We have two resignations from the CGEU Coordinating Committee and we are looking for two replacement committee members. If you are interested in serving in this role, please email your name to email@example.com by January 15 at noon EST. In the event of a contested election, the CGEU 2019 delegates will vote on the nominees.
We are currently organizing Listening Sessions around Canada and the US to hear what you want out of CGEU. To find out about sessions in your area, or to organize a session, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 10th and 11th – Springfield, Massachusetts – All Day
Upcoming Listening Sessions in Toronto
All are welcome. For more info on these meetings, the space, or accessibility contact email@example.com.
2020 CGEU Meetings – Save the dates!
Ongoing in the CGEU
We are launching a sister union program! Coming out of CGEU 2019 we wanted to foster greater connection between unions year round and help unions that are emergent or facing specific challenges connect with established or experienced unions. Anyone can join the sister union program: recognized unions, unrecognized and just forming groups, undergraduates, graduates, postdocs and adjunct organizations – are all welcome! To join, please fill out this form and we will be in touch with you!
Contract & Bylaws sharing We are building an open repository of collective agreements and bylaws (i.e. that you can browse for language your union may want to adopt). Please add your bylaws and collective agreements here if they are not there already, or send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our calls! The CGEU Coordinating Committee will be meeting Sundays at 7:00 PM EST throughout January – all are welcome to join (Zoom link, Meeting ID: 846 020 767).
This email likely did not make it out to all of those active in CGEU. Please share this email widely!
Stop the Cuts: Secondary School Teachers to Strike this Wednesday
Today, OSSTF will engage in a one-day strike action across Ontario to protest the lack of progress in contract talks and the continuing cuts to education services and programs. The deceitful attitude of Minister Lecce calls for a concerted response from the entire labour movement.
ACTION: Picketing and leafletting
WHEN: Wednesday, December 4 (see locations for times)
Please note that there is no rally planned for Queen’s Park.
Here are some suggestions from OSSTF for solidarity work by union members across the GTA:
Get regular updates on the status of bargaining via OSSTF’s campaign website, bargainingforeducation.ca. Read more and download other resources at:
|Delegates’ Meeting & Location Change
This Thursday, December 5, we will meet for our year-end Delegates’ Meeting. We’ll be marking a number of important occasions, especially the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre in which 14 women were murdered because of their gender. We’ll also be celebrating the many fights and victories our affiliates have undertaken this year, including SEIU Local 2’s Justice for Janitors win, the Stop the Subway Upload victory, the Bill 66 fight, climate activism, and new organizing around precarious workers.
Please remember that our meeting location has changed. In addition, our January meeting will be held on the first Tuesday of the month to avoid meeting during the last week of the holidays. Mark your calendars instead for the following dates and location:
WHERE: 1377 Lawrence Ave. E. (view map)
WHEN: Tuesday, January 7, 7:30 pm
WHERE: 1377 Lawrence Ave. E. (view map)
Dear CUPE 3907 Members,
If anyone is interested in applying for CUPE administrative/secretary temporary positions, please consider applying as per the attached document.
MPPs are in their ridings next week and CUPE members across the province are taking action to make sure they hear our message loud and clear: support communities, not cuts!
Join us at the following events:
November 13: 4 PM–5:30 PM
Tell Peter Bethlenfalvy We Support Communities, Not Cuts!
Hosted by Durham Region Labour Council and Durham Northumberland CUPE District Council
1550 Kingston Rd, Pickering, Ontario
November 14: 11am
Niagara Communities Not Cuts Rally
Sam Oosterhoff’s office – 4961 King. St. Beamsville, ON
November 14: 12pm
Health and Safety/Injured Workers Conference—Rally at Doug Ford’s office
823 Albion Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A3
November 15: 11am
CACO Rally at Christine Elliott’s Office in Support of Ambulance Services
Unit 22, 16635 Yonge St.
Newmarket ON L3X 1V6
November 15: 4:30pm
Resistance Rally at Vic Fedeli’s office
Organized by North Bay District Labour Council
165 Main St. E, North Bay, ON P1B 1A9
Hello CUPE 3907 members,
Here is the updated information from CUPE Ontario Campaigns about Oct 28th- Communities, Not Cuts. :
The Conservative Government is returning to work after a 5-month hiatus on October 28th. They’ve been gone, but the people of Ontario never left. Help us talk to the community about Communities, Not Cuts.
We will be flyering and getting petitions signed between 7:30-9:00am. Meet in front of Queen’s Park at 7:15am.
We are also part of the OFL’s actions this day, and will have a float circling Queen’s Park between 7:00am and 12:00 pm. Please hop on if you are able! We will also be marching if this is a more viable option.
The CUPE Ontario Petition Competition is ending this week. While the Ford Conservatives have been enjoying an extended summer break, CUPE members have been working hard to get signatures on our Communities, Not Cuts petition to stop the cuts to public services and the attack on the workers who provide them.
The deadline to submit petitions is this Friday, October 18. For each sheet of petition signatures you fill out, you will get one entry into a draw for a $500 gift card through W.E. Travel.
When the government returns on the week of October 28th, we will present our petition to the Ontario Legislature. The more signatures we collect, the more impactful this presentation will be.