Letter from the Canadian Labour Congress

Greetings Canadian Union of Public Employees,

Hardline Conservative parties now hold government in the majority of provinces, and so the stakes are high for workers and our families in the upcoming federal election.

An Andrew Scheer government in Ottawa is dangerous. With the help of his friends, Doug Ford and Jason Kenney, Andrew Scheer will have the power to roll back hard-won social gains and re-write the Canadian Constitution, all while continuing to sow the seeds of fear and division.

It is up to us – as working people across this great region – to call on Canadians to vote for fairness and defeat Andrew Scheer.

The Canadian Labour Congress and the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council are holding an election training camp on Thursday September 12th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn Harbourview hotel) at 101 Wyse Road in Dartmouth, NS.

This election training camp will give you the skills to defeat Andrew Scheer and elect candidates who support workers’ priorities like universal pharmacare, retirement security, climate action, good jobs and inclusive communities.

We are inviting you and other labour and community activists across our region to attend this important training camp.

You can register for this training camp by clicking here: https://action.canadianlabour.ca/hdetc

There is a Facebook event page for circulation (and to invite your friends) at: https://www.facebook.com/events/228221354760930/

If you have any questions, please contact Canadian Labour Congress Regional Representative Tony Tracy (email: ttracy@clcctc.ca or phone 902-223-9489) or Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council President Suzanne MacNeil (email: President@HalifaxLabour.ca or phone 902-401-7768).

Click to view our Invitation Poster and our Invitation Letter.

Thank you for joining the campaign to build a Fair Canada for Everyone.

In Solidarity,

Tony Tracy

Tony Tracy
Regional Representative – Nova Scotia
Canadian Labour Congress — Atlantic Region
Suite 420 —1718 Argyle Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3J 3N6
Direct Line: 902-455-9781
Office Main Line: 902-455-2965
Cell: 902-223-9489
Fax:  902-455-9130
email:  ttracy@clcctc.ca


CUPE 3912 Membership Drive

We are integrating CUPE’s policy on membership. We encourage you to become a member in good standing by completing an application form and saying an oath at the next CUPE 3912 event.

Membership application form

What does it mean to be a member in good standing?

Any employee who works in a CUPE bargaining unit can become a member in good standing by applying for membership and paying the initiation fee (fee waived until June 30, 2020).

Only a member in good standing can fully participate in the activities of the Local and National Union. This means only a member in good standing can attend and vote at General Membership Meetings, run for any elected Union positions, vote in those elections, and participate as a delegate of the Local Union.

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CUPE 3912 Family Picnic – June 15

Our third annual CUPE 3912 picnicfor members and our families will be on June 15 from 1-3 pm across from Black Rock Beach in Point Pleasant Park (near the bottom parking lot).

Everyone is welcome to bring partners and kids. We will provide some food, and you are also welcome to bring extra food or not (optional potluck). Also please bring any frisbees, soccer balls or anything else to enjoy the park.

The purpose of this picnic is just to have fun and get to know each other. Last year it was well attended and we hope that even more of you will come this year. Feel free to just stop by to stay hi or stay for a while.

Annual General Meeting – April 16, 3 pm @ SMU

Members are invited to to our Annual General Meeting at 3:00 pm on Tuesday April 16 in the Private Dining Room (look for the signs) in the Loyola Building at SMU. This meeting is particularly important as we will be holding elections for:

Vice-President – Dalhousie University Truro Campus
Vice President – Teaching Assistants at Dalhousie University, Studley Campus
Vice President – Part-time Instructors at Mount Saint Vincent
Vice President – Instructors at The Language Centre at Saint Mary’s University<a
Communications Officer

If you are interested in standing for election for any of these
positions, please contact us, especially if you are not able to attend the meeting. Feel free to get in touch with any of the executive about what is involved for these positions.

SMU Ratification Document

Below is a summary of the proposed changes to the collective agreement between CUPE 3912 and SMU.

Information sessions with the Negotiating Committee will be held on Friday Mar 15, 3-6 pm in Loyola 275 and Monday Mar 18, 6-8 pm in Loyola Private Dining Room.

In person voting on the agreement will be on Thursday Mar 21, 6-9 pm in Loyola Private Dining Room & Friday Mar 22, 3-6 pm in Loyola 275.

Members will also have the option to vote online.

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SMU Tentative Collective Agreement Information Sessions and Ratification Votes

The executive has announced the dates for the information sessions and the ratification votes for the tentative collective agreement at SMU.

Information sessions:
Fri, Mar 15, 3-6 pm in Loyola 275 and
Mon, Mar 18, 6-8 pm in Loyola Private Dining Room (L298)

During the two information sessions the Negotiating Committee can give further information on the tentative agreement and answer any questions from members. A ratification document will be distributed.

In person voting:
Thurs, Mar 21, 6-9 pm in LA PDR
Fri, Mar 22, 3-6 pm in LA275

There will also be an option to vote online.

All members that have had a CUPE contract at SMU within the last three years are eligible to vote.

“Life Hacks for Online Teaching: How to Make It Work for You” — March 15, 4:30

On Friday March 15, we are hosting “Life Hacks for Online Teaching: How to Make It Work for You,” a workshop on online teaching with Shiva Nourpanah in collaboration with Bonita Squires.

Shiva Nourpanah (PhD, 2018) has been a contract academic since 2012, teaching at Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie University, and Vancouver Island University. She has experience teaching and developing several online courses, learning what works and what doesn’t through trial and error. She will share with you what she wished she’d known the very first time she taught an online course as a contract academic.

Friday, Mar. 15th, 4:30 – 5:30pm

There are two options for attending:
In person at Saint Mary’s University, Loyola rm. 171
Or, online, through the following Youtube Live link, at the start time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJtS04FO-gI (requires Google Chrome)