CUPE UPDATES

Dear CUPE 3907 member,
A good day to you! I hope you are well and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe in these uncertain times.
I am writing on behalf of the executive to inform you of new developments from the Government and our University as well. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit – CERB has been expanded to include contract workers such as GAs which make up our local. Here is the link to the information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

The employer has extended 8 full GA positions into the summer! This is good news considering that most jobs are being lost due to the current economic climate. These positions are in addition to the usual 24 summer positions that were collectively bargained by our local with the employer. The 24 contained in the collective agreement are subject to the terms therein; the additional 8 positions are extensions of existing Fall/Winter positions only for Summer 2020.

Finally, please remember to fill the google docs form sent to you for the CUPE 3907 Covid assistance fund. All members are eligible once the form is filled out and sent back to the treasurer/recording secretary.

Remember to be kind to someone and keep washing your hands.

In Solidarity,
 
Yetunde Banjo
President, CUPE Local 3907