The organizers of the annual International Day for the Elimination of Racism (IDER) in the School of Social Work are partnering with the Indigenous YUFA Caucus, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, the York University Indigenous Council, and community members, in a day long gathering on March 11th in the Vari Hall Rotunda from 10am to 4pm in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples and their long standing and ongoing struggles for decolonial justice.
Do you use GO Transit and the TTC? Your commute could get $780 more expensive per year starting April 1st, unless your MPP speaks out now. The provincial government is ending the $1.50 discount double fare for GO and TTC trips.
Your MPP will be voting on this issue next week! Please contact your MPP now and ask them to continue funding the GO-TTC discount.
We would like to congratulate Bridget Liang on becoming one of the TFAC Co-Chairs!
Because TFAC is entitled to two positions on the Executive Committee we have decided to extend the nomination period until 5pm Wednesday March 11 in order to ensure this position is filled. Keep reading for more details.
Annual General Meeting
Monday, March 16
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Second Student Centre – Conference Centre
Conference Centre SSC
Thank you to all members who put nominated themselves for an Exec or BT position. The nomination period has now ended. At the AGM (March 16th) Communications Officer, and the Unit 2 Bargaining Team positions will open for election. Most other positions were acclaimed. Please continue reading for details.
The nomination period for the executive position of Trans Feminist Action Caucus (TFAC) co-chair is currently open. The nomination period will remain open until 5pm March 7, 2020. 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.
Graduate Students have specific cases/situations with respect to Permanent Residency and Work Permits. Yet York’s workshops about these topics mostly focus on undergrad students. Come join our International Graduate Student Committee (IGSC) at a workshop for graduate/mature international students on Tuesday Feb 25 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in OverGrad Café (Ross South – Room 167).
We are hiring poll-clerks for the upcoming election between March 16 to 23. The rate of pay is $15/hr. If you are interested and available for work during this period, please fill out the questionnaire (.docx) and send a private message to email@example.com by March 9, 2020. Members running for office are not eligible to work as poll-clerks.
Nominations are now open for the following committee positions, to be elected at the AGM on March 16th, 2019. If you would like to nominate yourself for a position for one or more of the following committees please email Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Friday, March 13th.
The five Convention Committees carry out much of the behind the scenes work at the CUPE Ontario Convention. Nominations are now open for the committees. If you wish to serve on a Convention committee, contact the Recording Secretary, Gizem Çakmak (by February 26th) for your name be submitted to the CUPE Ontario Office. Members selected to serve on Convention Committees will automatically be one of our registered delegates to Convention. Some committees also require you to attend pre-Convention meetings.You can read more about each committee here.