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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Announcement Regarding the January 20, 2005 Incidents in Vari Hall


A message to all members of the York University community from the President of CUPE Local 1356/-01/-02 regarding events that took place on January 20, 2005


Our Local wishes to clear up some fallacies about the role of campus security in the incidents at Vari Hall on January 20, 2005.

A number of parties have circulated materials that state that campus security officers, members of CUPE Local 1356-01, called the Toronto police and participated in the confrontation that took place. That was not the case.

York university administrators instructed security management to call in the Toronto police and they dealt with the demonstration.

Our members’ role on campus is quite clear and has been spelled out by the university administration. We are not police officers and we do not carry weapons.

We do deliver valuable services that provide a safe environment for the York community.

Our members are proud of the work they do and they believe that the York University community is pleased with the services they provide.

We hope this letter clears up any misconception about the role of campus security. If you have any questions, please call our union office at (416) 736-5133.

Sincerely,
Jack McCann
President, CUPE Local 1356/-01/-02

Released: Feb. 15.2005

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