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 This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

URGENT: Bill C-263 will go to a vote in the House of Commons on April 7, 2005

The Public Service Alliance of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress, is stepping up its campaign in support of Bill C-263, an amendment to the Canada Labour Code that would make it illegal for employers to hire replacement workers during strikes or lock-outs in federally regulated undertakings. This includes the banking sector, transportation, communications and all workplaces north of the Sixtieth parallel, other than Territorial and Federal governments.

On April 7, 2005, this bill will come before the House of Commons for a final vote. This means that we are only a few days away from obtaining one of the most important improvements in labour legislation in recent labour history. This amendment was lost by a very slim margin the last time it was introduced, so it is realistic to think that it might pass this time, if we get everyone we know to send a fax, email or letter to our MPs on this issue.

Please pass this on to all your contacts. Send to your email and fax trees. You can find the petition as well as lots of relevant material at the following address:

Or you can go directly to the CLC web site at:


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