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General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting


Date: Wednesday May 13-15 

 Location: Senator O'Connor College - Auditorium

Address: 60 Rowena Drive 

Time: 6:00 p.m.

 

Refreshments


Agenda:

Welcome

Equality Statement

Roll Call Of Officers

Guest Speaker: Terri Preston

Update on Negotiations

Regular Business

 

The MOTION is:

THAT the Local provide up to $1500 to hold an Equity For All Symposium on June 13, 2015 at the CEC. Will include morning refreshments, lunch and custodial fees.

 

Election:

Trustee - 1 position for a 3 year term

Any Other Business

Adjournment

 

Reminder:

The Union will offset and reimburse any babysitting expenses for up to $20.00 so that you can attend a Union meeting. Simply keep your receipt from the caregiver and submit it to the Union as per our local By Laws.

Notice: CUPE Local 1328 will be scheduling an upcoming BY LAW meeting post our May GMM to review a draft copy of proposed By Law changes. A copy for your perusal will be placed on our website at www.cupelocal1328.ca post our GMM meeting when a scheduled meeting date is set.

Angel Foundation 50/50 Draw

Please call the union office at 416 512-9493  should you have any questions.

 

 

Award of Merit & Student Bursary 2015

Award of Merit & Student Bursary 2015

Award of Merit

In an attempt to recognize and salute the outstanding contribution to the TCDSB from a Local 1328 member, we invite you to nominate one of your co-workers/colleagues for our Annual Awards Event.

Click Here for Award of Merit Nomination Form

 

Student Bursary

CUPE Local 1328 will present 4 student bursaries to children of CUPE Local 1328 members currently in their graduating year of high school who have been accepted at a post-secondary institute. And will present 2 student bursaries to “students with special education needs” who are children of CUPE Local 1328 members and who have been accepted for the Fall at an accredited University or Community College of their choice.

Click Here for Student Bursary Nomination Form

 

OSBCC Bargaining Update No. 10

OSB

 

Strike Vote Results – an overwhelming mandate

The last of our strike votes were held on March 31st, and as you may know by now, the results of the central vote tally are a resounding 93 per cent in favour of taking job action if necessary. (This percentage reflects the number of our members who voted yes out of the total votes cast across the province).

Click here to read more

 

Adult ESL and Nursery Instructors Sectional Meeting

Adult ESL and Nursery Instructors Sectional Meeting


Date: Thursday April 28 2015
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Lakeshore LINC
2275 Lakeshore Blvd West, Suite 200

Agenda:

  • Regular Business
  • Vice President’s Report Sylvester Domanski
  • Vice President’s Report Elizabeth Klimkowska
  • Update on Negotiations
  • Update on Budget Deficit
  • Other Business

Angel Foundation 50/50 Draw

 

 

   

Pension Workshop

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

CUPE Local 1328 is pleased to provide the following OMERS Workshop:

The Power of Your Pension Plan - Active Members
Topics covered during the information session are suitable for all OMERS members, and include the following:

*   How your OMERS pension is calculated
*   How the OMERS bridge benefit works
*   How your OMERS pension is protected from inflation
*   How the OMERS Fund is performing
*   How buying or transferring service can increase your future pension and may help you retire sooner
*   How Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) work
*   How OMERS survivor benefit entitlement is determined

Date: Thursday April 23rd-15
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Catholic Education Centre
80 Sheppard Ave East. Quigley Room, main floor. (Capacity 40)

Date: Thursday April 30th-15
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Senator O'Connor College
60 Rowena Drive from 6-8 p.m. Library (Capacity 40)

Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your selected date. We have limited space in each session. These sessions are free. RSVP by April 15th. We will organize additional workshops in the Fall of 2015

We have also secured our office for personal half-hour appointments starting at 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
May 2-15: For personal appointments please call our Union Office at 416 512-9493.

Date: Saturday May 2nd-15
Union Office
Location: 209 Sheppard Ave East Suite 1
Located East of Willowdale on the south side of Sheppard above the Daisy Mart.

For further information please contact Lina Naccarato at 416 550-0308 and Joanne Maieron at 416 795-6607

CUPE Local 1328

   

Save Our School Petition

Save Our Schools

The Wynne Liberals are applying enormous pressure to close and sell-off schools in communities across Ontario, while cutting provincial education funding by up to $500 million.

We all know schools provide tremendous public value as community hubs, beyond the traditional use of classrooms. But this provincial government’s calculation of school usage is flawed and inaccurate (https://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/news-releases/flawed-funding-formula-behind-toronto-school-board-woes-study) because it ignores the use of schools for child care and adult education.

The Wynne Liberals are forcing school closures which will make life more difficult for families in Toronto and communities across Ontario. It will reduce access to child care programs and eliminate public green space.

Therefore, we the call on the Wynne Liberals to:

Immediately recognize that schools are important community hubs, amend the utilization formula to include the full community use of schools, and make all reasonable efforts to support and expand the use of schools as community hubs before they are closed and sold.

Sign here: http://www.ontariondp.ca/save_our_schools?recruiter_id=65002

   

OSBCC Bargaining Update No.9

Hello brothers and sisters, 

There's a new issue on OSBBC Bargainging. 

This issue talks about

strike votes,

concessions

and dispute resolution.  

To read more about is please click here.

   

Deficit Recovery Options and Financial Forecast

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.

