need to fill out the nomination form: https://form.jotform.com/cupe3903/election-nomination-form

If there is more than one member running, the nomination period will be followed by a two-week campaign period and a five-day election (via Simply Voting).

Timeline:
Nomination period (2 weeks): December 1 – December 14
Campaign period (2 weeks): December 15 – December 28
Voting period (5 days): December 29 – January 3

For more information or questions, please contact the Election Officers at: cupe3903eo@gmail.com

2020-21 Retroactive Wages Will be Paid Out on November 25th

For all Unit 1, 2, and 3 members who held contracts in the 2020-21 Collective Agreement (CA) year (September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021), a lump sum payment of 1% of your wages (minus deductions) will be made on November 25th. This amount is the difference between the wages initially paid out during the 2020-21 CA year and the wage increase achieved during the latest round of bargaining. The lump sum payment will be separate from any regular on-cycle payment and you can find a dedicated pay stub for the lump sum through HR Self Serve: https://hrselfserve.info.yorku.ca/.

 

General Membership Meeting – November 30th (Noon–3pm)

We are hosting a General Membership Meeting via Zoom on November 30th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm! All members are encouraged to attend.

Please register in advance for this meeting here.

In order to register, you will need to provide your employee number, which will be kept confidential. Your employee number is on your monthly pay stub. If you don’t know your employee number, please click here for instructions.

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Nominations Open – Extended Health Benefits Fund Committee – Deadline December 7th (5pm)

Nominations are now open for a position on the Extended Health Benefits Fund committee. This position is for the remaining time of this committee’s term and will sit until March 31, 2022. The honorarium will be prorated accordingly.
If you would like to nominate yourself for this position, please email Chris Little, VP Unit 1, cupe3903vpu1@gmail.com by Tuesday, December 7th (5pm).

Nominations Reopen for Several Committees – Deadline December 5th (5pm)

Nominations for the Professional Development Fund Committee, Joint Health and Safety Committee and the Research Grants and Travel Funds Committee have now reopened. Members are encouraged to run for the positions noted below which have become vacant.

The deadline to nominate yourself is Sunday, December 5th, at 5pm.

  • PDF committee coordinator x 1
  • PDF committee member x 2
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee member x 3
  • Research Grants and Travel Funds Committee member x 1 (Unit 2 only)

Information on the work of these committees can be viewed here.

If you would like to nominate yourself for any of these positions, please email Chris Little, VP Unit 1, cupe3903vpu1@gmail.com. If there are more nominations than vacancies for any of these positions, a vote will be held at the GMM on December 8th.

What is the Transitional Continuing Appointment (TCA) Program?

The Transitional Continuing Appointment (TCA) program is designed as an end-of-career option to allow for a gradual transition from work to retirement (or a different career). Qualification for the program is based on teaching intensity and years of service.

Can I Apply for the TCA?
To determine if you are eligible for the TCA, you must ask yourself three questions:

1) Length of service: Have you had at least 1.0 Full Course Equivalents (aggregated TAs and CDs) in at least 20 of your years at York (15 years from members of designated equity groups)? This includes approved leaves.

Note: when the CA refers to “years of service” it refers to an academic session in which you have held at least 1 Full Course Equivalent so, for example 3 TAs = 1 CD, so either or both would count as 1 FCE.

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Letter to PM Trudeau – Legislate Sick Days for Workers

The following letter was sent by the CUPE 3903 Executive to Prime Minister Trudeau:

The CUPE 3903 Executive fully supports the recommendations of health providers and experts, like those in the Decent Work and Health Network to immediately legislate 10 permanent paid sick days, plus 14 during public health emergencies.

We are encouraged by your government’s commitment to legislate 10 permanent paid sick days in the Canada Labour Code within the first 100 days of its mandate.

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