From the President

Web-posted:August 16, 2019 by President

Hi everyone,

The fall semester is soon upon us, and so is a busy year for the Union. Our contract with the University will expire on August 31, and we are planning to enter negotiations in later September or early October. The Negotiating  Committee have produced a suite of proposals that address the issues and concerns you identified in last year’s Bargaining Survey as important to you, as well as expanding on and clarifying language in the Collective Agreement.

We will be going through our proposals and the bargaining process (among other items) at our Fall Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 26, in UC 442. There will be pizza, drinks, and positive energy! Please attend if you can. For our Guelph-Humber members, we will be offering a online option for remote attendance.

Before the meeting, however, we are a holding a All-Member Social on Monday, September 16 at Wing 001b in Peter Clark Hall. There will be food, music, and the chance to meet your colleagues and your Union representatives. It’s an excellent way to begin the semester! As well, keep in mind that we will be holding college socials throughout the academic year, so keep an eye out for yours.

But wait, there’s more … CUPE 3913 will have a table in the UC throughout the months of September, October, and November. We will be giving away swag, talking to members and students about bargaining and the issues affecting the Union. There will also be free coffee and popcorn! If you’re interested in days and times, don’t hesitate to contact me  – otherwise, we hope to see you at the UC!

We’re excited about all these upcoming events, and having the opportunity to meet all of you!


Scott Duchesne

CUPE Local 3913