International Women's Day
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:47 Written by Fiona Roche Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:42
International Women's Day:
Sunday March 8th 2015
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
CUPE Local 1328 recognizes International Women's Day. Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
Equality for women is progress for all. Emphasizing how gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s full enjoyment of human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to economic and social development.
Each year at this time, Canadians celebrate progress toward equality for women and their full participation, reflect on the challenges and barriers that remain, and consider future steps to achieving equality for all women, in all aspects of their lives.
As a predominantly female local we look forward to celebrating with all our sisters and brothers, our families, friends and communities. We must continue to work towards promoting women’s rights in our country and the world. According to the United Nations, nowhere in the world can women claim to have all the same rights and opportunities as men. Our Local will be attending the CUPE Women's Conference in Toronto in early March and we look forward to sharing and bringing further information to our local.
The International Women’s Day logo is in purple and white and features the symbol of Venus, which is also the symbol of being female. As a sign of Solidarity with the other organizations in the world, please consider wearing the colour purple and white on March 8th, 2015.
In solidarity and strength with everyone in the world,
Lina Naccarato Timothy Caldito
President Chair-Equity For All Committee
CUPE Local 1328 CUPE Local 1328
Deficit Recovery Options and Financial Forecast
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 18:33 Written by Fiona Roche Thursday, 26 February 2015 19:19
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
The Toronto Catholic District School Board has recently provided a report entitled “Deficit Recovery Options and Financial Forecast” to assist in eliminating the Boards existing accumulated deficit. The report provides and lists two financial projections dealing with the structural deficit of 16.9 million with an additional Ministry of Education proposed funding reduction to be estimated at 26.75 million for a total of 48.75 million dollars.
The Board projects in “Appendix A” of the report they will require an expenditure reduction of 48.75 million (with a fiscal year ending on August 31, 2016). In “Appendix B” of the report they will require an expenditure reduction of 58.75 million (with a fiscal year ending on August 31, 2017).
The financial projections described in this report will be used to detail a three year deficit recovery plan which will be developed in consultation with the Ministry of Education staff and a third party education finance expert which are retained by the Ministry.
Senior Management is currently recommending to the Board of Trustees that the deficit be dealt with as per “Appendix A” as this will reduce the recovery deficit sooner. The shortfall includes the estimates of 16.9 million plus a shortfall in funding of 1 to 2 percent from the Ministry in overall funding.
The Ministry has already announced that funding for Special Education will be reduced by 1.5 million annually in the current year and in the next 3 years, for a total decrease in special education funding of 6 million.
In order for the TCDSB to return to a sound financial base they must reduce expenditures by 48.75 million. A motion to provide a detailed expenditure report and funding list was moved by the trustees and this report will be presented on March 3, 2015. Consultation on the process will begin at this stage.
We encourage members to attend this meeting and subsequent meetings regarding the budget. At this time, the employer has reported that they are not anticipating any layoffs.
CUPE Local 1328 continues to seek detailed information from Senior Management regarding the Board’s financial position and any potential impact on our members.
All Unions have expressed their concern and we are committed to holding the Board accountable regarding the current state of the TCDSB’s finances. We are all committed to pursuing the status of the current financial position of the Board and the affect(s) it may have on the working conditions of all of our members.
To view the Deficit Recovery Options and Financial Forecast report please Click Here
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Union office at (416) 512-9493.
CUPE Local 1328 n416 550-0308
General Membership Meeting
Written by Fiona Roche Friday, 06 February 2015 15:15
ESL Adult & Nursery ESL INS Special Information Meeting
Written by Communication Committee Monday, 02 February 2015 19:10
Date: Friday February 13-15
Time: Immediately following the PD Day at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Bishop Marrocco/ Thomas Merton Secondary School
1515 Bloor St. West
Room 304 (alternate location is the Auditorium)
Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA)
Any other business
Newsletter: December Issue 2014
Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 18:12 Written by Fiona Roche Monday, 15 December 2014 18:04
Newsletter: December Issue 2014
The lastest issue of CUPE Connections is here.
Read important articles from your President, VPs and Committee Chairs.
OSBCC Bargaining Update #7
Written by Fiona Roche Monday, 15 December 2014 17:42
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 22:06 Written by Fiona Roche Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:38
In an effort to expedite the Short Term Leave and Disability Plan Payment Program, members who utilized their 11 personal sick days which are payable at 100 % will be eligible to apply for further additional personal sick days at 90 %.
Members will receive a letter post using your 11 personal sick days from the Benefits Department and the application form will be attached for members to fill out. Sections A and B on the form will ease the process for members applying for intermittent absences.
Members who have rolled over top up days in this calendar year will automatically receive 100 % if their absences are approved at 90 %. Additional application forms will be available for members on the Board’s Intranet site under Human Resources-Benefits.
This application form will also be available on the ESS (Employee Self Serve) in the near future. Ongoing or chronic illnesses will continue to be managed through the Benefits department via the third party adjudicator, Manulife.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the union office for assistance at 416 512-9493.
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