Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oct 31 Picket Location

WED OCT 31 Picket being set up around Geography and possibly Math at 11:45. Show your solidarity! As it is Hallowe’en, feel free to wear your costume!

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An Excellent Op Ed Piece from the Ubyssey

Right now, teaching assistants at UBC are gearing up for a strike. They have been patient in their negotiations to a fault. But now they’ve served strike notice and the picket signs are being made ready. Expect picket lines outside … Continue reading

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Want to be added to our listserv automatically?? Now you can!

Email Listserv: In order to subscribe to the members email list of cupe2278, please send an email to members-request@cupe2278.ca with the following word only in the message body: subscribe In a few minutes, you will receive an email asking for confirmation. Please follow the provided link in … Continue reading

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TA’s BEGIN JOB ACTION

As of 3pm today we have now activated our strike mandate and have begun job action. This is a rotating action not a full work stoppage, so please CONTINUE YOUR WORK AS NORMAL UNLESS THERE IS AN ACTIVE PICKET AROUND … Continue reading

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Solidarity as Job Action Begins!

We are receiving messages of solidarity from many other union locals from Simon Fraser’s TA Union (TSSU) to members of Canada’s Postal Worker’s Union and all around BC and Canada as we head into our first day of Job Action … Continue reading

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New Executive Begins Work Today!

After our two week nomination period, Returns Officer Peter Lane has confirmed that no election will required as a few vacancies remain on the union executive. Those who have stepped forward to join the exec of this local will begin … Continue reading

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FAQ for undergraduates about Job Action

FAQ for Undergraduate Students at UBC on Teaching Assistant Job Action What is a union and why is it important?  A union is an organized group of workers who come together to make decisions about the conditions of their work. … Continue reading

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72 Hour Notice and Looming Job Action

On October 26, 2012 we served the employer with a 72 hour strike notice. We will be engaged in job action as of 3:00pm on Monday. There will be an action on Monday and details will be emailed to members … Continue reading

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