CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Communication using Skype

Skype
This is a free system that allows you to talk to other members of Skype.
Voice Over Internet Protocol is the formal manner of communication that this system uses.

Members of our executive have found some use for this as it allows the potential to discuss matters without tying up a telephone line. It also allows small group discussions of up to five users. There is the potential to have a meeting with some executives at a different location from the rest. Members may call each other without having to have telephone numbers. A headset with an attached microphone is useful small addition to have when using this system. We secured a small supply of Logitech Internet Chat Headsets from a local computer supplier for this use. They work great! This was a tip from the LabourStart email list - watch for info on this later.

ps Skype does have a paid mode that allows calling regular telephones.






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