Women’s Conference

 

All women & women identified members are invited to attend the 2018 Women’s Conference: “Fempowerment: Labouring for Change” running December 5-8 at the Toronto Sheraton Centre.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Judy Rebick, discussions around taking action for equity and women in CUPE, plus guest speakers from the federal and provincial NDP caucuses.

Second Call/Registration
Election Forum Information

 

Contact recordingsecretary@cupe3907.ca to indicate your interest

Toronto Rallies Against Ford Policies

 

We Are the People Rally
Friday, November 16, 5:30pm
@ Toronto Congress Center: 650 Dixon Road, Toronto
RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/1857853127669158/ 

Stick It to Ford Rally
Saturday, November 17, 1:00pm 
@ Ford’s Business: Deco Labels & Tags, 28 Greensboro Drive, Etobicoke
Buses Leave at 12 Noon from:
Downtown East – Sherborne/Carlton
UOfT – St. George Station (Bedford Exit)
Parkdale – Queen/Sorauren
RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/324212428131475/

2018 Womens’ Conference

 

All women & women identified members are invited to attend the 2018 Women’s Conference: “Fempowerment: Labouring for Change” running December 5-8 at the Toronto Sheraton Centre.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Judy Rebick, discussions around taking action for equity and women in CUPE, plus guest speakers from the federal and provincial NDP caucuses.

Please note that onsite childcare will only be offered if we have requests for a minimum of 4 children. The deadline for childcare registration is NOVEMBER 5, 2018

Interested Members may contact recordingsecretary@cupe3907.ca to register

Nominations for 2018 – 2019 President of CUPE 3907 are now open.

Nominations for 2018 – 2019 President of CUPE 3907 are now open.

 

Dear Members of CUPE 3907:

 

There is now a vacancy for the post of president of CUPE 3907.  Nominees must be members of CUPE 3907. Interested nominees should email the CRO (Chief Returning Officer) – Mr. Adrian Aziz at: cro@cupe3907.ca.

 

Nominees must include their name as it appears on their student card. They must include their telephone number, email address and student number in their email.  Nominees must send a personal statement up to 500 words before the close of the nomination period. Their statement can be less than 500 words if desired.

 

Nominations will close on October 14th at 11:59 pm. The campaign period will begin on October 24th at 12:01 am and end on October 28th at 11:59 pm. Candidates are allowed to campaign during the election period. Elections will begin on October 26th 2018 at 12:01am and end on October 28th at 11:59pm.

An election will be called only if there are more than one nominee for the position. In the case of an election, candidates will be responsible for their own campaign. I will monitor campaigning. CUPE 3907 will not refund funds for campaigning.

 

The President will be paid an honorarium of $500 each month for their labour. This position will begin on November 1st 2018 and end on April 30th 2019.

 

President duties include:

  1. be responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the Local;
  2. ensure that all Executive Officers perform their assigned duties;

iii. preside at all membership and Executive Committee meetings and preserve order;

  1. decide all points of order and procedure, subject to appeal by the membership; v. interpret these bylaws as required and as supported by a majority of the Executive Committee, subject to appeal to the membership;
  2. sign all authorizations, cheques, expense forms or requests for payment, Collective Agreements, and other official documents of the Local;

vii. be responsible, in conjunction with the Treasurer, for accounting all funds of the Local and shall ensure that the Local’s funds are used only as authorized or directed by the Constitution, Bylaws, or vote of the membership;

viii. in conjunction with the Recording Secretary, ensure that proper notice is provided to the membership for all meetings and referenda, including strike votes and ratification votes;

  1. have the same right to vote as other members; In the case of a tie vote, the President may cast another vote or the President may refrain from casting an additional vote, in which case the motion is defeated. This does not apply for elections or by-elections;
  2. fill committee vacancies where elections are not provided for;
  3. introduce new members and conduct them through the initiation procedures of the CUPE Constitution;

xii. report regularly to the Executive Committee and the membership on their actions.

If you have any questions kindly contact me at cro@cupe3907.ca

Regards,

 

Adrian Aziz

Chief Returning Officer

 

 

On Monday, September 3 CUPE Ontario members will take part in the Toronto Labour Day Parade.

Please meet at 9 am sharp at the corner of Armoury Street & University Ave. Look for the pink CUPE flags!

Unfortunately, the IATSE Local 58 lockout by Exhibition Place continues despite every effort by the union to negotiate.

The Labour Day parade will therefore be ending at Lamport Stadium. Lamport Stadium is on Liberty Street, just south of King and east of Dufferin. If the lockout is ended, wristbands for the CNE will be distiributed.

IATSE will put their picket line up across Dufferin at Liberty Street so all the marchers could cheer them on as the parade turns left at Liberty. 

So JOIN US for music, speeches from IATSE and others, kids’ games, face-painting, concession stands, and a beer tent with proceeds going to Local 58 strike fund.

Labour Day 2018 Celebrations

 

CUPE 3907 members are reminded that the 2018 Toronto Labour Day parade takes place Monday, September 3rd

Members are encouraged to participate and can declare their intention to do so by emailing cupe3907@gmail.com ASAP.  Locals in the CUPE section (5) of the parade will line up in numerical order as in the past. We will be on the west side of University Avenue (south bound lanes) north of Armoury.

 Please note the parade will begin at 9:30AM.

For more information please contact vicepresident@cupe3907.ca

Health Benefits and Top-up deadline

CUPE3907 members are reminded that they qualify for additional health benefits under the Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) Top up Plan until the end of August.

Members should note that the grace period to submit claims is fast approaching. Please remember to submit claims for unused funds in the HCSA by the August 31, deadline.

You can find more information about the HCSA on our resources page here.