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Campus United Press Release

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. 


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Ottawa Taxi Update

Posted Sep 15, 2015 01:47 PM

Good afternoon,

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.


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CUPE 2424 Bursary

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.


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GMM and Elections

Posted Apr 15, 2015 09:33 AM

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

River Building 2200

Minutes of June 24, 2014

Minutes of December 3, 2014


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The Fair Sex?

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

 

March 11, 7-9 p.m.

251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor
Open to all CUPE members

 

 

With panelists:

Martha Attridge Bufton, CUPE 2424Radical Roses:  Women, Unions, & Social Justice at Carleton University, 1973-1976

Aalya Ahmad, CUPE 197950 Shades of Feminists

Carolyn McKee, CUPE 4600Old 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 ottawacupecouncil@gmail.com we will post them to the event Facebook page as well.


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December Days of Commemoration

Posted Nov 27, 2014 02:26 PM

December 1 – WORLD AIDS DAY

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).

 

December 3 – INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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.

 

December 6 – NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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/).

 

December 10 – INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

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.


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Statement on Ottawa Shootings from the OFL

Posted Oct 24, 2014 08:53 AM

Statement on Ottawa Shootings


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.

 

In solidarity,

Sid Ryan,
President
Ontario Federation of Labour


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Talking Points - Conciliation, Strike Mandate and Strikes

Posted Sep 30, 2014 02:54 PM

Talking Points:
Collective Bargaining, Conciliation, Strike Mandate Vote and Going on Strike
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
 
The process up to now….
In December of 2013, a call went out for volunteers to serve on the Negotiations Committee. These volunteers started meeting in January to go over CUPE 2424’s bargaining and strike protocols and to prepare a potential strike budget. They also worked on a survey to be sent to the membership. The results of this survey (which was sent in April) as well as direct feedback from members shaped the proposals.
 

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Fall 2014 Microcatalyst

Posted Sep 8, 2014 02:44 PM


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ACORN BBQ Social and Bake Off - Aug. 16

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 onacornot@acorncanada.org or 613 744 7228. 


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UNITED! BBQ

Posted Jun 25, 2014 11:36 AM


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Stop Hudak's Low Wage Agenda

Posted Mar 5, 2014 10:01 AM


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March to Save Canada Post

Posted Jan 14, 2014 04:19 PM

March to Save Canada Post

Sunday, January 26th 1:00 pm

Ottawa

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!”


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Movie Night

Posted Jan 8, 2014 09:19 AM


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