OCT Letter of Recognition
Written by Fiona Roche Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:15
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
CUPE Local 1328 would like to acknowledge and extend our appreciation to all of our Office, Clerical and Technical staff; you all make a difference in our workplaces everyday. Each and everyone of you foster and create a welcoming, caring and highly productive school and work environment. We all recognize and value your contributions.
Your dedication and commitment coupled with your compassion and are second to none, whether you are the first point of contact in the schools or whether you are responsible for the many integral functions that allow our school board to operate on a daily basis in an efficient and productive manner.
The work that you do does not go unnoticed and there are many that rely on the important services you provide. Your contributions are invaluable not only to our employer but to all those you meet and service each and every day.
On April 27th, join us in acknowledging and recognizing all of our Office, Clerical and Technical unit members by showing gratitude to all our Sisters and Brothers. We thank you for all the services you provide and all that you do.
Lina Naccarato Jose Duarte
President Vice President-Office, Clerical & Technical
CUPE Local 1328 CUPE Local 1328
General Membership Meeting
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016 19:08 Written by Fiona Roche Thursday, 21 April 2016 19:03
General Membership Meeting
Written by Fiona Roche Thursday, 21 April 2016 19:17
April 20, 2016 20:08 ET
CUPE heralds major court victory in Bill 115 charter challenge
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 20, 2016) - CUPE's 55, 000 education workers are lauding a significant Ontario Superior Court victory, after several unions challenged the constitutionality of Bill 115. The court challenge was filed in 2013 after Bill 115 stripped workers in the education sector of their rights to bargain collectively. The challenge was postponed in 2014 at the request of the province, and resumed in December, 2015.
"CUPE's position has always been that Bill 115 violated our basic Charter rights," said Terri Preston, chair of the union's education sector coordinating committee. "We saw it as a threat to all Canadian workers, and we couldn't let it pass unchallenged. The court validated our position that this Bill was a gross overreach that trampled basic freedom-of-association rights."
"After this lawsuit was initially filed, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled in the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour case that workers have a constitutional right to strike," said Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario. "CUPE was a lead union on that SCC case, and victory there gave us great confidence in our case here. We are thrilled the Superior Court has agreed that the government's approach to collective bargaining was 'fundamentally flawed'."
Significantly, in his ruling Justice Lederer wrote that the impact of this flawed piece of legislation was "not just on the economic circumstances of education workers but on their associational rights and the dignity, autonomy and equality that comes with the exercise of that fundamental freedom."
"This couldn't send a clearer message to governments that they ought not interfere in free collective bargaining," said Preston. "It's a terrific ruling for education workers in Ontario and in building on the existing case law, for all Canadian workers."
Justice Lederer made no ruling on remedy, obliging the parties to meet to try and reach agreement. If agreement is not reached on remedy, the matter will be referred back to him. "We will meet with the other unions with whom we engaged in this court challenge to discuss what we want to see by way of remedy," said Hahn. "We will continue to work together to preserve basic collective bargaining rights. We call on the Liberal government to accept this ruling and put any thought of a costly appeal out of their minds. Now they must spend time, energy and resources on remedy, and on strengthening the public education system in Ontario."
The parties to the challenge, alongside CUPE, were the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), and the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union (OPSEU). UNIFOR also had intervenor status.
CUPE represents 55, 000 education workers in Ontario, including custodians, administrative and clerical staff, educational assistants, instructors, tradespeople, early childhood educators, and many more, across all four school board systems (English and French, Catholic and public).
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Voluntary Scheduled Unpaid Leave Days
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016 19:15 Written by Fiona Roche Thursday, 21 April 2016 19:11
Retirement Gratuity Voluntary Early Payout Option Statement & Application Process
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 21:01 Written by CUPE Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:44
Award of Merit Nomination Form
Written by Fiona Roche Thursday, 14 April 2016 22:07
AWARD OF MERIT – Nomination Form
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.
- Nomination letters should be 200 words or less and should include the reasons your nominee is worthy of recognition by his/her peers.
An independent panel will select:
- Two (2) members from Office, Clerical and Technical
- Two (2) members from School Based Education Support Staff
- One (1) member from ESL Instructor
- One (1) member from ESL Nursery
- One (1) member from Secondary School Student Supervisors.
In order to be considered for this award, a completed nomination package must be forwarded by May 13th 2016, VIA COURIER to:
Lina Naccarato, President
CUPE Local 1328
Student Bursaries Application Form
Written by Fiona Roche Thursday, 14 April 2016 21:52
SIX (6) STUDENT BURSARIES
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 for the Fall to pursue a course of study leading to a degree or a diploma from an accredited University or Community College of their choice. Recipients will be two females and 2 males. The bursaries will be $1,000.00 each. 1 male and 1 female bursary will be for University bound students and 1 male and 1 female will be for College bound students.
CUPE Local 1328 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. The bursaries will be $1,000.00 each. Recipients will be 1 male and 1 female.
In addition to the completed application form, please include a personal cover letter outlining the following:
- Contributions to the school and/or community that reflect Catholic values
- Contribution to extra curricular activities
- Volunteer work within the school and/or community
- Financial need and/or other personal challenges or obstacles
Overall Application requirements include:
- Application form
- Personal cover letter
- Evidence of acceptance into a post-secondary institution
- Two letters of recommendation from the following: School Principal or designate, employer, departmental head, chaplain, support staff, teacher
The recipients and their families (limited) will be invited to a special evening on June 2nd, 2016 at Montecassino Hotel & Event Venue.
Only completed applications will be considered for this bursary. In order to be considered for this award, a completed application package must be forwarded by May 13th, 2016 VIA COURIER:
CUPE Local 1328
Written by Fiona Roche Tuesday, 01 March 2016 12:19