Nominations for 2019 – 2020 CUPE 3907 Executives are now open.

Dear Members of CUPE 3907:

 

My name is Adrian Aziz. I am the Chief Returning Officer for CUPE 3907. I am pleased to open 2019 CUPE 3907 Executive Elections. The five Executive positions are: President; Vice President; Treasurer; Chief Stewart and Recording Secretary. For each position an honorarium of $500 will be paid each month. International Students do not require Canadian Work Authorization for these positions. Duties are described below.

Interested nominees will need to email the CRO (Chief Returning Officer) – Mr. Adrian Aziz at: cro@cupe3907.ca.

Nominees must include the following in their email:

  • name as it appears on their student card.
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • student number

 

Nominees must send a personal statement of up to 500 words before the close of the nomination period.

Candidates are responsible for their own campaign. Campaigns must be consistent with the Equality Statement and the Code of Conduct. CUPE 3907 will not refund funds for campaigning.

Nominees must be members of CUPE 3907. Positions will begin on May 1st 2019 and end on April 30th 2020. For each position an honorarium of $500 will be paid each month.

Duties of Executive Members

The President shall:

  1. be responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the Local;
  2. ensure that all Executive Officers perform their assigned duties;
  3. preside at all membership and Executive Committee meetings and preserve order;
  4. decide all points of order and procedure, subject to appeal by the membership;
  5. interpret these bylaws as required and as supported by a majority of the Executive Committee, subject to appeal to the membership;
  6. sign all authorizations, cheques, expense forms or requests for payment, Collective Agreements, and other official documents of the Local;
  7. 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;
  8. 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;
  9. 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;
  10. fill committee vacancies where elections are not provided for;
  11. introduce new members and conduct them through the initiation procedures of the CUPE Constitution;
  12. report regularly to the Executive Committee and the membership on their actions; and;
  13. carry out other duties as assigned by the membership or the Executive Committee, these bylaws or the National Constitution.

In the event that the President suffers a prolonged absence, is removed in accordance with Article 14 or is otherwise unable to perform their duties, the Vice President shall assume the duties of the President until such time as the President is able to resume their duties or is replaced in accordance with Article 14.

The Vice President shall

  1. be responsible for developing and maintaining contacts and liaisons with organizations within the University community and with such outside organizations as the Executive Committee deems necessary or valuable;
  2. represent the Local at meetings of the Union at the provincial and national levels, of other locals, and in relation to other groups as necessary;
  3. be charged with keeping informed of legislative and regulatory developments at the provincial and national levels, as well as within the University and the larger University community;
  4. represent the Local, or ensure the Local’s representation at all relevant Councils of the Union;
  5. be the Local’s liaison with the Union;
  6. report regularly to the Executive Committee and the membership on their actions;
  7. be responsible, in conjunction with Recording Secretary for the production and distribution of a Local newsletter and the maintenance of the website of the Local;
  8. preside over membership and Executive Committee meetings in the absence of the President and;
  9. carry out other duties as assigned by the membership or the Executive Committee, these bylaws or the National Constitution.
  10. In the event that the Vice President suffers a prolonged absence, is removed in accordance with Article 14 or is otherwise unable to perform their duties, the President shall assume the duties of the Vice President until such time as the Vice President is able to resume their duties or is replaced in accordance with Article 14.

The Recording Secretary, as the chief recording officer of the Local, shall:

  1. oversee the overall maintenance of the Local’s records;
  2. keep a full, accurate, and impartial account of the proceedings of all Regular, Special, And Annual membership meetings and Executive meetings. These records must also include a copy of the full financial report (Executive Committee meetings) and the written financial report presented by the Treasurer. The record will also include Trustee reports;
  3. have all records ready on reasonable notice for the Trustees or auditors;
  4. keep an accurate record of the membership of the Local, including departmental rankings, monthly membership lists to account for changes in the membership according to Article 4 of these bylaws, and all other records which the Executive Committee or membership deem necessary. All such records shall be kept in the Local office;
  5. preside over membership and Executive Committee meetings in the absence of both the President and Vice-President;
  6. record all amendments and/or additions in the bylaws, and make certain that these are sent to the National President for approval prior to implementing;
  7. prepare and distribute all notices to members;
  8. ensure the production and transportation of adequate supplies of relevant supporting documentation for membership meetings;
  9. prepare all unfinished business for presentation at the next consecutive membership meeting;
  10. keep a record of all correspondence received and sent out;
  11. answer correspondence and fulfill other administrative duties as directed by the Executive Committee and;
  12. carry out other duties as assigned by the membership or the Executive Committee these bylaws or the National Constitution.
  13. In the event that the Recording Secretary suffers a prolonged absence, is removed in accordance with Article 14 or is otherwise unable to perform their duties, the Vice President shall assume the duties of the Recording Secretary until such time as the Recording Secretary is able to resume their duties or is replaced in accordance with Article 14.

