From time to time, CUPE 3911 organizes Town Hall meetings, open to all members, to give special updates and hold discussions on timely topics.
Watch this space!
As summer 2023 comes to a close, CUPE 3911 is planning a Ratification vote on a new Collective Agreement! Towards that end, the Local will be holding Town Hall meetings in the coming weeks (we shall hold the Town Hall twice, at different hours, to accommodate more members’ schedules). The Bargaining committee will detail all the changes to the Collective Agreement, discuss Members’ questions, and help inform Members’ choice in the Ratification vote to follow.
The Town Halls will be announced here and via email so that as many Members as possible register and attend and later take part in the Ratification vote.
Save the date and Register for CUPE 3911’s
Town Hall Meeting
“When we organize we win!”
May 2, 2023, 5-6 pm MT
- Laura Walton (Educational Assistant Local 1022), President of the OSBCU
- Rod McGee (Head Custodian Local 2486), Vice President of the OSBCU
- Susan Sainsbury (Educational Assistant Local 997), Member Organizer for the OSBCU
sharing effective strategies for organizing to win in Bargaining, in the context of austerity-focused government cuts in the education sector.
CUPE 3911 Bargaining Update, 6:05-6:30
CUPE 3911 members are invited to stay on and join the Local’s Bargaining Committee for discussion of the current state of negotiations with AU, on the same Zoom link, 6:05-6:30.
AU has made a contract offer: Your union needs your input!
CUPE 3911’s Town Hall Meeting on Zoom
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Meeting: 5:00-6:30 pm MT
Doors open: 4:45 pm
Informal social: 6:30-7:00 pm MT
After some 18 months of negotiations, AU has made the offer of a new contract for CUPE 3911 members. We have one more chance to shape the final contract to best reflect members’ views. To do so, the CUPE Bargaining committee is calling all members together in an urgent Town Hall meeting.
Please attend the Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday March 28th, 5-6:30 pm MT.
The Bargaining team will provide an update on AU’s offer and seek your input on outstanding questions, including on Academic Freedom vs. Academic Opinion, payment for Subject Matter Experts, changes to overload pay, and more.
The main Town Hall agenda will be covered in the 5-6:30 MT meeting time.
There are also informal social/gathering times before and after the main meeting time (in the same zoom link).
A meal stipend of $46 will be paid to all members who attend the 5-6:30 meeting.
Past events include three Virtual Town Halls that were held on October 18 and 20, and November 22, 2022, with good turn-out and lively discussion on contentious issues at the Bargaining Table. Members got updates, shared perspectives on Bargaining, and provided the CUPE 3911 Bargaining Committee with input and feedback to strengthen their position in defense of members’ wages, benefits and working conditions.
What would a pay raise mean to you?
Come out to the CUPE 3911 Virtual Town Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 5:30-6:45* pm, MST
Please register to attend the CUPE 3911 Virtual Town Hall to discuss Wage Stagnation and what we can do to stop the ongoing erosion of real wages. The Local’s Bargaining Committee will give an update from the Bargaining Table, and seeks your input to strengthen and amplify members’ voices in the ongoing talks. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Meeting agenda ends at 6:30, with 15 minutes added for overflow discussion and socializing.
Check your email for the invitation that has been sent to all members — and plan to attend!
CUPE 3911 BARGAINING UPDATE
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Tuesday, October 18th, 5:30-6:30 pm MT
Focus On Issues of Seniority and Out of Province Members
Thursday, October 20th, 5:30-6:30 pm MT
Focus On Research, Academic Freedom, and the Professional Development Fund
At each Town Hall, the Bargaining Committee will present a detailed summary of developments at the Bargaining Table. Each Town Hall also has a special focus, based on the contentious issues arising at the bargaining table and members’ priorities stated in our Summer 2022 Member Priorities survey.
A question-and-answer period will follow, along with opportunities for your input and further engagement.
Among the most contentious issues is the AU proposal for a 0% raise in year one of the new contract, 0% in year two, a meagre 1.25% raise in year three, and the possibility of a further small percentage point raise in year four, depending on the government’s reassessment at that time.
What do you think about this?
The CUPE 3911 Bargaining Committee invites you to attend one or both Town Halls, where you will be informed of the losses we face in AU’s current proposals at the Bargaining Table. The Committee will provide an assessment and recommendations, and they want to hear your feedback, to strengthen the union’s Bargaining position.
Come out to our Town Halls and share your views on how best to defend our wages and benefits.
We want to hear from you!
Remember, our working conditions are students’ learning conditions!