Elections to the Executive Committee

A reminder that the elections for the Executive Committee will also take place at the annual general meeting on Friday 25th April.

Anyone can be nominated to serve on the executive committee. Nominations should be either forwarded to the office (by Thursday at noon: cupe3912@dal.ca) or nominations can be raised from the floor of the meeting.

See you there!

CUPE 3912 Annual General Meeting
Friday 25 April, 2 pm
Saint Mary’s University, 903 Robie Street, Sobey Building, room 160

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Come out and support your union. Become informed of issues affecting YOUR paycheque, and get involved!

 

Event:                   CUPE 3912 Annual General Meeting

Date:                     Friday, April 25

Time:                     2:00 p.m.

Place:                    Saint Mary’s University,  903 Robie Street

Sobey Building, room 160  

 

REMINDER: RATIFICATION VOTE | Special membership meeting for CUPE Local 3912 members currently teaching at MSVU

To: Members, CUPE Local 3912 (Mount Saint Vincent University – MSVU)

From: Steve Cloutier, President

Date: March 28, 2014

Re: Ratification Vote

The Local 3912 (MSVU) Bargaining Committee will be presenting the tentative agreement to the membership of the MSVU bargaining unit as follows:

When: April 11, 2014

Where: Rosaria 401 (Don MacNeil Room), MSVU

Time: 1st meeting: 1 pm to 4 pm

2nd meeting: 6 pm to 9 pm

Please attend one meeting or the other. You are not required to attend both. One ballot will be provided at the conclusion of the presentation to each member for voting.

As per Section 4 (c) of our local bylaws, only those members of CUPE 3912 who have a contract to teach at Mount St. Vincent University in the current semester (January-April 2014) are eligible to vote.

In solidarity,

Steve Cloutier, President
CUPE Local 3912

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

To: Members, CUPE Local 3912 (Mount Saint Vincent University – MSVU)

From: Steve Cloutier, President

Date: March 28, 2014

Re: Ratification Vote

The Local 3912 (MSVU) Bargaining Committee will be presenting the tentative agreement to the membership of the MSVU bargaining unit as follows:

When: April 11, 2014

Where: Rosaria 401 (Don MacNeil Room), MSVU

Time: 1st meeting: 1 pm to 4 pm

2nd meeting: 6 pm to 9 pm

Please attend one meeting or the other. You are not required to attend both. One ballot will be provided at the conclusion of the presentation to each member for voting.

As per Section 4 (c) of our local bylaws, only those members of CUPE 3912 who have a contract to teach at Mount St. Vincent University in the current semester (January-April 2014) are eligible to vote.

In solidarity,

Steve Cloutier, President
CUPE Local 3912

CUPE reaches tentative contract agreement with MSVU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2014

CUPE reaches tentative contract agreement with MSVU

(Halifax) – CUPE Local 3912 has reached a tentative agreement with Mount Saint
Vincent University (MSVU) on behalf of part-time faculty, including clinical instructors
and lab demonstrators.

CUPE National Representative Marianne Welsh says, “We reached the deal on March
22. The Bargaining Committee will be recommending its acceptance and is in the
process of setting dates and times for a ratification vote.”

Local 3912 represents more than one hundred part-time faculty at MSVU.

For information:

Steve Cloutier
President, Local 3912
(902) 440-4549 (c)

Marianne Welsh
CUPE National Representative
(902) 818-4125

John McCracken
CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 455-4180

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Update: CUPE 3912 Negotiations with Mount St. Vincent University

After a second conciliation meeting on Saturday, March 22, 2014, CUPE 3912 and Mount St. Vincent University have reached a tentative agreement. The union will set times and dates for ratification votes. A presentation explaining the agreement will take place at the beginning of each ratification session. Members will have the opportunity to ask any questions. Dates and times will be posted as soon as possible.

Job Posting – Part-time Faculty Liaison

CUPE local 3912 has an opportunity for a motivated part-time faculty member who is interested in becoming more involved in the union that represents part-time faculty at Dalhousie, Mount St. Vincent, and St. Mary’s Universities. Applicants should be outgoing and be able to talk to small/medium size groups of people. No previous work experience with unions is required.

Working with, and reporting to, the local’s Executive Committee, the goals of this position are to contact, educate and mobilize CUPE 3912’s part-time faculty. The liaison will develop and use e-mail lists to notify members of events, bargaining updates, etc.

The liaison will be responsible for the following tasks:

1) Be responsible for co-ordinating effective communication between the Executive of CUPE 3912 and its membership.

2) Organize meetings either members either individually or in groups to provide information or obtain feedback.

3) Organize meetings between the vice-presidents (or other members of the Executive) and the membership.

4) Recruit stewards and collaborate with the vice-presidents to facilitate regular meetings of the stewards at the different universities.

5) In co-operation with the communications officer, develop educational and promotional materials such as ads, posters, and pamphlets and arrange for their distribution.

6) Provide a written report to the Executive.

7) Attend executive meetings at the discretion of the executive.

8) Attend CUPE 3912 general meetings.

The liaison must be a part-time faculty member at Dalhousie, Mount St Vincent or St. Mary’s and a member in good standing of CUPE 3912. Necessary Training will be provided.
While the time commitment will vary as issues dictate, the expected time commitment of the position is 10 hours per week.

Salary: Hourly rate will be $21.52.

Application deadline: March 21, 2014

Applications should be submitted to: Cupe3912@dal.ca

The Status of Contract Negotiations at Saint Mary’s

Negotiations for a 2012-2015 contract for CUPE 3912 resumed in November 2013 after a hiatus due to a series of delays over the summer. Bargaining sessions have been discontinued. We have yet to discuss monetary issues as outstanding differences remain over a number of key non-monetary issues. These issues are important to the Union as they involve job security. One of the major goals for the Union in this round of bargaining is to strengthen what little job security members have. After the last meeting, the Union felt it unproductive to continue, and on Feb. 14, 2014, CUPE formally requested that a Conciliator be appointed to assist the parties in concluding a renewal agreement.