 

The Treasurer shall:

  1. Develop a draft budget to present to the membership and enforce the budget as

approved by the membership.

  1. Receive all revenue, initiation fees, dues, and assessments, keeping a record of each member’s payments, and deposit promptly all money with a bank or credit union.
  2. Sign all cheques and ensure that the Local Union’s funds are used only as authorized or directed by the CUPE Constitution, Local Union bylaws, or vote of the membership.
  3. Ensure that per capita tax is paid by direct remittance, or where per capita is not paid by direct remittance, prepare all CUPE National per capita tax forms and remit payment, including $1.00 of each initiation fee on all members admitted, no later than the last day of the following month.
  4. Be responsible for maintaining, organizing, safeguarding and keeping on file all supporting documents, authorizations, invoices and/or expense claims for every disbursement made, receipts for all money sent to CUPE National, as well as records and supporting documents for all income received by the Local Union.
  5. Record all financial transactions in a manner acceptable to the Executive and in accordance with good accounting practices.
  6. Make a full financial report to meetings of the Local Union’s Executive.
  7. Make a written financial report to each regular membership meeting, detailing all income and expenditures for the period.
  8. Be bonded through the master bond held by CUPE National. Any Treasurer who cannot qualify for the bond shall be disqualified from office.
  9. Pay no money unless supported by a cheque requisition or expense form or request for payment duly signed by the President and one other member of the Executive as determined by the Executive. No request shall be required for payment of per capita fees to any organization to which the Local Union is affiliated.
  10. Make all books available for inspection by the Trustees and/or auditors on reasonable notice. Ensure that the books are audited at least once each calendar year and within a reasonable time, respond in writing to any recommendations and concerns raised by the Trustees.
  11. Provide the Trustees with any information the Trustees require to complete the audit, including forms provided by CUPE National.
  12. Where required, not later than February 28th each year, furnish each member, on the forms supplied by CUPE National, with a statement showing the net amount of tax- deductible dues paid by him during the preceding calendar year.
  13. Notify all members who are one month in arrears and report to the Executive Committee all members two or more months in arrears in the payment of union dues.
  14. Chair the Financial Assistance Fund committee to review applications received under the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the Employer.
  15. Carry out other duties as assigned by the membership or the Executive Committee, these bylaws or the National Constitution.
  16. In the event that the Treasurer suffers a prolonged absence, is removed in accordance with Article 14 or is otherwise unable to perform their duties, the Vice President shall assume the duties of the Treasurer until such time as the Treasurer is able to resume their duties or is replaced in accordance with Article 14.

The Chief Steward shall:

  1. ensure the proper administration of the collective agreement;
  2. coordinate the elections of Stewards in each department during the fall of each academic session;
  3. coordinate Steward orientation, training, and activities and have copies of the Steward’s Handbook available;
  4. ensure that a monthly meeting of Stewards occurs;
  5. ensure that each department is duly represented by a Steward, and shall encourage the organization of the Local within each department;
  6. facilitate communication among departments with the Executive Committee through the departmental Stewards;
  7. handle all grievances according to the Grievance Procedure as outlined in the Collective Agreement;
  8. cause adequate records of all grievances conducted by the Local to be maintained in the Local office;
  9. coordinate the observers of the Local for the GAA ranking process for the various departments;
  10. coordinate the Local’s membership fall orientation and work-related workshops; and;
  11. carry out other duties as assigned by the membership or the Executive Committee, these bylaws or the National Constitution.
  12. In the event that the Chief Steward suffers a prolonged absence, is removed in accordance with Article 14 or is otherwise unable to perform their duties, the Vice President shall assume the duties of the Chief Steward until such time as the Chief Steward is able to resume their duties or is replaced in accordance with Article 14.

Nominations will close on March 8th at 11:59 pm.

Elections will begin on March 22nd 2019 at 12:01 am and end on March 26th at 11:59 pm.

The campaign period will begin on March 20th at 12:01 am and end on March 26th at 11:59 pm.

Election Appeals will only be accepted in writing until March 29th at 11:59 pm.

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

Regards,

Adrian Aziz

 

HEALTH BENEFITS WORKSHOP

Are you a GA or R&D GA at OISE?  This means you are also a member of the Union CUPE 3907.

Did you know, as a union member, you are entitled to benefits, including health and dental benefits? Are you making the most of your medical health benefits?

To learn more about the details of your benefits including how to claim, check out http://benefits.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/cupe-local-3907/ and you can contact your insurance provider, Greenshield athttps://onlineservices.greenshield.ca/PlanMember/AccessMgmt/Public/SignOn.aspx

To learn more in person, you can also attend a drop in Info Session on the following dates:

Mon. Feb. 25th à 11am – 4pm
Tues. Feb. 26th à 4pm – 7pm
Wed. Feb 27th à 10am – 4pm

All sessions in Room 12-229
No Registration Required – Simply drop by.

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.