Bargaining survey highlights 2

In June, we asked your opinions about the current bargaining round with the University. More than 200 student workers responded, providing us precious insights about your needs and concerns. This, in turn, is helping us develop bargaining proposals that reflect your priorities.

Throughout the following weeks, we will regularly post highlights from the Bargaining survey.

Highlights week 2

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Highlights week 2

Bargaining survey highlights

In June, we asked your opinions about the current bargaining round with the University. More than 200 student workers responded, providing us precious insights about your needs and concerns. This, in turn, is helping us develop bargaining proposals that reflect your priorities.

Throughout the following weeks, we will regularly post highlights from the Bargaining survey.

Bargaining survey highlights week 1

Are you our next Legal Support Coordinator?

CUPE 2626 is hiring

Interested in working for CUPE 2626 and helping to defend workers/students’ rights on campus? Check out the following job opportunity!

Legal Support Coordinator — 1 full-time position (maternity leave replacement)

CUPE 2626 is seeking a bilingual (French/English) Legal Support Coordinator for a temporary full-time position (35 hours per week). Applicants must submit their application no later than July 15, 2016 at 12 p.m. For more information on requirements, responsibilities, and the application process, please see the following job posting.

Next Stewards’ Council Meeting: June 29, 2016

  • When: Wednesday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: FSS 4006

Members are always invited to attend the Stewards’ Council meetings for more information about ongoing union business. Food and drinks will be served. We are still looking for new Stewards to represent different departments. If you wish to become a Steward, please contact one of the Chief Stewards (chief.steward@cupe2626.ca or delegue.chef@scfp2626.ca).

It’s bargaining season!

4 000 student workers enter collective bargaining with uOttawa

It’s bargaining season for the members of CUPE 2626, the union of student workers at the University of Ottawa. On Wednesday, June 8, CUPE 2626 has filed a letter of intent to begin a bargaining round to renew their collective agreement with the university.

With over 4 000 student workers, the members of CUPE 2626 represent the largest workforce on campus. Together, they make uOttawa work. They help thousands of students in classrooms, labs and offices; they conduct leading-edge research; they mark innumerable copies of exams and assignments.

During the last round of collective bargaining in 2014, the student workers have seen improvements in their work conditions, including salaries, protection against tuition fee hikes, and access to professional and academic. It is now time to tackle the real issue student workers are facing: precarious work.

Fighting precarious work

Part-time temporary contracts, uncertainty regarding future employment as a student worker, ever increasing tuition fees, vulnerability to workplace harassment : student workers at the University of Ottawa are confronted to precarious job conditions. The current round of collective bargaining offers them an opportunity to fight insecurity and financial instability with measures such as:

  • Wage increase, in particular for lower-wage jobs;
  • Improved job security;
  • Better protection against tuition fee hikes;
  • Etc.

Have your say!

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This summer, CUPE 2626 will start bargaining with the University for a new Collective Agreement. It is time to improve your union contract with better salary, new benefits, protection against tuition fee hikes, etc.

What improvements would you like to see in your union contract?

Let us know by completing a survey designed to help us develop priorities that reflect your needs and concerns.

Plus, completing this survey makes CUPE 2626 members eligible for a Prize Draw, with $1000 in prizes!

Have your say! Fill the survey

Next Stewards’ Council Meeting: April 12, 2016

  • When: Tuesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: FSS 5028

Members are always invited to attend the Stewards’ Council meetings for more information about ongoing union business. Food and drinks will be served. We are still looking for new Stewards to represent different departments. If you wish to become a Steward, please contact one of the Chief Stewards (chief.steward@cupe2626.ca or delegue.chef@scfp2626.ca).

CUPE 2626 is Hiring! (Again!)

Interested in working for CUPE 2626 and helping to defend workers/students’ rights on campus? Check out the following job opportunity!

Administrative Assistant — 1 part-time position

CUPE 2626 is seeking a bilingual (French/English) Administrative Assistant for a part-time position (20 hours per week). Applicants must submit their application no later than April 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. For more information on requirements, responsibilities, and the application process, please see the following job posting.

CUPE 2626 is Hiring!

Interested in working for CUPE 2626 and helping to defend workers/students’ rights on campus? Check out the following job opportunities!

Communications Coordinator — 1 full-time position

CUPE 2626 is seeking a bilingual (French/English) Communications Coordinator for a full-time position (35 hours per week). Applicants must submit their application no later thanMarch 14, 2016 at 4 p.m. For more information on requirements, responsibilities, and the application process, please see the following job posting.

Legal Support Coordinator — 2 temporary part-time positions

CUPE 2626 is seeking two (2) bilingual (French/English) Legal Support Coordinators for a temporary part-time position (17.5 hours per week each). Applicants must submit their application no later than March 14, 2016 at 4 p.m. For more information on requirements, responsibilities, and the application process, please see the following job posting.

2016 Annual General Assembly

The 2016 Annual General Assembly will take place on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Café Nostalgica (601 Cumberland), at 6 p.m. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m., and the first 90 members will receive a free drink ticket. 

Click here to download the agenda for the AGA. 

NB: Please bring a photo ID (eg: your student card). A proof of contract in the last year may also be required if you aren’t on the members’ list – if possible, please bring a copy of your last contract (either a hard copy or an electronic version). Electronic contracts are emailed to your employee email address. 

Do not miss this opportunity to get involved in your Union:

  • Elect members of the Executive Board for the 2016-2017 mandate or run for paid elected positions. See the AGA Elections section for more information.
  • Join the Bargaining Committee. In 2016, CUPE 2626 will be entering into bargaining with the University of Ottawa for the renewal of the Collective Agreement. You could be part of the bargaining team!
  • Approve the 2016-2017 Union Budget.

Check out the General Assemblies page for more information.