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CUPE BC Convention!

Your exec is at CUPE BC Convention this week advocating for the representation of young workers within CUPE and support for international students and BC’s universities. Below, CUPE National President Paul Moist addresses the delegation at the Westin Bayshore in … Continue reading

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Richmond IKEA still out on strike!

Teamsters Local 213 members at IKEA in Richmond have been locked out since May 2013 after the workers rejected IKEA’s proposed concessions. It is important to note that over 80% of IKEA workers currently make under $20.00 per hour and … Continue reading

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“Open Table” Wednesdays, April 9th and 16th

Join us Wednesday, April 9th or Wednesday, April 16th for the union’s “open table” from 4 to 6 at Koerner’s Pub.  This is an opportunity for members to informally meet with members of the executive to discuss whatever work-related issues … Continue reading

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Spring issue of the Steward is out

THE STEWARD SPRING 2014 is now available!  Check out our quarterly newsletter!

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College Sports Players in the States Can Unionize

CHICAGO — A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that a group of Northwestern football players were employees of the university and have the right to form a union and bargain collectively. For decades, the major … Continue reading

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Solidarity

Solidarity with other CUPE locals is alive and well at UBC. CUPE 2287, CUPE 116 and CUPE 2950 are getting geared up for upcoming bargaining and finding ways to work together in the upcoming round of bargaining.       … Continue reading

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GSS Grad Student Demonstration

There will be a Graduate student demonstration on Jan 10th 2014 @ 11am at the GSS. Free lunch will be provided. The GSS wants your feedback on issues affecting you during your graduate studies. Come out and voice your voice … Continue reading

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CUPE 2278 continues to work for a safer campus

A few weeks ago, in light of the spate of sexual assaults on campus, we asked our members to send us information about places and practices on campus that caused students and workers to feel unsafe. The response was overwhelming … Continue reading

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Statement on campus sexual assaults and Sauder referendum

As executive members of UBC’s Teaching Assistants union, CUPE Local 2278, we feel compelled to speak up about the alarming increase in sexual assaults on campus and the community conversations surrounding the fallout from the Sauder rape chant incident. As … Continue reading

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING!

It’s time for our ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING! Come join your union executive in Leonard S. Klinck 201 NEXT WEDNESDAY October 16th from 5-6pm. We’ll be talking about our upcoming election for the union executive, going over the highlights of … Continue reading

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