Monthly Archives: March 2012

Emergency Meeting of Strike Coordination Committee

Dear Members, There will be an emergency meeting of the Strike Coordination Committee on Monday, April 2nd at 6:00 in the Union Office. All members of the Committee are urged to attend. We will post information on multiple picket captain … Continue reading

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Report from Bargaining Session — March 27, 2012

Dear Members, We went to the table. It was acknowledged at the table that we have a positive strike vote. We have another session on Thursday. We have nothing more to report at this time. We hope to offer you … Continue reading

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Official Numbers for the March 2012 Strike Vote

After some fact checking, we can now announce that there were approximately 2,300 members eligible to vote. Of those, 810 voted; 655 voted yes; 150 voted no. There were 5 spoiled ballots. The percentage of voters who turned out is … Continue reading

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Positive Strike Vote — 81% Yes

CUPE 2278 has received a positive strike mandate of 81% from our members. We go back to the table on Tuesday. We will report to you how UBC responds after that meeting. It was a tremendous day. #fairnessfromhere

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TA STRIKE VOTE TODAY

Come to the GSS office TODAY to participate in the strike vote.   The polls are open from 8 AM to 8 PM today.   Please bring one piece of ID   Did you know?   On Thursday, March 15 … Continue reading

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Strike Pay Update

We learned some new information that clarifies that strike pay will be $250 per week. We realized that there was another body of funds that applies. Now, keep in mind that a positive vote does not mean we will to … Continue reading

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Strike Vote: Why Vote “Yes”?

Why vote “yes”? A “yes” vote is a show of support for your bargaining team. If we are to make gains at the table, we must support the bargaining team, and a strong positive strike vote is a clear sign … Continue reading

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TA Strike Vote Announcement

Dear Teaching Assistants, The Union will be holding a Strike Vote on Thursday March 22 from 8 AM to 8 PM, Graduate Student Society Building - #225 – 6371 Crescent Rd. Prior to the actual voting day, there will be a … Continue reading

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Information — Open House

Dear Members, Over the past few weeks we have received considerable inquiries from many of you informing us of a desire to know what’s happening at the bargaining table. The Union will be hosting an Open House Information Session this … Continue reading

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Update on UBC and U of Toronto

Dear Teaching Assistants, Here is an update with new information detailing where we are in bargaining. We also describe the strike vote taken by the University of Toronto TAs and the improved agreement they got last week. Click here to … Continue reading

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