CUPE 104 NEWS
To ALL CUPE Local 104 members
HEARING DATES FOR OUR 2016 2.3% RAISE/STATUTORY FREEZE:
We have finally received the dates for a hearing in front of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (fpslreb-crtespf.gc.ca) concerning our 2016 2.3% raise, officially known as “Duty to observe the terms and conditions – during application for certification – s. 56”.
- Hearing Session 1: May 16th to the 20th 2022.
- Hearing Session 2: June 7th to the 9th 2022.
We have already had two bargaining sessions with the employer since early January 2022 and we have been able to get several more articles signed off. We have more bargaining sessions scheduled almost every second week well into June 2022 (check the CALENDAR for exact dates). We are working very hard towards our first Collective Agreement.
We’ve said it before, we must bargain in good faith and respect the confidentiality of the bargaining process. This allows us to have fair and open negotiations with the employer. Please remember that once we have reached a tentative agreement, it is you – the membership – who ultimately decide whether to accept the agreement.
It is especially important that all of us show solidarity with each other throughout the bargaining process. The stronger we are as a Local, the stronger our position is at the bargaining table. Please keep supporting each other, your stewards and your executive. We are getting there.
Please continue to reach out directly to your Stewards or Regional Chairpersons if you have questions or concerns.
UPCOMING ELECTIONS and BY-ELECTIONS:
An announcement for election and by-election dates for the following vacant CUPE 104 Executive posts will be sent to your personal email very soon:
• Election for Vice-President,
• Election for Secretary-Treasurer,
• By -Election for the Eastern Region Telecom Operator Chairperson.
UPDATE TO OUR MEMBERSHIP LIST INFORMATION:
As we progress in our bargaining, we are asking ALL OF YOU to please update all your information by filling out the MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION FORM at https://104.cupe.ca/membership/
We especially need your personal email and work location (exact name and address of your office location). This form gets sent directly to the CUPE 104 Recording Secretary who maintains the Membership Master List. Your information is protected and only used by the Executive to contact you.
Having your updated information will help us communicate timely information to you during bargaining and when we get to voting on our first collective agreement. We need to be able to reach you during this critical time and the ONLY way is if you give us your information.
Please pass this request on to all your colleagues in case they didn’t see this message.
Your CUPE 104 executive
Kathleen, Robbin, Myles, Robb, Cyrus, Marc-Étienne, Alex and Ron.