CUPE 3912 is looking for a new Vice-President at Dalhousie, representing Teaching Assistants, Studley Campus.

Posted on 11 January 2017

Here is an opportunity to engage with other CUPE members and serve your Union! CUPE 3912 is looking for a new representative for the Teaching Assistants at Studley Campus, Dalhousie University. Under our new bylaws, this position is a two year term that will run until April 2019.

Please note that the Vice-President at Dalhousie, representing Teaching Assistants, Studley Campus is a member of the Executive of CUPE 3912 not an employee and is, therefore, an elected position.

Anyone interested in the position must be a Teaching Assistant at the Studley Campus of Dalhousie.

No experience is required. CUPE 3912 will provide any necessary training. The time commitment varies throughout the year, but an average would be about 5 hours a week.

The Vice-President, Dal, Studley TAs represents teaching assistants and lab instructors and others in treating issues at their work for Dalhousie.

• a central duty will be to receive communications from teaching assistants and others about concerns related to employment at Dalhousie
• a related duty is to serve on the Labour management committee at Dalhousie
• submitting written reports at each General Meeting and each Executive Meeting
• attend and participate in all discussions and decisions of the Executive Board of CUPE
• represent the interests of teaching assistants at Dalhousie Studley

As a member of the executive, Vice-President at Dalhousie, representing Teaching Assistants, Studley Campus receives an honorarium.

Members who are interested should contact the nominating committee by February 10, 2017 after which the Executive will set a date for the election.
Please contact the nominating committee at cupe3912@dal.ca (put “Studley rep” in the subject line) if you are interested or for more information.

We need a new treasurer!

POSTED ON January 11, 2017

Here’s an opportunity to engage with other CUPE members and serve your union! CUPE 3912 is looking for a new Treasurer. Under our new bylaws, this position is a two year term that will run until April 2019.

Please note that the Treasurer is a member of the Executive of CUPE 3912 not an employee and is, therefore, an elected position.

Anyone interested in the position must be a member in good standing of the union (a member who has taught one course at one of the three universities in the last three years or who is a TA at Dalhousie).

No experience is required. CUPE 3912 will provide any necessary training. The time commitment varies throughout the year, but an average would be about 5 hours a week.

The Treasurer takes care of financial matters including:

• bookkeeping using CUPE’s electronic ledger,
• depositing rebates,
• making payments,
• serving as liaison with the local’s and employers’ payroll services,
• participating in the investments committee and Executive meetings,
• corresponding with CUPE National in financial matters and
• ensuring that the local’s trustees finish the yearly audit.

As a member of the executive, the Treasurer receives an honorarium.

Members who are interested should contact the nominating committee by February 10, 2017 after which the Executive will set a date for the election.

Please contact the nominating committee at cupe3912@dal.ca (put “Treasurer” in the subject line) if you are interested or for more information.

CUPE 3912 General Meeting

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Representing part-time instructors at MSVU, SMU and Dal; TLC at SMU; TAs and markers at Dal

We invite all members to attend our General Meeting

Friday Nov. 18 at 3:00 pm
Saint Mary’s University, Sobey 260

CUPE 3912 is the union representing all part-time faculty employed at Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s and Mount Saint Vincent Universities, teaching assistants employed at Dalhousie University and Teaching English as a Second Language Instructors at SMU. You are a member if you have been employed in one of these categories anytime in the last three years.

Canadian Labour Congress Atlantic Open House

Greetings :

On behalf of the Canadian Labour Congress Atlantic Regional Team, I would like to extend an invitation to attend our Open House on October 11, 2016.

This is a great opportunity for you to visit our new office and meet all members of the Atlantic Team, along with President Hassan Yussuff.

You are welcome to join us anytime between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm at our new location at 1718 Argyle Street, Suite 420, in Halifax, NS.

Please RSVP by October 4th.

I look forward to seeing you there!

In Solidarity,

Alex Furlong
Atlantic Regional Director
Canadian Labour Congress

Solidarity with CUPE Local 108

A message from Todd MacPherson, National Representative, regarding Local 108:

As you may be aware, CUPE Local 108, Halifax Civic Workers are in tough negotiations with HRM. The employer will not come back to the bargaining table after the members overwhelmingly rejected the employer’s final offer. The local is having a rally on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at City Hall at 5pm to send a clear message to the mayor and council.

We need a new treasurer!

Here’s an opportunity to volunteer and serve your union! We are looking for a new Treasurer for CUPE 3912. The Treasurer takes care of financial matters including:

• bookkeeping using CUPE’s electronic ledger,
• depositing rebates,
• making payments,
• serving as liaison with the local’s and employers’ payroll services,
• participating in the investments committee and Executive meetings,
• corresponding with CUPE National in financial matters and
• ensuring that the local’s trustees finish the yearly audit.

As a member of the executive, the Treasurer receives an honorarium.

Please note this is an elected position of the CUPE 3912 executive. We will be in touch with interested members after we set a date for the election.

Please contact president.cupe3912@gmail.com if you are interested or for more information.