In Solidarity,

Lina Naccarato

President

CUPE Local 1328 n416 550-0308

   
  • Conservative CPP scheme an ineffective half-measure, offers little for Canadian workers

    OTTAWA, ON The Conservatives’ announced planned consultations on allowing for voluntary individual contributions to the Canada Pension Plan will not lead to any real help for workers worried about having a secure retirement income, says Canada’s largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

    “Another ineffective voluntary retirement saving scheme is not a solution for the over 11 million Canadians without a workplace pension,” says Paul Moist, national president of CUPE. “The Conservatives’ scheme is nothing more than an election sideshow, meant to distract Canadians from what is really needed – a doubling of CPP benefits through modest, but mandatory increases in the contributions paid by both workers and employers.”

    There is overwhelming consensus among provincial and territorial leaders, pensions experts, and stakeholders that an expanded CPP is the most effective, efficient and affordable way improve the retirement income security of Canadians.  It is unclear how voluntary contributions to the CPP, possibly without any matching employer contributions, would make any impact on keeping seniors out of poverty in retirement.

    “This is nothing more than a cynical attempt by the Conservatives to look like they are finally addressing the retirement income needs of Canadian workers after years of inaction, stalling and excuses,” says Moist. “The CPP was built on mandatory contributions from both workers and employers. This is the foundation of what’s allowed the CPP to deliver secure pensions and what’s made it a great Canadian success story. Tacking on a voluntary saving scheme only lets employers off the hook and leaves workers without any real help in retirement.”

    For more information:

    Greg Taylor
    CUPE Media Relations
    gtaylor@cupe.ca
    613 818-0067

  • CUPE members Chalk it up for child care, call for national child care program

    Vote child care 2015#VoteChildCare2015 is the message during the Week of Action for Child Care, happening right now until May 17. Today, in communities across the country, child care advocates took their message to the streets and sidewalks—literally.

    Near work, homes, and government offices, supporters are Chalking it up for child care by drawing pictures and writing statements about how a national child care program would support all Canadians to work and raise children.

    • Find a Week of Action for Child Care event in your community at VoteChildCare.ca

    • Find out how much you’d save with $15-a-day child care

    At CUPE national office in Ottawa, CUPE members and staff showed their creative side, drawing colourful pictures and messages for Canadian politicians.

    Jamie Kass, co-chair of the CUPE national child care committee, said the event was meant to be a fun way to send an important message. “Public child care is good for the economy,” said Kass. “It’s good for families, it’s good for Canada. The current patchwork of child care programs across the country doesn’t work. High fees strain household budgets and keep many women out of the workforce.”

    chalk it up to childcare teamThe federal Conservative government has offered tax breaks for parents that don’t cover the high cost of child care for most parents. Plus, tax breaks don’t create safe child care spaces, and they don’t make it affordable. Liberals have offered a similar plan to the Conservatives. The NDP has promised child care that costs no more than $15 a day, and to develop a universal system in collaboration with provinces and territories.

    CUPE’s national political action committee was also meeting in Ottawa this week, and took time over lunch to Chalk it up too. Committee member and president of the Waterloo Regional Labour Council, Marc Xuereb noted the importance of this issue in 2015, an election year.

    “Finding safe, affordable child care shouldn’t be a matter of luck. It’s a matter of priorities,” said Xuereb. “A vote for child care in this federal election is about the kind of Canada we want, that we can be proud of. Countries that invest in building a child care system realize benefits for everyone.”

    Economists have noted that public child care actually pays for itself. The economy is expected to grow by two dollars for every dollar invested in public child care. Plus a public child care system would create four times more jobs than investing in the construction industry.

    For more information:

  • CUPE congratulates Alberta NDP on historic win

    Rachel Notley in EdmontonPremier Rachel Notley and the NDP team have made an historic breakthrough in Alberta.

    This victory is a tribute to Premier Notley and her principled, clear message that it was time for change in Alberta.

    It is a tribute to the people of Alberta who took back government from the PC’s, breaking a 43-year hold on power in the province.

    And it is a tribute to thousands of NDP volunteers, including many CUPE activists and staff.

    Last October I was privileged to speak at the Alberta NDP leadership convention. One could sense the excitement at electing Rachel Notley as leader.

    I can’t help but think of Jack Layton’s message to Canadians, “Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done.”

    Believe in the people and they’ll believe in you.

    Riccardo MirandaMy congratulations to Brother Ricardo Miranda, a CUPE staffer, elected in Calgary-Cross, and to Brother Don Monroe, CUPE 37 activist and Regional Vice-president on our National Executive Board, who ran a great campaign with a close second in Greenway.

    CUPE has proudly supported the Alberta NDP in challenging times and now, when history has been made and with this tremendous breakthrough.

    Congratulations Rachel and best wishes to you and the team.

    Together we’re stronger. Next stop, the upcoming federal election.

    CUPE National President
    Paul Moist

  • CUPE 7000 members ratify agreement with Southern Railway

    BURNABY, BC CUPE 7000, representing 126 employees of Southern Railway (SRY), this afternoon ratified a tentative agreement reached late last week with the U.S.-owned company. They will begin returning to work Tuesday.

    Key elements of the seven-year agreement, retroactive to April 1, 2014, include preservation of post-retiree benefits, improvements to dental benefits, improvements to training and working conditions, and annual wage increases of 2.5, 2, 1.5, 1.5, 1.5, and 1.5 per cent, respectively.

    The package was ratified today at a packed union meeting attended by 113 of the 126 members. Following a presentation by the bargaining committee and a lengthy discussion, 68 per cent voted in favour.

    During the 119-day lockout, Southern Railway managers operated the system. The two sides returned to the bargaining table on March 30.

    For more information, please contact:

    Bill Magri
    CUPE 7000 President
     604-612-6432

    Louise Oetting
    CUPE National Representative
     250-812-2081

    Dan Gawthrop
    CUPE Communications Representative
     604-999-6132