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SSSS Sectional Meeting

SSSS Sectional Meeting


Date: April 14 2015

Location:  CUPE Local 1328 Union Office

209 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 1

Time: 4:30 p.m.

 

Agenda:

  • Regular Business
  • Update on the Budget Deficit
  • Any Other Business

Angel Foundation 50/50

 

OCT Sectional Meeting

OCT Sectional Meeting


Date: April 15-15

Location: Senator O’Connor College

60 Rowena Drive, Auditorium

Time: 6 p.m.

 

Agenda:

  • Regular Business
  • Update on the Budget Deficit
  • Any Other Business

Angel Foundation 50/50  

 

SBESS Sectional Meeting

SBESS Sectional Meeting


Date: Thursday April 16 2015 

Time: 6 p.m. 

Location: Catholic Education Centre 80 Sheppard Ave East 

Quigley Hall (main floor) 

 

Agenda:  

  •  Regular Business
  • Update on Negotiation
  • Update on the Budget Deficit
  • New Business

Angel Foundation 50/50 Draw 

 

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.

   

Special Meeting: Strike Vote Mandate

Special Meeting: Strike Vote Mandate


Date: Tuesday March 31st, 2015
Location: Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton CSS
Address: 1515 Bloor Street, West (Auditorium)
Time: 6 p.m.

Dear Sisters and Brothers,
We are having a Strike Vote Mandate meeting on Tuesday March 31st. This Strike Vote does not mean that we are going on strike. Further information pertaining to our negotiations in the future will be communicated to our members as we move forward. Negotiation updates will be presented at this meeting by Terri Preston. Terri Preston is the Chair of the Ontario School Board Coordinating Committee (OSBCC)


Agenda:
Moment of Silence
Equality Statement
Roll Call of Officers
Greetings from Fred Hahn: President of CUPE Ontario
Update on Negotiations: Terri Preston, Chair, OSBCC
Strike Vote for Provincial and Local Bargaining
Motion: that $450,000.00 be moved to a strike fund for Local 1328.
Adjournment

Reminders:
Please consider car pooling or TTC transit to attend this meeting.
Please arrive early to sign in.
Upon sign in at your designated unit table, please present your membership card or a pay stub.

Notes:
The TCDSB Structural Budget Deficit is independent and not part of the Strike Vote Mandate Meeting. Further information on the Budget Deficit will be on the agenda's for the sectional meetings listed below. Agenda's for these dates will follow.


Save these dates:
April 14 - SSSS Sectional meeting - Union office at 4:30
April 15 - OCT Sectional meeting - Senator O'Connor at 6:00
April 16 - SBESS Sectional meeting - Quigley Hall CEC at 6:00
April 28 - Adult and Nursery ESL Sectional meeting - Lakeshore LINC at 4:00

Contact the union office should you have any questions at 416 512-9493

   

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  • Mandatory presence of two crew members in the flight deck: Minister Raitt must demonstrate consistency

    OTTAWA CUPE’s Airline Division welcomes Transport Minister Lisa Raitt’s decision to impose the presence, at all times, of two crew members in the flight decks of aircraft in the aftermath of the revelations surrounding the crash of Germanwing’s flight in France.

    “Flight attendants are highly-trained safety professionals, and we are absolutely capable of helping to maintain safety in the flight deck whenever one of the pilots must leave,” stated Michel Cournoyer, president of CUPE’s Airline Division.

    Despite this, Michel Cournoyer deplores Minister Raitt’s lack of consistency in bending to the will of Canadian airlines by allowing them to reduce the minimum number of flight attendants onboard their planes. “If a flight attendant must be present in the flight deck to ensure the safety of passengers, there should also be a sufficient number of flight attendants in the rest of the airplane when an emergency situation occurs. Sadly, this isn’t the case today, and this problem will be compounded whenever a flight attendant is positioned in the flight deck,” he said.

    Transport Canada is presently considering a regulatory change which will allow all airlines in Canada to reduce the number of flight attendants on their planes. Many Canadian airlines have already received exemptions allowing them to use a reduced ratio of one flight attendant per 50 passenger seats.

    “On Thursday, Minister Raitt asked her bureaucrats to revise all existing policies and procedures to increase passenger safety. Logically, she should therefore cancel the exemptions which were granted and maintain the ratio of one flight attendant per 40 passengers, a demonstrated safety norm,” concluded Michel Cournoyer.

    CUPE represents over 10,000 flight attendants working for Air Canada, Air Transat, Calm Air, Canadian North, Canjet, Cathay Pacific, First Air and Sunwing.

    For additional information, contact:

    Philippe Gagnon
    CUPE Media Relations
    613 894-0146
    pgagnon@scfp.ca

  • Stop Bill C-51

    CUPE is voicing strong opposition to Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, and its threats to the civil liberties and democratic freedoms of all people living in Canada.

    Bill C-51 is a profound threat to all our freedoms, particularly to those who oppose the federal Conservative government, such as trade union activists and our allies in civil society.

    Read CUPE’s letter to the Prime Minister

  • Feds' austerity focus damaging economy, Alternative Federal Budget has better options

    The federal government’s continued obsession with austerity and balancing the budget comes at the cost of higher household debt, fewer services, and weakened job growth. Canadians have better options that could lift many out of poverty and reduce inequality.

    That’s the message in the 2015 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

    AFB 2015 Infographic

    The proposed budget would lift 893,000 Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost economic growth, and create or sustain 300,000 jobs a year, bringing Canada’s employment rate back to its pre-recession level.

    CUPE researchers have reviewed and contributed to the AFB. Now in its 20th year, the proposed budget brings together expert opinions from leading Canadian economists and sector experts across the country. It provides a clear demonstration of what can be accomplished in a federal budget as we head into a federal election.

    No federal or provincial government has ever measured the distributional impact of its fiscal and tax policies. This year, the Alternative Federal Budget does precisely that—demonstrating the aggregate impact of its proposed taxation, transfers and program spending changes.

    “The Alternative Federal Budget demonstrates that we can afford to make different choices,” says CCPA Senior Researcher Kate McInturff. “The AFB would ensure that every community has safe drinking water, affordable housing, and effective infrastructure. Our budget would provide affordable childcare for working parents, and access to necessary prescription drugs and dental care for those who can’t afford it.”

    Under the AFB:

    • The poverty rate for seniors would drop by 43 per cent and child poverty would be reduced by 25 per cent.
    • The bottom 70 per cent of Canadian families would see a net benefit from the AFB’s program spending, tax and transfer measures.
    • Canada’s personal and corporate tax system would be reformed to restore fairness and progressivity.
    • Small federal deficits would be created as a necessary means for achieving sustained economic growth, particularly next year, without affecting the federal debt-to-GDP ratio.

    Download Alternative Federal Budget 2015: Delivering the Good

  • CUPE Green Workplace Contest 2015

    Green workplace contest

    CUPE is celebrating workplace environmental actions for 2015 with its Earth Day contest. The idea is simple: nominate your CUPE Local because it’s doing good things for the environment and your Local could win cool CUPE environmental swag.

    Contest deadline is May 31, 2015.

    Does your CUPE workplace encourage green practices like using public transit?

    Recycling at work?

    CUPE 402 wins Earth Day contest 2014

    Does it support workplace environmental committees or push for green practices at bargaining or in the community?

    If so, your Local could be a winner in 2015. See the newsletter for full details and good luck!

    Photo: CUPE local 402 won the Earth Day Greenest Workplace Contest in 2014. Read the story here.