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September 6, 2011

SFSS staff reject divisive, last-minute offer

BURNABY—In a last-minute effort to end its ongoing labour dispute, the Simon Fraser Student Society proposed a deal that would grandfather the wages of current staff, but would gut their employees’ collective agreement with pay reductions of up to 40% for future employees. That means $13 per hour for some employees, well below the region’s living wage.  In addition, the Board of Directors made it clear that they want to reduce the number of permanent staff positions.

The proposal also included a signing bonus for each member.

September 1, 2011

Support the SFSS staff

BURNABY—Since the lockout began on Sunday, July 10, the Simon Fraser Student Society Board of Directors has been busy trying to encourage students to cross pickets lines, do union work and sell off the “saved wages” as free booze and pancakes. CUPE members need to mobilize and tell these student politicians to end their ideological lockout. Read CUPE’s original release.

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July 21, 2011

CUPE BC leaders visit locked out staff at SFU

BURNABY—As the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) lockout of CUPE Local 3338 staff entered its second week, CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill and secretary-treasurer Mark Hancock met with members on the picket line Tuesday to offer support and hear their important stories.

CUPE BC President Barry O'Neill listens to the SFU Women's Centre Coordinator, Nadine Chambers, discuss the impact of the SFSS lockout.“The SFSS staff are a passionate group of professionals who care about SFU students and the entire univer

July 8, 2011

Simon Fraser Student Society serves lockout notice to CUPE 3338 members

BURNABY—CUPE local 3338 at Simon Fraser University has been in negotiations for two years to arrive at a fair settlement for the 15 full-time and 5 term/student CUPE staff that support SFU students within the Simon Fraser Student Society.

In what can only be interpreted as an ideological move against the union, the Simon Fraser Student Society Board of Directors, led by new president Jeff McCann, broke off mediation and then served their staff with a 72 hour lockout notice.

May 18, 2011

CUPE education bargainers meet – build solidarity

Terry Allen, Michelle Waite, Colleen Garbe and Lois Rugg.VANCOUVER—CUPE college and university bargaining committees met this week with the chair of the CUPE K-12 Presidents’ Council to talk issues and strategy.

March 31, 2010

Two UBC locals ready for bargaining

VANCOUVER —Support workers in CUPE locals 116 and 2950 at the University of British Columbia have served notice for bargaining.

The two locals represent 3,600 workers in trades, custodial, food services, clerical, library, technicians, and support workers at the Chan centre. They join university support workers in other CUPE locals across the province whose contracts expire today (March 31). CUPE university workers' locals are coordinating their independent bargaining efforts through CUPE’s Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee.


March 30, 2010

University workers set to bargain

VICTORIA – University support workers in several CUPE locals have served notice to bargain with their respective employers.

The CUPE workers provide important services at universities across the province including maintenance, administrative support, custodial support, food services, horticulture, child care, teaching assistance, print shops, IT services/technical support and library services.

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CUPE 4163 reaches tentative agreement at UVic

Mar 21, 2016

VICTORIA – After a prolonged bargaining process, CUPE 4163 reached a tentative agreement on behalf of workers in Components 1 and 2 at the University more...

UVic education workers take strike vote

Feb 22, 2016

VICTORIA – Components 1 and 2 of CUPE Local 4163, University of Victoria education workers, have given their bargaining committee a strong strike mandate more...

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