Posted Sep 15, 2015 01:50 PM
Carleton students, staff, and faculty call for reform of University Board of Governors:
Bylaw changes should produce more accountability to the Carleton community, not less, say campus groups.
In a joint statement released today, organizations representing faculty, staff, and students at Carleton University called for changes to the Board of Governors, Carleton’s highest decision-making body.
The statement comes on the heels of the Board’s proposed bylaw change, which would restrict those eligible to serve as the elected representatives of students, staff and faculty constituencies on campus. If the proposed bylaw is adopted, staff, faculty, and students who hold elected positions in their unions will be barred from service on the Board of Governors.
Posted Sep 15, 2015 01:47 PM
As you’re aware the lock out of Airport Taxis (members of Unifor) is entering its fifth week. In addition, the dispute regarding Uber continues and despite a fast tracking of the “taxi review” process currently underway as directed by Ottawa city council the frustration level for the drivers is at an all-time high and understandably so. We have kept in close communication with the union regarding updates and have and will continue to offer any help and/or support needed. We have spoken with many of those involved including our elected officials and will continue to do so with the full support of the Union.
Posted May 5, 2015 10:37 AM
We surpassed our FutureFunder goal and raised $550 for the 2424 Undergraduate Bursary! Huge thanks to all the members who donated to the cause. Left to Right: Jerrett Clark (Chair of Communications Committee) and Pam Griffin-Hody (President) shown here with the big cheque.
Posted Apr 15, 2015 09:38 AM
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
River Building 2200
Posted Feb 26, 2015 03:58 PM
In honour of International Women's Day
The Fair Sex?
At the March Ottawa CUPE District Council Meeting, come and discuss the ongoing history of women and the labour movement
Martha Attridge Bufton, CUPE 2424- Radical Roses: Women, Unions, & Social Justice at Carleton University, 1973-1976
Aalya Ahmad, CUPE 1979- 50 Shades of Feminists
Carolyn McKee, CUPE 4600- Old Macdonald's Farm: Race, Gender & Migrant Labour
The regular OCDC agenda on March ll will include Ontario Division Convention resolutions. If you would like the Ottawa CUPE District Council to debate the endorsement of your resolutions on March 11, please bring them. If you e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org we will post them to the event Facebook page as well.
Posted Nov 27, 2014 02:26 PM
This day was established by the United Nations more than 20 years ago. For many of us today in Canada, HIV/AIDS appears to be an “elsewhere problem”; however, according to Health Canada, there are 76,275 HIV positive cases in our Country. HIV/AIDS continues to be pandemic in Africa causing great hardship and social upheaval. CUPE supports the Stephen Lewis Foundation in their endeavours to work with African countries (http://stephenlewisfoundation.org).
Something to be proud of is the fact that Canada was the first country to provide protection for workers with disabilities in our Charter Rights and Freedoms. Internationally, not all are as fortunate. As well, in Canada, there is a need to truly understand invisible disabilities such as learning disabilities and mental health issues.
This is the 25th anniversary of the massacre at École Polytechnique where 14 women were murdered, including a CUPE member. Events this fall have reopened the conversation about violence against women. CUPE is joining with many Canadian voices by calling for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. CUPE is urging members to sign the petition initiated by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) at http://canadianlabour.ca.
There will be many opportunities to commemorate this day throughout Ottawa including Carleton’s Graduate Students Association’s (GSA) event at the CUG on December 4 (http://gsacarleton.ca/event/music-and-poetry-in-recognition-of-the-national-day-of-remembrance-and-action-on-violence-against-women/).
Born in Canada, the United Nations “Universal Declaration on Human Rights” stands as a beacon to the world. In 2014, as well as its work in supporting international labour issues, CUPE turns itself inward as it works to stem government attacks on immigrants and refugees in Canada. Of particular interest to Ottawa is the Justice for Deepan campaign – a campaign supporting a local man, born in Ottawa, facing deportation to India. More information can be found at http://justicefordeepan.org.
Posted Oct 24, 2014 08:53 AM
Dear Pam -
On behalf of the Ontario Federation of Labour, representing one million workers across the province, I want to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the victim of an appalling act of violence at the National War Memorial. We join you in mourning the loss of this young man’s promising life.
At this tragic time in Ottawa, we stand together in support of our sisters and brothers who work each day on Parliament Hill in service of our democracy, and the elected members from all parties. We also wish to extend our sincere thanks to the security personnel and first responders who kept them safe during this crisis.
Ontario Federation of Labour
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Posted Aug 12, 2014 08:12 AM
You're invited to the First ACORN BBQ Social and Bake Off Saturday Aug 16 at 12pm on the lawn of the PSAC building at 233 Gilmour (thank you to PSAC NCR for your support). We need volunteers or you can just come to enjoy yourself and bring your families. Tickets in advance are $5 donation which gets you a hot dog, hamburger, drink and entry into the day.
Our low income members are raising funds to keep our campaigns going and we invite you to learn more about us! We welcome donations of money, food or baked goods for the bake sale. Please contact us at email@example.com or 613 744 7228.
Posted Jun 5, 2014 12:49 PM
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Posted May 21, 2014 04:16 PM
Please check here frequently for the latest news on bargaining.
Posted Mar 6, 2014 09:45 AM
Posted Feb 6, 2014 04:19 PM
The Ontario Federation of Labour is in full support of Women’s Annual Memorial Marches – February 14, 2014 - a national day of action to honor the lives of missing and murdered women. We are writing to urge you to build support within your union and labour council for both community Memorial Marches and demanding a national inquiry on the over 800 murdered and missing Aboriginal women.
Posted Jan 14, 2014 04:19 PM
March to Save Canada Post
Sunday, January 26th 1:00 pm
Meet at Dundonald Park (Kent and Somerset)
March to the Prime Minister’s Office (Elgin and Wellington)
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is greeting the return of parliament with a rally and march to demand the reversal of planned cuts to the postal service. The Conservative plan to end home mail delivery and dramatically increase postal rates will be a disaster for Canada Post. Cutting service to citizens and increasing prices is not what the public wants from their post office.
Join us to tell Stephen Harper, “Hands off Our Post Office!”